Re: Jem 7VWH 98-99 vs 2005-2006
I dont know how it is in the states, but here there is a tendency to believe than anything and everything was better before. A 78 strat will sell for more than a brand new one, a beat up 1980 Les Paul will sell for the same than near mint 2001, and a decent 1989 RG550 will sell for the same than a excelent 2004 1570.
Even though in the particular case of the the 7VWH I would take a pre 2002 model (because of both the ebony fretboard and the locking studs).
I have the edge pro in my jem77BRMR and it works and looks fine. I didnt do the locking stud mod so the return to pitch isnt perfect, but then again, I dont exactly have perfect setup on my Lo Pro Edge guitars so the return to pitch isnt perfect on those either. But in both cases the missintonation is so subtle that I dont think someone could tell without having it plugged into a tuner.