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Thread dedicated to the JEM7D

#1 Post by Dr.N.A.Ma » Sun Sep 07, 2003 8:54 am

Is this guitar lost to Steve Vai and this site?
went through all 120 guitars in the machines section... where is this guitar?!

Has it been used for any performances or recordings!?

Does steve even know this guitar exists?!

Well either way, I have one and i think its pretty awesome concidering I haven't even touched an JEM7V.

btw the JEM7D is the one with the watermark looking surface, Nice touch.

http://ibanez.com/guitars/guitar.asp?model=JEM7D or
Image (2 differen't links)

If you like complements on how cool your guitar sounds and looks... this is a crowd killer, the mirror pickguard reflects stage lights pretty cool.

btw again, why does Ibanez only sell 4 JEM models? There are plenty more.

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#2 Post by Mikey » Sun Sep 07, 2003 9:44 am

Actually, Steve owns about 4 of these guitars. One of them even has LED markers in the neck like the Bad Horsie guitar.

The reason they aren't on the site is because i haven't added them yet. :shock:

But, like all the many things in Vai-land, they will be added soon.

There are still many guitars that Steve owns that haven't been added to the gallery, but I've photographed them all.. so i'm adding them slowly.

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#3 Post by Dr.N.A.Ma » Tue Sep 09, 2003 3:13 am

i dunno how often you are around steve but have you by any chance caught his opinion bout the guitar?

And just for (prolly a F.A.Q.) random facts, how many guitars does he actually own!? and if you feel like sharing, which is the most expensive? any collectable signatures?

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#4 Post by Mikey » Tue Sep 09, 2003 8:48 am

He likes the guitar. That's why he has a number of them.

The finish matches the finish on the panel work of the Board and outboard gear in The Mothership.

If you'd like to take a look at Steve's guitars, you can check them out here: http://www.vai.com/Machines/guitars1.html

Of the guitars shown here, there are probably 20-30 that are not yet listed that he has acquired recently.

Also, there are quite a few guitars shown that Steve no longer owns - some that he has given to friends, auctioned for charity etc.

Probably the most collectible signatures as his own ;) There are many prototypes in his collection that were never marketed.

Drool away,

Mikey ;)
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#5 Post by ChickenScratch » Tue Sep 09, 2003 9:01 am

Hey Mikey, I was just checking out the EVO section and I noticed this http://www.vai.com/Machines/guitarpages ... kLRG02.jpg

I assume those are trem setters or some other type of trem stablizer but why 2?

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#6 Post by Mikey » Tue Sep 09, 2003 9:06 am

Hi Chicken,

it's just one tremsetter. Steve has them in both EVO and FLO.. and I think in Bad Horsie (the mirror top too).

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#7 Post by Junebughunter » Wed Sep 10, 2003 4:45 pm

Steve Used the 7D for the Ultra Zone tour as well. I can't remember what song he used it for anymore, but he did use it. As a matter of fact when he came out and started playing, there was something wrong with the wireless thing so Thomas Nordegg ran out and had to fix it.

Anyway, I have seen Steve use it and I believe there are a number of publicity photos where he is holding one.

You said you haven't played a Jem7v yet, so all I can tell you is the biggest difference is the neck on the 7v is way beefier feeling.

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#8 Post by bob mac » Fri Sep 12, 2003 10:21 am

Steve used the DBK for "Aching Hunger" on the Ultra Zone tour....

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#9 Post by Dr.N.A.Ma » Sun Sep 14, 2003 4:39 am

Junebughunter wrote:
You said you haven't played a Jem7v yet, so all I can tell you is the biggest difference is the neck on the 7v is way beefier feeling.
by that do you mean the neck feels thicker, easier to play, or sounds better?

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#10 Post by Junebughunter » Mon Sep 15, 2003 12:54 pm

Dr.N.A.Ma wrote:
Junebughunter wrote:
You said you haven't played a Jem7v yet, so all I can tell you is the biggest difference is the neck on the 7v is way beefier feeling.
by that do you mean the neck feels thicker, easier to play, or sounds better?
Well I can't tell you how much the neck really affects the tone, because the breed pick-ups change the tone more than anything I don't know what is (if anything) tone-wise changed by the neck. I think it is probably much easier to play for smaller hands (the 7D neck that is) because it feels just like a wizard, maybe a wizard 2 neck (slightly thicker than the original wizard)

But really I can't say that either is easier to play or sounds better it is your preference really

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#11 Post by Shreddy Krueger » Wed Oct 29, 2003 11:26 am

I'm with ya' on the 7D neck feeling thinner.
To me it wasn't so much the neck as the smaller frets.
They drove me nuts.
I sold my 7D for a UV7 bk.

I prefer the frets on the older Jem's or the 7V personally,
but some people absolutely love the necks on the 7d.

It did feel more like a wizard neck to me too.

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#12 Post by Dr.N.A.Ma » Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:26 am

I love the neck on my jem.... thicker necks feel kinda ugly to me now though...

the 7d is smaller than my other ibanez guitar and is as light as a feather, I always thought i was gunna break it really ez, but that never happened :D

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#13 Post by Shreddy Krueger » Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:40 am

Yeah it is CRAZY light.....

Cool finish too!

I'm just WAY too crazy & little things bug me too much.
I'm more partial to the necks on the old Jem 777's,
but I spend the majority of my time on 7 strings & big ass PRS necks so that kind of goes without saying.

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