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Buying a JEM

#1 Post by svai1 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:56 am

Hi,

I would like some suggestions....
I'm thinking of buying a new JEM. Frankly, I'm not sure I like the gold hardware of the white 7V.
Is Ibanez have plan to replace it soon ? What are the other options ?
The best would be the EVO replica I guess....but over 7000$ !!!! :shock:

Thanks for any inputs....


In another note, I met Mr Vai in Montreal with the EVO experience. What a gentlemen !

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#2 Post by Samuele » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:45 am

To take a look at the current Jem lineup go to ibanez.com.

There's the white 7V, the floral pattern 77, the sea foam green 70V, and in some countries there are still a few white 555s. The only one with gold hardware is the 7V, all the others have chrome.

This is if you're going to get yourself a new one. Used ones, that's another story.

If I really didn't want gold hardware (and had the money) I would go with the 77FP2, the floral pattern one, which I think is beautiful by the way.

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Re: Buying a JEM

#3 Post by svai1 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:48 pm

Grazie Samuele,

I'll have to try them at the store before I take my decision...
Anyway, the FP2 seems a good option !
Thanks !

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#4 Post by kyle am I » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:06 am

you could always swap out the gold trem for a different one (though ibanez is not selling original edges anymore- i bought the last one).

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Re: Buying a JEM

#5 Post by tommyd48 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:15 am

svai1 wrote:Hi,

I would like some suggestions....
I'm thinking of buying a new JEM. Frankly, I'm not sure I like the gold hardware of the white 7V.
Is Ibanez have plan to replace it soon ? What are the other options ?
The best would be the EVO replica I guess....but over 7000$ !!!! :shock:

Thanks for any inputs....


In another note, I met Mr Vai in Montreal with the EVO experience. What a gentlemen !
7000 very well worth spending,..I dont own one ,but I played one in a Guitar shop a while back ,I haven't played a better Guitar

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Re: Buying a JEM

#6 Post by svai1 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:16 am

Did you compare it with the 7V ?
I guess changing the gold hardware on the 7V would make it quite identical to the 25th anniversary EVO....i can beat it myself ! :headbang
Thanks for the suggestions so far...!

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#7 Post by Jeries » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:24 pm

here's an idea

get a jem with gold hardware

I will buy you new black hardware and send me all your gold hardware...
deal?

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Re: Buying a JEM

#8 Post by svai1 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:32 am

Hehehe that's a good deal !

I'm trying to find a used one that I could see and try (not really a fan of ordering via ebay). I'll get in touch with you when I'll have it.
Thanks for the idea...

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#9 Post by kyle am I » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:54 pm

Jeries wrote:here's an idea

get a jem with gold hardware

I will buy you new black hardware and send me all your gold hardware...
deal?
where do you buy your black hardware

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Re: Buying a JEM

#10 Post by Jeries » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:59 pm

i buy 90% of my parts from my friend jeff
azguitarparts.com

but you have to be careful about getting the right stuff for ibanez

he also now sels orig floyd stuff- much better

all my guitars now have new genuine floyd nuts

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Re: Buying a JEM

#11 Post by eman213 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:16 pm

I had a jem before......very nice guitar.....but half the time i couldnt justify playing it or hanging on the wall for the art that it is!

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