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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-11-2003, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Calling all JS90th owners!

I feel embarrased that a customer brought this to my attention and I had never noticed myself

I was asked which bridge a JS90 should have, my first reaction was , Lo Pro. But I wasn't positive so checked the spec sheet, which says Edge. Checked the couple online pics I still have up on the used sold page, both Edges. Ok, Edge was my answer.

"Then why does mine have a Lo Pro?"

I checked the only other pic I have which is in the gallery, that guitar I originally bought NOS from a dealer, it's got a Lo Pro. It seems the 90th was made with the Edge, which is it's factory spec, and the Lo Pro, which is not. So the question, huh??

Please post your JS90 plate #'s and serial #'s, both please, and then add which bridge you have, and what country the guitar was bought from. If you're not the original owner state so, but still tell which country it came from. Just going to sort out if they started with the Edge and then switched to Lo Pros at some point, or if there's some other explanation for it

00**** Plate #
F98***** Serial #
Bridge
Country
Original/not original owner.

Thanks!


004494 - F9755936 - Low Pro - Japan
004500 - F9759412 - Edge - Japan
004859 - F9805339 - Edge - Austria
005196 - F9801137 - Edge - USA
005304 - F9809321 - Edge - USA
005318 - F9813853 - Edge - Germany
005332 - F9820548 - Edge - Australia
005459 - F9808697 - Edge - US
005592 - F9801147 - Edge - Germany
005745 - F9808689 - Edge - The Netherlands
005825 - F9845365 - Edge - UK

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-11-2003, 10:29 PM
 
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just for reference, that js90 I traded to you had the edge trem as well.
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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-12-2003, 04:24 AM
 
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Plate# 004500

Serial# F9759412

Bridge: Edge

Country: United States(cause I bought it from you Rich)

Not original owner

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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-12-2003, 06:56 PM
 
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Mine did have a LoPro. I sold it to Julio here on the site about a year or so ago. I'll see if I can dig up the numbers, etc. on it. I was the 2nd owner
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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-13-2003, 11:30 AM
 
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Don't have it anymore..

BUT..

I remember VERY WELL that it was an Edge trem.

Rikk Beatty should chime in...he had mine as well.

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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-14-2003, 09:43 PM
 
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Plate # : 005745
Serial # : F9808689
Bridge : Edge
Country : The Netherlands
Not original owner, but I'm sure the guitar was originally sold in the Netherlands as well.

I love that guitar btw
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JS90

Plate # : 005318
Serial # : F9813853
Bridge : Edge
Country : Ireland; bought it used from the previous owner in Germany.
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-19-2003, 08:46 PM
 
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Plate number: 004494

SerialNumber: F9755936

Bridge: Low Pro

Purchased in USA from Ibanez Rules
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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-20-2003, 01:05 PM
 
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Because i'd rather speculate on this than keep reading Nietzsche's "Zarathustra" (fascinating book, incidentally), i'll waste all your time with my observations.

There isn't a single european 90th with a lo-pro listed currently, and stateside we're split 1-1 with lopro/edge. possible pattern #1? that the european ones all came with the edge, and the american ones were spec'd with both?

Or, maybe more feasable (and possibly not mutually exclusive, as distrobution and production order could be linked), there is a possibility that at or around 004500 they switched from the lo-pro bridge to the edge bridge. Realizing i'm asking for something approaching a miracle here, does anyone know the full range of serial #'s for the 90th? my personal hunch would be maybe the first 50 or so were inadvertantly spec's with a lo-pro before someone caught the problem, and then every guitar above that serial # (which would fall between 004494 and 004500) was spec'd correctly. Maybe they were too lazy to make the switch, or maybe they didn't notice until they'd already shipped. it's not like they don't have a history of this- there was that problem with the JEM90th "anniversary" case misspelling...

all in all, a rough year for hoshino?

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I think that was actually the Jem10th case with the misspell?

We now return to the regularly scheduled thread.
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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-20-2003, 03:47 PM
 
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lo dudes, i'm new to this board :P

rich might remember me... i'm that german student who wanted to buy a js1000 and asked a lot of stupid questions, markus pyttel was his name...


well, i recently bought a js90th from an austrian dude (man, i'm happy!)... so i dunno which country it originally is from but i can tell ya bridge type and serials:

Plate: 004859
Serial: F98 05339 (japan)
Bridge: Edge (i actually have no idea, i'm a guitar player, no guitar techie but the certificate says edge :P)


hope i could help ya a lil bit
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-20-2003, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Actually it only helps if you can tell positively which trem it is

For anybody else that's not sure

Edge
[http://www.ibanezrules.com/images/pa...ge_diagram.jpg

Lo Pro
http://www.ibanezrules.com/images/pa...ro_diagram.jpg

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EDGE! :P
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iain- yeah, it was. But the point still stands- it wouldn't be the first mistake they've made on a high-end sig model...

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post #15 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 02:34 PM
 
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didn't wanna open a new thread for it so i post it in the only js90th thread i can remember



as you can see it's an edge bridge, rich
(i'm on topic now!! :P)
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