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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2001, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pre-JEM/Universe - What to do? WHAT TO DO!?!

As some of you may know from my previous posts, I do not own a JEM or Universe. *I was wondering if anyone knows of something cheap I could do until I get one? *Any suggested hardware upgrades? *Right now I'm playin' a Squire Strat with DiMarzio Super Distortion in the bridge (check out "The Official Steve Vai Club" on Yahoo! clubs for a pic) through a Korg Toneworks AX-1G to a JVC Kaboom! RV-DP100. *(a little odd, I know, but it works real well, especially since I can jam with radio, CD, or tape, just play, or record myself with or without CD or radio as well as drum machine)
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2001, 10:32 PM
 
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To get a good feel for a Jem, look to buy a used RG750 or RG770. Though not a JEM, these guitars come as close as possible to the sound, playability and style you will encounter with a Jem. They can be had for around $300 - $400 depending on who/where you buy it from.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2001, 11:14 PM
 
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I'd definitely agree with Jim...any of the RG-7xx series are about as close as I've ever found to a JEM (without being a JEM that is!)
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-18-2001, 12:31 AM
 
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A used RG550 might be something to look into as well, just stay above 500 when looking at the rg's and they are all pretty good.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-18-2001, 12:46 AM
 
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A used RG550 might be something to look into as well, just stay above 500 when looking at the rg's and they are all pretty good.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-18-2001, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanx, I'm sure I can find some decent deals on used RG-5** or 7**'s around here. *I know a few places I'm gonna check out. *Then, I'll see if I can work out a similar deal I did with my stereo and have my parents buy it so I can pay 'em back over time. *Cuz' my Strat sounds ok, I've been told it's "good for a Squire" by a pretty reliable source who tried it out. *But the neck is horrible! *I can't stand the damn thing! *
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-18-2001, 11:07 PM
 
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An RG550 is a great guitar, I would recommend it to anyone
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