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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-11-2014, 05:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Jem 7DBK or 555bk?

Hi, i have found a couple of jems, a 555bk with hardcase for 500 euros and a jem 7Dbk for 639 euros, i know the jem7 is better than 555, do you think i should buy the 7?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-11-2014, 05:59 AM
 
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Re: Jem 7DBK or 555bk?

If they are in similar condition Jem7DBK is better choice.
Jem/DBK neck is thinner then Jem555 neck, so if you prefer fatter neck, JEM555 will suit you better.
Weak point on Jem555 could be bridge because they used few models, some are better, some are worse.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-11-2014, 06:40 AM
 
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Re: Jem 7DBK or 555bk?

The 555 is korean made and much lower quality than 7DBK. There simply isn't any use for the discussion. ;-)
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Re: Jem 7DBK or 555bk?

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The 555 is korean made and much lower quality than 7DBK. There simply isn't any use for the discussion. ;-)
From 2008 Jem555 is not Korean made. Still, it is decent guitar.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-11-2014, 07:01 AM
 
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Re: Jem 7DBK or 555bk?

Jem 7DBK - I own both guitars and the DBK wins hands down. One of the best Ibanez Necks out there and a very underrated guitar overall.

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Re: Jem 7DBK or 555bk?

Any proper Jem at that price and I would be thinking scam. Hopefully you have seen it with your own eyes? Condition?
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-11-2014, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Jem 7DBK or 555bk?

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Any proper Jem at that price and I would be thinking scam. Hopefully you have seen it with your own eyes? Condition?
Not yet with my own eyes, only a couple of pics
but from what i see, it (she) doesn't look bad

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-11-2014, 01:05 PM
 
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Re: Jem 7DBK or 555bk?

Buy the DBK!
I have two of them.
They are the best playing necks out of all the Ibanez JEMs I own.
The Breed pickup stomp!
The Breed single coild sounds just like SRV!
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-11-2014, 03:09 PM
 
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Re: Jem 7DBK or 555bk?

The DBK is sensational the edge pro trem - awesome!
Its my fave guitar even better than my 777VDY
If your offered a real JEM for not much more than the JS100 equiv BUY the JEM and live the dream
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-16-2014, 09:54 AM
 
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Re: Jem 7DBK or 555bk?

I have to agree with the posters above about the DBK neck, my favorite Jem profile of them all..........
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2014, 03:07 AM
 
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Re: Jem 7DBK or 555bk?

"Good day! I have the chance to buy a Ferrari for 50k euros and a Pontiac Fiero with a Ferrari replica body for 45k euro. Which one is the better deal?"
That's basically what your asking. Go for the 7dbk. Looks are awful but one of the best players of all jems!
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2015, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Jem 7DBK or 555bk?

Oh i forgot this old post of mine.... i have bought the 7DBK btw.... wonderful babe she is..thanks for suggesting
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