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post #91 of 133 (permalink) Old 02-28-2005, 12:32 AM
 
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Re: 2004 JEM7VWH Spec change

Personally, I like the rosewood board.

Rich mentioned that Steve has final say on all spec changes. So does that mean Steve approved the locking stud change? I doubt it.
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post #92 of 133 (permalink) Old 02-28-2005, 01:15 AM
 
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Re: 2004 JEM7VWH Spec change

i dont think that he would have final say... I could be wrong, but my guess is he probably would have wanted to keep the orignal edge trems if he could have.. i dont think he would have apporoved of the edge pros..... but well im not mr vai so im guessing :-)
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Re: 2004 JEM7VWH Spec change

They had to give final aproval on the trem, I remember the inside scuttlebut at the time was spec was still undecided for the 03's until they finally got Joe's and Steve's aproval. I do not think they had any say in the studs.
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post #94 of 133 (permalink) Old 03-08-2005, 10:59 AM
 
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Re: 2004 JEM7VWH Spec change

I personally prefer the cool, refreshing taste and feel of the ebony as opposed to the rosewood. Ebony feels smooth, rosewood feels soft, and maple feels like something you could pick up and kill a man with.
As much as I like having one thing a certain way, I think change can be good because it forces you to diversify a little. Then again, not all of us can have three billion guitars like RICH!!!

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Re: 2004 JEM7VWH Spec change

You all might want to think of the collection value of the first rosewood necked Jems
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Re: 2004 JEM7VWH Spec change

how can it go up? arent those pretty common nowadays?
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Re: 2004 JEM7VWH Spec change

That's what they said about strats in the 60s
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post #98 of 133 (permalink) Old 07-26-2005, 08:09 PM
 
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Re: 2004 JEM7VWH Spec change

The Guitar Center on I-45 in Houston has two JEM7VWHs in stock right now.

A brand new 2005 with rosewood
A very lightly used 1997 with ebony

I was with a girl and I played both. I noticed no difference whatsoever in play except the used one had a reasonably good setup and the new one had terrible action.

The girl I was with commented that the "dark one" looks better. "The dark one is formal like... white gold and super dark wood. The light one clashes!!! Who wears white gold and light brown brown together?"

IMO- it's a cosmetic change only. Sounds the same. But still a downgrade.

The argument that "now it looks like Steve's!" is a dumb one from top to bottom.

Steve's has silver hardware and an original Edge. If Ibanez really cared about making the JEM7VWH mirror Steve's, we'd get silver hardware and an original edge. This is about saving money, and it just happens to mirror one of the uglier aspects of Steve's current setup.
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post #99 of 133 (permalink) Old 07-26-2005, 08:42 PM
 
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Re: 2004 JEM7VWH Spec change

bottom line, jems are amazing guitars.. Rosewood or ebony any who own one know that you're lucky!!! Or perhaps maybe you just have too much disposable income.
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post #100 of 133 (permalink) Old 07-26-2005, 08:45 PM
 
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Re: 2004 JEM7VWH Spec change

to be fair- JEMs are relatively inexpensive. They cost less than even the cheapest woodwind and brass instruments. Furthermore, I make very little money. I just know how to save money, unlike the majority of people.
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Re: 2004 JEM7VWH Spec change

Yeah we are lucky cos the jems ain't so expensive. And it can compared itself with those expensive ones
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post #102 of 133 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 09:14 PM
 
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Re: 2004 JEM7VWH Spec change

I prefer rosewood. It seems fatter and smoother sounding to me than ebony. I'm glad they changed the fingerboard to rosewood

I'm currently lovin' my 2004 JEM7VWH right now. It's really an awesome guitar.
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Re: 2004 JEM7VWH Spec change

I'll second that comment by marlb5150. I think the rosewood adds a touch of fatness and warmth that the ebony fretboards just don't have. I must admit though, I do like the look and feel of ebony fretboards in general.

For those who gripe about the light rosewood colour, I found that adding a touch of lemon oil to the fretboard does darken the wood over time. It doesn't turn completely black but it is rendered a very very dark brown colour, just like Vai's EVO
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post #104 of 133 (permalink) Old 01-10-2006, 11:24 AM
 
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Re: 2004 JEM7VWH Spec change

I think rosewood looks just as good as ebony (you have my respect if you can tell rosewood from ebony from 7 feet away). Rosewood also feels warmer. to me, rosewood looks great coz of the grain is long. I just prefer it. If you want it dark you can have it stained. But it will become dark eventually when you play it a lot. skin oils of your hand will darken the wood... ewwww
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post #105 of 133 (permalink) Old 01-11-2006, 06:58 PM
 
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Re: 2004 JEM7VWH Spec change

What I'm curious about is... are all those other companies using rosewood skimping on thier products? Paul Reed Smith, Music Man, Suhr, Anderson, etc.
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