Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Adelaide , Australia
Re: General JS100 Info
Try and find a set of Steve Vai's hands on the bay,that'll get you half way there.All joking aside,if you like the guitar buy it,personally i would find myself an 80's RG550 as that is where the Jem comes from! You could find one for around that price and it will serve you better,sound better and its a real japanese Ibanez just like the Jem. Please remember,tone comes from the hands of the player,everything after is just the vehicle to get it to the speakers.Too many young beginners focus on the equipment as being 'the tone'. Steve could play a chibanez and still sound like Steve.
As for the JS100,it is the basics of Joes signiture guitars minus the good bits(Dimarzio pups,Gotoh tuners,Edge trem,Japan built) etc.. It just shares the body shape and neck profile,so for it to be able to transfer YOUR tone in the same way it does Joes you will need to spend some $$$ on pick ups at least! Save your $$$ a lil longer and find a Jap built RG,and then you will be in Jem territory.Just my opinion,i hope it helped. Goodluck mate.