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post #61 of 133 (permalink) Old 04-03-2004, 10:15 PM
 
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If the reasoning for changing to rosewood is "that's what Steve has on his", then I guess they should change the trem to the Edge.
Ditto. And the JEMs would also have the Buzz Feiten system...

For what it's worth, I prefer the look and feel of ebony, although I don't think it matters when it comes to the sound.

I agree with what Jeremy wrote, since I am somewhat of a pragmatist when it comes to guitars and prefer to concentrate of how a guitar is built as opposed to which woods.
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post #62 of 133 (permalink) Old 04-04-2004, 11:21 AM
 
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But Vai uses so many JEMs, to have what he uses mainly is kinda impossible to match.
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post #63 of 133 (permalink) Old 04-16-2004, 06:43 PM
 
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I regret this spec change. Can't understand this policy
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what part is difficult to understand....

* that it was changed to Vai's spec as per a signature model

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* that this took 7-8 years for Ibanez to impliment

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If the reasoning for changing to rosewood is "that's what Steve has on his", then I guess they should change the trem to the Edge.
Ditto. And the JEMs would also have the Buzz Feiten system...
I don't get that. When Evo came to Steve's door, it had a gold Lo Pro Edge and an Ebony fretboard. Flo still has a Lo pro, as does Evo II.
You can get an Edge. You can get fretwave (it's no longer on flo), you can get the sustainer and now you can get a rosewood board. Ibanez is way overtime to adjust to rosewood in this, I agree with that. But all other gizmo's, especially non-ibanez, were added by steve (or the third party like fretwave), not by Ibanez, just as you are free to mod up your Jem too.
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what part is difficult to understand....

* that it was changed to Vai's spec as per a signature model

or

* that this took 7-8 years for Ibanez to impliment

...glen
Its hard to understand that they change the "winning team", and the ebony fretboard was something special.
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I wonder how it sounds with rosewood as compared to ebony now!
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MF still has a new 2002 VWH. I know because I keep checking everyday waiting for them to drop the price (it is 2 years old!), but they don't. It's $1799 w/o case and won't have the "Rich Harris" set-up. But if someone wants a new '02, it's there.
The site just has not been updated in years, that is all!
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God i am glad i bought a 2002 vwh, with the old trem and the cool ebony board.
Okay my last post for a while.... you want the new trem... you just have to get locking studs installed, not that big of a deal really!
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post #70 of 133 (permalink) Old 04-19-2004, 09:38 PM
 
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I'm rather upset with this change because I prefer the ebony fretboard. Personally I think ebony feels and looks better, but I guess since it is Steve Vai's trade mark guitar it should be however he has it. I'm willing to give the rosewood a chance.
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Great news, I really like rosewood (I also like ebony, but hey) and since Steves VWH is rosewood, so should the signature model. I might even buy one someday.
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??? Ebony is a much better wood. You can find rosewood on any crappy $200 guitar
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??? Ebony is a much better wood.
define "better wood".
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I just read ebony lately has been in shorter supply. Has anyone else heard this and if so I wonder if this was another 'bean counter' decision.
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It looks as if the rosewood being used on the VWH's neck is top shelf - nice, tight grain - as tight as my ebony board. I'm curious as to tonal differences, if present. I still prefer the look of the ebony, but it does seem that tolerances for the inlays have been tightened. Rosewood = higher profit margin?
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