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post #31 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 08:47 PM
 
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Re: Why no love for the Jem 7DBK?

I think my VDY has an even thinner neck than my DBK!
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post #32 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 06:46 AM
 
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Re: Why no love for the Jem 7DBK?

The VDY has a wizard neck while the DBK has a jem neck that is thinner than the most common jem profile but not as thin as the typical wizard neck so you are correct.
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post #33 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 05:53 AM
 
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Re: Why no love for the Jem 7DBK?

According to Ibanez the profile of the:

_ vdy: 17 mm 1st fret and 20 mm 12th (wizard); check out catalogs from years '89 to '91
_ dbk: 17 mm 1st fret and 19 mm 12th (super wizard); the 1999 to 2002 stated that the dbk had a JEM neck but it was corrected with the correct dimensions for the 2003 catalog, where it said the dbk neck is a super wizard.

so the dbk is equal at the 1st and thinner at the 12th. Anyways vdy model was hand finished/sanded, so it can induce slight neck dimensions variations from one wizard neck to another.

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post #34 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 09:33 AM
 
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Re: Why no love for the Jem 7DBK?

Quoted from jemsite "The neck profile is a bit thinner (front to back) than the traditional JEM neck as requested by Steve Vai. It is described as unique to the JEM but "kind of a Wizard neck at the nut but not at the 12th fret"."
I happen to own both the dbk and a prestige 2550 and 1550 and the neck of the dbk feels "bigger" for certain. Maybe it's slightly thinner but i don't think so and it's definetly a lot wider. Perhaps it differs between the years of manufacture as well?
I've never played a vdy though.
Anyways it's a really nice guitar.
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post #35 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 09:36 AM
 
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Oh hell yeah! The 70V is the ugly duckling of the Jems IMHO... That seafoam green just doesn't fit a Jem. It reminds me of my granny's old Fender
For what it's worth, I saw a SFG in the flesh the other day and it looked completely awesome.

I played a DBK a few years ago and I was blown away by it, particularly the tone which I felt was better than my old 77fp at the time.

If you see one for a good price go for it.
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post #36 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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For what it's worth, I saw a SFG in the flesh the other day and it looked completely awesome.

I played a DBK a few years ago and I was blown away by it, particularly the tone which I felt was better than my old 77fp at the time.

If you see one for a good price go for it.
I've seen one at a GC awhile back and I thought the color really didn't fit with the Jem vibe... but who am I to argue with Steve eh?
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post #37 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 06:20 PM
 
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Re: Why no love for the Jem 7DBK?

I just got another DBK today. I bought one the first year they came out (99-2000?) and someone else decided that they needed it more than I did. Got it, with case, from GC in North Carolina for $850. It's an 03 model and except for some light scuffing on the pickguard, looks new. I can't wait to have it set up properly with a set of hybrid cobalts!
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post #38 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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I just got another DBK today. I bought one the first year they came out (99-2000?) and someone else decided that they needed it more than I did. Got it, with case, from GC in North Carolina for $850. It's an 03 model and except for some light scuffing on the pickguard, looks new. I can't wait to have it set up properly with a set of hybrid cobalts!
Congrats man! Make sure to post an NGD and some pics... that's what we're all here for
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post #39 of 55 (permalink) Old 09-22-2013, 11:31 PM
 
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Re: Why no love for the Jem 7DBK?

Where did you get that pick guard at? It's cool!

Please let me know gtalac@verizon.net
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post #40 of 55 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 01:09 AM
 
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Re: Why no love for the Jem 7DBK?

I think it was one of the coolest looking jems.
I bought one and hung onto it for maybe three years. One thing I didn't like was the pickups. They seem to be missing that extra "something" the other jems had. The dots should have been REAL stainless screw heads. That would have added to it a lot. It played very nicely though and didn't cost as much as some of the others.
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post #41 of 55 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 02:51 AM
 
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Re: Why no love for the Jem 7DBK?

I have one and like her alot :-)
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post #42 of 55 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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Re: Why no love for the Jem 7DBK?

I think its a good looking and fast playing guitar... I like mine
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post #43 of 55 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 08:49 PM
 
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Re: Why no love for the Jem 7DBK?

If I had a shot at one, I'd love a 7DBK. I love the whole look of it. I don't know about the pickups as I'm digging cleaner tones and even the EVOs are a little too much for my tastes, but those are easily enough swapped out.
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post #44 of 55 (permalink) Old 09-28-2013, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Why no love for the Jem 7DBK?

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If I had a shot at one, I'd love a 7DBK. I love the whole look of it. I don't know about the pickups as I'm digging cleaner tones and even the EVOs are a little too much for my tastes, but those are easily enough swapped out.
I finally did get a shot at one (8 months after starting this thread), traded a Gibson LP Studio that didn't get much playing time for a 2000 DBK, just came in yesterday!

Best playing guitar I've ever owned (after I stripped the neck and finished it with tung oil, leveled, crowned, buffed the frets, and oiled the board, and gave it a complete setup)
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post #45 of 55 (permalink) Old 10-10-2013, 08:54 PM
 
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Re: Why no love for the Jem 7DBK?

Definitely the type of finish that requires a particular buyer
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