Wow man!!! the two of them together are really like the yin and the yang. I absolutely love both of them!!!!
I was always put off be the strat style bridges on the RT, but your the only person I've known to actually own one.......What do you think of it??? The rest of the guitar is flawless!!!!!
I like it. I don't really use the tremolo that much; in fact, I don't even think I've screwed the whammy bar into that bridge in 10 years, but the bridge itself is fine. The saddles are independently height adjustable so you can fine tune the action. It stays in tune like a boss, I'm talking after years of not playing it it was still in tune when I picked it back up again.
It wouldn't feel right with a Floyd Rose type trem nor a fixed bridge. I think the bridge they chose was the right decision.
It's a great guitar. The neck has 24 frets, is 19.5mm at the first fret at 21.5mm at the 12th fret. That's 0.5mm thicker than the Wizard II/III neck. Its radius is smaller, however, at 305mm. It's a good neck for whatever kind of music you want to play. It's thin enough for metal, but more rounded than the Wizard necks, yet thick and deep enough that you can do blues stuff. The neck is a Viper neck and as far as I know it was only ever used on RT series. It's thinner and has a bigger radius than the JS
necks (which I think are too thick).
The alder body sounds awesome. The Jem7VWH has an alder body, too. I've heard people complain about V series pickups before in basswood bodied guitars. They sound great in this guitar. Disclaimer: I don't know much about pickups so don't put too much faith in that last part.