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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-10-2007, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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My Jem 7V review

Everything is pretty damn good...
I was not happy with the factory settings. Although the intonation is by far the best ive ever had.

It came with 9's, Im going to stick some 10's on cause its to flimsy. Maybe even 11's. By just lowering the trem system, I was not able to get a action without fret buzz i desire.

What Do most people around here use on there jems?
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It came with 9's, Im going to stick some 10's on cause its to flimsy. Maybe even 11's. By just lowering the trem system, I was not able to get a action without fret buzz i desire.

You just need to tweek the truss

I only use 9's on all my jems. You can go to 10's but you'll have to tighten the spring claw or add a spring. 11's is WAY TOO MUCH!!

You might as well have a fixed bridge

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I was not happy with the factory settings.
What a surprise
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Re: My Jem 7V review

like jemmer says the truss rod needs tweaking.only do this yourself if you know what you are doing.(messing around with truss rod = untold damage to the neck)be carefull.i use 9s cant get away with 10s way to stiff.
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Congrats.

I use 9's too. I tried 10's for awhile but came back to 9's to have more bend in the strings. I do use 10's on all my fixed type bridges but 9's on all my tremmed guitars.
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Re: My Jem 7V review

Yeah, I used 10's on mine for a while, but ended up switching back recently and I like it a lot better- but to each his own.
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always used 9's, never tried 10's i've just stuck to what i've always known. Same with string make I've pretty much only ever used D'addrio XL120's. Even though I'm sure I wouldnt be able to tell difference to other 9's make I just like sticking to them.
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Re: My Jem 7V review

I use 9's, I too tried 10's (too tight) and even 8's (too thin, way too thin).
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9's. Tried 10 but it was too...thick and stiff.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-10-2007, 11:31 AM
 
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It's just about personal taste, but as most here say, 9 is the way to go. I've never had any reason to change to heavier gauge. I think they suite these types of guitars best, while fixed bridge guitars are better with 10's.
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9-12-16-24-32-44. For a 7-string, add a 59 for the low B.

Gauge: 9-42 Standard Set

E: .009" [PL] = 13.13 pounds
B: .011" [PL] = 11.01 pounds
G: .016" [PL] = 14.68 pounds
D: .024" [NW] = 15.77 pounds
A: .032" [NW] = 15.77 pounds
E: .042" [NW] = 14.77 pounds

Total Tension = 85.13 pounds

^^ Crap.


Gauge: 9-44 Custom Set

E: .009" [PL] = 13.13 pounds
B: .012" [PL] = 13.11 pounds
G: .016" [PL] = 14.68 pounds
D: .024" [NW] = 15.77 pounds
A: .032" [NW] = 15.77 pounds
E: .044" [NW] = 16.10 pounds

Total Tension = 88.56 pounds

^^ Proper.
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Gauge: 9-49 suave & raucously good set

E: .009" PL == 13.13lb
B: .013" PL == 15.38lb
G: .017" PL == 16.57lb
D: .026" NW == 18.41lb
A: .036" NW == 19.54lb
E: .049" NW == 19.68lb

total == 102.71 pounds

^^ Coolest.
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15.38 lbs on the B string? Ouch.
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Gauge: 9-42 Standard Set

E: .009" [PL] = 13.13 pounds
B: .011" [PL] = 11.01 pounds
G: .016" [PL] = 14.68 pounds
D: .024" [NW] = 15.77 pounds
A: .032" [NW] = 15.77 pounds
E: .042" [NW] = 14.77 pounds

Total Tension = 85.13 pounds

^^ Crap.
Just out of curiosity Dee, is this (^^^^^^ above) what our RG20THs are equipped with stock? I'm still on the original strings on mine, so I hadn't researched what to try next yet. I was probably going to get new strings put on when I take it in for a proper setup.
Thanks.
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Re: My Jem 7V review

I use slinky top heavy bottoms on mine. I prefer heavier strings usually, at least 10s (which are skinny top heavy bottoms.) Any floating bridge I own gets the slinky top heavy bottoms that way the trem is still very responsive. I use 13s on the acoustic and on the Gretsch I use 12s. 12s seem like the way to go on any hollowbody electric. Just gets the whole guitar to resonate more.
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15.38 lbs on the B string? Ouch.
it's slinky like butter! .. on a regular set the b always feels slinky and easy to bend to me. if it doesn't need extra playing ease why sacrifice tone?
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