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  1. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Someone delete this if I've offended the jemsite gods. So after about a year and a half of playing I've decided to start learning a bunch of different techniques that are used to in "shred". Alternate picking seemed like a good place to start. Is this good to practice with? If anyone has...
  2. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    for sale PGM 301 in white with maple neck, asking for £475 set price, with prestige case, this is one fast guitar!! PAF Pro pickups, fixed bridge, Paul Gilberts main guitar to this day, condition 8.5/10 , only 2 tiny dings on the back rim of the guitar(top side) , minimal fret wear,send me a...
  3. Pickups & wiring
    I have an S2170 as you probably guess from the title, and I also have enough money lying around to get it not only fixed (ZR trem holder...noooo) but to upgrade the pickups in the process. I definitely want to upgrade the two humbuckers, the single coil isn't essential because I don't use it...
  4. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Out of all of the lessons I've ever taken a look at before, there was always just something missing... As a guitarist, or if you play any other instrument whatsoever -- as a musician, what would you like to see more lessons on? Any topics whatsoever. Personally, I think guitar lessons in...
  5. Pickups & wiring
    After extensively listening to some more music i like the tone in, ive Kind of Decided of either Putting in a DiMarzio PAF Pro in my bridge, since i really like Paul Gilberts tone from both his Mr.Big Days, and Current Days. im just not sure if it can Handle other shred like Joe Satriani, Steve...
  6. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I keep hearing about a new pgm model Its called the reverse iceman or whatever. Been hearing lots on this guitar. Has anyone heard anything about it besides me?
  7. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    I play most of my lead on the major and minor pentatonic scales using the root note on the low e string as the 'line' between both scales so when i'm playing stuff ad lib it's a good start but it tends to be repetative - do any of you jemsite experts know some little deviations inside these...
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Uh yeah....talk about feeling weird it's been about what over a year almost 2 since the last time I posted here. It feels good to be back......anyway I wanted to ask help on this old JS6000 I have sitting here that I'm looking to get restored back to original. When my wife bought it for me it...
  9. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi all! Im really torn between these two guitars. Which in your opinion is the "best" of the two? The RG looks great, but I would be buying used and the cases dont look too good a quality. The PGM I would buy brand new, but isnt as .... RED! :D many thanks
  10. Pickups & wiring
    I played a J-Custom RG8470 the other day and the tone was great. The DiMarzio Tone Zone sounded great to my ears. Not muddy, not wooly-just right, if you know how to EQ that is. But, because of the love/hate reviews of the pickups I'm worried that if I get one and put it into my RG560 (basswood...
  11. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Can you nail down the best tone you ever heard to the specific song, I can: John Petrucci on A Change of Seasons playing Achillies Last Stand during the solo. It's the best to me. What was he using at this time? Pickups, guitar amps? Anyone know? What kind of pickup could I use to achieve this...
  12. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    I'm tired of being kept down by the masses!!! I went for the hype that I might actually play better on a right handed guitar, so my axe points east. I'm new so it doesn't feel too weird but I'm having difficulty strumming the right string. I figure that this is a new skill that I have train my...
  13. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    I am trying to focus on learning how to be a shred player, however I cant really find anything useful to get me started. I have total guitars "beginners guide to shredding" but its just a handful of exercises. Does anyone have any good material they can point me in the direction of becoming a...
  14. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I have recently been getting into Shred type stuff and my favorite tone is similar to Paul Gilberts. I currently have a Marshall JCM800 2204 50watt 1982 and an Avatar closed back cab w/ 2 vintage 30's. I use a Carl Martin Plexitone pedal. While I cannot currently afford a new amp, Is...
  15. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Heres something I just came up with while fiddlin around in my studio. It's a chromatic riff with some feeling kinda Jason Becker ish or so I think. Enjoy!! http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=651125&content=songinfo&songID=6008215
  16. Pickups & wiring
    well seeing as i think people are right about there being too many pickup threads lets just make one post with dimarzio pickup info and clips . Sound good ? cool . Breed Bridge DP 166 If you've seen Steve Vai play in the last few years, you may have seen him playing an Ibanez® Jem guitar...
  17. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Why is basswood considered a low end wood for electric guitars??? I mean, paul gilberts guitar, the rg bolt ons, vai's older jem... These are some of the most famous guitars... Why is it considered low end?? The wood issue really confuses me... some say and swear that the wood has nothing...
  18. Pickups & wiring
    Hey, I was wondering how a pair of evos in a RG550xx would sound. Would it be too, I dunno, punchy? See I want to change the pick ups and so far I have seen people love AN/TZ, a pair of Breeds, I hear a PAF Pro + FRED is good too, And the pair of PAF Pros sounds liek a good idea. I like Steve...
  19. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    as the title says, I really need some input. its one thing to try out an amp in the shop, its another to live with it - and yes, ive read the JEMsite guide to amps.... ;) the amps I have my eye on are: GH50L half stack TT50 half stack or combo Im also considering the VC30 but... as im...
  20. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    If any of you guys are going to see the G3 tour and would like to meet Joe Satriani, they have a special "club Joe" ticket package I would highly recommend! I brought my wife and 9 year old son and we all had a great time. At first I felt a little strange, but Joe was a super nice guy and...
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