Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Valencia, Spain
Ibanez Jem Neck Pick-up orientation
Wondering this for a long time, but never found a proper answer: was the neck pick up of the original Jems reversed (upside-down). This means that for the neck pickup, the coil that works when the 2nd possition of the selector is enganged, is the one that is near the fretboard and not the one that is closer to the middle pick up.
I have heard this from an old Jem collector and was mentioned by Glen in the old specs sheet that was in this site years ago, but never heard or read an official explanation from Ibanez and the actual catalogs show that the coil that actually works for the 2nd position is the inner one, near the middle pick up.
I do own several Jem models, but except for the 30th ann LG, all the others are second or third hand, thus could have been modified for the previous owners. The only one hhat came with the neck pick up reversed was my 90th ann and noticed that because it had the DiMarzio logo on it reversed towards the neck.
Moreover, the originall ‘87 trio had the three hole pick up and the position of the third hole should be mismatched between the bridge and the neck pick ups.
Any information about this?