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04-22-2009 10:06 AM
richard1973
Re: Has anyone put JEM pickups on an RG and compared how it...

lol uh oh, i best skip lunch!
04-22-2009 09:55 AM
rob777vdy
Re: Has anyone put JEM pickups on an RG and compared how it...

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toneboy, if davenit replies i'll eat my hat!
dont know like richard he was on jemsite 7 days ago.keep that hat handy lol
04-22-2009 09:21 AM
richard1973
Re: Has anyone put JEM pickups on an RG and compared how it...

toneboy, if davenit replies i'll eat my hat!
04-22-2009 05:27 AM
Sunrise
Re: Has anyone put JEM pickups on an RG and compared how it...

I broke my 777DY body and put all the hardware into an 550DY body and tbh it sounds slightly better with a much greater sustain. Maybe it's because of having more wood.
04-16-2009 09:32 PM
mike570
Re: Has anyone put JEM pickups on an RG and compared how it...

WTF?!? Is this Night of the Living Thread?!? Lots of old stuff coming back to life!
A Jem for $1,8000! LMAO!
04-16-2009 09:23 PM
ibz_SA
Re: Has anyone put JEM pickups on an RG and compared how it...

You want a sound of a JEM? Buy a JEM. Nothing compares to having the real thing
04-16-2009 05:39 PM
toneboy
Re: Has anyone put JEM pickups on an RG and compared how it...

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The other Jem models are basswood and a rosewood board. Just like an RG.

The VWH on the other hand is a little warmer due to the alder body and ebony neck.
Um, what you're saying contradicts the tonal characteristics of the woods.

Alder is brighter sounding than basswood. Basswood also has more midrange.

For fingerboards, rosewood sounds the darkest, maple is a lot brighter and ebony is brighter than maple. That of course only matters if you can here a difference between fingerboards to begin with which some folks can't.

I've got (4) guitars that all have the same bridge pickup (Tone Zone). 2 of them are basswood with maple, one is alder with maple and one is alder with rosewood. The basswood with maple boards sounds darker and thicker than the alder w/maple. The alder with rosewood is in between them.
04-16-2009 05:24 PM
intini
Re: Has anyone put JEM pickups on an RG and compared how it...

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Holy Thread Resurrection Batman!
The thread was from 2001, eight years ago!!!

But I am curious about the results with the Air Norton...let us know.
04-15-2009 05:44 PM
jim777
Re: Has anyone put JEM pickups on an RG and compared how it...

Holy Thread Resurrection Batman!
04-15-2009 05:29 PM
Guitarmattms
Re: Has anyone put JEM pickups on an RG and compared how it...

Since this thread is about pickups. I'm thinking about getting a rg350ex and putting a Air Norton in the neck and Breed pickup in the bridge.
05-29-2001 11:13 PM
bachle7
Has anyone put JEM pickups on an RG and compared how it...

I put a bridge EVO in my RG570 and it sounds a lot different than a Jem7VWH. *But if you're getting a 520 with a mahogany body, that will probably give you a richer tone.
05-28-2001 06:58 AM
Pablo
Has anyone put JEM pickups on an RG and compared how it...

Cool9.
I just bought a 520 and will be putting an evo and a PAF in it to see how it sounds. I won't be doing this for a few weeks for work related reasons.

I'll let you know how it sounds
05-25-2001 12:57 PM
jem7vwh
Has anyone put JEM pickups on an RG and compared how it...

yup. *I paid what I consider to be fair $1399.99. *Not amazing but not horrible either. *But there are people 'round here who've found them for $1100.00 *so $1800.00 is an uninformed buy.
05-25-2001 06:40 AM
anuj
Has anyone put JEM pickups on an RG and compared how it...

aaah.. the 7vWH is lovely, imo.. and 1800 is a ripoff if youre in the us no matter how you cut it

~A
05-25-2001 03:44 AM
cool9
Has anyone put JEM pickups on an RG and compared how it...

Does anyone have evo's an a mahogany guitar? I'm planning on buying a new RG520QS soon and the body is mahogany, rather than basswood that most rg's use. I really want to get the sound the jem7vwh gets, without having to pay $1800 for a new one. Besides, I think the jem7vwh is pretty ugly imo.
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