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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-09-2001, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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PGM300 - I know, I ask you all too many questions.

Hey, all--

I'm considering bidding on a PGM300. *The seller claims it is a much better guitar than the newer ones, and I'm curious what you all think. *If you can, give me a comparison to a JEM. *I realize all my queries are probably getting tiresome, but here in Central IL there are virtually no Ibanez dealers to ask questions of. *Thanks a ton for your time.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-09-2001, 09:27 AM
 
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I say go for it man!
It's one hell of a guitar. I've tried this one out before, and I love the tones, perfect for rock or metal! And the neck thin and wide...Sweeet! I tried out a pgm30 also, which is the newer version. Ibanez does not distribute the pgm300 to anywhere except for japan, instead they sell the pgm30. The trem on the pgm30 does not stay in tune and does not feel smooth at all. I say go for the pgm300, with a price like that go for it man!
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-09-2001, 10:20 AM
 
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Slug,
If your looking for it to be like a Jem, think again. PGM's are a beast all on their own. The necks are Wizard-like. Very thin but pretty wide. The PU's are different too. Also, the fixed bridge will effect tone immensly. I got a PGM90 and was taken back by the difference in feel/tone from the Jems. Not better or worse, but different...

The reason I traded it was because I didn't like how the neck felt by the headstock. With that reverse headstock it feels a bit different. The headstock would rub on my index finger when playing open chords. Kinda drove me nuts. Also, I'm a big trem fan and kept reaching for the bar!!

I still hear that same old line. "The older Jems/UV's/PGM's/JPM's/RG's are better than the newer ones"... You get that with Gibson and Fender and all the others too. I have had older and newer Ibanez's and have yet to find an older Jem that was that much better than the newer ones. Maybe I've just been lucky. But the current PGM has a TRS trem and Ibanez pickups so the 300 is a better guitar than the 30. Kinda like the difference between the 555 and the VWH...
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-09-2001, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey--

Great advice!! *I think I'm gonna bid on it, if not for the quality in general alone then for the groovy "f-hole" graphics. *I always thought that was neat. *I am going to look into the trem and see if it's a lo-pro or just a plain edge. *They're both great, but I want the newer style.

Thanks again,
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-09-2001, 01:35 PM
 
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I love my PGM300 - if i had to give up all my guitars (i have 11, including a Jem, UV, JPM, etc), this is the one I'd keep. *It' s great for shred or jangly rock - great note separation for chords. *Oh I do love her so.

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-10-2001, 09:14 AM
 
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It's hard to tell from Colter's pic if it's a Lo-Pro or just an Edge. Both work well...

I was confused by the number. I thought you were looking at the model with the fixed bridge that came in Candy Apple Red with gold f-holes or Blue with pink f-holes. Those have the fixed bridge...
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Quote: from Scott Smith on 4:14 am on Jan. 10, 2001
I thought you were looking at the model with the fixed bridge that came in Candy Apple Red with gold f-holes or Blue with pink f-holes. Those have the fixed bridge...
I think the Blue and Pink PGM100 also had a whammy bar

The PGM 500 (Candy Apple Red with cream and gold) and the PGM 800 (Natural Ash with red f holes) are the RG shapes with the fixed bridge. Paul filled the trem cavities on some of his existing guitars and fitted a fixed bridge - that's why he has PGM 100 and 300 s with a fixed bridge

My 1992/3 catalogue shows the PGM 300 to have a lo-pro edge whereas the PGM 100 has the normal edge (and NO aanj)
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-11-2001, 09:00 AM
 
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DOH!!!!

That's what I get for thinking owning a PGM90 made me a PGM expert!!
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Lo-Pro, baby! Lo-Pro!
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Looking at the Ibanez catalogue now and it's a Lo Pro Edge in the specs!
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The Japanese catalogue just to clear things up
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-16-2001, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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PGM300

Thank you all for all the cool advice. *Bad news for the PGM, though. *Bought a Jem7BSB last Friday and can't wait for it to get here. *I'm really wired about it.

Thanks again,
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