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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-02-2002, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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JEM Vs. RG5XX - Is the JEM worth the extra hundreds?

Ok, here in Sweden I can get a used JEM for about $800 or a used RG5XX for $400.
What makes the JEM better?
Ok I know a lot of differences but are they that big?

The Jem has: Killer looks, Lo-pro edge, better pickups(PAF Pro) all worth $400?
Tell me since I guess some of you has made this decision....
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-02-2002, 07:46 AM
 
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This has been discussed a lot, so before the thread is locked.....no! it isn't worth it! (IMHO, personally, to me, etc...)
of course this opinion is based in my small budget. if you don't have to save for years to get a jem, go for it.
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Since I`m selling my dads old Ampeg amp, I`ll have $900 which is enough for a JEM...
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-02-2002, 05:18 PM
 
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Grab the JEM....the RGs really feel to me like a cheaper JEM....both are great, but the JEM outclasses the RG in about every category
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what Jem is it? *if it's a 555, then no, I'd take the RG5XX, if it's a 7 series Jem, for that kind of money, I'd take it. *The pickups and trem are worth the difference IMO
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what Jem is it? *if it's a 555, then no, I'd take the RG5XX, if it's a 7 series Jem, for that kind of money, I'd take it. *The pickups and trem are worth the difference IMO
I`m not talkin about the 555, I don`t want it. I`m more talking about the 7DBK and 77FP etc.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-02-2002, 06:23 PM
 
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yes. the jem IS a superior quality guitar. period. just remember the price difference is not only because of the higher quality, but also the signature model thing.
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The Jems are definitely worth the extra cash. Rg's vs. Jem's is kinda like Chevy vs. Cadillac. Both will do the job, except one is way nicer.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-03-2002, 12:07 AM
 
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Is the RG5XX a newer model RG or is it all the models that start with "5" (e.g. RG550)?
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Is the RG5XX a newer model RG or is it all the models that start with "5" (e.g. RG550)?
It`s all 500 models (520QS/550/550EX/570/570EX etc.)
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-03-2002, 04:27 PM
 
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on the RG page of Ibanez's website, what's the Trans. blue RG shown??
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-03-2002, 04:33 PM
 
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I assume it would be an RG520QSTB
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-03-2002, 11:27 PM
 
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Even a P.O.S jem with paint chips is better than an RG. Find a used jem 7 and take in the pafs Make shredding alot eaiser for sound. . Get the jem..

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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-04-2002, 05:49 AM
 
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There is a difference, neck profile on most of them for instance, and it's the neck i fell for when I bought mine. Just the whole feel in general I'd say. A/B the two (RG and Jem) and see what you think...

Oh, and the angled input jack is damn usefull!
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The Jem and the 5XX series both have the same trem, an Edge. Both are made in Japan. Jems are made by the same folks who make the J Customs and the Prestige guitars, so the build quality is a bit better.

Jems have better pick ups, which you may or may not want to swap anyway. RG 5XX's have crap pickups.

There you go. Is the Jem worth twice as much? Maybe not, but I'd probably still buy the Jem, because I'm a financially irresponsible idiot, that loves cool guitars more than a lofty bank account. Plus, shame on me, I value how cool a guitar looks as much as how good it plays.

Someday I'd like to get the DBK, because that paint job is cool, and the neck is awesome.
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