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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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It's a...'Joe'

'K', I went to a number of stores and I have been wanting a JS for years. I played every "rack JS" I could find but they were all previously played by someone else, and sadly, it showed.

I have been saving my gig $$$$ for months now, and was oh...so...close to having enough. For my birthday, my wife surprised me with a gift certificate 9to a popular music chain store) in the amount I needed to get me over the top.

So I ordered it and here's the story: It came into town the day I left town for a week. I was dyin' man!

But I went to my local big box music store to get it when I arrived back and the store salesman brought it out...in a BOX. That box was taped just once, which I though was good. It means it wasn't re-taped.

We opend that box and there was another box...taped once which told me that, it was untouched since it was built...better yet.

The "manage attachements" box is saying my 5 inch pictures are too big. I am going to try and post pics.
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Now I am cranky 'cause I must be misunderstanding how to post pictures. I was able to post the 'box'. Yet the next pictures in the sequence are no larger yet the upload feature is saying the file is too large.

But I cropped & shaved these in Photoshop, to the same size...can any body help me here?
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...can any body help me here?
Why? The picture shows up just fine. That's a nice looking Ibanez box, congratulations!
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Indeed. It is a very nice box.
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Dont ya just love getting into "boxes"
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I may be getting out of my box later today

Congratz and open her well



Seriously though.....i had a similar tale of having one ordered in my local shop as the shelf model was damaged (only slightly...but visible)!!! When it arrived i went in and opened the box then the case in the shop to make sure it was ok and a small crowd gathered round (shop employees and customers) and when i opened the case to reveal a perfect untouched JS1000BTB everyone in the crowd gave an AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!! I'll never forget that special moment as i thought...SHE'S MINE WOO HOOOO!!!
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So which js did you get?
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Many thanks to "Wild Chlid" for helping me do this. No that's not a scratch in the last pic. I have a cat.

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Gig verdict. After a Friday night show at the Hamlin Pub-Shelby TWP; I can only state that I used alot less gain to get the same tone that I do when I play the '91 RG570. The tone I like is that AC/DC tone. Not heavy distortion, just crunch.

I am running through a Mesa F-100 playing rock covers. The tone of the 'Joe' is much, much, warmer. Almost 'dark'. Perhaps because of the smaller frets and more string-wood connection of the 'board. Or the way that the wang bar set-up is mounted.

I am hardly a lead player, but the lead tone is way better than the 570. How much better? It sounds like music rather than a string against a fret...about that much better.

Perhaps the '91 Floyd and the larger frets of the 570 is part the tonal difference, whaddoIknow?

Anyhow, it's still gonna take some getting used to. I have to add some mids, and subtract bass from the Mesa, unlike the 570 that needed bass, very little treble, and minimal mids.

The feel is the most remarkable aspect. I took right to it, although I thought with less finish on the Joe's neck that my hand would stick to it, but that was/is not the case. It is easier to play, but after this gig, I am having it set up since I used it right out of the box, to determine how I wanted it adjusted.

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Yeah, nice try.

The rest of my bandmates were knocked out to say the least. As was I.

Out of the box, the fit & finish were/are flawless. I did notice the saddle shims that Rich talks about to make the radius work. The store clerks at GC-Southfield were surprised when I opened the case...not having seen a CA 'Joe' before, I guess. I spent about 15 minutes flyspecking every turn & curve. Those string holders in the saddles were properly aligned and like I mentioned, the finish was as consistently smooth & even over the whole instrument.

The neck joint, (from what I know) seems to be proper, even, and uh...looks good! Heck, it's my first new guitar in 8 years...yeah it was worth it.

I AM PLEASED! I just need many, many hours, to become 'one' with it.

THE VERDICT: Out of the box, in 20+ years of playing: The 'Joe' is the best sounding, feeling, playing guitar I have ever owned.

I would however, trade it in a minute for a 2007 BMW M6. But not much else.
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Since this a bit of introduction: Here's a few shots of my '91 570.













This Ibanez I bought new off the rack in '91. I have saved all my tags, receipts and stuff. Northwest Airlines in conjunction with the TSA destroyed the original hardshell case about 3 years ago (even after I complied with their stinkin' flight rules...the bastids) I am going to replace it in about 3 days here.
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Hey, hey hey!

What's this with the indirect-light shots on a bed? Don't you know that qualifies as GUITAR PORN? What are you doing to me shorts, man???

Congrats! Obscenely beautilful guitar
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Nice score!
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