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Old 12-05-2012, 06:57 PM
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Re: New members - introduce yourself here.


Hello,

My name is Chris from China. Recently I bought a used 2006 Ibanez RG1570. I heard that Jemsite is a perfect place for Ibanez-related information, and I'm very happy to be a part of the Ibanez owners.

Cheers
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:21 PM
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Re: New members - introduce yourself here.


Hey, I'm Frank. I've owned a white Jem 555 for 14 years now but always lusted after a good Jem7... finally bought one second hand a few weeks ago. Awesome guitar.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:10 PM
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Re: New members - introduce yourself here.


Hello all from Southern Illinois!

My first "big boy guitar" was an Ibanez. Good stuff.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:35 PM
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Re: New members - introduce yourself here.


Hi hi,

I'm Bill. I played guitar in a couple of garage bands after highschool (almost 30 years ago). Nothing really serious but I do still have the first dollar I earned. I was never very good because I was only self taught and learned by ear, and between working a full time job and entirely too much partying I wasn't properly serious about learning all I should have.

Well, I spent 20 years in the Navy after giving up the music business. Shortly after my 2nd divorce my beloved Candy Apple Green 1984 Elite Stratocaster was stolen and I haven't had a guitar in my possession, much less played one since.

That is, until recently. I got the itch again. It's certainly crossed my mind many times over the past several years, but I hadn't done anything about it until now. I have a friend who wanted to learn to play the guitar and that was just the shove I needed to get myself a new guitar and relearn all the things I've forgotten over the years, and work out the kinks that years of not even touching a guitar will inherently cause.

A couple months ago I went to a local Guitar Center and picked out a pretty black Ibanez Guitar, and got a little Fender amp with all kinds of fancy built-in sounds already programmed into it. I was really excited! Well, I hooked everything up and started feeling my way around, trying to bring the memories of old songs back. Here's where I admit I felt like I had no idea what I was doing. I felt like I was fighting for every note. At first I thought to myself, well old man, that's because your fingers are weak and don't have any callouses on them anymore. Keep at it and things will come around! It didn't...All I got was REALLY sore fingers within just a few minutes of playing every time I tried. I was getting seriously discouraged. After thinking about it a bit, I considered the possibility that maybe I'd made a big mistake in buying a cheap guitar. That Strat I used to play was a $1,200 guitar back in 1984. Perhaps the quality of the guitar really made more of a difference in playability than I realized back then. So, I took that pretty black $285 guitar back to Guitar Center and traded it in on a Cobalt Blue RG920QMZ Premium.

It was like entering a new world. This guitar nearly played itself (compared to the other one). I am no longer struggling just to get a note to sound. The sustain is light-years ahead of that other guitar. I'm glad I didn't give up completely and tried a better quality guitar. It really does make a HUGE difference.

Now, I know at some point I'll need to get the action touched up a bit. There's a buzz on the low E string that's starting to annoy me, so eventually I'm going to have to get that fixed. I'm still waiting for my tremolo bar, Guitar Center managed to lose the one that came with the guitar, so they had to order one for me. But for now, I'm on cloud nine and truly enjoying playing guitar again. At 48 years old and what feels like almost starting over again, it's a voyage I am greatly looking forward to.

Cheers to everyone,

Bill
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:06 PM
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Re: New members - introduce yourself here.


Hi hi,

I'm Bill. I played in a couple of garage bands after highschool (almost 30 years ago). Nothing really serious but I do still have the first dollar I earned and a picture of our band name on the billboard. I was never very good because I was only self taught and learned by ear, and between working a full time job and entirely too much partying I wasn't properly serious about learning all I should have.

Well, I spent 20 years in the Navy after giving up the music business. Shortly after my 2nd divorce my beloved Candy-Apple Green 1984 Elite Stratocaster was stolen and I haven't had a guitar in my possession, much less played one since.

That is, until recently. I got the itch again. It's certainly crossed my mind many times over the past several years, but I hadn't done anything about it until now. I have a friend who wanted to learn to play the guitar and that was just the shove I needed to get myself a new guitar and relearn all the things I've forgotten over the years, and work out the kinks that years of not even touching a guitar will inherently cause.

A couple months ago I went to a local Guitar Center and picked out a pretty black Ibanez Guitar, and got a little Fender amp with all kinds of fancy built-in sounds already programmed into it. I was really excited! Well, I hooked everything up and started feeling my way around, trying to bring the memories of old songs back. Here's where I admit I felt like I had no idea what I was doing. I felt like I was fighting for every note. At first I thought to myself, well old man, that's because your fingers are weak and don't have any callouses on them anymore. Keep at it and things will come around! It didn't...All I got was REALLY sore fingers within just a few minutes of playing every time I tried. I was getting seriously discouraged. After thinking about it a bit, I considered the possibility that maybe I'd made a big mistake in buying a cheap guitar. That Strat I used to play was a $1,200 guitar back in 1984. Perhaps the quality of the guitar really made more of a difference in playability than I realized back then. So, I took that pretty black $285 guitar back to Guitar Center and traded it in on a Cobalt Blue RG920QMZ Premium.

It was like entering a new world. This guitar nearly played itself (compared to the other one). I am no longer struggling just to get a note to sound. The sustain is legit. I'm glad I didn't give up completely and tried a better quality guitar. It really does make a HUGE difference.

Now, I know at some point I'll need to get the action touched up a bit. There's a buzz on the low E string that's starting to annoy me, so eventually I'm going to have to get that fixed. I'm still waiting for my tremolo bar. Guitar Center managed to lose the one that came with the guitar, so they had to order one for me. But for now, I'm on cloud nine and truly enjoying playing guitar again. At 48 years old and what feels like almost starting over again, it's a voyage I am greatly looking forward to.

Cheers to everyone,

Bill
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:12 AM
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Re: New members - introduce yourself here.


hey guys,

I've been hit with a bad case of GAS for a uv7pwh lately so I thought what better place to register than....jemsite!

Cheers.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:10 AM
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Re: New members - introduce yourself here.


Hello everyone! My name is gabriele and I am very pleased to be a new member of the forum
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:58 PM
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Greetings all!


Hey everybody. I'm new to this site and a recent Ibanez convert! I've been playing strats and teles for nearly two decades and finally got my first RG! I'll be posting very soon!
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:54 PM
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Re: New members - introduce yourself here.


Hello!

I'm Viktor and live in sweden. 34 years old and had an ibanez rg550 when I was 14 years old. Didn't play the guitar for 15 years until I became 30 and had som kind of crisis wich drove me to try to become a rockstar again. I bought a prestige and painted it cadillac pink!
Now I have a jem 77fp2, a jem 7dbk with a sustainer installed and an MTM2.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:32 AM
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Re: New members - introduce yourself here.


Hi,

I'm Peter and live in The Netherlands. I own a Ibanez PGM 500 and a Jem 7PBK. I've been playing guitar for over 25 years, starting at the age of 15. Reason for wanted to start: Ace Frehley. I've always been a big Kiss fan, and later on I got into guitarists like Steve Vai, Nuno Bettencourt, Paul Gilbert, Zakk Wylde and Joe Satriani. Looking forward to communicate with you.

Kind regards,

Peter
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:58 AM
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Re: New members - introduce yourself here.


Hello fellow Ibanez-Heads

I'm Draven. I've been toying around with Ibanez and Fender guitars for a while. Finally decided to switch to the big guns, and haven't looked back since.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:33 PM
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Re: New members - introduce yourself here.


Hello!

Dan from AUS finally registering. I have used this site for lots of info.

Some may know me from ss.org.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:49 PM
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Re: New members - introduce yourself here.


Hi folks, i'm honored to be part of the best Ibanez forum in the world.
I'm Simon from Italy, Ibanez fan since 1990.
Soon i will post some pics of my collection

Cheers.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:02 PM
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Hey Joe in Atlanta, Just joined tonight because I got a hold of a 93 s540 and learning a little of the history.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:10 PM
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Hi, my name is Xaver and I live in Germany. I am currently restoring/modding an old RG 550 of mine and as google constantly made me end up here I gathered it's the best source of info for anything related Ibanez etc. I am fairly new to working on guitars (modding and minor building) even though I have been playing guitar for almost 25 years (and I still struggle...). I worked as a music producer and engineer for almost 20 years but the music industry is so badly messed up right now that i decided to take a break from it and I now work as a project manager for a company that provides services to museums and large art exhibition spaces (audioguides and multimedia installations). Music is still a strong part of my life even though I am not making a living with it anymore. I love guitar(s) but I have never been obsessed enough about them to become a really good player. I kind of detoured towards analog synthesizers and drum machines but I am gravitating towards guitar more in the past 3-4 years. Bottom line is i love music and anything that makes an interesting sound is welcome in my studio. I would say I have a more eclectic taste of music these days even though I grew up on metal and hardcore. These days I find 60s and 70s music more appealing when it comes to guitar sounds and 80s when it comes to electronic music. But there is no real rule to what I like, from a good old reggae tune from the late 60s to modern electronic music via dirty 70s rock anything goes. In the past few years i kind of obsessed about Krautrock a bit (less the prog rock influenced one, more the minimalistic, simplistic and groove driven one.
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