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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-05-2007, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Talking JEM 77BRMR has landed!

Just got it today! I'm still at work, so I haven't really played it yet, but it's sitting quietly beside me as I type, and it looks KILLER! (It looks much better in real life than it does in pics, IMO). This is JEM #2 for me. I got my 7VWH about 2 years ago now, I guess, and it's become my #1 axe (which shocked me, because I've always loved Jacksons more than anything else). Now we'll see how this new upstart measures up!
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Congrats dude!!!!

I know the feeling. Until you hold the axe in your hand, you really haven't seen anything like it.

I've used and use mine just like the other axes and it ain't scratched or bruised yet, so it seems that the finish on it holds up reasonably. The mirror tends to get dirty though so she's best off in her case when not used.

Now get your hands on that lady and make her scream.

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Pictures we need!
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-05-2007, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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This is tonight's entertainment for me

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v161/supra/JEMs.jpg
haha how much for the macbook?

nice jem's
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v161/supra/JEMs.jpg
Sweet!!! Add another to the BRMR club!!! Don't forget to pull the plastic off the pick gaurd.

Congrats on the new BRMR. I think it looks a lot better in person too. I was amazed when I first saw it. Have fun!

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-06-2007, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: JEM 77BRMR has landed!

All right, here are my first impressions of the JEM 77 BRMR, after playing it for a few hours.

APPEARANCE
First, it looks MUCH better in real life than it does in photos. I was afraid it might look a little cheap or glitzy. It doesn't. The mirror is obviously very difficult to photograph, but looks great in real life. Also, the binding is really beautiful and adds a great deal of richness to the guitar's appearance. The rosewood/dots fretboard is too plain for this guitar IMO, which is a shame, because this has a really fast, comfortable neck.

WORKMANSHIP
Mine is brand new but does have a couple of small flaws from the factory. First, the output jack is missing a little paint. It's not a chip, it was missed. I will fix this like nothing with a bit of paint, but still, it's a bit disconcerting. Incidentally, the paint in the output jack of my 7VWH is also a bit thin, but the BRMR is right down to the wood in this spot. It is small. I tried to photograph it but couldn't. Also, right around the monkey grip, the edge is not perfectly smooth, and you can kind of see through some of the mirror at that edge. Again, small, but imperfect. The binding on mine is perfect, with no separation anywhere. I was worried about that, but no problems here. And the rest of the guitar appears flawless. I can't find any more flaws anywhere.

PLAYABILITY
In terms of playability, it is very good. The neck is nice and thin, very similar to the neck on my RG20051, thinner than the neck on my 7VWH. The rosewood on this neck is nice and dark, but it's not glass-smooth like the ebony board on my 7VWH. I prefer the ebony board. The action is good on this guitar, and the string tension has a "soft" feel, which makes string bending fun.

SOUND
This guitar sounds really good. I like the sound a lot. It doesn't seem to have as much gain as the Evolutions on my 7VWH though, which seems weird, because this guitar looks more like a badass than my 7VWH, so it seems like it should have at least as much gain. I will continue to compare these two, and if I decide it needs more gain, I'll put swap the bridge Breed for an Evolution.

CONCLUSION
This is a very cool counterpart to my 7VWH. I like it very much the way it is, but I think it could be improved with an Ebony board and a vine. Also, I may replace the bridge pickup with an Evolution (we shall see).
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haha how much for the macbook?

nice jem's
Heh heh. Thanks. Actually, the MacBook is my work computer, so it technically belongs to my boss.

I was thinking of titling that picture "A few of my favorite things." Macs, JEMs and Diet Coke. That's all I need. . . . and, South Park just came on! Woo hoo!
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-06-2007, 11:50 AM
 
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heh, I was watching South Park too. The Movie, right? Anyways, nice Jems.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-06-2007, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: JEM 77BRMR has landed!

Thanks, man. Nah, this was just reruns on TV, but still lots of fun. Here's another shot of the BRMR - with the plastic off the pickguard now:

I like the way that shot turned out. This guitar is VERY hard to photograph.
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Re: JEM 77BRMR has landed!

Congrats. It looks really great. I could only dream of this guitar.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-06-2007, 06:24 PM
 
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Congrats! I've totally gone off Jems personally now but that last photo really makes me want one of these
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-09-2007, 05:06 PM
 
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Re: JEM 77BRMR has landed!

Push the bar in more on the bridge, one of the white bushings is still visible.

Other than that, nice guitar!
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-09-2007, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: JEM 77BRMR has landed!

Ha ha. Good eye! Yeah, I know. It's really tight right now (could probably get by with just one bushing), so I just stuck it in there a bit for the pic. I haven't even locked the nut yet!
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