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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-02-2010, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Jem or Pgm?

Hey guys Im faced with a difficult decision.....


Should I wait a few months and get a Jem777dy or should I get a Pgm301 right now?


The PGM I have found is about 800 euro and is signed by the man on the back of the headstock.


I know a Jem will be much more expensive.

Id love everyones opinions on them both and which is a better guitar.

Thanks
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-02-2010, 09:17 AM
 
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Re: Jem or Pgm?

Two vastly different guitars. All depends which way your tastes lie. If you like hardtail, take the PGM. If you need the whammy, wait for the JEM. I wouldn't say one guitar is better than the other in this case. That statement will probably get me yelled at.
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post #3 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-02-2010, 09:29 AM
 
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Re: Jem or Pgm?

I'd take the Jem but it is purely personal preference. Don't let a signature on the back of the headstock sway your decision either way.
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post #4 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-02-2010, 09:34 AM
 
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Re: Jem or Pgm?

yeah uh, screw the signature in reality it means nothing.

the main difference is; trem or hairdtail. then decide if you like reverse headstocks maybe. then think about the pickups and then weather or not you like handles and lionclaws or giant f-holes.
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post #5 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-02-2010, 10:40 AM
 
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Re: Jem or Pgm?

Trem or hardtail, thats the question here.
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post #6 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-02-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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Re: Jem or Pgm?

Personally I'd go for that sexy 777.

Either way you're getting a kick ass guitar.
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post #7 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-02-2010, 12:22 PM
 
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Re: Jem or Pgm?

I'd get both.
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post #8 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-02-2010, 12:45 PM
 
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Re: Jem or Pgm?

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I'd get both.
+1


Why have ONE when you can have TWO?!?!?!?!
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post #9 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-02-2010, 01:37 PM
 
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Re: Jem or Pgm?

Psss,Easy dude!


Who wants a jem? to much plastics,to big cavities,to much wood cut out of the body. where's the guitar anyway??

Go with the pgm,solid plank,reversed headstock,balls to the wall!!
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post #10 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-02-2010, 02:07 PM
 
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Re: Jem or Pgm?

You're picking between two sides of the same coin.

Speaking of a 777DY and a 301, both have:

*Basswood body
*Maple neck and fretboard
*PAF Pros
*Same basic body shape

You could go with an RG550 and have most of what those two bring to the table, minus the pickups. I tend to think of all of those as just different levels of trim for the same guitar. You're paying for the intangibles. Pick the intagibles that you like.

Or, in other words, the correct answer is "777DY".
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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-02-2010, 02:53 PM
 
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Re: Jem or Pgm?

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You're paying for the intangibles. Pick the intagibles that you like.
I just wanted to point out that the above statement is so very, very true when buying signature model guitars. Particularly with Jems and PGMs, which are extremely close to their RG counterparts.
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post #12 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-09-2010, 07:43 PM
 
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Re: Jem or Pgm?

i like the feel of a edge bridge...so i want the jem or a pgm with edge ,and if you can have both.....i say try to do that! i have both and i like it a lot!(pgm100 a few jems)
the guitars are both great! but if you can try them you know for sure.

succes!
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post #13 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-10-2010, 02:38 AM
 
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Re: Jem or Pgm?

i never feel like buying a signature series and i never did bought any.. i felt like somebody still owns the guitar that i am using or people expect me to be as good as the name of that series.. but if i really have to choose between the two i will choose jem IF it has an ebony fretboard if not i will choose the pgm
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post #14 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-10-2010, 04:09 AM
 
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Re: Jem or Pgm?

what is the problem with signatures?
its about playability and looks.only guitar freaks know the signature guitars it are only tools.
and playing a les paul guitar?and how can i play on my white strat?or a black,red,beatup sunburst strat pickups,because every guitar freak will know wich famus player used 'that' guitar.and who knows steve vai or paul gilbert? .....to be with you knows a lot of people but not that ugly long haired dude who plays guitar...who is that anyway....
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post #15 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 09:28 AM
 
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Re: Jem or Pgm?

Well since everyone is saying their pretty much very similar guitars.. take the PGM now? That is if you want a fixed bridge. That's what i'd do.
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