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post Nov 27 2007, 01:04 AM
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One word "YUCK"!
All those inlays= overboard. Pickups were um dry.gif ......Not what I expected...total mids.
In defense of the guitar the set up on this one was so screwed up they (thte guitar store) should be ashamed of themselves. unsure.gif
Im not trying to offend anyone here so please dont take offence to my opinion and experience. I love Ibanez guitars but I just cant see myself playing anything that looks like those white and gold peacocks. Everything they make tends to be all sparkely and odd colored. They really need to make a few rg models that are a little calmer too. I love the rg2550 however. What is wrong with straight black...they wrecked it with the stupid sparkels. ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGG mad.gif


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post Nov 27 2007, 01:06 AM
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QUOTE (USAMAN @ Nov 27 2007, 12:04 AM) *
One word "YUCK"!
All those inlays= overboard. Pickups were um dry.gif ......Not what I expected...total mids.
In defense of the guitar the set up on this one was so screwed up they (thte guitar store) should be ashamed of themselves. unsure.gif
Im not trying to offend anyone here so please dont take offence to my opinion and experience. I love Ibanez guitars but I just cant see myself playing anything that looks like those white and gold peacocks. Everything they make tends to be all sparkely and odd colored. They really need to make a few rg models that are a little calmer too. I love the rg2550 however. What is wrong with straight black...they wrecked it with the stupid sparkels. ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGG mad.gif
Just my 2 cents,
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post Nov 27 2007, 01:08 AM
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QUOTE (Smells @ Nov 27 2007, 02:06 AM) *
laugh.gif eeekk! *stands cowering in the corner waiting for the chairs to fly around the room in your direction* laugh.gif


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post Nov 27 2007, 01:08 AM
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Uh-oh... it's going down... ohmy.gif

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Really, I've only played a JEM once, and first off, I'm never happy playing a guitar in a store. I can never get a good sound, and I'm just uncomfortable anyways. But. the one time I did play a JEM, I was unhappy with the way it played! It was horribly out of tune, so I couldn't tell you how it sounded or anything (I'm infinitely too lazy to try and tune a Floyd Rose in a store! tongue.gif ), but I messed around with it unplugged, and it played horribly! This could have something to do with being in a store, it might have been dirty due to many people playing it and not wiping it down, but the neck was terrible! I'm guessing that this was just a bad experience, though, many people will vouch for the JEM's pure awesomeness! biggrin.gif

I'd like to add, you might not want to judge all guitars by one instance, even within the same guitar model, each individual guitar can be very different. I played a C-1 Classic at Guitar Center the other day, and it didn't feel anywhere near as good as mine does in my hands! biggrin.gif

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post Nov 27 2007, 01:12 AM
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All im gonna say is ive never seen a JEM i didnt love to play or look at smile.gif
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post Nov 27 2007, 01:13 AM
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QUOTE (Zephyr @ Nov 27 2007, 01:08 AM) *
Uh-oh... it's going down... ohmy.gif

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I know I will probably make some people mad but this is a forum after all. I mean no offense to anyone. tongue.gif


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post Nov 27 2007, 01:14 AM
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its just a matter of time for Andrew to read this.... tongue.gif


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post Nov 27 2007, 01:15 AM
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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Nov 27 2007, 01:12 AM) *
All im gonna say is ive never seen a JEM i didnt love to play or look at smile.gif

There are several guitars that I feel that way about. mellow.gif


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post Nov 27 2007, 01:24 AM
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I was actually going to start a thread about this very subject....but I had the opposite experience.

The Jem I played was amazing and I finally see what all the fuss is about. If I had the cash I would have bought it right there....except I just bought christmas gifts for all my friends and family.....seriously contemplated just getting everyone a card and returning their gifts but figured I'd have some awful karma after smile.gif

But to each their own I say...and not all guitars are alike. Even in like models (hope that makes sense)
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post Nov 28 2007, 03:23 AM
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I'm sure it only played bad because of the setup it had. But I will agree with one thing... I don't like gold, and I especially don't want it on my guitar. That is just my personal taste though.

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QUOTE (FretDancer69 @ Nov 26 2007, 07:14 PM) *
its just a matter of time for Andrew to read this.... tongue.gif


Hmm, I missed this one ....

But I say, if you don't like it that's fine - all the more Jems for us fans smile.gif


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post Nov 28 2007, 03:52 AM
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I don't care for the looks of them. I don't care for the birds either. I mean it is only acrylic. If it were real mother of pearl I could understand it. All in all, in terms of looks and style, I put them in the same category with velvet paintings of Elvis such as.....

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post Nov 28 2007, 03:57 AM
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Eh. It's all subjective.

FWIW, I'd take it if someone gave me a new JEM but I wouldn't buy one. I'd be afraid to drop it, and afraid to play it. There are a lot of guitars that I'd be like that for so it's not really a JEM thing..it's just the more visible member of that group.

I have one guitar that I'm the first owner of. I try to take good care of it, but there's still a couple dings in it here and there. The other two were well used so I'm probably not going to notice minor dings that I put in them.


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QUOTE (USAMAN @ Nov 27 2007, 01:04 AM) *
One word "YUCK"!
All those inlays= overboard. Pickups were um dry.gif ......Not what I expected...total mids.
ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGG mad.gif

This is Off-topic in my opinion ... dosn't really add value to the Gear-forum dose it? No offence wink.gif


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QUOTE (USAMAN @ Nov 27 2007, 01:04 AM) *
One word "YUCK"!
All those inlays= overboard. Pickups were um dry.gif ......Not what I expected...total mids.
In defense of the guitar the set up on this one was so screwed up they (thte guitar store) should be ashamed of themselves. unsure.gif
Im not trying to offend anyone here so please dont take offence to my opinion and experience. I love Ibanez guitars but I just cant see myself playing anything that looks like those white and gold peacocks. Everything they make tends to be all sparkely and odd colored. They really need to make a few rg models that are a little calmer too. I love the rg2550 however. What is wrong with straight black...they wrecked it with the stupid sparkels. ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGG mad.gif
Just my 2 cents,
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Well, it's an opinion... and my opinion is that JEMs are great cool.gif


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post Nov 29 2007, 11:11 AM
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I'm not afraid of dropping it and i am not afraid of playing a JEM. It's a perfect axe. When i was buying it, i went to a store in Italy, tried it and was not too impressed, but a few months before that i was in Moscow (Russia) and i tried a JEM which had a great setup and it felt awesome. So i just bought that JEM in Italy, came hohe, and did my own setup the way i like it and today it's a perfect shred machine. Since i am an owner of Ibanez guitars from the very beginning of my playing, i can make any Ibanez to be a shred monster because i just know how to set it up.

I can't explain it in words so don't ask me biggrin.gif Send me your guitar and i'll make it scream wink.gif biggrin.gif

JEM OWNZ!!!

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QUOTE (Pavel @ Nov 29 2007, 10:11 AM) *
I can't explain it in words so don't ask me biggrin.gif


Thats a shame- i would love a "how to set up properley" course around the forum...
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QUOTE (DeepRoots @ Nov 29 2007, 11:15 AM) *
Thats a shame- i would love a "how to set up properley" course around the forum...


Yeah, my English is not THAT good so i would spend 3 days trying to explain it. No way! smile.gif


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QUOTE (USAMAN @ Nov 27 2007, 01:04 AM) *
I love the rg2550 however. What is wrong with straight black...they wrecked it with the stupid sparkels. ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGG mad.gif

Ibanez are excellent at creating new shades of black. wink.gif
I myself prefer light colored guitars, because with darker shades the guitar sort of becomes invisible.


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