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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-14-2002, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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Jem 7vwh - the most versatile guitar around?

Hey all. Considering all of the different modifications on the Jem 7vwh and it's brethren(DNA's, 7vsbl's) such as the lion's claw tremelo rout and monkey grip, do you think that the Jem 7vwh is the most versatile guitar that someone can buy? Also consider that I it can achieve some nice jazz tones, as well as others. Is there any *6 string* single-necked electric guitar out there that is more compatible for different types of music and effects than a Jem7vwh?
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the VWH can serve up a variety of tones w/ the 2-1-2 pups and 5-way config... but it *IS* limited by the Evolution pickups. They are a bit harsh and limiting. The PAF Pro or Breed JEMs would be more versatile IMHO. Throw in a coil splitter and these will be even more versatile... the Evos actually sound decent in single coil mode.

The JEM is pretty versatile, unlike many "shred" guitars, but I'd rather not compare other guitar brands myself... glen
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Sure there's a more versatile guitar than a 7VWH - my RG1200. I've got a push-pull coil tap (giving me two more tone options) and pickups designed to do more than "sound like Vai."
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The 1200 doesnt have the range of the jem and no scallops . A jem with the same mods would be more versatile
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The 1200 doesnt have the range of the jem and no scallops . A jem with the same mods would be more versatile
LOL

How do you figure? They're equal. A Jem with the same mods would *still* be a JEM.

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i'll vouch my stock blue RG-1200 *is* more versatile than the VWH and also more versatile *and* better looking than the JEM7VSBL
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well, Iīm not sure about the JEM being the most versatile. a strat would be very versatile as well, as would a soloist SL1 etc.

itīs all in the mind and hands of the player.
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I'd disagree personally and say that I think the piezo equipped double edge models are the more versatile, magnetics and piezos, if they had a middle single coil it'd be perfect, but I think I can manage without
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Well the JEM was designed to be versatile so yes it's up there, but it really is apples vs apples on this, as to whether it's any more versatile than a high end RG.

The JEM's split 5 wiring and the HSH pickup config gives a superb range of tones, but it's also found on lots of RGs including some of the J-custom and prestige models as well as the RG1200.

However, the RG1200's headstock doesn't match the body, and I'm sure Nigel Tufnel would agree, that this fact actually robs the guitar of harmonic content because the colour of the body and the colour of the headstock are no longer in harmony!!! Making the RG1200 less versatile than it otherwise would be
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Also, the volume and tone controls don't "go to eleven".
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The H-S-H pickup layout with the special-5 switching is indeed very versatile, but i would agree that the VWH is somewhat limited by its pickups. I think the original JEMs with the PAF Pros were probably a bit more versatile.

Everyone's got their own preferences for tones, though... "versatility" is somewhat subjective.
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can anyone say eb/mm steve morse model????
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I was referring to range of the trem Glenn. You cant tell me the lions claw isnt deeper than an rg's trem route
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the lion's claw adds ZERO range... it's a visual effect and nothign more. The MIJ RGs share the same deep route as the JEMs ... glen
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I suppose next we'll be hearing about the tonal superiority added by the monkey grip.

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