Ibanez Jem

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nato101010
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Last night, I experienced a REAL Jem. It was a Bad Horsie one. I musta played it for 3 hours. That was the 1st time I've ever played one. Now, I don't have the money for a Jem 7v, are the 555's any good? I know the trem sucks, but I would replace that. What is a good street price for one?
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hi there,
for those who can't afford a jem7vwh,the 555 is a good alternative.
however,you better save-up all youre money and get the 7vwh.
the choice is yours.

goodluck!
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you can usually find a 7dbk for a more reasonable price. They don't have the vine, come equipt with breeds but they are fairly simluar to the 7vwh.
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dude get the 'real' thing man! :wink:
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I wish I could. My income isn't very steady! A 7v would be god.







Dear Steve,
Can you please "donate" any Ibanez Jem in your collection to me?
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Darn, guess not. Steve, please? Pretty pretty pretty please?
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I would save my money and get a real one. Even those have good ones and bad ones. I´ve played about 6-10 JEMs since I know Steve Vais music, and only 2 of them were worth it. The first one is EVO and the other one is mine ;).

Try as many as you can, not all of them are good!


However, there are Vids of Steve on YT, where he plays a 555 neck. But get the real JEM, you only have to spend the money once and have a guitar for your life.
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Oh man, i think I'm just gunna settle on a Strat :P
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nato101010 wrote:Oh man, i think I'm just gunna settle on a Strat :P
you're gonna regret that :evil: :evil: :evil:

and where did you see the BRMR you played that day? im kinda looking for one
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A friend, its not for sale. Are you kidding? I love Strats, they're great, why not?
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I've played Strats for almost my entire music career.
Strats just can't do what Jems can do!

well,...that is, unless you make a whole bunch of modifications.
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Well, I play clean all the time. I like that single coil charm, that a humbucker or splitting one just doesn't have. I'm a real fan of the Neck+middle tone, it gives you that SRV kinda tone. if I want a Humbucker tone, I play my Les Paul. I don't see why I wanted a 555, cause my Les Paul plays better then any Ibanez I've ever played. :D IMO, I don't even like the whammy bar too much. Too much trouble.
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Well then there you have it.
Jems are a guitar that you either love or hate.
I for one love them! :mrgreen:
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I love a JEM for its looks. Scalloped 21-24 are cool, monkey grip=awesome, deeper lower cut away great because i've got big hands, Fretboard inlay is really cool. Neck is a little too thin, humbucker+ single coil is good idea, price sucks A LOT. Overall, I like it but, I don't. Its a classic for sure, but nothing is perfect.
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I played the 555 and the 7v. The 7 v was killer compared to the 555 although I liked them both. I personally wouldn't want a JEM because i don't feel its me. I like the idea and the look awesome. I love the way they play and everything. I just like a guitar that is saying me, not someone else. But the JEM is the only signature i'd ever want. But I wouldn't mind having a Universe. That be sweet.
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