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post Aug 1 2007, 12:50 AM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Jul 23 2007, 04:51 PM) *
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I beieve there can be.As for any brand guitar the under $200.00 Ibanez guitars wouldnt be anything i would like.I think there called gio models?I get your point though when paying a decent amount for an Ibanez you cant go wrong smile.gif They really know how to set up a guitar for shred and heavy music.



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You decribed the guitar very well.I only wish i could just go buy one today. laugh.gif


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ok, i have a 350ex, i was wondering what the difference is between that and a prestige model or a JEM, all i know is the pickups are better and the neck is a 5 piece while mine is a 3. what makes the 5 piece better? is the prestige worth the price? would you reccomend a RG prestige or a JEM?


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QUOTE (Sergeant_Ant @ Jul 31 2007, 07:52 PM) *
ok, i have a 350ex, i was wondering what the difference is between that and a prestige model or a JEM, all i know is the pickups are better and the neck is a 5 piece while mine is a 3. what makes the 5 piece better? is the prestige worth the price? would you reccomend a RG prestige or a JEM?


The prestige and Jem are very similar, the Jem is more expensive because of the name basically - of course I think it is worth it since I have one!


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I think the JEMS Neck alone justifies its price.....Its so Smooth, Fast, and just amazing.....God i want it so Bad...




















I played one today in a music store by the way smile.gif
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post Aug 1 2007, 08:04 PM
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I have 1 almost exactly like it! they play nice
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post Aug 1 2007, 09:41 PM
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QUOTE (Sergeant_Ant @ Aug 1 2007, 01:52 AM) *
ok, i have a 350ex, i was wondering what the difference is between that and a prestige model or a JEM, all i know is the pickups are better and the neck is a 5 piece while mine is a 3. what makes the 5 piece better? is the prestige worth the price? would you reccomend a RG prestige or a JEM?


It's also the quality and precision of crafting, better parts... like for example to make a JEM they spend 20 days (speaking for example - don't get me wrong - i have no idea how long does it take to make a guitar) and to make and RG they spend 12 days. Tuners on JEM and Prestige models are much better than on simple RG series, cheaper RGs use "Edge Pro II" bridge while Prestige and JEM has "Edge Pro".

Necks - although it may seem the necks are the same - they are not! Even Prestige vs. JEM neck is a big difference. It may be the same by dimensions (width, length, etc.) - but the quality of the neck is totally recognizable. I played my friends RG Prestige and when i went back to JEM it was a big difference.

As Andrew said - JEM sure takes some of the price because it's a signature guitar but it is still worth spending extra bucks smile.gif

It's almost as creating a custom guitar - when you create a custom guitar you build to the last detail, perfect. Well, consider JEM - Steve Vai's CUSTOM Ibanez - so it is perfect! smile.gif


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QUOTE (Pavel @ Aug 1 2007, 10:41 PM) *
Necks - although it may seem the necks are the same - they are not! Even Prestige vs. JEM neck is a big difference. It may be the same by dimensions (width, length, etc.) - but the quality of the neck is totally recognizable. I played my friends RG Prestige and when i went back to JEM it was a big difference.


Could you describe this big difference between the JEM and Prestige necks? Thanks!


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post Aug 2 2007, 01:28 AM
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hehe, im a glad ibanez user too. great review! It may be my next guitar thou
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prestige necks are cool but lack soul imo , had a 2550 a year or so never got me into the right mood,
but hey hey hey its a fine guitar... I would go for a gibson or e fender
yiou will find out why smile.gif
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QUOTE (Anomaly @ Aug 2 2007, 12:04 AM) *
Could you describe this big difference between the JEM and Prestige necks? Thanks!


Can't explain it in words! You know not everything is a specification difference. JEM necks just have better feel, they are smoother, faster - even though they may be same by specs. but they are not same! You have to try it to get the difference!


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Basically when you play a JEM, your response is...

"so THIS Is why everyone likes it so much!" biggrin.gif

I think JEM's have the best necks ever.
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QUOTE (Otto @ Aug 2 2007, 10:16 AM) *
prestige necks are cool but lack soul imo , had a 2550 a year or so never got me into the right mood,
but hey hey hey its a fine guitar... I would go for a gibson or e fender
yiou will find out why smile.gif

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Ibanez guitars have no soul. Everything on them is so perfect but they have no character, they sound like plastic!

1. Yes I played the 2550e AND the Jem on Quality Amps dry.gif
2. Yes everybody is going to hate me blink.gif
3. No I will not change my mind on the sound question mad.gif


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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Aug 21 2007, 01:20 AM) *
2nd that
Ibanez guitars have no soul. Everything on them is so perfect but they have no character, they sound like plastic!

1. Yes I played the 2550e AND the Jem on Quality Amps dry.gif
2. Yes everybody is going to hate me blink.gif
3. No I will not change my mind on the sound question mad.gif


Gee, looking at your Avatar I just can't figure out why you would like Gibson guitars laugh.gif

I wouldn't go as far as to say Ibanez have no soul, but I do agree that they don't have all the answers. As versatile as they are, sometimes you need a strat or a Les Paul. Although the Jem is my first guitar, I am keeping my strat and will add an LP at some stage smile.gif

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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Aug 21 2007, 07:22 AM) *
Gee, looking at your Avatar I just can't figure out why you would like Gibson guitars laugh.gif

I wouldn't go as far as to say Ibanez have no soul, but I do agree that they don't have all the answers. As versatile as they are, sometimes you need a strat or a Les Paul. Although the Jem is my first guitar, I am keeping my strat and will add an LP at some stage smile.gif


Is that a smell of treason there? mad.gif laugh.gif

Ibanez - no soul? ... i better stay out of this or we can have a big fight going on biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Pavel @ Aug 21 2007, 02:25 AM) *
Is that a smell of treason there? mad.gif laugh.gif

Ibanez - no soul? ... i better stay out of this or we can have a big fight going on biggrin.gif


Its ok Pavel, I was only saying that to trick him and try to seduce him to the dark side ... of COURSE Jem is the only 6 string guitar ever needed smile.gif


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I've been watching these Ibanez reviews pretty closely the last few days now that I've decided to surrender and join the dark side....it's kinda fun over here though I must say smile.gif

However I will always be a Gibson girl...I love my LP. It's my baby and it's been pretty good to me. That's why I bought it. For me Gibson will always be on top when it comes to guitars. (maybe I'm not on the dark side then...I'm sorta in guitar purgatory...fitting since I'm catholic smile.gif ) But there is just some things I still have trouble playing on it. (legato for example) and I blame this on the neck...right, wrong whatever that is my theory. (Also it was a great excuse on the boyfriend to get a second axe biggrin.gif ) So I decided to get a guitar with a slimmer neck. Since playing the Ibanez RG42FX I believe it was, I'm convinced that an Ibanez is what I'm looking for. I want a smooth fast neck attached to a not so heavy body....although anything will be light compared to my LP. I do have a few questions though:

1. How difficult is the Floyd rose system? (changing strings, general maintanence. That type of thing) It kind of intimidates me a bit to be honest but all the models that interest me have one. (with the exception of the Rg42FX)

2. Also with the FR how big of a difference...if any... is there to the sound?

3. What are the benifits to a through neck as apposed to a bolt on? not sure if there is any but that's why I'm asking.

I really liked this review of the 2550e and it is on my list as well as a few of the Prestige series. i decided to post this here as had a pretty good Ibanez discussion going.
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QUOTE (rokchik @ Aug 21 2007, 03:28 AM) *
I've been watching these Ibanez reviews pretty closely the last few days now that I've decided to surrender and join the dark side....it's kinda fun over here though I must say smile.gif


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QUOTE (rokchik @ Aug 21 2007, 03:28 AM) *
1. How difficult is the Floyd rose system? (changing strings, general maintanence. That type of thing) It kind of intimidates me a bit to be honest but all the models that interest me have one. (with the exception of the Rg42FX)


It needs to be respected but with a few simple rules you can make it painless.

1. Make sure the shop sets it up for your brand and gauge of strings before they ship it or you pick it up (sweetwater did this for me for free!)

2. When Changing strings use the same brand and gauge - this means no real tremelo adjustment. If you do change strings, all bets are off, it sin;t hard to do but readjusting will be a time consuming circular chore.

3. When changing strings either just change one at a time, or wedge the tremelo with a block of wood or something

My first string change took me about 20 - 30 minutes as opposed to 10 - 15 on a regular guitar. I would expect to get it down to the same range using the one at a time method.

That's it really smile.gif

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2. Also with the FR how big of a difference...if any... is there to the sound?


Between the same guitar with a fixed bridge? Don't know - but the floyd is a big part of the Ibanez appeal, you can learn lots of new tricks so I wouldn;t worry about it. I would say that regular tremelos can reduce sustain, but I don't know if that is true for Floyds, in any case my Jem has bags of sustain smile.gif

QUOTE (rokchik @ Aug 21 2007, 03:28 AM) *
3. What are the benifits to a through neck as apposed to a bolt on? not sure if there is any but that's why I'm asking.


These days not a lot. A thru neck is supposed to help with sustain but these days set and bolt on necks are pretty good, and I don;t believe this is really a factor - I asked the same question and eventually discounted it as there was no clear gain for the price and people disagreed over whether it even helped.

So thats about it - go for it!

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Hehehe Welcome to dark side! We have cookies!! laugh.gif

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QUOTE (Pavel @ Aug 21 2007, 11:36 AM) *
Hehehe Welcome to dark side! We have cookies!! laugh.gif


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Milk too? Is that the irght image for the Dark Side???


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