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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-26-2003, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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JEM7V '02 or JEM7V '03

I have decided that around the beginning of next year I am going to order a JEM7VWH. I found a 2002 model on musiciansfriend.com for $1,799 and ibanezrules.com has a 2003 model for about $1,600. Which one would be a better buy? I heard some nasty things about the new Edge Pro bridge so should I just stick with an older model JEM with the old Edge in it? HELP!
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even at the same cost you should strongly consider buying from Rich ;-) if you're concerned about the 2003 studs have him make the insert modifications (and the axe will still be cheaper)... glen
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How bad are the 2003 studs?
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totally fixable (just like the 2002 and earlier posts/trems). see the many discussions on the forum here ...glen
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if you're concerned about the 2003 studs have him make the insert modifications
I don't swap the inserts, that just adds too much cost and is unnecessary with the set screws doing the same job. Swapping the inserts would add another $40 to the charge. You can read about it here

http://www.ibanezrules.com/namm/2003/trems.htm#REVIEW
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i was talking about adding the "insert" (ie. set screw) to the insert and adding the old studs (with set screws) ...glen
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Ahhh, the old "adding the insert to the insert" confusion
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Ahhh, the old "adding the insert to the insert" confusion
Sure got me confused!

Which of these would be better? I know very little about the technical side of guitars...

Setup with the set screws and 03' studs locked - $15 ???

or

Setup with set screws and studs swapped to 2LE2B's - $30 ???
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Well that brings a page I didn't update to my attention, check it again
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Go with Rich.

The URL was blocked, but I'm guessing it's one of the more well known sites.

Thier prices usually don't include a case, nor do they do as complete an inspection of (nor do they even bother to set up) the instruments they sell.

With Rich you not only get a guitar that's inspected headstock to strap-buttons, set up about as well as can be (you're preferences may vary, but Rich gives you an excellent starting point to tweak from) but you also get a case, all this for less money.

As soon as I find a freaking job out here in HELL, WV, I'm going to pick up an RG from Rich.

Anyone know of a decent job available out here in WV near the KY border??? FRUSTRATION IS LIFE right now. ;-)

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Yep, even though i havent dealt with him, i have heard nuthing but good stuff about Rich. You couldnt really go wrong with him i dont think.

And dont forget his setups are legendary!
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Is that exclusive or all the 2003 Ibanez
come with the bad studs you´re saying?
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Locking studs are dead as far as the factory is concerned, they have no plans on using them again [no matter how many from HoshUSA are fighting them and telling them they're idiots]
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I`d go with the 03` and swap the studs! I`m dying to try the new Edge Pro!
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i'd get the 02. no reason to buy 03 and start fixing stuff in it. even if the fix costs 3 bucks.

the lo-pro edge has been used by countless guitarists for years and years in the most extreme abuse and kept the guitar in tune
ibanez made this new bridge and messed it up.

if lo-pro can stand vai abuse for so many years, i would't replace it just because its not 2003. guitars are not cell phones:-)

somtimes the older thing is the better.
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