My first JEM
So I've been wanting a JEM for as long as I can remember and finally, yesterday, I bought a used 7VWH for 1,050.
Cheap, yea, but not necessarily a great buy. The guitar is structurally sound; neck is straight, no cracks except around the output jack, no major dings in the neck. It is still pretty worn, gold plating is wearing off here and there, especially on the bridge.
The dude I bought it from told me he'd already sold his amp, so I couldn't plug it in. That was very convenient for him since it turns out the bridge pickup is defect. It makes sound, but not the kind you expect coming out of a hot humbucker (I have a Dimarzio Evo in another guitar and I know what it sounds like). Rather, it has a thin, whiny sound with no bottom and no signal to speak of.
I am actually considering just buying a full set of new pickups for it.
Does anyone know if it is possible to get hold of the originals with the gold plated magnets? I'd also like to get hold of new screws to hold the pickups and the pickguard as the ones on the guitar are rusty.