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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-07-2002, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Quesiton about JS-100 guitars?

I had my heart se on a js 1000, however even though I have the money, my mom wont let me spend that much. I can convice her to let me get a js100 though.

I am aware the trem sint as good as the lopro, and the pickups arent as good. I can down the road scrap money to change pickups [possibly put satch ones in there.

Is it possible to put a lo pro edge trem in this guitar easily? I found them on ed roman for cheap [158 I think].

What are the differences betweent he js1000 and the js100 other than the trem and pups? I saw fretwire was a different type. Does that make a big difference? What else is different? Will it be close to a js100 with these 2 mods. Is the quality control good? Are the frets even and stuff? Thanks a bunch guys.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-07-2002, 07:20 PM
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This topic has been covered repeatedly in older posts and this thread is libal to be closed very quivkly so ill be quick, save yourself the money on upgrading and try and find yourself a second hand JS1 or JS1000, these usually go for around 500 and have the edge trem and dimarzio pickups already installed... I bought the JS100TR and although I love the colour of it and i will now never get rid of it, i have come to terms with the fact that its gonna cost a packet to repace all of the old hardware and that i should have bought a used JS1 or JS1000...

with regard to fitting the lo-pro, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt...

Bottom line: hang on awhile and get a better model second hand...
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-07-2002, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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the thing is that I can get a used js1000 for 750, but my mom wont let me spend that much. I can "sneak" money slowly for a trem and pickups to upgrade a js100 a lot easier. I was wondering if I did that, regardless of ultimate price, howe the playing effects would be. Thanks.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-07-2002, 07:42 PM
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Hmm, playing wise, I shouldnt imagine that it is too different, I mean, apart from the digitised fret board on the 1000's there isnt much difference, wood wise the 1's and 1000's are supposedly better but I would have said that that would be negligable.... I would honestly really try and bring your mum round to the idea, just tell her, If you buy the quality guitar now, there'll be no need to fix it when the cheaper one f*cks up later...

give that a try

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-07-2002, 09:52 PM
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Here I go again...

Look for an old used radius R540. You can usually get one for $400 used and you'll be at 90% of a JS1000 (IMO).
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-10-2002, 10:18 PM
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i second on the R540. i love those things. i had one at one point in s/s/h. i'd love to have had a h/h one, but i love a 5 way(especially the special and spilt 5 from ibanez). if you can't find one with a lo-pro, the edge will still be better than the lo-trs. plus you can always swap trems later(exception-the one i had had a shallow route for the edge so i couldn't swap cuz the lo pro sits alot lower into the cavity. no worries, tho, it ended up in a S540. ) i personally like the ultra necks on the R540s better than i like the JS, although the JS is a very nice neck...i just don't like "modern vintage" as much as shredder necks. i also prefer the switch position on the R540. if your best shot as far as mom is concerned to get a "cheaper" axe, the modded R540 would be a better shot.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-10-2002, 11:58 PM
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I agree - overall, if someone were to GIVE me my choice of a JS1000 or an R540 (and stipulate that I couldn't sell it), I'd take the Radius. I also prefer the ultra profile neck, H-S-S config (and those IBZUSA pups are NICE), and even the standard Edge.
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