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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-19-2014, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Starting to bloom again

With help from you guys here:
http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f15/77...ht-131679.html

I've cleaned up my '91 FP after several years being unloved in a case.
She's been gigged hard in the past so is far from mint but starting to look a little nicer.

I need to do some deep cleaning as you can see and I'm debating whether to touch up her war wounds.
Plays real nice though after a bit of a set up(I didn't enjoy my first time removing the trem I have to say!).

Again, thanks for the advise getting me this far









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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-19-2014, 05:55 PM
 
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Re: Starting to bloom again

Looks great!
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-19-2014, 06:26 PM
 
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Lolvely fp print there, awesome
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-20-2014, 08:13 AM
 
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Cool floral. By all means keep on cleaning here and there but let her grow old gracefully too... A played-in Jem is a wonderful thing :-)
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-20-2014, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Cool floral. By all means keep on cleaning here and there but let her grow old gracefully too... A played-in Jem is a wonderful thing :-)
Thanks for that mate, yes I'm thinking of leaving the various chips and scratches etc. for nostalgia. Probably will see to the neck joint crack though and some point.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-03-2014, 02:58 PM
 
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I replaced all the pick ups back to original, and the electrics on mine, still need a bloody pick guard though, but mine is an 89, so nobody has them
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With help from you guys here:
http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f15/77...ht-131679.html

I've cleaned up my '91 FP after several years being unloved in a case.
She been gigged hard in the past so is far from mint but starting to look a little nicer.

I need to do some deep cleaning as you can see and I'm debating whether to touch up her war wounds.
Plays real nice though after a bit of a set up(I didn't enjoy my first time removing the trem I have to say!).

Again, thanks for the advise getting me this far








Beatufil axe man, well done. Interested in the way you string it though, nice of getting around clipping them for the edge (the only pain in the arse part of the OE). Any downsides to doing it that way? I know there shouldn't be, but just curious.
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-04-2014, 03:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi mate, basically I've always done it this way mainly because I'm lazy and it only means snipping one end
I'm not sure if there is a downside to this other than a cosmetic one, as you can see I left way too much slack here - ah well, first time I've re-strung a guitar in years.
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-04-2014, 02:46 PM
 
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Hello, thanks for getting back to me on that. It's a great idea, definitely going to start doing it that way, string changes are just a pain in the arse.
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-04-2014, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ageed, we need to get as famous as Mr Vai and pay someone to do it for us.
Next purchase for me: talent
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-04-2014, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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I replaced all the pick ups back to original, and the electrics on mine, still need a bloody pick guard though, but mine is an 89, so nobody has them
I'm showing my ignorance here but why is the '89 scratchplate different? Are the switches located differently as I'm assuming the body shape didn't change?
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I'm showing my ignorance here but why is the '89 scratchplate different? Are the switches located differently as I'm assuming the body shape didn't change?
I am also confused by this statement, it should not be any different as far as I know.
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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-12-2015, 11:16 AM
 
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Sorry guys, never saw this, the '89 Floral Jem has the volume pot very close to the bridge, I have just got a VDY from '89 and it's volume pot is further away from the bridge
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Sorry guys, never saw this, the '89 Floral Jem has the volume pot very close to the bridge, I have just got a VDY from '89 and it's volume pot is further away from the bridge
Lets av a look then
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Lets av a look then
You know what the Yellow one looks like Zoot, you sold it to me



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