Originally Posted by Shep
i have a gibson LP, Fender strat and a ibanez rg 450dx with some evo's and a ofr
i love my ibanez because it sounds great and feels great but wat i hav heard about JEM's make the rg's sound like dirt.
i hav about $1500-2000
With that kind of money- you're comfortably within reach of practically all of the Ibanez range.
Given that you already own an RG with Evolutions in it, I don't think a JEM7VWH or JEM7VSBL would be a terribly unique choice, since all you're getting then is an alder body instead of basswood.
If you are interested in a JEM specifically, I would hunt down a JEM7DBK at a bargain price. The Breeds would definately be a difference from the RG, and you get the JEM look and feel.
If you could have the JEM for under or around a grand, which should be fully possible if you buy a used one from a reputable dealer, then you could have money left over for another totally different guitar.
I guess you could go all out and shell out the money for a JEM77BRMR, so long as it's understood that you are buying nothing more than a DBK with a dressed up body. Same wood, same neck, same pickups.
If I was you, I'd buy a used JEM, sell the RG, and spend the money I saved on something else great- like a great amp or a totally different guitar.