hi all. i am the proud owner of a jem 555. now before the flame war begins, let me say this. i LOVE my 555. i know it aint no fancy DNA swirl or nothing, but as far as the jem world is concerned, she's alls i gots and i wouldnt trade her for the world. now anyways, to the mods!
if i wanted to and could get ahold of one, could i switch out the crappy TRS trem (one of the few rants i AGREE with about the 555, the trem SUCKS) for a lo-pro or edge model without any fancy routing work or any other modifications to the body?
does anyone here happen to have a left handed neck (or at least maybe a regular right-handed neck with reverse headstock) that they want to get rid of? i always loved the ibanezes with reverse heads, and i think my jem would look great with one. i know i would lose the half-vine (one of the OTHER rants i AGREE with, why couldnt they just do the whole thing?) inlay, but its a small price to pay, plus i could always either do an inlay myself (once i learn how to) or pay someone to do it for me.
does the 555 have REAL evos in it, or are they japanese aftermarket copies (IE: the supposed "USA MADE" epiphone pups in most of their high end models. we all know they arent really 498r's and 500t's, but they still claim they are!). i have always wondered this, and i dont nesacarily believe the ibanez paperwork that says they are. i want the facts from seasoned pros like you guys.
one last Q, maybe not for the mod forum, but im just wondering. has anyone ever actually SEEN a jem333 for sale ANYWHERE? ebay? guitar center or sam ash? ANYWHERE AT ALL?
thats my Qs, hope i havent broken any forum rules here, and i must say that this is a great site.