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jem side view pictures

Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:42 pm
by teokiatuan
hey guys i was looking to get a jem but the edges of the body kinda worry me. they seem pretty sharp for a guitar. could some of you guys please post pictures up of various angle of different edges?
thanks!

Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:56 pm
by RAI
http://www.vai.com/Machines/guitars1.html

Mainly the "All About EVO" mini-site......

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:42 am
by teokiatuan
thanks rai. the edges worry me :cry:

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:47 am
by RAI
Why?

What's to worry about?

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:51 am
by teokiatuan
the edges are really pronounced, unlike in a eg JS, Strat or SG. does it feel like its cutting into your body when played sitting down/ in the classical position?

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:58 am
by Desert_Runner
If a jem body is just an rg body with a monkey grip and lions claw, no.

But SGs do cut into your body.

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:40 am
by teokiatuan
well i personally play an SG 99.9% of the time( the rest with a strat) and i got no problem with that. at least that has sort of a contour to it. the RG/Jem body looks to have no contour whatsoever, wouldn't you agree? definetely 'sharper' than the SG.

EDIT, i just checked the SG, the bottom edge does look to be more or less equally 'sharp' than the Jem.kept focusing on the top edge, not the bottom :lol:

well it feels perfectly fine. i can only wonder how comfortable the JS edge would feel :shock:

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:50 am
by al
its fine, i wudnt worry about it

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:02 am
by miker
It is very comfortable. A Les Paul cuts into your body. A Jem does not. But you won't know that until you've had one up close and personal.

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:02 am
by Desert_Runner
RG/jem bodies have an armrest where an SG cuts into your body.
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You can see it clearly in this pic.

If you play an SG, an rg/jem will feel pretty alien to you. But if you also know the feel of a strat, it's not that different.

I tried playing someone's SG a while ago, and he tried my RG. I hated the SG, the neck was all wrong, the body cut into my arm, and he said the RG didnt feel right to him either.

It's all a matter of preference. Try one and see if you like it.

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:00 am
by al
its much more comfy than a sg

ive a rg and sg, the rg is much nicer and comfortable, i hate sg's :)

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:04 am
by teokiatuan
actually the top edge (arm part) is not as bad as you say imo. the top of the sg is not like the bottom edge. it is slightly contoured.

i have a strat though,but i rarely play it. the strings are old and the pickups are too bright. i will only mod it after i make my custom..

well i don't think i have to try it out, since the forearm bend can only feel more comfortable,if anything. in fact i've never tried the RG/Jem shape before. i rarely try guitars :cry: since the local sole ibanez dealer has a nasty attitude about trying guitars. they only allow people to try mid-low end guitars.

the ibanez prestiges are cordoned off, and the fender custom shops,jems and other guitars above that price range are in a separate room.even for the guitars that are available for trying, they don't allow you to use the whammy bar, they claim they've had experience where people have damaged the tremolos...what idiots they must've been :roll:

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:50 pm
by Desert_Runner
Shame about that music shop dude...

But my local guitar shop goes one step further and doesn't stock any prestiges.

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:23 pm
by Azrael
I used to play a starter SG and had no problems switching to an RG and back and forth in between them. It all depends on what you're playing. The RG is better for keeping your picking hand even for fast licks, and the SG is better for strumming power chords and stuff like that. They both have their merits.

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:41 pm
by teokiatuan
Desert_Runner wrote:Shame about that music shop dude...

But my local guitar shop goes one step further and doesn't stock any prestiges.
hah i wonder why not. no other retailer anywhere nearby?hm...thats the case for me :cry:
Azrael wrote:I used to play a starter SG and had no problems switching to an RG and back and forth in between them. It all depends on what you're playing. The RG is better for keeping your picking hand even for fast licks, and the SG is better for strumming power chords and stuff like that. They both have their merits.
ah that's cool to know. i never knew shape could affect efficiency in picking styles. interesting...

end of the day though, the bottom edges(which is the only one that worries me) of the SG and RG are sorta the same, and the SG doesn't bother me. so i should be fine. thanks guys.

by the way guys. last question, the tune-o-matic on the sg is more forward than the fixed bridge on my Strat, i have to move my hand back abit to compensate, feels kinda different, but i can still manage. is it due to the scale of the neck? and is a jem body bridge in the SG or Strat position? im guessing the Strat?...hmm..