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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-31-2007, 02:35 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up So, I just played a Jem7v...

God am I depressed! I was hoping it would compare to a cheaper (Indonesian) RG series, but it just didn't. While I hated the strat knobs, the hate stopped there. The guitar had the best feel of any guitar II can remember. It made me wonder why people still buy strats. The trem was excellent and I didn't even have to tune it. The pickups were Evos which I already liked, but they just fit with this guitar.

Long story longer... I will not be asking if the Jems are worth the extra $$, because they are very nice. I don't get the scalloped fretboard or the handle, but am not really knocking it either.

Is there any possibility that I could get an RG that plays like a Jem? I don't need the gold hardware, handle, awesome inlay, scallops.

I just want an RG that plays like that Jem. Am I asking for too much? I want to stay under $1000.00 What do you recommend?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-31-2007, 05:55 AM
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Re: So, I just played a Jem7v...

if you mean like the JEM you tried, then it's alder, while the most RGs are basswood. you should get one of those alder RGs from the '90s and put Evos in there. then you'll be pretty close to the JEM7V sound, i guess...

edit: oops, double thread, move to the other...

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