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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-01-2006, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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DBK vs BRMR

is there much of a difference? besides the paint job it seems to be intentionally the same guitar. feedback please
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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-01-2006, 10:28 AM
 
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Re: DBK vs BRMR

Besides the cosmetics? I think the only think different is the neck volute and the neck woods (the DBK was a 3-piece, the BRMR is a 5-piece). Nothing much, really. With that said though, I would pick a BRMR over the DBK if I had the cash.
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Re: DBK vs BRMR

the only difference is cost.
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Re: DBK vs BRMR

Amd the rock mirror
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post #5 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-01-2006, 11:17 PM
 
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Re: DBK vs BRMR

I would go with the Tsung-oiled neck on the BRMR.
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Re: DBK vs BRMR

I think neck size also the BRMR is 19mm-21mm while the DBK was 17mm-19mm
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Re: DBK vs BRMR

If it was still in production, the DBK would have the 5 piece / volute neck that has become standard.

Wether it would have the Jem or more Wizard-like profile, i dont know, but other than that? yeah, finish and inlays is all there is to it...
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Re: DBK vs BRMR

The ~tone~

The BRMR has the best tone of any of the Jem's I've played to date. I know they are both breed equiped, but the tone is like night and day between these two guitars
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Re: DBK vs BRMR

so the mirror top must have some effect on the tone...interesting.
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Re: DBK vs BRMR

Aparently It's quite noticable!
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Re: DBK vs BRMR

i thought the dbk had breed pups and the brmr has evo's?
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Re: DBK vs BRMR

i'm hearing that alot Jim. i'd love to have the chance to get a blind test and play both.
the basswood might be a higher grade basswood also. i'm shooting in the dark but i'm giving Ibanez the benefit of the doubt about the price point between them actually being something other than the binding and the top.
either way i am a believer that there is SOMETHING that sets them apart besides the obvious cosmetic reasons.
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oh nvm they both have breeds, lol my bad
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Re: DBK vs BRMR

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i thought the dbk had breed pups and the brmr has evo's?
both have breeds.
the cosmetics seem to be the big difference on the spec sheet between them which is why there have been sooooo many threads just like this one.

the interesting point is the owners of the BRMR's who have played both say there is a big difference but i haven't heard from the DBK owners who have played both.

again, i am a believer that there is something between them that makes the BRMR sound better.
i could guess that the more neck mass might add more tone. hmmmm....?
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i haven't heard from the DBK owners who have played both.
That's because there aren't any. DBK owners can't afford the BRMR
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