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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-03-2009, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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My neww Ibanez 555 Jem

OK, she might not be a top of the line MIJ 7V, but to me shes a mighty fine axe! Say hello to my brand new Ibanez Jem 555 (or hiss at a Korean made guitar, take your pick!!!)

Finally was able to take her home today after being setup by my local techs here in Adelaide at Fretco. You might not be able to see from the pic, but I paid to get the Gotoh Foyd Rose installed to replace the shotty edge III the thing was pre installed with. Plays like a dream, I have 9 gauge high e strings on it and honestly, it feels too light, I might actually go up to the 10s next set. Mmmmmmm....... God shes feeling good....... The trem swap was worth every cent.......

So Im a Jem owner at last, albeit a "Junior Jem" owner!
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-03-2009, 07:04 AM
 
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Re: My neww Ibanez 555 Jem

IMO the only *bad* thing about the 555 was the trem (and maybe that's been improved recently with the Edge III), so, if you fix that, nice guitar!
Welcome Jem owner.
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Congrats man... have a blast on her man.....crank it up and let the neighbours hear it!!!
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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-03-2009, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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I agree with you Vim, if you can get them on sale, they are a great guitar, the Evo pickups are out of this world. I got it 45% off from the ticket price because it sat in the shop for like a year and half....... The Edge III is certainly a step above the LoTRS models in the 90's, but the cheaper components mean it would have a limited knife edge life, even if setup properly. So I figured that for about $300 AUD more, I could get a Gotoh on their and it would last me a good ten years - seemed like an easy decision.

UV-7-BK, don't worry, shes cranked up nice and loud! Did my best rendition of For the love of God as an initial workout on the frets, with bonus Vai facials.....
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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-03-2009, 08:51 AM
 
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lol it gets a lotta stick, but ive got an edge 3 in my 555 and it never goes outta tune, ive had edge 3's on all my guitars and ive yet to have a problem, sweet axe tho man, i muist say i prefer the 555 to the jem
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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-03-2009, 03:29 PM
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Nice axe man.

I've played a 555 for a year or two (still have have it) Really nice esp. with a real Floyd.
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Nice. Too black though.
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Congratz! I like the jem 555 as well. And I think it plays well too and I've owned a 7v and I've got the 77BFP to say that the 555 is a good guitar. Congratz again
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If the Gotoh Floyd is good enough for John suhr ...

Congrats on the new guitar
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Thanks for all the comments guys, Ive been playing all weekend and I just keep saying to myself that after it being setup right, it is easily the best guitar I have ever played......

The Gotoh is just awesome, Ive barely gone out of tune even after some big whammy......

The sustain is fantastic.........

Thank you Mr. Vai for the best guitar on the planet.........
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Congrats on the new guitar dude! Installing the Gotoh was a great move.
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just so you know an edge pro will drop right into the edge 3
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post #13 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-05-2009, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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just so you know an edge pro will drop right into the edge 3
Cheers postofficebuddy, yeah I did know that an edge pro would be a direct swap as well. I actually prefer the Gotoh myself, hence why I installed it on the Jem.....
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Cheers postofficebuddy, yeah I did know that an edge pro would be a direct swap as well. I actually prefer the Gotoh myself, hence why I installed it on the Jem.....
cool, just thought you might'nt know that, i only found out the other day, what you prefer about it, im considering a new trem?
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cool, just thought you might'nt know that, i only found out the other day, what you prefer about it, im considering a new trem?
I think it's all down to personal preference really - I love the Gotoh's, hence why I got it installed. But I would think the Edge Pro or Original Floyd Rose would be just fine. Try them all out for yourself to see what you like......... They are all good picks........ Here in Aus the Gotoh was also the cheapest option, especially in light of the recent devaluation of AUD!
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