Re: JEM70 question
I traded in a bunch of guitars for a 70v, sight unseen.. thinking it would be a great guitar.. but it had problems,, set up bad from factory.. and the strings were aligned so bad, that adjusting the neck pocket couldn't even fix it,, it was that off,.. frets r supposed to be great.. but the e string close as it was to the edge of the neck, would get caught under the 2nd or 3rd fret routinely... what I did was , I played as many 70v's as I could, the store got a replacement for me.. they were all bad.. maybe one was acceptable.. I would be worried to get one without trying and liking first. they feel a lot like a real jem.. but you will see on the forums here.. a lot of production issues.. the neck is a different radius.. but was more than fine... I got my money back and for the price of the new 70v I got a mint used jem 7vwh.. I like the sea foam better than the white.. but all I wanted was a fun, sturdy, dependable guitar capable of low action and great feel.. and the used jem was the answer.. I believe a Jem is the top class for an RG,, I just think Steve Vai has got a great formula.. esp. if your a Vai fan... my bud has a crazy Ibanez j. custom and he thinks my jem7vwh is better... I agree.. it just plays better and feels more natural... check out the forums a bit on the 70v's .. most of us wanted to love them.. and were disappointed... I waited months for my probs to be resolved.. it sucked... best of luck!! Any questions let me know.. I had the guitar in my possession for a month amd remember it well.. -Kev
btw.. my friend with the j.custom likes my jem so much,last time we jammed he made me leave it with him..and routinely threatens to not give it back.. he's joking I hope!!