Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Guitar Swap
OrganisedConfusi...
post Sep 12 2008, 05:57 PM
Post #1


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 5.635
Joined: 29-November 07
From: Nottingham, UK
Member No.: 3.401



I've been faced with a hard choice. Somebody has offered me a guitar swap.

Somebody wants to swap an immaculate condition Ibanez JEM 7V White for my Caparison T.A.T 2 that is in a damaged condition (The paint has been knocked off the bottom of the body and in a fairly bad chunk) The Caparison is my favourite guitar I've ever played along with my Parker Nitefly M. But I can't play the Caparison since damaging it. It's too upsetting sad.gif

What would you guys do and what should I consider when deciding?

What's the JEM like?

This post has been edited by OrganisedConfusion: Sep 12 2008, 05:57 PM


--------------------
Gear
Guitars:- Caparison Horus Snowcloud, Parker Nitefly M, Parker Nitefly SA, Gibson SG, Parker P10e, 40 Year Old Spanish Acoustic
Amps:- Framus Ruby Riot 2x12" stack
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
jer
post Sep 12 2008, 05:59 PM
Post #2


GMC:er
*

Group: Passive
Posts: 1.889
Joined: 3-September 08
From: Des Moines IA USA
Member No.: 5.836



QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Sep 12 2008, 11:57 AM) *
I've been faced with a hard choice. Somebody has offered me a guitar swap.

Somebody wants to swap an immaculate condition Ibanez JEM 7V White for my Caparison T.A.T 2 that is in a damaged condition (The paint has been knocked off the bottom of the body and in a fairly bad chunk) The Caparison is my favourite guitar I've ever played along with my Parker Nitefly M. But I can't play the Caparison since damaging it. It's too upsetting sad.gif

What would you guys do and what should I consider when deciding?

What's the JEM like?


If you don't play the Caparison I'd get rid of it.

What good is it to you?


--------------------
My Gear

Jackson SL-1 USA Soloist
Jackson DK2M
ESP LTD MH-400
ESP LTD EC-1000
Ibanez Custom S-Series
Martin 001 Acoustic

Handmade Marshall JCM800 50watt head (with mods)
Carvin 50x2 Stereo Tube Amp
Boss GT-10 Preamp/Effects Processor
Digitech GSP-1101 Preamp/Effects Processor
Behringer FCB1010 Midi Controlled Floorboard
Behringer Dualfex EX2200
Behinger Stereo EQ
Line 6 POD with 2.3 upgrade
Line 6 Floor Board
Line 6 Spider III Practice Amp
Nady UHF Wireless


"Who will eat the decay, when the worms have lost their sight?"
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
DeepRoots
post Sep 12 2008, 06:03 PM
Post #3


Get to da Chopper!
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 2.700
Joined: 18-March 07
From: South Wales, UK
Member No.: 1.374



I hear the JEM plays like butter- have you tried it out yet?

If your not playing the Caparison i think it's probably wise to trade. I'm sure one day after saving up your moneys again you can afford a new one- but in the mean time- why not play around with a JEM?

edit: obviously i realise its your favourite and remember reading about what happened to it- you may think you're giving up on it or something. But i'm sure it'll be put to good use elsewhere- it's a shame for a nice guitar like that to be sat around gathering dust.

This post has been edited by DeepRoots: Sep 12 2008, 06:05 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
OrganisedConfusi...
post Sep 12 2008, 06:06 PM
Post #4


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 5.635
Joined: 29-November 07
From: Nottingham, UK
Member No.: 3.401



QUOTE (DeepRoots @ Sep 12 2008, 06:03 PM) *
I hear the JEM plays like butter- have you tried it out yet?

If your not playing the Caparison i think it's probably wise to trade. I'm sure one day after saving up your moneys again you can afford a new one- but in the mean time- why not play around with a JEM?

That's what I'm thinking. The guitar is currently on ebay though so if it goes it goes and if it doesn't I will swap I guess. So many people have asked questions about it since it's been on there. I'm selling it from between 1150 and 1350 which is a bargain in the UK for that guitar even a slightly damaged one.


--------------------
Gear
Guitars:- Caparison Horus Snowcloud, Parker Nitefly M, Parker Nitefly SA, Gibson SG, Parker P10e, 40 Year Old Spanish Acoustic
Amps:- Framus Ruby Riot 2x12" stack
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ZakkWylde
post Sep 12 2008, 06:06 PM
Post #5


Learning Tone Master
Group Icon

Group: MVC
Posts: 3.185
Joined: 22-June 07
From: Germany
Member No.: 2.164



The JEM is totally diffrent to the Caparison and you'll either love it or hate it. Don't swap before you actually played the exact guitar you'll be getting.


--------------------


Gear:
- Jackson USA Select KV2 King V with EMG 81/85
- Gibson Les Paul Custom Arctic White with EMG 81/85
- Ibanez Rg 8527 J Custom 7-String with DiMarzio Evolution and Air Norton

- Peavey 6505+ head with Marshall 1960AV 4x12 cab
- Peavey Vypyr 30 Practice Amp
- Dunlop Crybaby From Hell, Maxon OD808, Boss TU-2, MXR CarbonCopy, ISP Decimator, MXR Custom Audio Electronics Booster

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ivan Milenkovic
post Sep 13 2008, 12:22 PM
Post #6


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 25.396
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.341



Get your friend a proposition to swap instruments for some time, like a week or so, in order to really try the JEM nicely. This is the only way to know if you like the JEM or not.


--------------------
- Ivan's Video Chat Lesson Notes HERE
- Check out my GMC Profile and Lessons
- (Please subscribe to my) YouTube Official Channel
- Let's be connected through ! Facebook! :)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
fire
post Sep 13 2008, 12:37 PM
Post #7


GMC:er
Group Icon

Group: GMC Wiki:er
Posts: 196
Joined: 1-August 07
From: Germany¿
Member No.: 2.453



i think you should swap it - just if you consider the price.

If you're willing to sell it anyway, i think you get a 1) undamaged TOPCLASS guitar and cool.gif the jem will earn you more money should you ever want to sell it again...

so i'd recommend to change it. smile.gif

cheers


--------------------
If you think you understood what I said, you neglect that the things you hear, are different from the thing I thought of. - Got it?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Xuestor
post Sep 13 2008, 01:43 PM
Post #8


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 324
Joined: 16-September 05
From: Sweden
Member No.: 29



the JEM plays flawlessly, it's a dream, the neck is perfect, but the thing that is unbeatable with this guitar is it's really flat fretboard. It's great!


--------------------
Gear:
Epi LP with SD SH-2/SD SH-6
Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Standard VOS Bourbon burst
Gibson Les Paul Classic Antique Vintage Sunburst
Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded Tobacco burst
Fender Stratocaster Antigua with Stan Hinesley Karma/ Stan Hinesley EXP/ Dimarzio Protrack
Jem 7VWH
Fender CD160NT 12-string
Ibanez AW40NT 6-string
Martin 000X1 6-string
Hughes & Kettner Switchblade Head with 2*12 Celestion Vintage 30's Cab


Grammatic Professional auf Schweden
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gus
post Sep 14 2008, 10:54 PM
Post #9


GMC:er
Group Icon

Group: Student Instructor
Posts: 999
Joined: 21-January 08
From: Brazil/Denmark
Member No.: 3.920



I think Ivan's suggestion is the better. We really have a good idea of an instrument after playing it for a couple of days, not a couple of hours.

JEM is really great (10 out of 10 playability). I was going to buy it until I tried the RGT320q. Then I had to add a 11 out of 10 to the scale of playability ohmy.gif


--------------------
my "Thank you GMC!" video

If you like it please vote in the competition ;-)

Gus Stairway to Guitar Heaven - my practice agenda

Check out my lesson here Phrygian Dominant Solo lesson


Gear : Ibanez RGT320q (I just love the neck-thru sustain), Washburn EA-20SDL (acoustic 6 string), Standard strat (Mexico), POD X3 Live

Some of my Guitar heroes: Jimmy Page, Slash, Kirk Hammett, Augusto Licks, Joe Satriani, Gus G, David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler...
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
CyanideChris
post Sep 14 2008, 11:04 PM
Post #10


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 42
Joined: 15-September 07
From: Glasgow, Scotland
Member No.: 2.792



I'd take a TAT over a JEM any day tbh.
I'd say no.


--------------------
ESP Horizon FR-II
ESP M-II
Ibanez UV777BK w/BK-Warpig/Coldsweat
ENGL Savage SE
Mesa Dual Rectifier (two channel)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
MickeM
post Sep 14 2008, 11:34 PM
Post #11


Born of NWOBHM, Moderation Team Leader
*

Group: Members
Posts: 8.562
Joined: 9-January 07
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 1.062



There is a rule that says "never sell a guitar"
Someday it will strike you and you'll question why you ever sold it - or why you even stopped playing it for so long.


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Noangels
post Sep 15 2008, 02:21 PM
Post #12


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 316
Joined: 4-August 08
From: blighty
Member No.: 5.628



I wouldnt swap it for the Jem if I was you,cant you get that small chunk fixed?I expect there must be some artisans near you who could fix that no problem for not a lot of notes

Nothing wrong with Jems,I love their necks and the fretboard inlays are a work of art

I might get one of the 27 fret caparisons next year(orange colour)as the extended neck range sounds like fun


--------------------
Ibanez geo and a line 6 spider
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
OrganisedConfusi...
post Sep 15 2008, 03:13 PM
Post #13


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 5.635
Joined: 29-November 07
From: Nottingham, UK
Member No.: 3.401



It's an incredible guitar the TAT2. I might may someone local to try and fix it up. It may cost a bit but it would be worth it for sure smile.gif It's such a unique paint pattern though I hope they can do something about it smile.gif


--------------------
Gear
Guitars:- Caparison Horus Snowcloud, Parker Nitefly M, Parker Nitefly SA, Gibson SG, Parker P10e, 40 Year Old Spanish Acoustic
Amps:- Framus Ruby Riot 2x12" stack
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Toni Suominen
post Sep 16 2008, 01:22 PM
Post #14


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 3.038
Joined: 2-December 07
From: Rauma, Finland
Member No.: 3.434



Both are great guitars, so what ever you do, you will end up with an awesome instrument smile.gif


--------------------
Gear:
-PRS Custom 22
-Edwards Les Paul
-PodXT
-Ibanez Acoustic


Check out my lessons and my instructor profile!

My Youtube channel

My Last.FM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Bogdan Radovic
post Sep 16 2008, 01:28 PM
Post #15


Bass & Beginner Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.612
Joined: 30-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.410



QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Sep 15 2008, 04:13 PM) *
It's an incredible guitar the TAT2. I might may someone local to try and fix it up. It may cost a bit but it would be worth it for sure smile.gif It's such a unique paint pattern though I hope they can do something about it smile.gif


Well if you still love that guitar , maybe it would be cool to fix it !! It should look fine then (and be unique).. smile.gif


--------------------
For GMC support please email support (at) guitarmasterclass.net
Check out my lessons and my instructor board.
Check out my beginner guitar lessons course! ; Take a bass course now!
My solo and band songs : Keep Going On, Night Vibe, Kad Te Vidim, Susret, Plava Silueta
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 19th October 2017 - 09:15 PM