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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-28-2017, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi!
Thinking about buying a Jem77p blue floral pattern but wonder what are the differences between Indonesian Premiums & standard Indonesian Ibanez's? I already have a Jem Jr, which is like an Indonesian RG350 & by replacing the tremolo, hardware & pickups it won't save me that much compared to buying a Premium Jem.

Is it the exact same build but with different hardware, ignoring the different wood specifications on the 2 guitars?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-28-2017, 05:21 PM
 
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Re: Premium differences besides hardware?

I have a JemJr (2015 model with LoPro Edge) and a Woody, and the neck in the Woody is definitely a lot nicer. 19/21mm vs 18/20mm, but also the finish is smoother. And Dark Matter 2 pickups are really nice.
LoPro is good, but Edge Zero II is ok after changing the arm socket and arm to the one Edge has. Comparing to the original tremolo of JemJr, Edge Zero II is really good.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-28-2017, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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So is the Edge Zero II a cheaper tremolo or just a newer version? The list price of a Premium Jem is 1499? for BFP & 1799? for Woody.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-28-2017, 06:23 PM
 
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Re: Premium differences besides hardware?

Edge Zero II cheaper and newer than Edge/LoPro Edge. Of the premium JEMs SFG has Edge, and then also all the Japanese ones too.
But Zero II is not bad at all, just not quite as good as Edge/LoPro Edge. Fine tuners are a bit stiff and I prefer the arm from Edge.
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