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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-01-2001, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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JEM10 vs JEM7VWH - Why is the 10th the best?

I'm hearing a lot about how the 10th is better than the 7Vwh?
Why is that?
What are the difference?
body wood?

What about the neck?
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from a playability standpoint the oiled neck is with more 777 profile is much nicer than the VWH. The rest of the visual improvements and attention to detail should be obvious See GUITARS|SPECS for more details... glen
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So the 10th neck is oiled and what's this about a 777 profile? Bigger neck?

I'm talking from a strictly playabilty and sound point of view. Looks mean nothing.

What about body woods?
Alder vs ?
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the 10th is a custom shop instrument and VWH is a production instrument, correct?

there is just much more attention to detail with a Custom Shop instrument...however in the hands of an excellent guitar tech, a production instrument can be taken to an entirely different level by leveling and polishing the frets, re-setting the nut, etc
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ALL signature and Prestige models are made in the J Custom shop, but with anything, the more $$$'s, the more attention's paid to the finer points.
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i was under the impression they were almost the same, with only look differences, except of course alder and basswood differences???
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Oh man! The 10th is basswood! I had no clue!
So the 7V is the only JEM with alder!

Does alder have a tone all on it's own apart from basswood? I have never seen or played a 7V in person!
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Well I've actually seen G3 so I did see Vai with his 7V. The best way to test is through clean channel or not so heavy distortion.

Still I would need to know if alder has a huge tonal or sustain differece over basswood.

I would think basswood has the better clean sound for soft rhythm.
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Alder has a much brighter sound to me. *In the clean channel alder woudnt be my first choice for any applcation. *The VWH is bright sounding, but not really twangy. *The EVOs dont relly help either. *However as a VWH player I find the tone really good for metal type distortions, where each string can still be audibly discerned. *Its very un-Kornish. *In a solo distortion type situation, the sound is as close to a guitar singing can get. *Alder fits my music fine, as would basswood. *I did play a VSK which was brighter than a couple basswood RGs ive played, but it is still noticably different from the alder VWH.
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in terms of guitar tones then this my come out of left field but does the jem7d still sing to you as a vwh would or come close. You kno i can not yet tell a big difference in the 500 dollar differance. Let me know.
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I have no clue. *I dont have much experience with the DBK, but from what Ive heard around here its a real deal Jem *in every way. *So with the correct sound setup, why not, you know? *But then again the DBK is really different from the VWH in many areas. *Body wood, fingerboard, pickups....those are three pretty influential things that are different between the two. *Personally I would not mind owning a DBK at all, but I do have a VWH so I dont really think about that much.
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The 7VWH feels like it is much heavier than my basswood Ibanez models. *I think it also has more sustain from the wood, but I might be crazy. *I agree exactly about the distorted sound, it is a very powerful single note sound. *If you want to play power chords and chugga chugga riffs the guitar really isn't up to the task IMO, it stays smooth and defined. *Because of this I wouldn't recommend it as a metal guitar, but for rock or solo stuff it is awesome.
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Oh... hmmm alder no good for chords huh? ...... VAIWORSHIP - Your 7dbk is still a great guitar. Breeds with a Lo Pro. ..... although there is quite a difference between VWH and DBK. One diff being the neck. The DBK has a thin wimpy neck which will always make me want to stay away from the guitar. Breeds maybe be a fatter sound and less punchy. They're great pickups in their own situation but EVO's are the stuff.
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Warm Regards - What were you saying about the VSK being brighter than...
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Wow man... OLD topic started by me. Well I now am connected with my very own 7VWH and I love her to death. She can do it all and feels like a dream. Still needs some tech work though. Fret dress and such.

Kinda shows how this always was my dream guitar and the posts above were the dream. This post is the dream come true.

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