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post #61 of 136 (permalink) Old 08-29-2009, 01:44 AM
 
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I just hope its a UV
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id really love to see one of the neon's reissued,looking back though steve vai mainly used the 777lgn 99% of the time,the rest vbk vdy dy sk vsk were rarely used on stage,well i havent seen many if any of these used.i still say these early 777's were the best guitars ibanez ever made.a swirl reissue would be amazing like the pmc,i recon that would be a big big seller.
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Am I the ONLY ONE that wants a JEM BASS?!?!?!!?
Going out on a limb here and saying "Yes." They'd have to bring back the RD basses and monkey grip and lion claw them. Which is actually kind of a cool idea, but it'd never happen.
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+1 for the Candy Apple red Jem
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post #65 of 136 (permalink) Old 08-30-2009, 03:31 AM
 
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i really think there must be a new universe.that thing is made for more than 10 years now.i gues they make the same in white or with a tree of life.or hardtail..or something else the most dont like...
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post #66 of 136 (permalink) Old 08-30-2009, 03:55 AM
 
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Ibanez should bring the original (lng, dy, sk) neon colours and MC Universe back for 2010. Also, the quality of the 80's Jems is not there anymore with the new models.
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+1 for the Candy Apple red Jem
I'd only like it with a white pickguard, Mirror is just far too intense.
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A white universe, just like the 7VWH would be cool too.
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the quality of the 80's Jems is not there anymore with the new models.
I agree with this!!
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I agree with this!!
in what way are they inferior?
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in what way are they inferior?
I've said this before on different occasions, and it is just my opinion, as I have no real scientific data to back this up. However I am turning 40 this year and have been playing guitar since I was 12, which in itself doesn't mean anything other than I've been around long enough to have formed these opinions.

There was a magical moment for awhile there in the 80's when they were making guitars and Jems in particular. The right batch of woods the right wires and core metals used for the hardware, the particular way the Dimarzio was wound and built, all kind of came together to make a superior product. The early 80's really started paving the way towards the end of the decade where it all just came together culminating in, what in my estimation was a great guitar. I have several Jems a 777VDY-7RB-77FP-777VBK-20th, the earlier the model the more consistent the sound, and construction. Also I notice how much more stable the trem seems on the earlier ones. My 89 77FP has also aged incredibly well offering more warmth and tone over time. I have never changed the pups, any controls or switches, or hardware and it still just kicks @ss! It's been tossed in the rain, banged up, accidentally left at gigs, nicked up, on quite a few plane trips and yet never seems to fail me...All this with that one guitar made me a lover of Jems for life. But there doesn't seem to be the same tone or versatility with the other ones. The VDY is also very well made as is the VBK. The RB has a great harshness to it's tone but not an equal amount of sweet warmth...Too early to tell on the 20th, but it sounds great now...I've had others in the past, and have played countless other for which I base these opinions...
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I've said this before on different occasions, and it is just my opinion, as I have no real scientific data to back this up. However I am turning 40 this year and have been playing guitar since I was 12, which in itself doesn't mean anything other than I've been around long enough to have formed these opinions.

There was a magical moment for awhile there in the 80's when they were making guitars and Jems in particular. The right batch of woods the right wires and core metals used for the hardware, the particular way the Dimarzio was wound and built, all kind of came together to make a superior product. The early 80's really started paving the way towards the end of the decade where it all just came together culminating in, what in my estimation was a great guitar. I have several Jems a 777VDY-7RB-77FP-777VBK-20th, the earlier the model the more consistent the sound, and construction. Also I notice how much more stable the trem seems on the earlier ones. My 89 77FP has also aged incredibly well offering more warmth and tone over time. I have never changed the pups, any controls or switches, or hardware and it still just kicks @ss! It's been tossed in the rain, banged up, accidentally left at gigs, nicked up, on quite a few plane trips and yet never seems to fail me...All this with that one guitar made me a lover of Jems for life. But there doesn't seem to be the same tone or versatility with the other ones. The VDY is also very well made as is the VBK. The RB has a great harshness to it's tone but not an equal amount of sweet warmth...Too early to tell on the 20th, but it sounds great now...I've had others in the past, and have played countless other for which I base these opinions...
eh. to me, if it's the same hardware and materials, it's pretty much the same. i don't have the time/can't afford to study guitars that closely.
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That would be funny if they ripped us off. I bet it would sell.


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kandy red, something like this?




i'd let this go for a fair price that works on both ends.
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eh. to me, if it's the same hardware and materials, it's pretty much the same. i don't have the time/can't afford to study guitars that closely.
Wood is never the same even from the same tree. Wood has so many open properties to it. Materials in trems, and hardware are never the same, the pups were obviously different. Time is something that creeps up on you and then you realize it was there whether you knew you had it or not. Studying them was nothing more than playing guitar, and being in the moment for 28 years...
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oooooh something in white or black would be good



















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