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post #31 of 185 (permalink) Old 02-08-2007, 10:09 AM
 
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Re: Are JEM's overrated?

I vote NO (now Myst would've given us a poll )

Absolutely incredible instrument, without doubt. Whether they suit peoples style/needs is something else and is entirely personal. Whether they are worth the money....is up to the individual,as no-one is forced to buy one.
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post #32 of 185 (permalink) Old 02-08-2007, 10:01 PM
 
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i dont think the jem is overrated but is overprice in some countries... like mine... i do have a dispute about buying it or not... should it be a good purchase or not? to buy or not to buy it !!!
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post #33 of 185 (permalink) Old 02-09-2007, 09:05 AM
 
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Re: Are JEM's overrated?

My JEM ticks all the boxes it terms of what I want out of a guitar, although the monkey grip, lions claw and association with Steve Vai are all a bit superfluous to me.

Would I be better off with a Prestige RG? Maybe, but my JEM is an ATD swirl and that's one of the many things I love about it.

Perhaps JEMs are a bit over priced, but certainly not over rated.

Depends on what you want I guess.....
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I had an excellent deal on my Jem .
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Imagine Vai using a Strat? Without the powerful Dimarzios and floating trem the tone would lack big-time IMO.
I dunno Chimp, I thought FlexAble sounded pretty good
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I dunno Chimp, I thought FlexAble sounded pretty good
I thought he used super strats on that Gilk?
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Re: Are JEM's overrated?

Yeah, I just went over to Vai.com to see if I could look it up, no luck, but I am pretty sure he used a plain old Fender Strat for most of that. I think it was the natural wood grain finish one to be exact.
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post #38 of 185 (permalink) Old 02-13-2007, 02:00 PM
 
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Re: Are JEM's overrated?

I don't think they are overrated. A little high priced, maybe, but they play better than most any guitar. I own 10 jem's and i dont even like Steve Vai, but i love how they play. I also love how my 770dx's play though too.
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Yeah, I just went over to Vai.com to see if I could look it up, no luck, but I am pretty sure he used a plain old Fender Strat for most of that. I think it was the natural wood grain finish one to be exact.
Yeah, I think it was the natural Strat with stickers all over it.
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Re: Are JEM's overrated?

I'm very glad to have one, but I doubt I'll buy another.
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Re: Are JEM's overrated?

Not overrated. Just really expensive. I don't agree with the thought that everyone who sees you out playing your Jem thinks your a SV wannabe. Most folks who've seen my Jem don't know it's a Steve Vai model. Only the real gearheads know that.
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Nearly 50,000 sold in 20 years at high (over-rated) prices... ?

They sell for a reason...

No, maybe you are over-rating yourself gl

Sorry dude but you are walking into a coloseum full of lions, asking something daft like that.
Can you imagine how many Strats Fender sold in the last 20 years!!!!
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OVERPRICED_-_-_-_-_-_- definately
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post #44 of 185 (permalink) Old 02-13-2007, 07:31 PM
 
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If you guys think jems are overpriced now, wait another 20 years and then we'll see how much they'll be worth.
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If you guys think jems are overpriced now, wait another 20 years and then we'll see how much they'll be worth.
so you think that buying a jem right now is like making a investment ???
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