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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-03-2007, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Blue Sparkle JEM?

This isn't meant to be a rant, but what's wrong with bringing back the Blue Sparkle JEM of a few years ago? I'm sure they would appeal to at least as many people as the 7Vwh and the 77bk, while also looking slighty out of the ordinary (but not totally off the wall, which could put some of the Ibanez demographic off)... If this JEM was available this year I can say in all honesty that I'd be heading to my local music shop to order one today! I'm desperate for a new JEM but just can't bring myself to buy a plain black or white one. It's hard to justify spending 2300$ on a guitar that looks so... ordinary.
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Only because your username is "bringer of torture" will I post these

(conveniently passing the blame )

And I see nothing ~plain~ about it







Beautiful and great playing guitars!!!!
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Re: Blue Sparkle JEM?

Jim, I knew this was coming! The worst thing is I am starting to like the Pearloid pickguard on your VSBL. Arrgghhhh! not pearloid!

I think the VSBL would definitely be a hit again, if there was to be a reproduction of it, which unfortunately is highly unlikely.
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The worst thing is I am starting to like the Pearloid pickguard on your VSBL. Arrgghhhh! not pearloid!
why........

perhaps it reminds you of the loo

It is funny that you say it would be a big hit and I totally agree. It's just remembering back on how bad everybody hated them when they came out the Vsbl is one of the best Jem purchases I ever made!!

Just goes to show ya, don't listen to other peoples opinions, listen to YOUR heart and form your own opinion accordingly
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Re: Blue Sparkle JEM?

Those are some beautiful JEMs you've got there, JJEMMER777! The VSBL certainly stands out better in those pics than the ones I've seen. Still, I could see them appealing to the same crowd that buys the 7vwh JEMs. JEM users are a different breed in the first place; how many people that bought a 7vwh would have turned down a nice FP JEM if that had been on offer as opposed to the 7vwh? I'd venture to say "not many, if any".
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Re: Blue Sparkle JEM?

^^^second that, the VSBL was one of my fav's that I have owned also, follow ones own heart on the path to seek musical expression.

Nice pics Jim!
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Please, more shots like these, man...I'm not feelin' the pool table ones
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Re: Blue Sparkle JEM?

How about this one?
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Re: Blue Sparkle JEM?

Wofbone,

It just needs the pickguard from the 7VWH. I think Jim's guitar looks complete with the new pickguard.

Jim's:




Yours:





The pickguard simply completes the guitar IMO.

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How about this one?

Great shot!!!

but isn't the pickguard kinda...um..........PLAIN???


just razzing bro! that is a nice shot

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The pickguard simply completes the guitar IMO.

Jimmy
Kinda like a chrome vine completes another???

Thanks Jimmy Even after I called you a dork
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Re: Blue Sparkle JEM?

I love the VSBL. I would love to see a red one.
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Re: Blue Sparkle JEM?

I too wish for a better contrast between the vine and the rosewood on this model. I love the sparkle, and the pearloid pickguard is NICE.
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Re: Blue Sparkle JEM?

Ok since Jim started it:

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Nice VSBL Shots! Looks like she inspires a classy vibe.
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Re: Blue Sparkle JEM?

Nice picture Distantshore.

So happy I have one of these. I just waited too long to get one before the price went up.

As for that pearloid pickgaurd topic....still don't like it.
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