The Sea Foam Green Jem

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Re: The Sea Foam Green Jem

#16 Post by ocxcxd » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:51 am

But you have to. :wink:

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Re: The Sea Foam Green Jem

#17 Post by kyle am I » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:36 am

xavia has an evo? I wonder if EVO has an evo ;)

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Re: The Sea Foam Green Jem

#18 Post by ocxcxd » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:46 am

kyle am I wrote:xavia has an evo? I wonder if EVO has an evo ;)
XAVIA is just a modified JEM7V - scalloped fretboard, sustainer, backstop, and some addons by Thomas.

But the story about Evo and her pickups is still wrapped in a misty fog. :shock:

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Re: The Sea Foam Green Jem

#19 Post by Jeroen » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:59 pm

ocxcxd wrote:But you have to. :wink:
It isn't exactly part of my job description ;-)

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Re: The Sea Foam Green Jem

#20 Post by ocxcxd » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:23 am

Jeroen wrote:
ocxcxd wrote:But you have to. :wink:
It isn't exactly part of my job description ;-)
Haha, ok then. I don't know what to reply! :wink:

And to keep this on-topic, we know that there are two other JEM70V guitars.
First one is LACS, it's a prototype, has a sustainer built in, 3pc LACS neck, headstock without premium label. Used on G3 Australia, NZ tour. Now cliplocks have been removed, different sustainer - Sustainiac.

There is another one which was used for the JEM70V presentation video. Production model, could be the one that Jeroen photographed but was later modified.

Jeroen please correct me if I am wrong or if anything does not match the real specs.
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Re: The Sea Foam Green Jem

#21 Post by kyle am I » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:52 am

maybe Steve just took the fernandes unit out of the first LACS prototype and switched in the sustainiac device with a diff strap. They have the same positions (the two switches, the extra knob) maybe the guitar just changed systems.

Edit: Although why would he? He IS Steve vai you know ;) why not have a two of the same guitar... But different

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Re: The Sea Foam Green Jem

#22 Post by guitarmattms » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:00 pm

What type of knobs does he use?

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Re: The Sea Foam Green Jem

#23 Post by Jeroen » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:35 am

I think they are plastic ;)

But when you mean the pots, I think they are same as production, with the exception of the push/pull one.
Not sure which one that is though. I'm not really planning on taking it apart just to check what kind of pots there are in there.

Regarding the other Seafoam: It's only one. It had a Fernandes, now it has a sustainiac.

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Re: The Sea Foam Green Jem

#24 Post by ocxcxd » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:47 pm

Thanks for correcting me :wink:

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Re: The Sea Foam Green Jem

#25 Post by kyle am I » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:26 pm

ha, I think that's the first time I made an I Terence into Steve's guitars and was actually right lol. Whoop whoop!
Jeroen wrote:I think they are plastic ;)

But when you mean the pots, I think they are same as production, with the exception of the push/pull one.
Not sure which one that is though. I'm not really planning on taking it apart just to check what kind of pots there are in there.

Regarding the other Seafoam: It's only one. It had a Fernandes, now it has a sustainiac.

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Re: The Sea Foam Green Jem

#26 Post by SvenKaaBlueser » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:39 am

Jeries wrote:forgot Vai getting white sustainers

HOW DOES HE GET THOSE IBANEZ BACKSTOPS!!!!!! i need a few
I agree. I to am trying to get an ibanez backstop. I have even tried to contact them so please! Could you inquire if there is any way to buy them from ibanez?

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Re: The Sea Foam Green Jem

#27 Post by Jeries » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:03 pm

i don't think so
they have a stash of them but don't sell them

ask rich harris at ibanezules he might be able to get one


(although everyone should be jealous- i have the hook up for white sustainers! woot woot)

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Re: The Sea Foam Green Jem

#28 Post by Jeroen » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:18 pm

The backstop in this particular jem is custom made by Ibanez, although they look very similar to the original, it's machined, rather than die-cast.
I'll see if I can take a few pictures of it tomorrow.

The white sustainers are actually getting produced a bit again, I see them every now and then, and in fact, there are a bunch of new Fernandes guitars on Ebay right now that have them.

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Re: The Sea Foam Green Jem

#29 Post by kyle am I » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:22 am

does it make a difference if its die-cast or machined? I mean, it's probably machined because its easier and die cast ones are probably only cost effective when they're being mass manufactured and sold..

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Re: The Sea Foam Green Jem

#30 Post by guitars911 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:22 am

Jeries, Can you get just the driver in white or does one need to buy the whole kit to get one in white? Please PM me the cost when you get a chance.

Thanks

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