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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-12-2010, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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JEM 20TH OWNERS PLEASE HELP ADVISE REQUIERED

Hi there i have purchased a jem 20th im told the last one that was on sale form an ibanez dealer, i cant wait to get my hands on it as its been on lay away, however im concearned as this will be my first plastic guitar,
im worried about setting it up and adusting the screws in the back for the trem as i dont know if the guitar is fragile or tough, i like my guitars set a particular way and im worried that if i turn a screw in the back that the body may crack. any advise on this is much appreciated.
also were do you get to the battery dont want to break it. i do intend to play it i personlay think its a beauty, i know others think it looks like vomit in a carrier bag. but i dont want to be sweeping it into a bag.
cheers rob
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also were do you get to the battery dont want to break it.
It is obvious once you get it.

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but i dont want to be sweeping it into a bag.
Don't you think the 20th has been out long enough that if there was a problem someone would have posted pics of them sweeping it into a bag by now? Just chill.
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hi there thanks for the reply, yes i do have faith in the ibanez and particularly jem line of guitars none are crap, i suppose its jut its teh great unknown and now as im actually going to have 4 grands worth of guitar in my hand the reality is hitting home, i was just thinking of setting her up and the tremelo claw screws that go into the body, and plastic is differnt to wood, i would imagine that the screws would go into a pre threaded metal tube molded inside the body. thats how i would have done i but i aint no enginer, puting airfix model airplanes together is as far as i ventured with that. lol.
i take it there blood tough. i just know resin can be brittle.
anyone got closeups of the intieriour parts through the body. cheers rob
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If you're planning on playing this often, good luck! It's heavy as all hell!

If you don't want to break it while setting it up, then don't set it up with a hammer!

The only thing I think you're going to have to worry about is getting scratches on it!

Good luck the thing sounds fantastic!
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the weight is worth it for the looks and the sound, i will use it often but it will be looked after and i have got about 20 odd other guitars i use too, so it will get its turn. the guitar i use most is my rg560 thats very light.
i will not be using a hammer. thats reserved for my car that just failed its mot. and left me a big bill. thought not near as expensive as the guitar. i dont see the point in waisting money on a new car imagine how many jems you could by if you didnt by somthing like a jaguar.
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i know f--- all about setting up guitars, but i have a mate that does that for a living. he set my Jem20th no problems. low action with 10/46 strings. its a great sounding guitar but heavy as all f---. u will have no problems changing the battery.
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Dude, don't worry. I had three of these at one point, none of them broke when I set them up. They are not made of some cheap plastic, they are made from aquarium grade acrylic. This stuff could probably stop a bullet! They are heavy guitars, but they play and sound fantastic.

Just get it, play it, and enjoy it!
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sounds great i will enjoy it and i will play it. and maybe ill develop a 6 pack from standing with it if its so heavey so whats not to like lol.
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....I had three of these at one point....
HOLY CRUD!! I was told at jemfest that there were only about 60 made! so you owned like... 5%!!!! thats awesome man. I hadw the chance to play one at JF, they are soooooooooo heavey, but soooo awesome!! sounds great too!
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Dude, don't worry. I had three of these at one point, none of them broke when I set them up. They are not made of some cheap plastic, they are made from aquarium grade acrylic. This stuff could probably stop a bullet!
If you have a spare we ought to try that out!
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HOLY CRUD!! I was told at jemfest that there were only about 60 made! so you owned like... 5%!!!! thats awesome man. I hadw the chance to play one at JF, they are soooooooooo heavey, but soooo awesome!! sounds great too!
AFAIK 500 worldwide
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The Jem 20th is the best guitar on the planet..
Yeah it's heavy but its also perfectly balanced and beautifully weighted, so it plays lovely on stage.

You really only realise how heavy if you take it off and put on another Jem.

There is not enough info on these amazing guitars..
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Thanks for the Help guys. I still have not adjusted the springs in the back, Not had chance yet.
However I am happy with the set up with 9s. Its a truly fantastic guitar but I have not used it much through fear of damaging the thing. But I will play it as its meant to be. Whatever guitar it may be I cant take it with me and want to enjoy it but respect it.
I want to take it on stage but worry if the plastic is durable or fragile resin. As I hear Resin can be very brittle. I worry that where a normal guitar dings this might shatter.

Cheers Rob. I realise I may well break way before it does ahaha
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Thanks for the Help guys. I still have not adjusted the springs in the back, Not had chance yet.
Not a chance in 5 years? Helluva busy life you must lead...
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Yep indeed it's been a very busy few years and not that pleasant for the most part.
I have been playing it however but mostly been using my universe of late.

I have not even logged on here much for years and decided it was about time I got stuck into this forum more. Always loved jemsite but I have been more a lurker than poster sadly.

Cheers Rob
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