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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-27-2017, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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js and the bends

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because of the radius -scale

it's not an easy guitar to play with vs a sg or lp Gibson

so i would like this kind of sound with
-warmer tones than with this basswood body
-another radius-scale because the bends are not easy to make

it is more easy with a lp with the same gauge strings

so disappointed with the js
good harmonics
sustain
color
but not good enough for the bends
basswood
edge = not fantastic sometimes

the sound would be better if it has more warm tones
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-27-2017, 03:49 PM
 
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Re: js and the bends

For most of us here an edge trem is fantastic all the times. Move on. Ibanez isn't made for you.
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Re: js and the bends

You could have found that out with 2 minutes on a strat in any store. Yes, 25 1/2" strat scale means higher string tension, which means either grow a pair, or go back to 24 3/4"
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Re: js and the bends

actually the floating trem makes bends easier as string tension is relieved (at any scale). That said i prefer 24.75" fixed bridge axes but the OP seems to not be a candidate for the JS. No harm, no foul.
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Re: js and the bends

You are correct, unless you're playing 8's on a Gibson

But if you can't easily bend a string on a JS it makes you wonder, why.
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Re: js and the bends

The sounds are too thin and the bends are hard to achieve even in 9-42
The tremolo not precise
With the white parts to change regularly so that the bar holds

In short, it is not the perfect guitar for the price
Even if the design
Sustain
And pickups are of quality

The problem is that I have more ease to do bends with a LP
The js should be inspired otherwise, it hurts too much fingers
And it is not nice when playing hours to do bends

so for my recording i may use another guitar
to play 100 bends without efforts and with more precision

i played more than 100 bends with my js and it was not a pleasure even if the sound is good but too thin for me
with the new models in alder, it must be better
but the radius-scale is the same so not fantastic

with the other ibanez only one without a tremolo would be good for me
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An Edge is not precise, and bends are difficult on a JS, there's something wrong with you or the guitar.

There are endless tricks to tighten the bushings and keep the bar tight.

Sound = subjective. Doesn't seem like Joe ever has a problem getting good tone though. [I've never had that problem either]

Thin = every double locker will lose more vibration transfer than anything fixed bridge.
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If you havin' guitar trouble,
I feel bad for you, son.
I got 99 problems,
But the JS ain't one.
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Re: js and the bends

the js 1200 has good harmonics but a sterile sound
not fat
not big
tight

the charvel san dimas has a fatter sound but not clean enough vs the js 1200
not enough sustain

so both are not so fantastic

bends are hard to do for the fingers too
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Re: js and the bends

Haters gonna hate. We here in this section of the forum happen to like the JS sound...
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the js 1200 has good harmonics but a sterile sound
not fat
not big
tight

the charvel san dimas has a fatter sound but not clean enough vs the js 1200
not enough sustain

so both are not so fantastic

bends are hard to do for the fingers too
I can bend like a mofo on a JS no problem just for the record.
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Re: js and the bends

No offense, but haven't you been posting your dislike towards this and that of the JS series ever since you joined the forum? I remember reading how the tone is very thin, what pickups you can put in to make it better; how the action is never to your liking; why oh why is it basswood (which by the way all of the new releases are back to being basswood IIRC), and now to top it of, not only for JS, but you don't like the Edge trem, which many would agree is one of the best double locking trems out there.

Clearly the JS, the 25.5" scale, the vintage 10" fretboard radius and a double locking tremolo is not for you. I know you saved up for a long time to buy a JS (you have a JS1200 if I remember correctly), but after a couple of years with it if you're still not happy with it maybe it's best to sell it and get another guitar perhaps?
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No offense, but haven't you been posting your dislike towards this and that of the JS series ever since you joined the forum? I remember reading how the tone is very thin, what pickups you can put in to make it better; how the action is never to your liking; why oh why is it basswood (which by the way all of the new releases are back to being basswood IIRC), and now to top it of, not only for JS, but you don't like the Edge trem, which many would agree is one of the best double locking trems out there.

Clearly the JS, the 25.5" scale, the vintage 10" fretboard radius and a double locking tremolo is not for you. I know you saved up for a long time to buy a JS (you have a JS1200 if I remember correctly), but after a couple of years with it if you're still not happy with it maybe it's best to sell it and get another guitar perhaps?
Thank you! It's totally anyone's choice to like or dislike a guitar but when you come on the JS forum it's kind of implied you're into JS guitars
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"Js and the bends"

sounds like a bad 80's band
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Sounds more like Joe went scuba diving and came up too fast!

Anybody is welcome to complain in any forum, but expect the rest to defend what they find unworthy of slight.
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