Re: Military Jemsters
Ok, so you're an Ibanez only afficionado.
Well I must admit Ibanez guitars are among the best crafted and finished that I ever played on. I have this Jem7vwh (the famous Vai model with tree of life inlay) and an RG170. This one is kind of entry level but much better finished for the price than equivalent axes from other brands.
But I'm not anymore eager to abandon my guitars, as I had to do in the past (essentially for financial reasons). Now I'm trying to have the full range of sounds. This has to do with amps and effects, but with guitars as well. So I have the unevitable Strat (but a good U.S one, the 50th anniversary), no LP but I have a good Line 6 Variax 500 to do the job and deliver amazing Vintage Gibson, Gretsh, Tele and other sounds, not to mention 6 and 12 strings acoustics, modelized Martin D28 and other legendary acoustics. It has banjos, dobros and even a sitar sound too.
I also have a Yamaha folk guitar, a good Taylor classical guitar, and a Warwick 5 string Bolt-on bass.
I'm now running for a mandolin. You can see that though I'm fond of Ibanez, I'm not an exclusive guy. Of course, depends on what you play.
As for France, we move back there soon. I wouldn't be honest to say that I miss French cuisine that much, because here at the embassy I could enjoy it daily (we have chefs within our walls). But I'll find back many aspects of our way of life and that's cool.
I will have enjoyed the U.S one too, during these 3 years.
So, enjoy your upcoming 770DX and keep rocking !
My last real contact with USAF will be my participation in Green Flag East exercise at Barksdale AFB next July. Sure will be fun !