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Old 03-26-2010, 04:00 AM
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Re: The 2010 Flower JEM


well i opened the page and saw the pink and green pickup photoshops and i thought hell yeah thats cool. then i saw the real pictures.... its ok, but im not buying one, as i wasnt planning on buying anything anyway, so its no big loss.

I might have to buy a 565 or anything shocking pink 777 if they did those, though. and as long as they werent limited aka expensive.
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:29 AM
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Re: The 2010 Flower JEM


The price is a little jacked!!!! You can get a PRS with a 10-topped maple cap and real shell fretboard inlays for a little less. Come on!!!!! Who is raping us, Vai or Ibanez? I almost think that they wait so long to put out cool models or new models so they can raise the price thinking we are all jumping on them because we have been deprived for so long.
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:35 AM
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Also, because I work in the business, I know the mark-up on this stuff. Ibanez is making a killing, or Vai!
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:57 AM
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The price is a little jacked!!!! You can get a PRS with a 10-topped maple cap and real shell fretboard inlays for a little less. Come on!!!!! Who is raping us, Vai or Ibanez? I almost think that they wait so long to put out cool models or new models so they can raise the price thinking we are all jumping on them because we have been deprived for so long.
AGREE
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:04 AM
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Also, because I work in the business, I know the mark-up on this stuff. Ibanez is making a killing, or Vai!
+ 1, i wish colored pops too, and the flower design oups !!! why didn't ibanez try some japanese floral graph i mean ancient japanese flower finish or cherry tree flowers, i don't know you guys but here again... a black body one.
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:23 AM
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Ah *looks* *shrugs* *shakes head*...*leaves thread*
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:37 AM
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Is there anyone with graphic computer talents who could make/modify this new jem with a mapple neck but without chang the tree of life ?

I think it would be nice and very similar to the blue FP.

manta
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:37 AM
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Re: The 2010 Flower JEM


everyone hates it now but it'll be funny when vai's next signature monster comes out and these will go for millions and we'll have hardcore ibanez diehards screaming for their old-style neck joints, black knobs and black, red and white floral patterns.
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:40 AM
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Re: The 2010 Flower JEM


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I think the reason for the black pickups, is that, with colored ones, the guitar looks to busy... So much going on in the flower pattern behind that red pups would killl the over all style... I think the pattern instead of having red flowers they should have been hot pink...

Joke time :P

Yeah, those are HUGE improvements over the stock guitar! Hmmmm....
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:09 AM
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Re: The 2010 Flower JEM


Not as beautiful as I expected, but still like it.




















Not gonna buy it though.
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:22 AM
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everyone hates it now but it'll be funny when vai's next signature monster comes out and these will go for millions and we'll have hardcore ibanez diehards screaming for their old-style neck joints, black knobs and black, red and white floral patterns.
euhhhhhh, you really sure of that ? any kind of true fans love the beginnings of an history.... and the jem were full of colors at their beginning. in my opinion

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Old 03-26-2010, 10:27 AM
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from Ibanez.com:
First, the disclaimer - I'll admit it, I've never cared for Jems (I think they're tacky) and this one doesn't change that.

That said... Look at the bridge. This one either has borrowed the steel inserts from the Edge Pro, or has piezo inserts (guessing the former, since I see no extra controls and someone would have mentioned it on the spec sheet by now).

I'll confess I haven't really been studying pics of the new Edge trems exactly, but have they all coming with hardened inserts where the string crosses the saddle, or is this new?

EDIT - and now I'm not sure, lol. Something's odd at the saddle, but I can't tell quite what... It's definitely not the same as the original Edge, though.

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Yeah, tough to tell in the glare, but it looks a lot like a EP-style insert.

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Old 03-26-2010, 10:51 AM
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Re: The 2010 Flower JEM


Really dig it, but at $3k there are plenty of other older Jems I'd like to own in that price range.
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:46 AM
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Re: The 2010 Flower JEM


Don't like it. 777VDY please!

And the trem in the stock photo from their site looks like a chibanez trem, lol.
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:59 AM
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Re: The 2010 Flower JEM


O.k. after seeing multiple pics of the new floral JEM. I'll have to say, I hate it. That guitar looks like an abortion of bad ideas. I think one reason this guitar sucks is the fact that Universe reissue took all the hype. I think Ibanez probably spent most of their time with the new Universe, and this is like the "B side" to the Universe.

And the price being over $3k?? yeah that spells "extra FAIL" as well. Yeah it's a JEM and yeah it's a Floral. But really? black pick-ups and chrome hardware?? At least they could have used Black hardware to match the rest of the black.

This guitar is "F'ing Cheesy"....


Memo to Ibanez:

hit eject now, because this has crash and burn all over it in my book.


P.S.
I've never been a fan of the Floral Jems and looks like I never will.
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