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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Jems/UV that Ibanez should release

I think that Im not the only one that believes the Ibanez Jem series has been loosing its flash over the years.

In my opinion the last additions to the family that had something interesting visually or sonically were the 7BSB (1996) and the 7DBK (1999) with the exception of the anniversary models ('96 10th-'98 90th-'00 2kDNA) and, of course, the '98 777PBK UV. At least, those two models were used for promotion by Steve at the Fire Garden and UltraZone tours.

The last additions to the series 77BRMR-77VBK-77FP2-20th ann-Indo 70SFG-and the fixed bridge one (can't remember the model name) doesn't appeal to me as the whole pre '00 models. I do believe that the relic models is a good way to maintain the serie without producing no-sense models year after year.

I have been thinking about some models that Ibanez should release that we all would like to own and doesn't are mere reissues of old models:

1_ 77FP with pyramid inlays that Steve used during the DLR era; it can't be exactly relic'd because Steve gave away the guitar, but we all would buy a FP body with a rosewood neck with pyramids, doesn't we?
2_ The Natural Ash Bad Horsie; it would add an Ash body to the family and a nice looking Jem with emotional history that it is not plain black/mirror. Steve's sweat doesn't need to be included.
3_ Neville, although it now is in a private collection. A nice relic of the Fire Garden era.
4_ The triple neck Jem! It would be an expensive limited S&R commemoration!
5_ 777LNG, but not a mere reissue, the one with the fluorescent green vine inlay Steve used on the DLR era.
6_ Bruno, aka The For The Love of God UV; it would be a nice addition now Steve is using it a lot on his new record and tour. It is hard to replicate, but the pattern doesn't need to be exact.
7_ The Mirror Ball UV used on the Slip Of The Tongue solo spot.
8_ Flo: Baswood and sustainer with AANJ; It is a great guitar to be relic'd, doesn't it? Also it would fit nice to the family without the relic, but maybe, fernandes or ibanez doesn't want to add the sustainer due to legal issues.
9_Bo/Mojo: i do like the BRMR but without the edge-pro and with the sustainer, because is the way conceived it.

...and so on, there are lots of guitars for sure that would fit better the Jem family that those new unflavored models that Ibanez is releasing nowadays.
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I think that Im not the only one that believes the Ibanez Jem series has been loosing its flash over the years.
I agree wholeheartedly...unfortunately they are also getting too expensive to buy new.

I wish they would re-release the the JEM77FP and the JEM77 GMC - those are my fave Jems, and with the original Jem neck dimensions not the new overly wide necks that they seem to putting on all of the new high RG's and Jems - the new necks are nice and thin but they are too wide!

The latest release - the sea foam blue model - is certainly nothing to get excited about - that was disappointing - I didn't like the FP2 either...no disrespect to anyone who shelled out the hard earned $ to buy these guitars, they just weren't to my liking. I do really like my 7vwh but I would like to see some cool new swirls added to the lineup - more swirls please!
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I'd never buy a new Jem. I can't remember the last ngd on a legit brand new Jem, minus the 70v
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Maybe you missed khaas ngd on his FP2 yesterday?
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That'd be why I can't remember it rich haha touchet
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BTW have you been getting spam mail from a dude named Rez?? I get multiple every day...and I noticed some send to you also
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Parviz, and at least 50 others, typical email hack spam.
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How do u get it to stop
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When you find out let me know.
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I would love a JEM with a 9.5in radius, no monkey grip/lions claw, 22frets, rounded body, HSH with special switching, and no vine inlay.
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So you want a JS?
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So you want a JS?
No, I have one of them. This would be so much easier if Ibanez would have a custom shop.
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I too would love to see Steve and Ibanez release something other than black or white Jems. I know his tastes for the flamboyant colour schemes have calmed down in his latter years but that doesn't mean his fans have. I'd love to see any of the old Jems make a resurgence.

I got a 7VWh, not because I loved the 7VWh but rather because there was only that and the black one to choose from a few years back. I do love it but I prefer the whacky colour combo's of old.
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What do you think about the Jem Thomas McRollin uses on the The Audience is Listening video? Jem with swirl, maple, pyramids and 80's vibe.
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