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 Post subject: A new guitar or .....??
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:09 pm 
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So..damm. I got a kind of a dilemma here man. Should I..
A : (keep) save enough money to buy that one awesome guitar. I halfway there...Almost. (A Ibanez js10th chrome boy) Or B : Use the money I have now, to repair and restore the gear I have now? I still
have a broken peavey 5150. a g-force that needs to be looked at ..(etc)

What should I do...??


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:02 pm 
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that's an EASY one

Get the Chrome JS

I bought a broken 5150 head for under $200
Ironically enough after I got it fixed (I don't think there was any charge by my amp guy to fix it) I couldn't even get more than $200 for it..
I've bought a 5150 combo for $200 also- so there are cheap 5150's out there so don't let the idea of fixing a broken one get in the way of your dream guitar.


While the Gforces are $1800 new- USED they sell for as low as $400.
By the time you deal with overseas tc electronic and get the parts or knobs that are broken you'll realize they sent you the wrong one then 3 months later you have all the old parts- you get it fixed blah blah blah not worth it- sell it as is for $250-300 maybe someone doesn't realize how much they're selling for now and you can get 400 for it as is- -then pickup a gforce when you see a steal on one...

in fact- in todays technology get a G Major 2- it caught up with the gforce and as long as you don't need super crazy tweaking of the pitch block of it- you're fine....

if you said 'i want to get this fixed and that fixed' and they're unreplacable and really expensive/worth a ton used- i'd say do it... but when top dollar for a 5150 mint working fine is like $400-500 and a gforce is 400-450 forget it- get the JS- because in 5 years the 5150 will be worth $350 and the gforce $250- and the chromeboy will be worth twice what you paid.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:46 pm 
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Thanks for the reply.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:07 am 
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a chromeboy will also be losing its finish ...not very good at all...just like the Mirror Jems.

if you really want a chrome finish buy a normal JS and send it to Martin Sims


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:00 am 
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R1FSR wrote:
a chromeboy will also be losing its finish ...not very good at all...just like the Mirror Jems.

if you really want a chrome finish buy a normal JS and send it to Martin Sims


the preproduction mirror jems lost their finish- (for example all of vai's)
but the ones that were released for sale- were fine and still are to this day as long as they weren't abused

i think same applies to chrome boys


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:04 am 
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all the ones ive played or seen have lost their colour or cracked finishes..The Martin sims
version of the Mirror Jems is far superior the Ibanez version IMO


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