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post #31 of 57 (permalink) Old 11-04-2007, 08:52 AM
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Re: 2007/2008 Jem555wh. Should I get it?

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Only if you care what other people think YOU should be playing....

Which is silly. Buy the guitar you want, play it well, enjoy.
Come on D-
You've been a member here long enough to see more than enough of those.
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post #32 of 57 (permalink) Old 11-04-2007, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 2007/2008 Jem555wh. Should I get it?

Alright, I'm gonna save up for a Jem 7v. I'll probably get it from Ibanez Rules. How good is Rich Harris with setting up a guitar? And can I trust him?
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Re: 2007/2008 Jem555wh. Should I get it?

Rich Harris is 'the man' when it comes to setup and service. You wil not get ripped off by Rich.

My .02 on this topic is this...you're still at an age where 'dad' still has a say in things, so I'm left wondering what level of a player you are, and if owning a Jem is really going to make a diff in your life or playing.

The most important thing for the first few eyars of playing is WANTING to play. You should have a guitar that inspires you and makes you WANT to pick it up and practice. It should feel good in your hands and your heart.

"Mr. Vai" didn't play a Jem until long after he'd achieved 'guitar god' status...he played modded Strats and Jacksons. He loved the instrument and he loved music. It didn't matter what inlays it had, or whether or not it had a handle.

Have you ever even played a 7vwh? a lot of people here like it, still a lot of us don't. You may save $2,000+ for it, only to buy it and be disappointed that it didn't live up to the mental picture you had.

Go to the store and play some guitars. Don't even look at them - just play them. See what soudns and feels right for YOU and don't let anyone tell you waht you like. Only you can decide that.

If you've played Ibanez's before and you like their feel, an RG20th might be a great way to go for now. A Used RG770 is very comparable to a Jem in many ways, in terms of playability. You could buy two 770s and two sets of PAFs or Evolutions and it'd still cost less than a Jem 7v.

It's not about how expensive the guitar is. It's about how much you want to play it.

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Re: 2007/2008 Jem555wh. Should I get it?

The options with $2000 are nearly limitless. You could pretty much get any guitar you want, or a guitar that plays like it. That notion is drool-worthy. Good luck with the search!
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Re: 2007/2008 Jem555wh. Should I get it?

Thanks for the insight, Kenny. I've been playing for a little over a few years now. I took some lessons when I started out but now I mostly play off tabs. I've learned many different songs (too many to list) several Joe Satriani songs and I'm currently working on my first Steve Vai song - Tender Surrender. I love my guitars very much. I play it every day. It's just that all my guitars have only 22 frets. After finding out most of the players I like all use 24 frets including Santana nowadays. I've played a Jem 7rb before and it was nice. However, I didn't have to money at the time and it was already sold. I've tried quite a few RGs and although they are good, a lot of them aren't my type. I probably won't be able to buy a Jem any time soon but I just want to have an idea of what I want to buy. Then I can do some research on it. I'd like to thank all of you for your imput, it has really helped me. Now I'm just gonna wait and mabe get some more guitar lessons. You can still give me your imput as I will always be watch this thread. Thanks guys.
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somebody call the proofreading police
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He's from Canada

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Yeah, up here in Canada, we spell some things differently. Like when you spell color we spell colour with a 'U' in the word. Have a great day, eh.
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Like when you spell color we spell colour with a 'U' in the word.
So....you spell it CORRECTLY then
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So....you spell it CORRECTLY then
Haha! Yes we do!
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Thanks for your 'imput'.
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Any time. Hey come up to Canada and we'll get you a beaver!
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I spell it without the "u"... That's how we do it at McGill U anyways... But yeah yeah, i know it's not gonna count cause i am French Canadian. Well i counter that with F off and stop trying to assimilate us LOL . Jokes!

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Haha! Yes we do!
Yeah, but you also say "aboot".
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Yeah, but you also say "aboot".
No we say "about" - "aboot" doesn't even make sense.
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