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Jem DNA

Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 2:37 pm
by LooZer247
Just a question that I cant seem to find a answer to anywhere??? The DNA has a 9volt battery in a compartment located on the back of the guitar... My Jem7 doesn't .... what is the difference??? I know the DNA has Breed pickups but I cant find anything about the DNA having active electronics... Can I get some help here???

Thanks, Mark...

Re: Jem DNA

Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 3:05 pm
by Jeroen
LooZer247 wrote:Just a question that I cant seem to find a answer to anywhere??? The DNA has a 9volt battery in a compartment located on the back of the guitar... My Jem7 doesn't .... what is the difference??? I know the DNA has Breed pickups but I cant find anything about the DNA having active electronics... Can I get some help here???

Thanks, Mark...
Did you buy this one new?
'cause normally, DNA's don't have battery compartments either.....

See:
http://www.ibanezrules.com/images/dna/dna205.jpg

Edit:
I just realized you mention your jem7.

Perhaps you mean the electronics cover? A DNA is "Back routed" which means the switchs and stuff go through the wood, whereas a 7v is 'Front routed" and which has the switches and knobs mounted into the pickguard.

Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 3:38 pm
by LooZer247
the guitar seems stock in every way, except for the fact that there is a 9volt battery in one of the rear access panels... electronics panel I belive... the guitar was purchased off e-bay...it is #32 DNA... just wondering what that battery is for??? Looks as though it belongs there, but I dont find any information about the DNA's having active electronics, which is all I can think of the battery being for???

thanks for your help with this...

Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 4:24 pm
by R1FSR
NONE of these DNAs have a battery compartment located on the back..
http://www.ibanezrules.com/gallery_dna1.htm
more DNA pics here ...
http://www.abouttimedesigns.com/dnacontact.htm
its even got a pic of your guitar #32..
Image

Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 7:39 pm
by Ryan Layton
maybe it was put there to block the trem?

Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 11:20 pm
by Moderator777
Ryan Layton wrote:maybe it was put there to block the trem?
Highly doubtful. Why install a 9V battery compartment to block a trem? That's insane and simply not logical when a removable piece of wood would do the job fine.

This guitar probably has/had active electronics installed post-factory which necessitates the 9V compartment.

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Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 11:26 pm
by jemgirl
or to install a sustainer maybe? :?



cheers,

patricia

Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 2:38 am
by Bono
R1FSR wrote:NONE of these DNAs have a battery compartment located on the back..
http://www.ibanezrules.com/gallery_dna1.htm
more DNA pics here ...
http://www.abouttimedesigns.com/dnacontact.htm
its even got a pic of your guitar #32..
Image
Sorry to be off topic, but that is one sick swirl...

Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 12:39 pm
by Ryan Layton
Ryan Layton wrote:
maybe it was put there to block the trem?


Highly doubtful. Why install a 9V battery compartment to block a trem? That's insane and simply not logical when a removable piece of wood would do the job fine.
oh. i was just scanning this thread and thought that maybe a 9 volt battery was just shoved in there so that the trem wouldn't move. i didn't realize that soemthign was installed in there.

Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 1:45 pm
by Texter
OK...your DNA is modded, which isn't a bad thing per se, except for that the guitar isn't original anymore. What does it do when you rip out the battery? Have you taken off the cover to see what's underneath? Are there any extra switches on it? Can you see DiMarzio on top of the pups, or are there colored stickers like bobbin toppers on them? Do you get the urge to salute Satan after playing for 10 minutes?\m/ :twisted: \m/

Re: Jem DNA

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:43 pm
by SKATECHUCK03
I know what the problem is... Your DNA is a fake. I have DNA #32 happily sitting on my wall. It has all of the authentication paperwork, and was even played by Steve during one of his tours.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news...

Re: Jem DNA

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:39 pm
by kyle am I
SKATECHUCK03 wrote:I know what the problem is... Your DNA is a fake. I have DNA #32 happily sitting on my wall. It has all of the authentication paperwork, and was even played by Steve during one of his tours.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news...
What? This thread is almost ten years old lol. I don't think anybody in this thread even goes on the board anymore. But post a picture of your certificate if you really mean it lol.