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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-20-2005, 03:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Jem 555 vs. RG Prestige

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So guy's which one do you think it's better, JEM 555 or RG Prestige 2xxx.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-20-2005, 04:41 AM
 
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Re: Jem 555 vs. RG Prestige

Rg......
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Re: Jem 555 vs. RG Prestige

I haven't had the chance to play the Prestige line. So, I can't really tell you much. But, I love my Jem555. The neck is fast and the Dimarzio Evolution pickups really rip. I have a UV777BK and a RG550. Lately, I find myself playing the Jem 555 a lot more.
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Re: Jem 555 vs. RG Prestige

Rg...
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-20-2005, 07:41 AM
 
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Re: Jem 555 vs. RG Prestige

RG 5xx and above.

Reasons; better bridge is really all one has to point to. Jem 555 players will point to the need for most to change pups on the RG and their 555 comes with Evolutions, but it's MUCH easier, and cheaper, to replace pups than it is to have a guitar totally refitted for a better trem. Granted, previous models with the Low-TRS can use an Original Floyd Rose, but the newer models (not sold in the US, and I don't think anyone cares) come with an Edge Pro II, while better than a TRS they are still not as good as an Edge (Pro, Low-Pro, Original) and since they are totally different in construction, you can't just drop an OFR in there without re-routing the guitar.

But if you MUST have a monkey grip, lions claw and a vine inlay, even if it's only half a vine, and can't afford over $1500 (US) for a guitar, then you have no other choice . . . for me though, I'd rather take my money, buy an RG and replace the pups . . . you'll spend less and have a much better guitar. (Please note that every 555 I've picked up hasn't been horrible, some have been quite nice, but I'd still not pay that kind of money for what is supposed to be a "cheaper" version with a sub-quality trem.)

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-20-2005, 08:43 AM
 
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Re: Jem 555 vs. RG Prestige

x570/x550 > jem555...prestige neck!!!
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Re: Jem 555 vs. RG Prestige

change the bridge in the 555, replace the neck with the prestige neck, and you got yourself a Prestige Jem! You'll make all the 777 players jealous!
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-21-2005, 03:47 PM
 
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Re: Jem 555 vs. RG Prestige

The neck on the 555 is actually a wizard type neck. Definately not a JEM neck. It's a great playing guitar minus the trem. I'd just get a RG prestige, higher resale value compared to the 555 if you plan to go for a 7 in the future.
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Re: Jem 555 vs. RG Prestige

for me as a lefty,there`s not many choice,i should say...the jem555
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Re: Jem 555 vs. RG Prestige

Higher-end RG's without a doubt!
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