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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-07-2009, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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JEM vs J CUSTOM

Okay guys JEMS vs J CUSTOMS. I know there are lots of us here who own both but which one do you prefer and why?
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post #2 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-07-2009, 08:40 PM
 
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Re: JEM vs J CUSTOM

J Custom! The best of the best.
Fret jobs,materials,pups,rare and exclusive!

I love both for the record,but JC's win hands down for me.
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post #3 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-07-2009, 09:19 PM
 
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From a Recent forum post from a fellow member, J-Customs aren't as perfect as they are made out to be, which I believe. Personally I like J-customs more due to the wider range in Specs. Jems are not far away. I dont think theres much difference in playability from the J-Customs ive play though.
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post #4 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-07-2009, 11:09 PM
 
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Isn't that like comparing the JS to all Prestiges?

Which Jems against which J Customs? There are quite many in both camps.
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post #5 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-07-2009, 11:47 PM
 
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J custom all the way.
I won't pay extra bucks for Steve vai name on it.
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J custom all the way.
I won't pay extra bucks for Steve vai name on it.
Aren't they about the same price?
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Aren't they about the same price?
no, j. customs cost more anyway and you have to remember they are only retailed in japan.
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post #8 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-08-2009, 01:22 AM
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Re: JEM vs J CUSTOM

JC's, fine guitars, but with rare exception, mahogany.

Some prople would call that "finer materials", but what it is, is mahogany tone, and it's not for everybody. Basswood, ash, and alder are flavors you can't get [mostly] in JC's and there's a lot to be said for different wood selections.

Also, JC's have JUMBO FRETS ONLY. Not everybody loves jumbos. Smaller more precise frets you pretty much only find in the signature models, JEM, JS, the new PG401 [pretty much the first PG with 6105's]
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Aren't they about the same price?
well, it's true that they both prices about the same, at least we are talking about their price in retail store in Japan.
but as some people already said, it's because at the same price, I have more options on material, finish, and pickups configuration...

again, i'm no steve vai fan, I won't pay 2k for a monkey gripped guitar ( damn i hate that thing..)
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post #10 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-08-2009, 07:30 AM
 
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Re: JEM vs J CUSTOM

I go for J.Customs.
They are customs...
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J Custom! The best of the best.
Fret jobs,materials,pups,rare and exclusive!

I love both for the record,but JC's win hands down for me.
ditto !!
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post #12 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-08-2009, 11:01 AM
 
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Re: JEM vs J CUSTOM

J Custom no question. Feel more pro and high-end to me. Also more comfortable to play.
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Jem=EdgePro
JC= EdgeZilch.

case closed.
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post #14 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-08-2009, 11:30 AM
 
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No caparison!!!
J.custom is HANDS down better than both my JEM and Prestige!!
You can see it, and feel it!
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post #15 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-08-2009, 11:43 AM
 
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Re: JEM vs J CUSTOM

I think Rich is right... it depends on personal choice. I much prefer 6105 frets to the jumbo.
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