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post Jun 13 2011, 07:26 PM
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Well, as the title says, Im planning to build a jem, of course I will post pics
now my plans are to work the whole summer ( I don't earn much money cuz im 17)
With the money I earn I will build myself a nice guitar.
for the parts I saw the site of jemparts the only problem is that I can't find a descent neck.
Im looking for the pyramid neck.

im thinking about swirling because I did it before and It is not that hard, but I also like the colors
desert yellow and shocking pink.

any thoughts ?

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post Jun 13 2011, 08:24 PM
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It could a cool experience!
You probably know jemsite.com?


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post Jun 13 2011, 08:53 PM
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QUOTE (Stephane Lucarelli @ Jun 13 2011, 07:24 PM) *
It could a cool experience!
You probably know jemsite.com?


yess its a very nice site for ibanez fans biggrin.gif


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post Jun 13 2011, 10:17 PM
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It's got to have the hole for the hand! Maybe do a variation on that?


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post Jun 14 2011, 11:29 AM
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Your idea sounds great! smile.gif
I wish I could tackle project like that.
Maybe you can find a used neck on ebay or craiglist?


Swirl painting sounds awesome. It can look very effective.

I'll be following this thread to see the progress wink.gif


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post Jun 14 2011, 03:51 PM
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so yesterday started with the plans, today did some research:

- found a body on a site of patrick sims

this one is 450 dollars but it is already painted.

I could get it complete without electronics and tremolo for 950 but that wouldn't make sense
I looked further for a plain body :

wich brought me to this 2 , both 165 dollars







main difference is the squere heel, I need to overthink that, what do you guys think ?


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post Jun 14 2011, 05:38 PM
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I tried to buy a body from patrick sims once, it did not go well. I would recommend you avoid sourcing anything from him, if you google around a bit you should find that he doesn't have a great reputation.


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post Jun 14 2011, 05:46 PM
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The second of the two, have that on my Ibanez and it's more comfortable.


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post Jun 14 2011, 05:56 PM
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contacted Ed Roman, He told me he could make me some parts for a reasonable price but because of
the copyright infringement he cant make all the parts , So he will try to make me a pyramid neck.

Yeah so our neck is fixed, now further with the body.. Ed could make me one without the monkey grip
Ill first ebay en then ill see...


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post Jun 14 2011, 07:47 PM
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Congratulations mate, seems like a nice project! smile.gif

If you want to make a swirl painting, I suggest you practice a bit on a similar plank of wood, it's tricky! smile.gif


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post Jun 14 2011, 08:11 PM
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I would suggest Korina (also called Limba) as wood for the body. Great sustain, warm sounding and a bit more mids - compared to mahogany. Lovely wood.
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post Jun 14 2011, 08:17 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Jun 14 2011, 06:47 PM) *
Congratulations mate, seems like a nice project! smile.gif

If you want to make a swirl painting, I suggest you practice a bit on a similar plank of wood, it's tricky! smile.gif


haha thats the least I worry about, I did it before, luckily they sell the paint and oil 2 streets away.
its more experimental mixing but an orange or pink jem would also be nice, the neck will cost me 1200 from ed
so thats a no go.

back to the start...


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post Jun 15 2011, 01:27 PM
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Where are you based, the US? If you happen to be in the UK then jaden rose might be a good person to contact;

JadenRoseGuitars.com


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post Jun 15 2011, 02:06 PM
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Im based in the netherlands, I've contacted some youtubers that build them, they gladly liked to help
me in my guitar building journey biggrin.gif


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post Jun 15 2011, 02:54 PM
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Curved heel is more comfortable, plus it's the one Ibanez uses, at least on RGs smile.gif


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post Jun 15 2011, 08:24 PM
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QUOTE (Fran @ Jun 15 2011, 01:54 PM) *
Curved heel is more comfortable, plus it's the one Ibanez uses, at least on RGs smile.gif


yeah I got em on my rg550, but the necks are really hard to find , what I could do is finding a new rg550 neck ( Im not going to disasemble my guitar tongue.gif) and then with a steamer get the fretboard off and put a jem on it, the jem fretboards are easier to find then whole necks.
see were it gets me..


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post Jun 15 2011, 08:48 PM
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Good luck with the whole thing, let us know how it goes, and take some pics! smile.gif


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post Jun 15 2011, 09:34 PM
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QUOTE (Fran @ Jun 15 2011, 07:48 PM) *
Good luck with the whole thing, let us know how it goes, and take some pics! smile.gif


of course I will !
haha I post everything here lately,haha even my new hair xD


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post Jun 16 2011, 10:05 AM
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QUOTE (Ompa @ Jun 14 2011, 08:11 PM) *
I would suggest Korina (also called Limba) as wood for the body. Great sustain, warm sounding and a bit more mids - compared to mahogany. Lovely wood.


Yeah they used to make the old Flying V's out of it... must be good ! cool.gif


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