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Phil66
post Apr 21 2016, 07:01 PM
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Yes Todd I am. I didn't think Satch ever had an affinity for the S wink.gif I know Mr Gambale did though smile.gif

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I think you may be talking about this one smile.gif

http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/540R



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post Apr 22 2016, 12:36 AM
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HE was a BIG fan of the "Radius" series smile.gif They later became the JS series. Ibanez discontinued the Radius series and just started making JS series instead. He did used to own some Sabre series during the development of his own Axe. But this was around 1988 when he was putting bits from different guitars together to try to find "his" own instrument.

http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/JS1


The S and R versions of this guitar were all part of the Roadstar Pro Series. They even look alike.
http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/540R
http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/540S


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Yes Todd I am. I didn't think Satch ever had an affinity for the S wink.gif I know Mr Gambale did though smile.gif


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post Apr 22 2016, 06:18 AM
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I've always loved the radius guitars. I always wondered if the JS100 is the well marketed replacement for the normal Radius range and the JS1000 the effective Prestige model. Obviously they now have their other numbers but I'm just using those numbers to keep it short.
Are the JS100 range worth having? Or are they just a marketing thing?
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post Apr 23 2016, 03:53 PM
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The100 is sorta the starter version of the 1000. But as with any guitar it just depends on the player. If you play one, and you like it, then sure smile.gif In the end it really does come down to that. But as far as build quality/etc. The 100 is not in the same league as 1000 as you can probably tell by the price difference. Still, just because a guitar isn't expensive doesn't always mean it's crap.

The 100 was built as a low cost import alternative to the pricier model. The components are not quite as nice and the neck doesn't get the hand finishing that the japan model gets, etc. So yeah, it's just a cheaper version with similar design.

More info on it at
http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/JS100
and the pricey one @
http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/JS1000

Pretty much the same neck on both, just the pricey one is finished by hand in Japan, where the cheaper one is finished by machine in indonesia or korea.

So don't think of it as a replacement for the 1000, more of an intro version. But again it all comes down to you playing them. If you play the 100 and it speaks to you, get it wink.gif

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I've always loved the radius guitars. I always wondered if the JS100 is the well marketed replacement for the normal Radius range and the JS1000 the effective Prestige model. Obviously they now have their other numbers but I'm just using those numbers to keep it short.
Are the JS100 range worth having? Or are they just a marketing thing?
Cheers buddy smile.gif


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post Apr 23 2016, 04:33 PM
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Thanks Todd,

I think I'd go for a used 1000. They did a hard tail at one point I think.

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post Apr 23 2016, 06:53 PM
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Great topic! You guys (Todd, Phill, Mertay, Rammikin) are really into this. I learned a lot from this thread about my own guitar. Thanks !!!!! smile.gif


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post Apr 23 2016, 07:48 PM
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Glad it helped! smile.gif Always fun to talk about Ibby's!!! smile.gif

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Great topic! You guys (Todd, Phill, Mertay, Rammikin) are really into this. I learned a lot from this thread about my own guitar. Thanks !!!!! smile.gif


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post Apr 23 2016, 08:13 PM
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I'm getting GAS rolleyes.gif



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It happens smile.gif New Ibby Gas is contagious btw smile.gif

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I'm getting GAS rolleyes.gif


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