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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-25-2004, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Whatever happened to those cheaper Jems?

Forgive me for being ignorant, but I used to post on here years ago and back then there were rumors of an entry-level Jem (333 I think).. whatever happened to that? do they make 'em now?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-25-2004, 02:26 PM
 
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Yep,
the 333 exists, as anti bootleg in the azian market. As explained by Steve Himself here, do a search.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-25-2004, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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I remember reading that thread when it was posted a while ago, and when Mr. Vai replied. I seem to recall him saying it wouldnt be available in our neck of the woods though, which is a real shame, I'd love to get my hands on one of these.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-25-2004, 02:36 PM
 
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I'm not sure if it's worth the dough.
It's basically a plywood...strike that..basswood RG with a monkey grip and lions claw. Normal dot inlays, ibby pickups.. stuff like that. You're better off with a new 555, if you're looking for a cheap Jem. With the new trems, it's a pretty good bang for your buck, imho..

Sheilds up!

edit: wood..
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-25-2004, 06:44 PM
 
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The look of the 333 isn't that bad actually...again, I'm only talking about the lok :P
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-26-2004, 02:05 PM
 
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Actually, I never saw that redish 333 before, that looks pretty good, they should think about doing a 777 like that
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-29-2004, 08:30 AM
 
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I played a couple of them and they play like cheap RGs. Ok guitars for the price, although not my cup of tea, personally.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-29-2004, 08:57 AM
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Actually, I never saw that redish 333 before, that looks pretty good, they should think about doing a 777 like that
Modernized RB anyone??
Swap the trem and put in pink PAF Pros - you are good to go.

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