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Jem10th

 

 

 

This is not the original 555, it's a Chinese copy from Guangdong, China (Mainland)

The guitar is lighter build (cheaper material used), but is is very well build and nice to play

The vibrato is standard Chinese shit, has been thrown away and replaced with a original Ibanez low flow 2 system (cost the same as the whole guitar it self)

 

Jem 555 WH Serial C02060841 made in Korea

 

Steve Vai pearl inlay in neck

 

 

 

JEM neck

• American Basswood body

• Large Jumbo frets

• Edge Pro II bridge

• DiMarzio® Evolution (H) neck pu

• DiMarzio® Evolution (S) mid pu

• DiMarzio® Evolution (H) bridge pu 

 

Neck

Scale

648mm/25.5"

a : Width at Nut

43mm

b : Width at Last Fret

56mm

c: Thickness at 1st

19mm

d : Thickness at 12th

21mm

Radius

430mmR

 

 

Pickup switching

Click picture for wiring diagram

 

 

Three Reasons for the Tremolo Redesign by Ibanez

1. The new designs address the drawbacks of the original Floyd Rose design incorporated in the Edge (1986) and LoPro Edge (1990).
2. The Korean made Lo-TRS II tremolo was never held in the same esteem as our Japanese made Edge/Lo-Pro. Korean models provide a bulk of Ibanez locking tremolo sales.

3. The S Series has grown and evolved so a new tremolo system was designed to accommodate it's needs.

 

 Source for Ibanez Tremolo system: www.jemsite.com

EdgePro Double Locking Tremolo

"Same trem arm from EDGE"
"Easy string loading block"
"Hardened metal inserts"

EDGE cut view - "New system for clamping the strings, no need for cutting the ball ends."

  • The tremolo arm has a similar arm holder (pushes in) just like the Edge/LoPro

  • SOUND-METAL steel saddle insert, for longer life of saddle & tone benefits?

  • No need to cut ball-end of strings (string passes thru the block if you want) but allen wrenches STILL REQUIRED to lock down the string to the saddle and nut (no ease of use here really - yawn)

  • Nut should screw to the neck (ala many Prestige models - as opposed to bolting thru the neck like the JEM/RGs did)

  • Featured on 2003 Japanese-made Ibanez guitars

  • Studs are the same as the ProEdge-II and do NOT feature the set screw to fasten the post to the anchor (as per the Edge, and LoPro Edge).

  • Studs are the same thread and spacing as the old Edge/LoPro (studs are interchangable), but are different than the EdgePro-II.

  • Has no similarity to the new Floyd Rose "Speedloader" nor does it require special strings, like that system

  • Will not retrofit an old Edge/LoPro, as routing will be required, likewise you cannot put an Edge/LoPro on a 2003 model that ships with the EdgePro. Specifically, the front part of the bridge baseplate (pickup side of the studs) and the knife edge has a different radius, the back (near fine tuners) of the Edge Pro is longer and finally the inside area for the tremolo block needs to be totally routed for the EdgePro bridge.

  • Will not retrofit with the new EdgePro-II

 

Listed below are the only parts that interchange between the LoPro Edge and the new EdgePro trems. Everything else is new.

  • Arm Socket and all the parts that go with it

  • Screw for the saddle intonation to hold it in place

  • Tremolo arm (and white bushings)

  • Fine tuners

  • Body anchors


 

Edge Pro Tremolo Features (Ibanez literature)

  • The Edge-Pro retains the same basic system of the original Edge, including the tremolo
    arm and the knife insert for the stud.

  • Lowest profile Ibanez tremolo ever.

  • Upgraded version of Japanese Edge and Lo-Pro Edge

  • Strings can be installed with or without ball end.

  • String holder block is part of the saddle. No more blocks falling out.

  • Die-cast bridge follows the shape of the fretboard for more comfortable right hand feel.

  • Allows stiffer string tension for arming and superior return to pitch. Since the saddle chip is
    installed on the front part of the two piece saddle, there's always full contact between the
    saddle and the base plate, which increases sustain.

  • Rounded steel saddle "chip" offers increased sustain and longer string life.

  • Available on all Ibanez Prestige and Signature Models (except K7) featuring a locking trem system.
     

 

EdgePro-II Double Locking Tremolo


 

"Same trem arm from SAT/FAT type bridge"
"Easy string loading block" (allen wrenches still required)
"New system for clamping the strings, no need for cutting the ball ends."

  • Featured on Korean-made guitars (replacing the horrendous Lo-TRS-xx)

  • Similar to the EdgePro visually, except it is missing the saddle inserts and the arm holder, and is shorter in length (from stud to fine tuners)

  • Heat treated plate & knife edges (whereas the TRS-xxx's have just the knife edge treated)

  • Pop in tremolo arm (not screw in), minus the arm holder and white bushings (als Edge, LoPro and ProEdge. Two set screws allow you to adjust arm height (off the baseplate) and looseness (swing vs tight).

  • Studs are not the same as the ProEdge and do NOT feature the set screw to fasten the post to the anchor (as per the old Edge, and LoPro Edge trems)

  • Has no similarity to the new Floyd Rose "Speedloader" nor does it require special strings, like that system

  • Will not retrofit an old Edge/LoPro, as routing will be required, likewise you cannot put an Edge/LoPro on a 2003 model that ships with the EdgePro or EdgePro-II.

  • Will not retrofit with the new EdgePro


replacable knife edges

arm holder with adjustable height and tension

Edge Pro II Features (Ibanez literature)

  • The Edge-Pro II represents a significant upgrade for the Korean-made RG's.

  • Improved design replaces Lo-TRS II

  • Die-cast bridge plate (like the MIJ Edge trems) with replaceable knife edge plate. The Lo-TRS and Lo-TRS II featured stamped plates)

  • The basic bridge design is the same as our Japanese locking trems (Edge, LoPro, EdgePro).

  • Strings can be installed with or without ball end.

  • String holder block is part of the saddle—no more blocks falling out.

  • Die-cast bridge follows the shape of the fretboard for more comfortable right hand feel.

  • Allows stiffer string tension for arming and superior return to pitch.

  • Arm has both height and tension adjustments.

  • Featured on all Korean-made RG models utilizing double-locking systems.

Model No.

JEM555

Color / Voltage

/

WH

Suffix

/

1M 05

Production Year

/

2004/11 - 2006/10

         
         

 

 

 

 

Parts No.

2LN1BR43K

Color / Voltage

/

Description

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LOCKING NUT SET CK/W43/W-BAR

         
         

 

Reference No.

Parts No.

C/V

Description

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Breakdown Locking nut bolt #

2TL2-1

LOCKING NUT BOLT

Breakdown Pressure pad #

2LN2-2K

GUITAR PARTS PRESSURE PAD/CK

Breakdown Locking nut lock bolt

2TL2-3

LOCKING NUT LOCK BOLT

Breakdown Washer #

2TL2-4

WASHER

Breakdown Toothed lock washer #

2TL2-5

TOOTHED LOCK WASHER

Breakdown Retainer bar #

2LN2-7K

GUITAR PARTS RETAINER BAR/CK

Breakdown Screw for retainer bar

2LN2-8

 

SCREW /RETAINER BAR

 

Parts No.

2EL1C211K

Color / Voltage

/

Description

/

TREMOLO UNIT/K EDGE PRO 2

         
         

 

Reference No.

Parts No.

C/V

Description

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Breakdown Tremolo arm

2EL2-C1B

TREMOLO ARM /EDGE PRO 2/ BK

Breakdown Saddle unit (all strin

2EL2-C2K

SADDLE UNIT /EDGE PRO 2/ CK

Breakdown String Holder block

2EL2-C3

STRING HOLDER BLOCK

Breakdown Holder block lock bolt

2EL2-C4

HOLDER BLOCK LOCK BOLT

Breakdown Saddle holding screw

2EL2-C5

SADDLE HOLDING BOLT

Breakdown Fine tune screw

2EL2-C7

FINE TUNE SCREW FOR EDGE PRO2

Breakdown Anchor

2EL2-CHA

HINGE ANCHOR

Breakdown Screw for hinge anchor

2EL2-CHAS

HINGE ANCHOR MOUNTING SCREW

Breakdown Tremolo height adjustm

2EL2-CB

TREMOLO HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT BOLT

 

Note.

 

 

 

Reference No.

Parts No.

C/V

Description

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Hardware Machine head

2MH1CG2L6K

M.HEAD SET/L6 DIE-CAST/CK

Machine head die-cast L*6 (Cosmo black)

Hardware Nut

2LN1BR43K

LOCKING NUT SET CK/W43/W-BAR

Se more details below

Hardware Tremolo unit

2EL1C211K

TREMOLO UNIT/K EDGE PRO 2

See more details below

Control knob Volume

4KB1CF1W

CONTROL KNOB ABS/VOL/WH

Control Knob ABS for volume (White)

Control knob Tone

4KB1CF2W

CONTROL KNOB ABS/TONE/WH

Control Knob ABS for tone (White)

Cavity Plate Truss rod cover

4PT1CRG1W

TRUSSROD COVER PLATE (JEM555WH)

Truss rod cover for JEM555WH plastic 1ply for locking nut (White)

Cavity Plate Pickguard

4PG1J555WP

GUITAR PARTS/WP PICKGUARD/JEM555

Pickguard plastic for JEM555-WH (White pearloid)

Cavity Plate Tremolo cavity plat

4PT1CRG22W

TREM CAVITY BACK PLATE WH/E.PRO-

 

Tremolo cavity plate for EDGE Pro II (White)

Cavity Plate Jack cavity plate

4PT1CRG4W

BACK PLATE/WH JACK CAVITY/J5W

Jack cavity plate (White)

Others Strap button

4EP1C2K

GUITAR PARTS/CK STRAP PIN/ RG

Strap button (Cosmo black)

Others Switch cap

4SC1C1W

SWITCH CAP/WH /LEVER SW.

Switch cap for lever switch ABS (White)

Switch Pickup selector

3PS1CGAE5

GUITAR PARTS 5-WAY LEVER

Pickup selector 5-way lever switch for H-S-H / S-S-H wiring

Potentiometer Volume

3VR1C500B

POTENTIOMETER 500KB/RG

Potentiometer 24mm 500K-B

Potentiometer Tone

3VR1C500D

POTENTIOMETER 500KD/RG

Potentiometer 24mm 500K-D

Capacitor Volume

3CP1J331

CAPACITOR

Capacitor (Ceramic) 330pF

Capacitor Tone

3CP1J223

CAPACITOR

Capacitor (Film) 0.022uF

Others Output jack

3JK1C12DZ

OUTPUT JACK FOR GSR(PT)/DZ

Output Jack Barrel type

Parts Neck model number

1NKJ555WH2

 

GUITAR PART/NECK JEM555WH 3PLY

Neck for JEM555-WH 3ply

 
 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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