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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-28-2015, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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JS line better with 22 frets

Does anyone else not like that the JS line has switched to almost entirely 24 frets? I preferred when it was 22 frets. I think the guitars looked better. I think the Paf Joe pickup and placement sounds better than the necks in the 24s. I'm wondering if I'm not alone in this. I suppose for variety's sake it's good that there was a 24 fret option but now with the 24p and the JS140 there is only one 22 fret guitar left and who knows if that will stay around for next years NAMM. Let me know what you guys think.
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Re: JS line better with 22 frets

Yep, I prefer the 22 too.
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Re: JS line better with 22 frets

Obviously Joe now prefers a 24-fret JS. To be a "correct" signature line, it should follow what the artist is playing, right?
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Re: JS line better with 22 frets

I understand why it is that way now. I just am saying I don't like the move to 24 frets. I preferred it the old way. I think it set the JS apart from a lot of other Ibanez guitars.
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Re: JS line better with 22 frets

I love Joe Satriani but I don't blindly prefer whatever he prefers. I don't like 24 frets. I don't like the ultralight tremolo bar.
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Re: JS line better with 22 frets

I like 22 frets only because of neck pickup placement. The looks don't matter as much since they are both pretty similar.
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Re: JS line better with 22 frets

This may make people upset, but I like the 540R more than the JS line. Something about the 540R is just so much sexier.
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Re: JS line better with 22 frets

I think the symmetry of the two humbuckers looked better. Also I like the smaller cutaway but that's probably more that I have been used to the way it looks.
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Re: JS line better with 22 frets

I've not taken to the new 24 fret guitar. I know looks are not supposed to be the important thing, but I can't get past the fact that the 24 fret guitar looks "empty". The extra body mass and the twin humbuckers "made" the JS to me. I can understand Joe wanting to try the 24 fret thing. I have more JEMs and RGs than JSs because I also prefer 24 frets, but I just don't hink what they did to the JS worked to convert it from a 22 to a 24 fret guitar.

I do however love the muscle car colours
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Re: JS line better with 22 frets

I own them both 22 and 24... and love them both... only JS i never really took too what the JS700....
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This may make people upset, but I like the 540R more than the JS line. Something about the 540R is just so much sexier.
They should bring back the radius... then we can have both
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They should bring back the radius... then we can have both
Nah, because they'd probably make it in Indonesia and the quality would drop. I'm perfectly fine looking for a used one, I can find them pretty easily over here
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Nah, because they'd probably make it in Indonesia and the quality would drop. I'm perfectly fine looking for a used one, I can find them pretty easily over here
True, plus they would probably make the 24 fret anyway, like they've done with the s series.

Wish I could find them over here (uk) I have a js100 with edge pro fitted and dimarzios but I'd love an old school 540r in mint condition.
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True, plus they would probably make the 24 fret anyway, like they've done with the s series.

Wish I could find them over here (uk) I have a js100 with edge pro fitted and dimarzios but I'd love an old school 540r in mint condition.
if you know where to look, there are plenty available
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Do tell...... ☺
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