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I am currently using a schecter c1 which Is a decent guitar, but i need a guitar with trem and faster neck:( I was thinking about the 7vwh but i decided its out of my price range for now... for a while.... So in the meantime i think i will buy a JEM 555 (everyone sighs) Will i notice a better sound using this guitar? The schecter has duncan designed pick ups but the EVO's are sounding real good. I play mostly Vai, malmsteen etc, i know compared to a 7vwh this guitar is basically crap but will it be much of an upgrade? Also i live in UK so prices here are stupid, i mean the local guitar shop has a JEM 555 for about £950!!! But no way am i going to pay that much as im guessing i will be able to get hold of a good condition used 555 for around $500 from the US. If anyone has a JEM 555 they would be willing to sell in the not to distant future i'd appreciate reply's or any interest. Thanks Guys :D
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Dude, if you must get a 555, make sure you get one with the upgraded bridge. £950 is WAY too much, you can pick a new one for £700-£750. Or you can look on evilbay and pick a used one up for about £400 to £500.
Personnally, I'd get a RG5xx and put some evos in it. Or if you like maple fretboards, a RG1550 is sweet, just change the pups. I had one with a Super Distortion in the bridge and a PAF Pro in the neck, and wish I hadn't sold it :(
 

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And if you're importing from the USA, dont forget the $150 to $200 shipping and then the 22% import tax you'll have to pay bro ;)

Not on msn hotmail dude, but feel free PM me anytime.
 

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The new Jem555 is a decent little guitar, but an utter waste of money. You're basically paying prestige prices for an un-prestige guitar. You'd be better off getting a Prestige RG and just putting in EVO's if that's the sound that you want. Then you'd probably end up spending about the same amount and have an even better guitar.
 

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word of advice, Don't even waste your time with the Jem 555. Unless it has the upgraded Edge or Lo Pro Edge Trem. DO NOT get one with the ****TY
LO TRS Tremlo. A Jem 555 is NOT an upgrade from a Schecter C1.
Get ANY other Jem and you'll be good, but NOT a 555.
 
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