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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-16-2009, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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JEM compared to PGM??

So,,,,my favorite guitars have become my JEM 7Vwh and 77Vbk....same necks, incredible feel. Lately, I've been eyeing up the new PGM300RE. This one has a wizard neck , and the specs say it is 1mm thinner than my Jems. Since I don't live anywhere near where I can try out any top line guitars, anyone here have experience with the PGM models and this wizard neck? I guess what I'm asking is....would it be similar to my Jems, or a whole different beast. And, with a new JEM supposedly lurking around the corner, I'd hate to go forward with anything before seeing what it's gonna be/look like.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-16-2009, 10:39 PM
 
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Re: JEM compared to PGM??

It all depends upon how picky you are about your necks. Some folks want all their necks to be the same but 1mm...that's close enough for rock and roll to me. Then again, I'm not picky and embrace all neck sizes from skinny PGMs to Gibson LP 50s rounded profiles. The more I play different necks, the less I notice the differences. They all feel fine.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-16-2009, 10:44 PM
 
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Re: JEM compared to PGM??

I've never had a challenge switching between one of my PGM's and my JEM. The PGM is a little thinner but, still comfy.
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Re: JEM compared to PGM??

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I've never had a challenge switching between one of my PGM's and my JEM. The PGM is a little thinner but, still comfy.
my rg2550's neck is 19mm at first fret and 21mm at 12th fret. i played a 2009 j. custom with the "super wizard" or whatever it is which is 17mm at 1st and 19mm at 12th, i really didn't like it. bending up the neck was weird and more uncomfortable.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-17-2009, 02:55 AM
 
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Re: JEM compared to PGM??

i have a few jems and a pgm 100,they are both great! and i dont mind the differences.the pgm feels flatter and wider,and the jem rounder and smaller.i can switch and have no problem at all.about the feel i dont mind at all.the volume and switch are a lot better on the pgm.but the looks of the jems(neon or swirls)do i like more.further are they both great!
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-18-2009, 07:27 AM
 
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Re: JEM compared to PGM??

I´ve got an original PRM300, an it is just slightly differnet to my JEMs. even the feel between the BFP and GMC is slightly different, so what!
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-18-2009, 07:46 AM
 
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Re: JEM compared to PGM??

Really difficult to advise on...
My fave is my VWH, but sometimes i prefer the feel of my BFP!
I can feel that my RG has a thinner neck (in fact my friend doesn't like it at all), and if I had to use it for a whole gig I think I'd struggle, but, the thinness does help on some awkward chord stretches...
I guess I'm saying you really should check if possible because you may find that even a small difference in dimension feels like a lot to you.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-18-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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Re: JEM compared to PGM??

Try any wizard neck on any old 550. Feels very similar to the PGM. Then decide by yourself.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 06:55 PM
 
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Re: JEM compared to PGM??

the 550's necks are different too! the pink rg have more jemlike neck.and the pwh rg more thin.and the 560 is different also.so they are all different.its more about looks than playabllity.you cant go wrong!
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I'd hate to go forward with anything before seeing what it's gonna be/look like.
If you're keen to avoid the whole "buying for the sake of trying" issue, I'd hold off if you're keen to see whatever NAMM has in store. I doubt that it'll be impossible to pick up a PGM300RE if you wait a few months. Yes the PGM is going to be quite a limited edition, but I dare say they'll still be floating around the 'bay in the new year if you decide you "need" one
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