What Jem7v is better ?

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tk777
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I was just wondering which Jem7v's are the best ?
The early ones with an ebony fretboard and a low edge pro trem or the ones with the rosewood fretboard and the latest ibanez trem system ?

I have a 2008 model Jem 7v which the latest trem on and I was thinking of switching it out with a lo edge pro trem (the same as what FLO has I believe)
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ebony board and edge lo pro are the best by far

the best guitars ibanez made in japan were in the late 90s so i'd go with like 95-99
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tk777 wrote:
I have a 2008 model Jem 7v which the latest trem on and I was thinking of switching it out with a lo edge pro trem (the same as what FLO has I believe)

I think since Edge-PRO trem was out ... the jem's never used other trems...
can you take a photo of you trem. on your jem7v ?
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no ebony fretboard please^^.


I like mine very much, don´t know what it is though. Very playable, I know I mentioned that, but except the aging effect, she felt absolutely like Evo.


Now I´m interested, how exactly do I see when it was made :)?
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I was kind of wondering the same thing.
I'd like to find an earlier 7v with Ebony + "thin wirey neck" like EVO
also routed for Edge/Edge-Pro.

When did Ibanez change the neck thickness?
I've got an '03 & the neck is thicker than the older ones.
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i dont think they ever did
i thought/think its always been Wizard II neck
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Jeries wrote:i dont think they ever did
i thought/think its always been Wizard II neck
No its just a jem neck. Wizard necks are normally found on other Ibanez models like the rg and s series guitars.


Does anybody know if a edge lo pro tremelo system would fit on to a new jem 7v with the new edge pro system ?
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there has been much talk about swapping the edge-pro for a low-pro and it will work....only if you want to route out your body & possibly suffer some intonation issues.
it is definately NOT a direct swap.
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SRVoodoo wrote:there has been much talk about swapping the edge-pro for a low-pro and it will work....only if you want to route out your body & possibly suffer some intonation issues.
it is definately NOT a direct swap.
Cheers man, I'll stick with the edge pro. I've got a nice edge lo pro 7 on my universe :)
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no the shape of the JEM neck is the 'wizard' shape
i think he measurements are identical if not barely off to being the same.
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Jeries wrote:no the shape of the JEM neck is the 'wizard' shape
i think he measurements are identical if not barely off to being the same.

no it´s not. Very old story....



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Ebony and LowProEdge, just my 0.02$
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There is currently a WIZARD II neck which i think is spot on with the jems
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only the JEM7PBK and the JEM777VDY have the wizard neck

The neck profile of the JEM7DBK is a bit thinner (front to back) than the traditional JEM neck as requested by Steve Vai. It is described as unique to the JEM but "kind of a Wizard neck at the nut but not at the 12th fret".


source : jemsite
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so why then, is the neck on EVO almost exactly like the one on my friends 7dbk and my early RG? And what year 7v would I have to buy to get the thinner neck?
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