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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-04-2002, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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which ibanez guitar should i buy ?

hi

i have a wallet and i saw some guitars at ebay that looks good to me

1. a black RG 550 with maple neck and aanj
2. a whit PG-30 Paul Gilbert with roswood board
3. a JEM 777DY (i dont like the color a lot )


which one should i buy ? further suggestions ?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-04-2002, 04:35 PM
 
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i would, of course, get the jem ;-) plus, DY is ubercool in my opinion, but then you could always have fun using it as a project-finish guitar

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-04-2002, 10:45 PM
 
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Personally, I'd get the RG550. You get nearly the same guitar as a JEM777 except for the flashiness and the pickups. Those are a quick change.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-05-2002, 01:42 AM
 
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Best way for you to know is to go try them out. See which one fits you best. Good luck!
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-05-2002, 03:18 AM
 
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not the same guitar .. different neck..

to me, a guitar's neck/profile/width/feel is THE most important part of the guitar.. pretty much everything else is fixable.

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I'd go for the JEM, but if you don't like the color of it and want to play the hell out of that instrument, I'd get the RG!!!
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Umm... We aren't both watching the same auctions, are we??
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DY
The colour is awesome.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-06-2002, 01:14 PM
 
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If you have the bucks I'd go for the DY, you're getting a guitar of similar/slightly higher quality to the 550, but also getting a guitar that will hold a slightly better resale value than the 550, it also has better pups, pyramids and all the usual Jem routs, i.e. Monkey, Claw (which are not important to me to be honest ) and if you don't like DY then you are an odd fellow....didn't you know revolting colours are back in trend j/k

Seriously, I'd go for the DY, but if money is an issue grab the 550.

Steve

P.S. The 30 ain't a bad machine if you can have it cheap.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-06-2002, 01:24 PM
 
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DY was so heavily used that it didn't do all that much for me at the time. NOW I miss it. I'd say go with the JEM.

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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-08-2002, 11:44 AM
 
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Dy. No doubt about that. The colour wont mind when plugged.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-10-2002, 12:27 AM
 
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i've had them all and loved them but out of those 3 i kept the pgm30.

i fell in love with the crazy thin neck of the vdy. i kinda regret selling it at times but the DNA neck is just as thin so i'm happy even though i never play my DNA.

the 550 was so nice. perfect neck for me and a nice solid guitar. it felt more tailor made for me than the vdy.

the pgm30 was just perfect for me although you can tell the difference between it and a nice jem.....a newer one. i personally hate jems from the 80's. i can't stand the necks on them or the big block where the neck mounts to the body.

it's your call in the end. you'll know what to do. good luck.
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