JEM...is it right for me?
Hi, I was playing a newer JEM the other day, the new blue one, and I really liked it, I mean, literally loved it, it was perfect for my hand, felt so damn good, and the action was PERFECT. Anyway, I've always wanted a JEM7VWH every since I found out that it was Steve Vai's signature model. And it looks amazing to boot. But here's the deal, I need a new guitar, and the one's I was looking at were a Jackson SL-2, the american made one, really damn nice BTW, that JEM7VWH, and a Gibson Les Paul, I probably won't go for the Les Paul for now. The music I play is black metal, very similar to Opeth, lots of chording, fast chording, things like that, but I twist it up a bit, I do shred soloing and lots of sweep picking, which the Jackson and the JEM are suited for. But the thing is, I just want to know if the JEM would be able to keep up with the Jackson as far as rhythm stuff goes, that's the only thing that bothers me. Also, I currently play an Ibanez S470, it's one of the ones before they used the squiggly lines for fret markers, and the trem pissed me off so much that I had it blocked, even my guitar tech who's been doing guitar work for 25+ years had trouble getting it in tune and to stay in tune. Is the trem on the JEM easier in comparison to get in tune and stay there? I think that's it for now. Laterz /,,/