Algiman, I wasn't upset at you, I'm sorry if my post conveyed otherwise. I do appreciate the attempt to help.
It just kinda bugs me that I sift through hundreds of "thanks Rich" posts, hundreds more "congrats myself i got a jem" posts, and who knows how many more "help me I can't set up a floyd" posts that don't get tampered with at all, yet I ask a legitimate and relatively obscure question that couldn't possibly be resolved with search (as I DID try to do) and my post is locked down before ANYONE other than you can respond to it. Truly, who'd have guessed that you weren't supposed to post about a Jem guitar in the "Jem and Universe" forum? As I never read the "tech" forum (although I did search it for relavant posts related to my topic) I just assumed it was more of a modification and repair forum, than a place to look for possible defects in brand new guitars.
I also find it really funny that while this thread has nothing to do with technical issues, it was moved to the "tech" forum, while the original thread remains locked in the "Jem and Universe guitars" forum.
I'll not track "mud" through your precious "house" again.