A New Jem????

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Re: A New Jem????

#121 Post by fretboardmagic » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:33 am

I'm not against hardtails, and I don't dislike the decal just because it's ugly, which it is.
I dislike the decal because I made a decision a long time ago that I wouldn't play anything with the artist's name on it. Period. I love the feel of an SRV Strat, but I would never buy one, simply because it's got his name on it. The same goes for this guitar. I love Vai, but I'm not him. I'd rather not have his name on my guitar. And you can bet if I'm gonna spend over $700 on a guitar, it'll be something I'm gonna play the hell out of. This guitar? No. AT100CL? Hell yeah.

And they lived happily ever after.
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Re: A New Jem????

#122 Post by TongueNGroove » Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:12 am

What's the difference? If you play a JEM it already has Vai's name all over it! Not physicaly, but everyone knows that is a VAI guitar. It is designed by Vai, it is played by Vai and it just looks like Vai.

And is that logo really Vai's name? It just looks like symbols to me...is it some arabic language or something?

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Re: A New Jem????

#123 Post by Patill » Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:06 am

TongueNGroove wrote: And is that logo really Vai's name? It just looks like symbols to me...is it some arabic language or something?
No, it´s a V an A and an I, what means VAI.





And it´s not about his name, but about how it looks like and the thing itself. If I buy a Vai T-Shirt, I expect a Vai logo on it, because I spend $30 for just that. A guitar is no merchandising article (and much more expensive). If they spray my name on it, I´ll take one.

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Re: A New Jem????

#124 Post by pjaydee » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:51 pm

Well i think its great, its time we had a hardtail option, anyone who plays one will tell you they can be a very rewarding experience. Well done Steve!!

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Re: A New Jem????

#125 Post by Patill » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:36 pm

well, Steve didn´t invent them :mrgreen:

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Re: A New Jem????

#126 Post by RAI » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:40 pm

And I need to make clear that I have nothing against hard-tails.
This, however, is insanely over-priced, with a disturbingly gross-looking graphic plastered all over the guitar.
Scary....

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Re: A New Jem????

#127 Post by Danny777 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:29 am

Just curious, but that the hell is on it to justify the 3k price tag.

With it being a hard tail I was expecting it to slot in as an upgrade to the Jnr/555's.

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Re: A New Jem????

#128 Post by cosmic ape » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:02 pm

for that price tag, a veneer top would have been nice...

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Re: A New Jem????

#129 Post by Patill » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:15 am

weiner?

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Re: A New Jem????

#130 Post by munky_danny » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:56 am

I gotta be honest here, I don't think it was a good move on anyones part...!

I was annoyed enough when they took the Lo-Pro's from the stock Jems.

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Re: A New Jem????

#131 Post by _Josu_ » Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:23 am

Does anybody knows what happened to that issue? The year is advancing and at least in Europe, I haven't seen any 7eafx in stores.

I'm just curious about testing one. My first impression wasn't very good, but the new Jem seems quite cool in the pics from NAMM ...

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Re: A New Jem????

#132 Post by Patill » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:27 am

saw it in Frankfurt, didn´t like it that much. I didn´t even play it, I took the new PGM instead :mrgreen:

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Re: A New Jem????

#133 Post by Mytonezucs » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:26 pm

I was really hoping for something along the lines of the new Gilbert PGM 401. Sure everybody knows it's a Vai guitar but the logo/sticker or whatever it is just kills it for me. But that's just me.

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Re: A New Jem????

#134 Post by sap » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:04 am

I like that they made a hard tail jem but the logo is hideous. Please make a hard tail without the logo.

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Re: A New Jem????

#135 Post by tom1325 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:25 am

for the price we could have just bought the jem 77 and blocked the trem, i think they should have experimented with different colours other than black.

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