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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-12-2003, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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HELP - BFP dilemma

OK - I only have one Jem....a BFP which I really like. It's not immaculate.....I suppose Rich would call it 'players condition'. However, funds are really tight and I could sell the BFP and buy two 'lesser' guitars.....say a 2nd hand Ibanez S and a rare Ibanez Ghostrider that I have found (beaut guitar...but very different from a Jem).

I am in this dilemma because I play in a covers band that play a lot. Before Saturday - a string had never gone on the Jem therefore I never had to change guitars...

.....but on Saturday, the g-string snapped and I had to switch to my Dads USA Strat......well - you can imagine what that felt like..........Ferrari to a Ford Escort......

Hence the problem!!!Help!!!
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-12-2003, 04:17 PM
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Keep the BFP ;-)
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-12-2003, 04:30 PM
 
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keep the BFP and send that strat to someone who knows how to set them up properly. If a good tech gets a hold of a strat....it should be playing pretty good...not like a jem mind you, but it shouldn't kill you. Another option, have the fretboard of the strat planed to Jem specs and refretted with matching fretwire. Tone wise you'd have a different sound, but the change wouldn't shock you so much.

If you didn't have a discontinued Jem it wouldn't be such a tough call. It would be harder to find a BFP later on down the road....and it would cost you a lot more in the long run.
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Quality, not quantity, my friend.

Why would you sell a guitar that you love to get two that you might not love? It doesn't add up.

And if you do decide to sell the BFP, let me know.
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keep the BFP and send that strat to someone who knows how to set them up properly. If a good tech gets a hold of a strat....it should be playing pretty good...not like a jem mind you, but it shouldn't kill you.

If you didn't have a discontinued Jem it wouldn't be such a tough call. It would be harder to find a BFP later on down the road....and it would cost you a lot more in the long run.
Ditto.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-12-2003, 08:56 PM
 
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Don't give into the Dark Side!!!!

Keep the BFP!!!!!!!
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-13-2003, 01:23 PM
 
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Keep it!! I'm not saying this because I have one and I love it.
I'm saying this because I've met many people crying because they had sold their BFPs.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-13-2003, 02:29 PM
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Keep it!

I havent got round to selling two of the three I have yet...
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-13-2003, 02:32 PM
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I havent got round to selling two of the three I have yet...
someday.....someday ;-)
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-13-2003, 02:58 PM
 
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keep the bfp! This is one of the most beautiful jems ever. I don't own one. I could have swapt my ibanez js1000 for one but I was too stupid not doing it...
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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-14-2003, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks folks.......played last night and I just can't bring myself to part with her!

Thanks for your feedback....really appreciated!
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-14-2003, 01:40 PM
 
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Another one saved.....well done gentlemen
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This is like JEM counceling...yes, we saved another ;-)
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-18-2003, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Guys.....I'm struggling.....how can I get another with no cash and mouths to feed!!!!

I need a Jem as bac-up tp a Jem!


AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! !!!!
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-18-2003, 12:16 PM
 
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you dont need a jem, get a nice 570 or 550, do a custom paint job, or swirl and change the pickups. Not only is it fun as hell to customize your guitars, youll have a jemalike, with the same body style, and proportions, and better yet, the same trem, so you wont really feel and sound that much different.
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