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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-17-2005, 10:05 AM
 
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Re: JS1200 or JEM77BRMR? not a poll, a personal question

A JS neck is similar in some specs to a vintage'y strat, but slightly more shred-able. You will find it to have a rounder radius, be narrower and beefier than an RG neck. Go to a local store and play, say, a reissue strat. If you like how it plays, I would recommend the JS. The pickups can always be changed if needed, and you will have more variety between an RG1570 and a JS than betwen an RG1570 and a Jem.

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Re: JS1200 or JEM77BRMR? not a poll, a personal question

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Ah hem.....a 555 is NOT a real Jem...there is no comparision between the two as far a playability goes. Not a fair comparision to a JS.

You REALLY need to play a JEM

Then I'd like to see your opinion bro
Ahem, they only have the REAL Jems on special order. That means for them to order even one it, I'd have to buy it, and they're not exactly cheap, are they?
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Re: JS1200 or JEM77BRMR? not a poll, a personal question

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they're not exactly cheap, are they?
Ah hem......I wouldn't know

Serously though - there's NO place out the...no music store, pawn show or anywhere you can get your paws on a Jem??

That kinda bites!
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post #19 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-27-2006, 09:00 AM
 
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Re: JS1200 or JEM77BRMR? not a poll, a personal question

I owned a brand new JS1000, but I kept going back to My RG570 (Wizard II) and RGR570 (Reverse headstocked SuperWizard). The neck feel on a JS is very different than general RG based guitars:
-The Multiradius neck (not Compound fretboard, you don't get that on production JS's) is thicker in the lower register and flatter in the high register.
-The radius of the freatboard is a lot smaller on JS (250mm) compared to RG (400-430mm), resulting in a much rounder freatboard on the JS and a much flatter one on the RG's/Jems.

I just couldn't get used to the neck of the JS, wich is much more like a fender strat. I felt like my hand was backed to fit an RG neck. I just got a JEM7DBK in stead (still have to post pics). This one has a unique neck among JEMS, it's alot like a SuperWizard, wich means it is flatter and more D shaped in stead of C shaped compared to the Wizard II.

Genreally due to this smaller fretboard radius on a js, you can't get action as low as on a flatter freatboard radius because choking of bent string will kick in faster.

As for the pickups, the Fred has considerable less output than a breed and certainly an evolution.

So sound in combination with neck-feel, you might be in for a real surprise when you buy a JS1200 (at least I was). so my advice since you own an RG now : don't buy a JS before you've played one !
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Re: JS1200 or JEM77BRMR? not a poll, a personal question

I think the 2 guitars, particulaly the necks, are so different that you really have to try them both to make a decision that is right for you

I used to have a DBK, and thought it was great. I've tried a JS1200 in a store and I loved that too. If I had to choose now I'd probably go for the JS
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Re: JS1200 or JEM77BRMR? not a poll, a personal question

Js 1200 är mer prisvärd. Skitsnygg med!
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Re: JS1200 or JEM77BRMR? not a poll, a personal question

Personally, I like the JS. Totally different guitar from an RG/JEM, but nevertheless, they are very nice.
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They're 2 different types of beasts, however......

The Jem is, in one word.......LOUD. The shape is going to play a major part upon your decision. Hold a Jem and play one, and then play a JS and you'll see the difference from an ergonomics point of view. the JS is extremely comfortable to play and it is incredibly light. The main advantage of the Jem is that the neck profile is very thin and people tend to feel that because of that, the guitar sort of wants to play itself.

Personally, I used to be a strat kind of guy and then I bought a yamaha that had an RG style body with a neck that is pretty much as close to a Jem neck (thickness wise) as you could get. I have played a few JS's and I think they're incredible in terms of feel, tone and comfort. When I got the JS2PRM, I was just amazed at how it played. as you can imagine, my vote goes for the JS.

However, depending upon the style of music and what your influences are, that could play another role in your decision.
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Re: JS1200 or JEM77BRMR? not a poll, a personal question

THE JEM
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