Re: Thoughts on the PIA (The new JEM)?
I will happily say I think the pedals, although a shock when I first saw them, but when you open your mind you might see them as attractive, they fit the space, they're unique, I want to see it in person. I could care less if I can hold by a pedal as long as it looks good in hand.
You guys have been begging for something fresh for years, and this is as fresh as it gets. I'm another that is not partial to the covered pickups, it's coming back in alot of models, with the fishmans and covered Dimarzios.
I would expect as excited as Steve is with PIA, that you will see another model next year replacing the colors that will hopefully fall into a rotation that's been missing in Japan production. I'd bet you will see a Premium PIA sometime, and I don't doubt you might see a Japanese JEM. All options are open. But Steve loves PIA, and I can guarantee you, if the JEM never existed and Steve held a pink PIA up at Summer NAMM 87', most that loved the JEM would have found PIA just as exciting and interesting.