Jem 7VSBL & RGT-3120 comparision
Finally got to see and play the new Jem and both RGT's. First was the Jem of course, followed by the TV and DB. The Jem played exceptionally well and the trem was super smooth. So smooth in fact, that I wondered why all 5 of my trems did'nt feel that way. The rosewood fretboard was about medium darkness and the blue vine showed rather nicely. This baby sounded sweet and played effortlessly. What can I say... I loved it!!! The sparkle blue was simply stunning while the hardware added a nice touch. Now the issue of the ugly ass white pups and guard. While I did'nt care for their appearance, after playing this guitar I could have cared less what color they were.
Next up were the two RGT's. The top of the deep brown definitely showed the grain way better the the trans violet. The necks were thicker than the Jem, and really reminded me of my Les Paul. The mahogany bodies were heavy but sounded super sweet. While both the RGT's sounded good, they did in fact sound different. For some reason the DB was quite a bit brighter than the TV. The TV had sustain out the ying yang! Once again reminding me of my Les Paul. The DB did'nt have as much sustain, which I would contribute to the added brightness in tone. Both RGT's played equally as well as one another, and were consistant in feel.
To sum things up and rate these three guitars, I personally felt the Jem was the best of the bunch. What can I say, maybe I'm impartial to Jems. I would place the TV in second, due to the difference in tonal quality over the DB. All three guitars possessed great quality and had really nice set-ups as well.
One more thing, I thought I had G.A.S licked when I bought my 90th. Well, guess what.......