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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-13-2001, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Which guitar do I buy? - Im confused.

Hi
Quick rundown....
A couple of years ago a friend put up for sale his 7vwh. Although I was happy with my RG570 (dimarzio loaded, Tone Zone and Air Norton), I took it home to try it out. Obviously I was impressed. I did a lot of research online, and I came across Jemsite, which helped me enormously to decide to buy it. It is, as u all know, a wonderful guitar and Im very happy with it.
Recently surfing along, I came across Richs site (Ibanez rules, top right corner).
Maaannnnn.....
Although I had already seen pics of the 10th, seeing it again brought up the passion :love:
The fact that I am single again now ( and can do with my money whatever I like :biggrin, had me decide that I want one.
So.... I do some research...decide that Rich is the man to buy from..and carry on surfing and looking, etc....
So I get to see all these pics and read all these comments for the jemdna2yk, the js2ykcpt, the jem90, etc..
This is what I look like now.....:idunno:
I know no one can make the decision for me...but...considering the following, can I have your opinions?
1. I prefer the js body cause Im not very big.
2. I prefer the vine inlays
3. I prefer Ebony and Lo-pro edge
4. The Js tonal posibilities seem appealing ( I actually find the Bridge Evo too hot; Dont u guys hear the *note sort of crackle and burn?)
5. *I do like the vai-isms although I prefer Satch as a musician
6. the lower the action, the better.
Thats all I can think of now...
Well I think its between the jem10th, the dna and the js2ykcpt

Thanks for your help

p.s Thanks for your patience Rich
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-13-2001, 05:26 PM
 
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I would say based on what you like, the JEM7VWH would be your best bet but seeing as how it's not on your list, I'd say the JEM10. *The DNA's have the breed pickups, which you may or may not like, I'm not into the breeds, but I love the DNA. *Also, if you like the neck profile of the VWH, the DNA has a wizard type neck, not the Jem profile, I'm not sure what neck profile is not the 10, I think it's a JEM profile though. *You can check the specs on all of them here on Jemsite though.
Good luck with your choice, wish I had the money right now to have the choices of those guitars available.
I'm Jem through and through though, the JS guitars are nice, but I think the Jem is a way better playing guitar.
But that's just my opinion.
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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-13-2001, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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I think u misread...I do own the JEM7VWH :biggrin:

Thanks for your opinion amigo.
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-13-2001, 06:04 PM
 
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Tricky choice, huh? My personal vote goes to the JEM 10th. It's the most beautiful guitar on Earth for me, it has Evos (although I prefer the Breeds) and the best JEM neck of all time (unfinished back).

If you're a collector, a JS2k is the one to get. A really cool guitar to have in your collection.
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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-13-2001, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks Carlos.
This feedback is helping me a lot. It looks like the 10th is doing well.....

ps. I was practising "Garota de Ipanema" as I received your post....
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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-13-2001, 06:46 PM
 
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Yeah, the JEM 1-th is sweet!

BTW, if you like Tom Jobim, I think you should learn "Wave". It's a great song!
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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-13-2001, 08:35 PM
 
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Yup, I did indeed miss the part where you said you bought it. *Then I would say, since you already have the Jem, get a JS. Personally I would buy another Jem, but unless you've played a DNA, or just want one more than anything (like I do) then I think you would probably prefer the JS. *I don't believe other than visually that there is any major difference playing wise on the JEM10 vs the VWH. *Of course, personally, I'd get another JEM, but if you like the JS, get one! *They are both great guitars!
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* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * :idunno: * *:idunno: * * **
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I don't believe other than visually that there is any major difference playing wise on the JEM10 vs the VWH.
Jeremy, I must admit I have found the total opposite to be true. *I have mine setup by the same Luthier on the same day to the same spec and the 10 is a far better ride. *It's difficult to put my finger on it, I just find that my fingers find thier way round the 10 much more freely. *Mind you, that's not putting the 7VWH down in anyway, just a direct comparison. *From what I understand the neck profiles are the same, anybody verify that? *The only explanation I can think of is that the unfinshed neck on the 10 is what makes the difference, so I am now considering sanding down the 7VWH.

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If you have the chance to try a DNA, do it before you decide, it's amazing! I have a BFP with JEM neck and low action. I bought a DNA and i love the wizard neck profile. The question is do you like the breeds. Depends on the kind of music you're doing.
But beware!
If you see and handle a DNA you are infected!
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I must say WMerkert, that yours is the most beautiful DNA I have seen...


Congratulations!

I dont think Ill have the chance to try one....
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IMHO the JEM10 is the best guitar of the three you listed. *I also concur with Purplehaze regarding the VWH vs 10. The JEM10s neck has more of a JEM10 profile and with the unfinished/oiled neck has a *much* better feel than the more Wizard-ish VWH with poly finish.

That said you really can't go wrong with any of them. I would question if you want to spend upwards of $3k on a guitar however, in what might be a rash decision. Think it thru and consider lower cost models such as the DBK or VWH which are a much better value... glen
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post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ok,ok....Ill only say it one more time.....

I ALREADY OWN A JEM7VWH!!!!!!!!!! *:loco:

Thanks guys!
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Hi, I currently have both a DNA and a 7VWH. They are great guitars. In fact, I sold my Parker Fly to purchase the DNA! I also have a Les Paul and a Strat that never get played anymore since I purchased the Jems. Both Jems play very nicely and I personally love the fact that they have different pick-ups. I've played quite a few JS models, the tone is very cool but as far as feel, I prefer the Jems. If possible, try out all the guitars and take your time in making an educated decision. Hope this helps. * *JEMS RULE!!! * * * * * * * *--Ron
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Have you looked into a JS90HAM? *It's the only JS model that came with an ebony fingerboard, and has the LoPro and standard JS electronics. *Killer finish too! *I love mine, but need to sell to help pay off my honeymoon. *VERY light guitar too-comfy!

I'd love a JEM10th eventually-gorgeous guitars. *The 7VWH is great too. *Bottom line is that you really can't go wrong with any of them. *
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