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Old 01-04-2013, 01:56 PM
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JS series acceptance?


What do you guys think about the JS series acceptance in the guitarist community?

I never saw a JS in the hands of top guitar players link those in guitar techniques, lick library or others.

I have seen several signature models (e.g. Music Man's, PRS's, Jem's, etc.) but not a single JS series.

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Old 01-04-2013, 02:01 PM
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What do you guys think about the JS series acceptance in the guitarist community?

I never saw a JS in the hands of top guitar players link those in guitar techniques, lick library or others.

I have seen several signature models (e.g. Music Man's, PRS's, Jem's, etc.) but not a single JS series.

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js= GLORIFIED OVERPRICED STRAT.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:22 PM
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Re: JS series acceptance?


Well one could say Jem=glorified overpriced RG.

Anyways, I would not let some dude in a video lesson determine what guitars I bought.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:52 PM
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Well one could say Jem=glorified overpriced RG.

Anyways, I would not let some dude in a video lesson determine what guitars I bought.
That's for sure, I now own 4 of them right now! I was just wondering what you guys think about it...
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:55 PM
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You should base the JS on your acceptance--not the guitar community.
Like them? Buy them!
Don't let complete strangers decide for you.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:17 PM
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What do you guys think about the JS series acceptance in the guitarist community?

I never saw a JS in the hands of top guitar players link those in guitar techniques, lick library or others.

I have seen several signature models (e.g. Music Man's, PRS's, Jem's, etc.) but not a single JS series.

Regards.
In the wider guitar community, it's probably the most accepted Ibanez that there is. Lick Library are not the "community", they're the nerdy guitar teachers,.

The JS as andrewsfury points out is basically a strat, thus in my years it's been more acceptable to the average guitarist, 22 frets, non-angled headstock and so on. If you have the JS1000BP it's about as anonymous as a signature guitar gets and I regularly used mine as a "just a 2 humbucker strat" without any "Ibanhad" comments. My JS6 used to be my "blues jam" guitar and everyone used to love that one!!!
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:40 PM
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Re: JS series acceptance?


I haven't heard the Ibanhad monicker used since before 1987.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:40 PM
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It's a supertele where the Jem's a superstrat.

I freakin' love both of mine (JS1000BP and Jem7vWH), but the JS has gotten almost exclusive play since I bought it about seven months ago, after 12 years of owning the JS ..
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:56 AM
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I haven't heard the Ibanhad monicker used since before 1987.
Fair point

But... I think the British scene (certainly when I was most active, during the heart of Britpop) was perhaps even more resistant to Japanese superstrats than anywhere else at the time, BUT the JS was sufficiently non-pointy and subtle enough to find acceptance with almost everyone.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:21 AM
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I think Josh Rand should use one.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:26 PM
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You should base the JS on your acceptance--not the guitar community.
Like them? Buy them!
Don't let complete strangers decide for you.

Well said.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:18 PM
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Re: JS series acceptance?


Hi guys!

Not acquainted with the term "Ibanhad" and I don't know what it means.

Regarding the similarities with a standard Strat, we have the headstock angle, 6 strings and most important (probably what make you guys compare it with a Strat) some sort of Strat feel regarding the neck when we play a regular JS series like the 1000.

Apart from that, the JS's are complete different instruments IMHO. e.g. different wood on the body, 22 frets, 2 humbuckers, 3 way pickup selector, 2 knobs with coil taps, Floyd, complete different tone, etc.

Regarding the acceptance, very few people are using them on my country, apart from Joe's diehard fans (like me) . Let's face it, on YouTube it's hard to find guitar players using them, unless they are Satch fans playing some Satch covers.

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Old 01-06-2013, 07:40 PM
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Ibanhad is a term that was invented in the 70s and sounds like "I've been had" meaning fooled into buying a low quality instrument. Other brand reps allegedly came up with the term because Ibanez's quality was so high compared to the big American brands that they (the big guys) were losing market share to a little known Japanese firm...

A lot of older players (who're now in their 50 and 60s) will remember those days and some still have a dislike of anything that's not Fender or Gibson (or nowadays PRS or Suhr).

That dislike was more recently particularly leveled at the JEM and RG because they were easily identified. The JS, being far more subtle, in my experience, met with far less negative reaction from older guys (who make up the majority of the "guitar community" and aren't likely to be posting clips of themselves shredding on youtube) compared to the reaction to a swirled 24 fret pointy guitar with a crazy inlay and a handle routed through it...
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That dislike was more recently particularly leveled at the JEM and RG because they were easily identified. The JS, being far more subtle, in my experience, met with far less negative reaction from older guys (who make up the majority of the "guitar community" and aren't likely to be posting clips of themselves shredding on youtube) compared to the reaction to a swirled 24 fret pointy guitar with a crazy inlay and a handle routed through it...
I had to laugh at that because it is so true. Also, I think you reveled your age a bit
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:01 AM
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I had to laugh at that because it is so true. Also, I think you reveled your age a bit
Or the fact I've read "Ibanez: The untold story"

But no, you're right, I'm older than a lot of guys on here and remember JEMs from when they were hip and cool the first time round then Britpop, (which we had whilst you guys in the States had Grunge) and then Nu Metal (when it was cool to have a seven-string again) and so on and so on.
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