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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:01 am 
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I aquired my first Jem, a Premium 70v, back in July, saved for months for this thing. I wanted to make a NGD back then but I went forgetting and delaying it ever since...

I must say, after playing a 7V I was impressed with what those folks in Indonesia can do.

It's a great guitar for it's value, and if setup correctly it holds up great.

Of course it's not a Prestige, but it sure is a lot better than that 555 thing!
Funny thing is, the 555 costs as much as this here in Portugal(around 1000€)

Replaced all the hardware in mine with gold one for less than 200$(sold the old one, in the end I spent like 30$)
DiMarzio even sent me the polepieces for 15$.

When replacing the hardware I just noticed one thing: the nut is not MIJ, the original chrome one is a little off the neck in the bass side and has nothing to do with the Gotoh.
The gold one I put in is MIJ Gotoh, so are the tuners, and of course, a Lo Pro(just love the thing).

Got a real dark rosewood fretboard, pics don't do it justice. I've seen lighter ones.

Set it up, put some .10s in and voilá, here she is:

http://imageshack.us/a/img585/2573/dsc0002big.jpg
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Since I was too late to buy my EVO pass here in portugal(it ended one day before I got my paycheck... :( ) I'm still hoping I can get Steve to sign the backplate...


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:57 am 
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The gold hardware looks great on that guitar.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:47 am 
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how did you a) get the polepieces, and b) how did you install them?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:37 pm 
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how did you a) get the polepieces, and b) how did you install them?

A)
Contact dimarzio, paypal payment, 5$ each set+5$ shipping.
Total: 15$


B)
Hex key, out with the old, in with the new, direct swap.


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