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 Post subject: My Flo
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:52 am 
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I wanted another guitar with a sustainer... got an identical guitar to my fav guitar- had a sustainer put in- loved it- then put a $300 floyd rose in it and hated it- sold it at a huge loss.

Trying for months to pickup a nice late 90s Ibanez Prestige (RG3120TW) - can't find anything...

Came across a JEM- guy was asking $2400+ for it... told them they're worth 1200-1400 all day not 2000+. I told him i'd do 900 cash- took it off craigslist never heard from him again- 3 weeks he calls me back- no luck selling and would take 900. Before I did the deal took him and the guitar to my guitar guy to verify it wasn't messed up and needed a re-fret like every other guitar I bought lately.

Hit up Fernandes while I was about to get a Prestige- Anddddddddddd a white driver was an option.
That got me thinking of the Jem again...

Got the Jem, Got the Sustainer...Perfect.

It was installed by Atomic Guitar Works in Peoria AZ and they did an insane job. The cavity plate is even recessed, holes for the light and trimpots.... I gave them pics of FLO to copy the way the dummy was installed and where the extra knob was put-- not only they did it perfectly- they even replaced the knob with a black knob because one of the photos I gave them had the tone knob black... without asking...perfect....

The guitar is playing great, sounds great - Had some trouble with harmonic mode- screwed with the trim pots (the trim pot diagram had different directions than the manual on what to set one of them to- HUGE difference). Harmonic mode was acting crappy- raised the bridge pickup=perfect.

I'm happy

I didn't want to be a Vai rip of, I didn't want to copy him
BUT i want another sustainer guitar and at $900 you can't get a better guitar... and some Prestiges that should be selling for 500 lately have been going for 900+ so might as well get a Jem.

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 Post subject: Re: My Flo
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:14 am 
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Hell yeah! The shop did a kick ass job on that install. Looks good.

I know you are a Metallica fan and I just heard Breadfan on Pandora and forgot how good that tune is. Break in that bad boy with some Breadfan.. Hard to believe a Welsh band wrote this one in 1973.


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 Post subject: Re: My Flo
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:30 pm 
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Breadfan reminds me of 'all around the world' by RHCP!


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 Post subject: Re: My Flo
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:27 pm 
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No way. Not even close to breadfan. Tempo not the same. I'm a fan of chili peppers too, but come on.... Metallica's version of that song just makes you bob your head and makes you feel like a kid again.


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 Post subject: Re: My Flo
PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:52 am 
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how much did you pay for the whole install

please tell, i need to know this


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 Post subject: Re: My Flo
PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:18 pm 
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billions


(oh and getting it installed isn't the impressive thing- getting a WHITE one today is the crazy part)


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 Post subject: Re: My Flo
PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:53 pm 
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I have a white one.

I'll sell it to you my punk friend for $600.


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 Post subject: Re: My Flo
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:54 am 
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They did a nice job Jeries! Looks great man and that price is sweet!


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