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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-30-2002, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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How old is my universe?


I have some questions about the OLD Universe guitar(like the first year model) anyway i have a Multi color and i wanted to know who has the most knowledge about them , so i can ask them some simple questions.The only reason i want to know is it does'nt have a normal neck plate (it's just cosmo black and dose'nt say Ibanez or anything) it dosen't have a serial number and it's a japanese swirl.i have a couple of pics if any body cares to see it.Any help would greatly be appreciated.

Thanks alot Adam
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-30-2002, 10:24 AM
 
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Just post the pics so everyone who wants to see can see :P
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O I thought you wanted to know when the Big Bang occurred...
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O I thought you wanted to know when the Big Bang occurred...


(post some pics, i'm sure there is someone here who can help you)
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I'm not totally sure, but I think all the Jap swirls were 1990, I could be wrong though, one easy way to tell when the serial number is missing, is the single coil pickup, if it is a '90, the pole pieces will be chrome domes, if it is newer, they will be the black hex head pole pieces, same as in the humbuckers.
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by the way, your link didn't work
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90's have edges while others have lo pro's......I think!!!!!
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not always, my '90 UV7BK has a lo-pro still
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-30-2002, 11:24 PM
 
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The pickup theory isn't perfect, either =]
Mine is a '91, but it's 'transitional' - it's got the larger Edge 7 routing (cavity goes further back for the string clamp screws), yet has a LoPro 7. And, as for the pickup, my single is one of the chrome slug pole ones...
Going by my serial number, it was an early '91, so it must have some of the last few of the components that were prep'ed for the '90 stylings.
(And, yes, I'm the original owner, came to me new in a shipping box...)

... btw, on Vai.com, a new pic of Steve recording in The Mothership shows him playing - you guessed it - one of his original UV7BKs, the one with the yellow (?) dots applied, and 'Jem' on the headstock.
Cool.
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-03-2002, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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how do i post pics in the message box
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-03-2002, 02:42 PM
 
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to post a pic, you need to use the Img tags, [ img ] [ /img ] (take out all the spaces) in between the Img tags, you put the URL of the pic you want to show, you have to have it hosted on your own site though, you can upload pics to the Jemsite FTP, but for some reason, they don't work with the img tags.
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why didn't that work?
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