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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-20-2001, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ok, it is 6 days till i get the Root Beer. If you own one, i would aprecciate if you drop a line and give your little rewiew of it. The ex im getting is of the clear wood type color, pretty identic to the one top of page 2 in the gallery. I cant wait :biggrin: arty: :silly: arty: :biggrin:
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-20-2001, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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I forgot to mention, that i found it pretty much thanx to SalemB. Thanx pal !
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-21-2001, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Holy belony !! Im getting it on friday if im lucky, that reduces the day count to 2 days left instead of 4 !!!
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No replies yet, so you will probably have to give us the hands-on report instead. I assume that you've already read the single review that exists on harmony-central.

Have you read the Calvin and Hobbes (Kalle & Hobbe) story when Calvin ordered a propeller beanie and he's expecting it in the mail every day? I'm sure you would recognice the situation. Let's just hope that you don't brake your JEM immediately when you receive it like Calvin broke his beanie
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Congrats on your beanie.

I hope to be getting a similar beanie in the near future in which case I will post my review on here as well.

Cheers

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ps where did you get it?
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There is one at ibanezrules right now, 600$ hurry !

Well, i guess these RB's are quite unusual. I know i will love it I read the rewiew, but it didnt actually say anything i didnt allready know...

Ill post my rewiew, as soon as i can play on it...
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eh, I have one but the neck doesn't have a great shape to it. It has ample (a little too much) front bow but flattens out from the third to the nut. Still plays well but is a little buzzier than I'd like on open strings.
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post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-22-2001, 02:11 AM
 
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Jay--

Congrats on the RB purchase! I've had mine for a few weeks now. I really like the looks and sound of it. Visually, it's very classic looking--no gawdy inlays, no flashy colors (except for the pink pickups), just a smooth natural finish. The finish shades do tend to vary quite a bit from one guitar to the next, so each one can be somewhat unique.

The sound is pretty smooth, too. I didn't know how much I'd like having a guitar with two PAF Pros in it, but it works pretty well for most of my playing. I play most of my rhythms on the bridge pickup and most of my solos on the neck pickup. The middle positions, as with most middle positions on Jems, are a little too quiet to be useful when playing clean.

Playability isn't bad, but my RB doesn't have a real RB neck... it looks/ feels like a Wizard neck off an old 570. Someday I'll get a real Jem neck for it. I'd probably play it more often, but the Wizard is so thin it makes my hand cramp up.

Overall, it's a sweet axe. Very underrated! Hope you enjoy it!

--B

PS: Pics of mine are here: http://w3.one.net/~brentano/studio/ibanezjemrb.html
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You lucky!!!
The RB is one of my faves!!!! I love that wood!! Oh, and the large grip!!!!!

Hey Jay... DON'T FORGET THE PICS!!!!

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DAM ! Now the dude says an old pal showed up and gave a bid 100$ over mine, deadline tomorrow. I dont even know if i'll be able to pay more yet.. *Hmm... *His friend wasnt sure he would be able to pay it, so well se... *He also said that visually, it was identic with the one currently at Rich. Well, i see it this way, either i get the RB, or i get my new computer tomorrow. Then ill buy a JEM later on. But i want this one !!!

Wish me luck dudes !


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Does this sound like a rippoff to raise the prise ??
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yeah, could be

wouldnt he sell it to a friend for less than selling it to you (someone he doesnt really know)

so a friend turns up, bids 100 bucks over your price but doesnt know whether he will be able to pay?!!! why bid in the first place!!
Sounds like he is trying to auction it and therefore get more money out of you.

just my 2 cents

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cerealk is right:
Jay, don't trust him! That friend doesn't exist! I know many ppl who use to do so!
Let wait a bit of time, buy your new computer and you'll see: after a week or two the guy will pop up and say:

'Hey dude, my friend couldn't buy the babe, so are you still interested?'

Jay, listen to me (us), dude: Jemsite family loves you, that guy doesn't!

nuno

ps: and don't forget da pics!
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post #14 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-22-2001, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well, the deadline for the "old friend" is tomorrow, if he "cant pay" those 800$ tomorrow, ill get the guitar next week... * *Otherwise ill chill out and look for another used jem, if i dont find one, ill get the computer instead... *Since i cant play tilll after christmas anyway, it might be better for me to have a computer now.

BTW, i told the dude i stopped at 700$ and hoped for luck.. hehee


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Thanx for the rewiew bduersch..
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