Originally Posted by Andelusion
Well if it were down to me then there's no competition, i'd chose a Jem7DBK.
1: Just try and find a Jem7DBK, see if you like the sound of the Breeds, afterall sound is what's most important.
3:It's purely subjective, if you like the paintwork and scratchplate then knock yourself out. I wasn't overly fond of the combination until i recently saw someone who put chrome pickups tops on the pickups of a DBK along with chome knobs and a chrome pickup selector. Looked -amazing-! Almost Jem10th like.
4:They're screwheads inlayed into the neck but with some plastic over the top if i think. You can't actually feel the screwheads at all. If you pick up a DBK and it has one 'sticking out' then i'm guessing it's just a very bad one off lol
5:That's up to you! lol
Sound should be most important, if you can try a DBK then see what you think of the Breeds, if you're willing to live with a TRS/Edge Pro2 trem that won't keep it's tune as well as a Lo-pro/Edge Pro trem and overall prefer the Evolution pickups then go for the 555.
I'm going to disagree with some of this.
Feel is what's most important. Sound is FAR easier to change than feel. It's a lot easier to switch a pickup for £60 than it is to get hold of a new neck, or body, or both
I love the look and sound of the JEM90th I really
do, but I can't handle the feel of the guitar. The sound I can pretty much get from an RG550 with Evos and some careful tweaking of the amp, but I can't change the feel of the paint on the JEM90
Same sort of thing goes for the 555 vs the DBK. The DBK has a thicker neck than the 555 . The DBK has the funny road surface finish on the body, two things that are very hard to change.
Personally I can't comment as to whether the edge pro 2 is that much worse than the Edge Pro, but I wouldn't go for a 555 with a Lo-TRS trem full stop (though others have NO problem at all with them)
Oh and the inlays on the DBK are actually clear plastic dots with paper screwhead piccies on the underside, just like the coloured vines and pyramids.
Is the fruity goodness of strawberry better than the rich satisfaction of double choc chip?