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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-26-2004, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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PGM30 or JEM555 ?

Hailz to everybody...

I would like to ask the guitar experts in here...

I'm thinking of purchasing a new guitar...
I'm between a PGM30 and a JEM555 (JEM7V is too expensive... huh)

Which is better? Why?

I have an Ibanez RG570 with EMG-81, EMG-85, EMG-SA !!!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-26-2004, 10:11 AM
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PGM30 is better.

1. Its made in Japan (555 is made in Korea)
2. 2003 model comes with Edge Pro bridge (555 has the Edge Pro II)
3. Costs 50% less (at least here it does)
4. For the price difference you can install some sweet pickups of your choice (555 comes with Evolutions) and still have money left over.
5. The half vine thing is the worst thing ever - either full vine or no vine at all.
6. PGM30 doesn't have a "Stve Vai" (or Paul Gilbert ) inlayed on the 24 fret

ilia

p.s. this is if you are asking about the 2003 model, pre 2003 neither is great and if I were you I would stick with my RG570 as it is better than both.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 01:14 PM
 
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Go with the PGM 30. More bang for the buck and you have something that won't drop in value. Also if you are getting a older 555 you have to deal with the TRS trem.

Mike
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Also if you are getting a older 555 you have to deal with the TRS trem.

Mike
That's also true if you are getting and older PGM 30.

Still think the PGM is the way to go.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well I don't know... I like the PGM better but what about the fretwork...?
I
'm also thinking about the Ibanez RG 3120
Many people told me that it worth the bucks...


I've got a Randall RG100SC and my 570 with the EMG's has
an incredible tone...
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-04-2004, 02:47 PM
 
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Definatley the RG3120, which is way above the 555/30.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-04-2004, 04:48 PM
 
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I'm also thinking about the Ibanez RG 3120
Many people told me that it worth the bucks...

I've got a Randall RG100SC and my 570 with the EMG's has
an incredible tone...
Why do you want to change your guitar? If Iīd find an incredible tone Iīd stick to that

But if you must have a new guitar then the 3120 is the way to go.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-07-2004, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well guys i've completelly changed my mind!

I'm gonna purchase the JEM7D in summer!

What can you tell me about her? PLEASE HELP ME!!!
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