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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-15-2006, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi,

I'm gonna buy a JS100 soon, and other than upgrading the electronics, I was thinking about possibly swapping out the Edge Pro 2 bridge for an Edge Pro, or somwthing better, because my friend says Edge Pro 2's are not good.

The whole Edge bridge business is new territory for me.

Would an original Floyd Rose fit? I've got one on my other guitar (Fender FR Classic) and I swear by them.
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-15-2006, 06:34 PM
 
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Re: Edge Pro 2/Edge Pro

Buy a used JS1000 instead. After you have upgraded the bridge and pickups, you will have spent more than the 1000 and will still have a worse neck.
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Re: Edge Pro 2/Edge Pro

Ryan is correct, the amount of trouble involved isnt worth it.
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Re: Edge Pro 2/Edge Pro

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Buy a used JS1000 instead. After you have upgraded the bridge and pickups, you will have spent more than the 1000 and will still have a worse neck.
What's wrong with the neck?
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Re: Edge Pro 2/Edge Pro

And by the by, is the JS1000 only available in that weird blue colour? I've only ever seen it in that colour?

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And by the by, is the JS1000 only available in that weird blue colour? I've only ever seen it in that colour?

Thanks
I guess you are referring to Burnt Transparent Blue? That's appears to be no longer in production, just JS1000 in Black Pearl, or a JS1200 in Candy Apple (=red) but the BTB is still on international websites:



USA:
http://www.ibanez.com/guitars/guitar.asp?model=JS1000

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I guess you are referring to Burnt Transparent Blue? That's appears to be no longer in production, just JS1000 in Black Pearl, or a JS1200 in Candy Apple (=red) but the BTB is still on international websites:



USA:
http://www.ibanez.com/guitars/guitar.asp?model=JS1000
Yeah, thanks

I love candy-apple red, but the white model appeals to me most, which I've seen the JS100 as in a few places.

Ah well.
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Re: Edge Pro 2/Edge Pro

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What's wrong with the neck?
Nothing wrong with the neck and is all depends on individual preference.
Also, you can have the best guitar neck in the world but if you can't
play then just useless.

Check out youtube and there is alot of great guitar players using js100.
JS100 is very good but had to great if you have the money just go for the
js1000/js1200 cause the upgrades does cost alot.
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Nothing wrong with the neck and is all depends on individual preference.
Also, you can have the best guitar neck in the world but if you can't
play then just useless.

Check out youtube and there is alot of great guitar players using js100.
JS100 is very good but had to great if you have the money just go for the
js1000/js1200 cause the upgrades does cost alot.
Actually its a korean made neck and is of a lower quality standard than the Japanese version, different fretwire etc. Correct me if im wrong but it also doesnt have a compound radius on it either.
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Nothing wrong with the neck and is all depends on individual preference.
Also, you can have the best guitar neck in the world but if you can't
play then just useless.

Check out youtube and there is alot of great guitar players using js100.
JS100 is very good but had to great if you have the money just go for the
js1000/js1200 cause the upgrades does cost alot.
I'm an alright enough player I think don't really know how I can prove it, lol. Suffice it to say, I've learned guitar through playing a lot of Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Megadeth, and Satriani, mainly I've been leaning heavily towards learning Satch mostly, recently, so I thought it about time I get a guitar that I can use for more instrumental stuff - my strat is set to the same specs as Adrian Smith (of Maiden), except I use 11s, a high action, and a high-output pup in the bridge. For instrumentals I'd prefer a more medium-output affair, and probably 10s instead of 11s. My strat's like my "play slow" guitar, for more controlled, heavier-picked stuff.

I was thinking of getting the JS100 and upgrading the electroncis (which I can do myself), and I can get the DiMarzio Mo' Joe for the bridge (I'm dying for this pup), and a PAF Joe for the neck for about £80 inc., for the pair of them. I can do most setup stuff myself, which saves a fair bit of money.

Sorry for rambling & not making sense, lol!

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Re: Edge Pro 2/Edge Pro

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Actually its a korean made neck and is of a lower quality standard than the Japanese version, different fretwire etc. Correct me if im wrong but it also doesnt have a compound radius on it either.
I noticed the JS100 was korean-made, but it gets good reviews on harmony central, and people seem to play well enough on it?

The build-quality may be is slightly less well-done than a Japanese version, but isn't this something a good setup can fix? It can't fix teh materials, I know, but that asides.

For the sake of comparison, is the JS100 like a mid-range MIM Strat?
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I noticed the JS100 was korean-made, but it gets good reviews on harmony central, and people seem to play well enough on it?

The build-quality may be is slightly less well-done than a Japanese version, but isn't this something a good setup can fix? It can't fix teh materials, I know, but that asides.

For the sake of comparison, is the JS100 like a mid-range MIM Strat?
Its just lack of quality components and workmanship, by all means if i got a good deal on one i would buy one *(as long as it didnt have a trs on it* but you really really really are better off buying a japanese made ibanez, for resale value, and overall quality, tone the japanese guitars are highly superior to the korean ones. The js100's sound okay but they really dont sit in the same room with a 1000 etc.
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Re: Edge Pro 2/Edge Pro

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Its just lack of quality components and workmanship, by all means if i got a good deal on one i would buy one *(as long as it didnt have a trs on it* but you really really really are better off buying a japanese made ibanez, for resale value, and overall quality, tone the japanese guitars are highly superior to the korean ones. The js100's sound okay but they really dont sit in the same room with a 1000 etc.
With the money I've got, if I sold my amp and a few pedals, I'd be closer to being able to affording one than not...

but I need the damned white model, lol

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Re: Edge Pro 2/Edge Pro

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With the money I've got, if I sold my amp and a few pedals, I'd be closer to being able to affording one than not...

but I need the damned white model, lol

Thanks

there used to be JS1000 in white but its discontinued. Maybe you can find it used.

I have a js1000bp and also(temporarily) my cousin's js100 and dude, everybody is right about the quality difference. Not the same neck, pickups, trem, frets, hardware and body is heavier too(on the js100)
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Re: Edge Pro 2/Edge Pro

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there used to be JS1000 in white but its discontinued. Maybe you can find it used.

I have a js1000bp and also(temporarily) my cousin's js100 and dude, everybody is right about the quality difference. Not the same neck, pickups, trem, frets, hardware and body is heavier too(on the js100)
The trem's my main concern. I can upgrade the electronics. I play on quite a few different necks, so I doubt I'd mind much about that...

but as things stand, I'm saving up for a JS1000 instead cheers!
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