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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-02-2009, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Get a "real" JEM...

A while ago I saw a thread on here with someone asking if they should buy a JEM555 or save up more and get a JEM7V.

Pretty much everyone said to save up and get (and I quote) "a real JEM7V".

That was said by a lot of people.

I was just recently wondering: If the JEM555 isn't a real JEM, and the JEM7V is, then what's a JEM77V? Is that a "real" JEM too?
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-02-2009, 10:45 PM
 
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Re: Get a "real" JEM...

pretty sure a "real" jem is any jem with an edge pro, lo pro or edge that's made in japan...
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Re: Get a "real" JEM...

The real Jem doesn't have 5s in the model number or the word 'junior'.
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Re: Get a "real" JEM...

So if someone was to get a JEM77V it wouldn't be considered a "cheaper budget cut" liek the 555?
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Re: Get a "real" JEM...

ofcourse not.

Think of it this way,

Epiphone LP -> Gibson Les Paul

Jem 555 -> Japanese made Ibanez Jem
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Re: Get a "real" JEM...

the only crappy jems are the 555, 333 and "junior" or whatever. the ones with terrible bridges and half-assed inlays.
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Ahh ok, that's good to know coz I think the 77V is pretty cool.

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Re: Get a "real" JEM...

"Real" JemS:

- 7 series
- 77 series
- 777 series
- Anniversary models (10th, 20th, 90th, DNA)

Enough said
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post #9 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-03-2009, 07:30 AM
 
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Re: Get a "real" JEM...

It's easier than that.

'real' Jem - Made in Japan
555, 333 - Made in Korea and Indonesia.
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Re: Get a "real" JEM...

The 555/333 series was offered to try and combat the rash of far east fakes. Personally, I would rather see someone spend thier money on a Prestige RG before the cheaper JEMs.

The Prestige is basically a JEM, but without the holes and inlays.

To each his own, but that is my opinion.
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Re: Get a "real" JEM...

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The Prestige is basically a JEM, but without the holes and inlays.

To each his own, but that is my opinion.
Pretty much the way I feel about my RG550 anniversary edition.
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Re: Get a "real" JEM...

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The 555/333 series was offered to try and combat the rash of far east fakes. Personally, I would rather see someone spend thier money on a Prestige RG before the cheaper JEMs.

The Prestige is basically a JEM, but without the holes and inlays.

To each his own, but that is my opinion.
i have to disagree there ayrton mate,ive had a prestige and it was nothing like a jem.the only other ibanez i would have outside of jems is j custom.just my opinion but i had a rg2550z and it was a terrible guitar.
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Re: Get a "real" JEM...

Jem555 is still a Jem. i don't know if i'm just lucky but i own both guitars and my 555 is almost identical to my 7Vs sound, the feel of the guitar is a different issue but i think 555s are good enough for a starter. IMO
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Re: Get a "real" JEM...

No one's disagreeing with that statement. "Good enough for a starter".

The issue here is you can get a Japanese made RG for the same price.
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Re: Get a "real" JEM...

And the JEM77V isn't cheaper than the 7v, it's just different.
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