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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 07-15-2010, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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My Jem77fp recieved today

hey all, got the 77fp today, it was VERY poorly, the guy i bought it off claimed that it was all set up, no fret buzz and i will love it, YEAH RIGHT.!

There was no fret buzz because there was so much relief in the neck the machine heads were touching the bridge pickup evo2, hehehe....

Was tuned to drop c# with .10 gauge, so off they came, clear pickguard came off, out came the t-cut and auto glym super resin polish and i began polishing away as it was covered in scratches.

Re-strung with XL120`s 9 gauge, re set the trem springs to suit, lemon oiled the fretboard, strings are still settling but its ok for photos so here you are.

Its actually in really nice condition....ENJOY.!




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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 07-15-2010, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My Jem77fp recieved today

Forgot to mention the neck was on the pi55 too, had to loosen it and straighten it up, SET UP MY A55.....
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It's kinda pitiful to know that people who buy expensive guitars simply do it for show, and have no idea what exactly they have in their possession. C'mon! Drop C#? It's a guitar born to solo, dagg nabbit! It's a good thing you have it now Aeolian, I bet it'll be much happier with a more respectful owner who actually knows how to treat it well. Happy playing!
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aww geee, im blushin`, but yeah it will be treated properley though, shredded properley too.....thanks for the kind words though mate...

Just recently got home n been noodling for 30 mins after a final re-tune, the action is sky high, the nut seems very high too, ive tightened the neck a touch and dropped the bridge a touch but its still high, i think i may need a wedge in the neck seat.

But its sounds fabulous, bright n clear highs, clear but chunky lows, superb, n sounds like a nice piece of wood, i was right about this being the one, with a few tweeks here n there it`ll be even better....
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post #5 of 38 (permalink) Old 07-15-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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Congrats mate, all that hard work to set it up is a pain but at least you'll know is done right and get to know every little nook and cranny on that beauty
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Re: My Jem77fp recieved today

I saw that for sale and wondered who'd got it, lol, I kinda wanted that. I'd put some PAF Pros back in though.

What's the teacut you're using, I'm intrigued. I mean specific products. Had any adverse effects?
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It's kinda pitiful to know that people who buy expensive guitars simply do it for show, and have no idea what exactly they have in their possession. C'mon! Drop C#? It's a guitar born to solo, dagg nabbit!
My JS6, a far rarer beast, is in Drop C.
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Re: My Jem77fp recieved today

And LOVING that FP but it looks like it needs new pickups though, as the others seem really faded
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My JS6, a far rarer beast, is in Drop C.
I have one of my UVMCs tuned to Drop G (G D G C F A D).

Just 'cause it's in a drop tuning doesn't mean it can't be shred upon.
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Re: My Jem77fp recieved today

great guitar mate,but everytime you buy a guitar they tell you that sh ite its been pro set up ect ect.
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And YEAH man! That thing looks GREAT all cleaned up. Congrats, welcome to the FP club.
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Re: My Jem77fp recieved today

i think its supposed to be like that, as the switch end and the dials are matching faded, lol

I just cant put this down, as the new strings settle im getting some great EVH SV type screaches squeals....wahoo, happy bunny here....
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Re: My Jem77fp recieved today

I just use normal autocar t-cut cutting compound, but not too hard, slow is best and just keep going till it shines...then wax after with Auto Glym super resin polish, does the job a treat, i would say i have eradicated 90% of any scratches & buckle rash.

Job done....
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It's kinda pitiful to know that people who buy expensive guitars simply do it for show, and have no idea what exactly they have in their possession. C'mon! Drop C#? It's a guitar born to solo, dagg nabbit! It's a good thing you have it now Aeolian, I bet it'll be much happier with a more respectful owner who actually knows how to treat it well. Happy playing!
LOL

really it's the dumbest post I saw here.

LOL LOL LOL
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Re: My Jem77fp recieved today

The only thing I noticed that's off about the older Jems with pink pickups, is that the color on the humbuckers always looks faded...or is that how they come...Never owned one...Probably will never own one, but that's not the point...Am I wrong or do they fade that bad...
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