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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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RG 570 cpk to JEM?

Hi JEM experts,

Hi I'm thinking of upgrading my beloved RG 570 and I would like to hear your expert opinions if this is worth the extra cash. I'm interested what I'm expected to gain if I decide to upgrade to JEM, or is this more of a "feel" issue?
I checked the neck chart and on paper there is not much differences between the JEM neck and the wizard (but you can probably educate me on this one also). My RG is from 01 comes with the lovely lo-pro so trems should be on par with JEMs.

This is probably a dangerous question but I'll ask it anyway . Is there some JEM models / year models that I should especially seek or avoid?

I appreciate your insights!

P.s Unfortunately I do not have easy access to stores etc. where I could test JEMs (Of course if it comes to purchasing one I will setup a testing session)
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 05:08 PM
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Re: RG 570 cpk to JEM?

Man, TBH I really wouldn't bother. IMO just changing the pups and you're essentially getting a jem (aside from the donkey grip and claw route of course). The necks between a jem and and wizard are rather similar, but jems have a slightly thicker profile I believe (maybe a different shape). With the upgraded pups the 570 will have just about the same specs as most jems. But that's me. I just recently traded a 570 for a 7620, and the 570 is a badass guitar nonetheless. I'm going to get another one, hopefully soon cuz I miss it.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 05:10 PM
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Re: RG 570 cpk to JEM?

Welcome to the site, you might want to post a location in your profile.

A Jem is a hot rodded RG basically (technically an Rg is actually a non-hot rodded Jem) so you have the extras like real Dimarzios, nice inlays, lions claw, monkey grip, angled jack and last 4 frets scalloped. The neck shape is different than an RG as well. If any of those features interest you then try a Jem, aside from upgraded pickups because you can have that done to your guitar. I'd say go with the MIJ Jems and you should be good to go.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 05:23 PM
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Re: RG 570 cpk to JEM?

Originally Posted by screamndemon69 View Post
I'd say go with the MIJ Jems and you should be good to go.
MIJ here means Made in Japan. Took a while for me to figure this out personally, that's why I'm mentioning it..

And welcome.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-25-2009, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Re: RG 570 cpk to JEM?

Thanks for the warm welcome guys! I agree that if this "only" a pick up difference with little tweaks (read scallops), it's btter to just upgrade the pick ups to evos or breeds and stick with RG.
Thanks again for your opinions!

If ayone else thinks that something hasn't been said already please voice your opinion.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-27-2009, 09:19 AM
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Re: RG 570 cpk to JEM?

Personally I feel that the Jem is worth the extra money. I would buy second hand and get something pre 2003.

I traded in an RG for a Jem and I have never regretted it
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-29-2009, 03:03 AM
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Re: RG 570 cpk to JEM?

in my opininon is the jem different than a rg.it are details.and its for you if you want that.
the rg is nice too .
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