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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-07-2008, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question Making the Jem7VWH less pimp?

I've got to say that I absolutely love these things, but looks-wise they just don't suit me. I'm not pimp enough!! Don't get me wrong, I love crazy-looking guitars, but this looks like it should be played by somebody like Prince or something.

I've thought of changing the hardware:

Chrome - would make it look like a Chibanez
Black/cosmo - would make it look like a Jem 555

Anyone any idea how I could make this guitar a little less pimp-ish?
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No viable option there, hang the sense of it and make it more pimp... say gold strings!


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i changed the pickguard to a black one and it fitted the gold and it wasnt as flashy.
I htink im about to change the hardware to black.
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Black hw could also make it look like Evo which is a less pimped vwh I would say. Looks like evo more than a 555. I would go for that.
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You can always do this...

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You can always do this...

exactly what I was thinking. and if you switch to black hardware after you remove the paint then all the pimpin factor will be gone.
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I've got to say that I absolutely love these things, but looks-wise they just don't suit me. I'm not pimp enough!! Don't get me wrong, I love crazy-looking guitars, but this looks like it should be played by somebody like Prince or something.

I've thought of changing the hardware:

Chrome - would make it look like a Chibanez
Black/cosmo - would make it look like a Jem 555

Anyone any idea how I could make this guitar a little less pimp-ish?
Well buy something else then.
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Well buy something else then.
Er, no.
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You can always do this...

It's extremely tempting, but what if the wood looks ugly as hell underneath?

I guess I could look at a replacement body because I've already got the scratchplate.
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Re: Making the Jem7VWH less pimp?

What about the 7VBK?
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Re: Making the Jem7VWH less pimp?

This is the thing... I actually HAVE the guitar in question. I've owned a good 4 or 5 vwh's and this is definitely in the top 2 that I've had. Each time I've got rid of them for the same reason (this reason) and I want to keep this one.

It's no big deal though, I just thought it'd be cool to get some suggestions. Vim's suggestion is ludicrous... but pretty cool in a strange way!
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Something else I should mention that was an influence on me thinking about this, was that the gold hardware has quite a lot of tarnishing on it and to replace the trem would benefit in more ways than one. Like I say though, no big deal, it works perfectly so I should just get some more mileage out of it.
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Chrome hardware.
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post #14 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-07-2008, 04:39 PM
 
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Re: Making the Jem7VWH less pimp?

Why not just get a 2550 and carve a monkey grip into it? It's basically a jem without the vine inlay and monkey grip, right? Sort of? More so than your average RG, anyway.

Voila! Instant less-pimpishnessitudinalism...or something.
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Strip the body and headstock and put a nice flame or quilt veneer on it.........

I have two floral/VBK's that i've done it to and they always get loads of admiring comments..........

See : http://www.cottamguitars.co.uk/index...d=57&Itemid=81

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