Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Northern Illinois
Re: Jem 7V wh With Roland Gr-20 synthesizer
I did the internal GK-2 kit on my 7DBK 4 or 5 years ago (I hated putting that big block thing on the back of the guitar). I intalled the GK jack into the bottome edge of the guitar and had to rout a pretty good section out underneath the pickguard as well as adding a 3rd knob between the normal JEM vol and tone knob, a mini toggle switch and the push button channel switches. I have since removed that pickguard and put the original back on it so I don't have any pics handy, but when it was installed it looked pretty good. Right now I just have the control boards mounted in the guitar. So when or if I want to reconnect it, it just plugs back into the circuitry and I just swap the pickguards. Of course, that also means remounting all the original pups into the GK-2 pickguard. Someday when I've got more money than sense I'll buy replacement pickups for it and then it will get really easy to swap.
I don't know that any of this helps, but at least I know that I'm not the only one that has ever wanted to do this sort of thing. Sure beats that Fender Roland Strat that I had.....Ugh!