I just don't use trems at all haha.
I used to a while back ago but not anymore. when you're using an accrate tuner like a Perterson strober stomp, a slight useage of the bar (even well well setup) will get ya out of tune. I know a jem can handle 12's I had it setup once by the best tech in town and the tension was too much for the neck, as so said by my tech and he said unless you're using drop tunings using 12's on a floating trem guitar is pointless. I didn't feel as good as having 12's on my PRS.
I rather work on my technique than do alot of closet ****age.
back when I got the jem, I must admit I liked the look if it, (that was when I was still a noob and didn't know much) but the main thing that I hated was the thin flat neck. I like fat necks personally.
sure alot love jems, I just prefer my PRS.
I like it nice and simple yet versatile. I disliked the nmddle pup in the jem as well. not that it got in my way, I just don't use it at all, and I didn't need tall the extra stuff like a trem. I like it clean and simple.
my PRS has coil tapping, splitting the humbuckers on my PRS into single. Nopt quite sounding like a strat nor a gibson, but a nice balance in between.
when I first played PRS guitars I was like "what's special with these?" until I picked up mmy McCarty model and knew I had to get it.
the genre you play is probably different from mine, I don't see any use for me to use trems like I used to.
I prefer the sustain on a stoptail. if you're using a ridiculous amount of gain like vai, no one would really be able to tell the difference in sustain with that muxch gain.
but here's to everyone and their own.
btw the trem on my jem is currently nlocked, so I don't have the tuning and trem hassles anymmore, even with an accurate tuner like a peterson.