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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-29-2010, 05:56 AM Thread Starter
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NGD Jem 505 w/pup upgrade ;)

Oookelidokeli, the much debated jem 505... I loved it from the first pics I saw of it, although I knew it would need new pickups, I'm not a fan of the V7-8s.

I was the first to drop an order for one of these to Rich, an I had him replace the pickups aswell. Even with his labour costs, it was still cheaper than actually buying the pickups here in my country, insane.

A lot of you won't like the choice of pickup color, Rich didn't But i do!

Okay, enough bs-ing, on with the pics so it has happened.



One box removed =)



Cat inspection as always



Rich sure does pack well, both inside and outside the case!



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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-29-2010, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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Re: NGD Jem 505 w/pup upgrade ;)

String changing time



Now, which cliplock to choose? hmm...



Hmm indeed...



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post #3 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-29-2010, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
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And one more





And the most important thing, it plays and feels like a Jem
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Re: NGD Jem 505 w/pup upgrade ;)

Looks pretty cool with those pickups, 80's style ftw! How's the neck compared to older JEM's?
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Two thumbs up from me!!!
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Looks pretty cool with those pickups, 80's style ftw! How's the neck compared to older JEM's?


I have a 777dy from -88 aswell, and this one is slightly wider and thinner compared to that one. The old dy neck is the greatest neck I've ever played, with the natural finish and all.

The 505 neck is however exactly the same as a new 7v neck, and feels the same as the Jem 20th I played a while back. So it is a Jem neck, just a new Jem neck

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Re: NGD Jem 505 w/pup upgrade ;)

Rockin'!!! Looks great. I love your choice of colours for the pups. Would you consider going for neon knobs/switchtip as well, maybe a truss rod cover too?? Anyhoo she looks great as it is.
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Rockin'!!! Looks great. I love your choice of colours for the pups. Would you consider going for neon knobs/switchtip as well, maybe a truss rod cover too?? Anyhoo she looks great as it is.
I have been thinking about that, we'll see what comes around
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Re: NGD Jem 505 w/pup upgrade ;)

Interesting............you change pups,strings,straps but you don't set its intonation and action.
I have nothing against you pups colors BUT this black trem and black screws on pickguard are fugly to me.
I prefer golden ones.
With black hardware it looks the same as that cheap korean RG.
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Interesting............you change pups,strings,straps but you don't set its intonation and action.
I have nothing against you pups colors BUT this black trem and black screws on pickguard are fugly to me.
I prefer golden ones.
With black hardware it looks the same as that cheap korean RG.
That's nice! And how are you today?

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Re: NGD Jem 505 w/pup upgrade ;)

Personally I think it looks great! I never thought about buying one of these but after seeing your choice of pickup colors I realize that this guitar could really look amazing after a little modifying (so maybe I'll have to start saving up). Not sure about changing the knobs and switch tip, but I think it will look great whatever you decide.
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Re: NGD Jem 505 w/pup upgrade ;)

What are you going to do with the other strap now

I need a green Dimarzio on my bass to match my guitar...lol


The Jem looks a lot better here than the stock photos. Those pickups go surprisingly well with the white..odd. Very very awesome guitar, none the less.
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Interesting............you change pups,strings,straps but you don't set its intonation and action.
I have nothing against you pups colors BUT this black trem and black screws on pickguard are fugly to me.
I prefer golden ones.
With black hardware it looks the same as that cheap korean RG.
Thank you for making me laugh
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What are you going to do with the other strap now

I need a green Dimarzio on my bass to match my guitar...lol


The Jem looks a lot better here than the stock photos. Those pickups go surprisingly well with the white..odd. Very very awesome guitar, none the less.
I could sell it to you, but I have a feeling the shipping and import tax would make it a bit pointless

I'll just keep it for the next one
and thank you
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Re: NGD Jem 505 w/pup upgrade ;)

Nice guitar, love the pups! I really want to try a 505. They seem like solid guitars. The original Edge is a BIG plus too!
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