Quote: from Patrick Deno on 12:35 pm on April 17, 2001
Shop around and find one in good condition that truly suits your tastes and is best suited for you. Then GO BUY A JEM7DBK!!! (Jeremy was waiting for me to say that and ya know I couldn't resist!)
My 0.02$ worth.
Me Jeremy? *hehe, why would I be waiting for that? *I bet the DBK would feel a little odd recording hey Patrick?! :loco: *hehe, that rough texture.
I personally don't like the DBK, but everyone here is right, for the same price as the 555, you can get an excellent condition DBK used and end up with 10 times the guitar. *The 555 wouldn't be a bad guitar if it was at least half the cost, but even then, I hate seeing the name JEM associated with it. *Besides that, they are out of production now I believe, so you are faced with the used market again anyway. *For the same or much less money as the 555, you can get any of the RG5XX series or better, the RG770 is basically a Jem without the fancy appointments. *But it is a great guitar with all the right moves.
My advice, if you want a JEM, really want a JEM, save the pennies, look around, and find yourself a used JEM7DBK, or save a few more pennies and find yourself a JEM7VWH used. *Heck, the JEM777DY's are fairly available at really decent prices, if you don't mind flourescent yellow (I personally love it) then grab one of these!!!