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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-16-2010, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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540R HH - so much better than the JS series !

I've owned seven JS series guitars over the last 10 years, a BTB, a WH, two BP's and two JS1200's, and always loved them.

However, I just recently picked up a 1989 540R HH and this guitar just blows them all away in terms of feel and playability !

I have fitted a Fred & a PAF Pro, but apart from that it's all original

Even better, the price I paid was a third of a new JS

If I see another, I will snap it up straight away, and I suggest you do the same!

They seem to be quite rare these days, although I think it's probably due to fact that people just don't want to let them go !!

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Congrats on the new score. Old guitars can have a magic playability about them that really sets them apart.
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Re: 540R HH - so much better than the JS series !

congrats, although it's of course a matter of opinion. if you like the wizard neck profile, then i'm sure you will of course prefer the r series. if you like the js neck profile (like i do), then you will no doubt prefer js guitars. the way i see it, there are a bazillion guitars in ibanez's history that have the wizard neck profile. a much smaller percentage of those have the js neck, so imo, i'm glad there's an option for that neck out there.
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this guitar just blows them all away in terms of feel and playability !
Rich would disagree. But there are lots of us who love them both. We just hammered this topic out in another recent thread. It ended in a group hug.

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If you like the wizard neck profile, then i'm sure you will of course prefer the r series.
Actually, except for most of the 540R LTDs they have Ultra necks which are a nice in-between compromise. I love Ultras. I'm less fond of Wizards.
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that one looks just like mine except mine is black.......

nice axe!
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that thing looks good
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Rich would disagree. But there are lots of us who love them both. We just hammered this topic out in another recent thread. It ended in a group hug.



Actually, except for most of the 540R LTDs they have Ultra necks which are a nice in-between compromise. I love Ultras. I'm less fond of Wizards.

It is of course all about personal preference, and with this guitar I have found perfection for me !
I do love the JS neck, but prefer this one.
There's no right or wrong, just what's right for you !

I am smiling from ear to ear today, as I just got my front row ticket for Satch at London Hammersmith Apollo in October, and I bought the meet & greet package too ... can't wait !!

I know Joe used to play the 540 before it became his slightly different signature series, so when I see him, I'll ask his opinion on the guitar, and post his reply !! Happy days !!

I might even take it and have him sign it !!!
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that is my pic of me and Joe with my 540RHHBK. and yes he autographed it....
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Just for fun my pimped 440R HH.



Really great guitar!!
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I looooooove that blue color!
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i had that guitar too! very nice.with tremsetter.i like it but not that much.
the collour is great!.
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Congrats. I played one just like yours at a store in Vancouver once, and it's a great guitar indeed!
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great blue!
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Here it is my 540R HH White pearl. All original part . The sound is fantastic. It also feel better than JS.
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