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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-16-2005, 04:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Just want to know

if a certain ibanez endorsee played a 7vsbl would they still discontinue it? I think not. If the same person then decided to play a totally different style of guitar lets say the SZ720FM for example or a different make how many people would then swap to this guitar ? i guess my question is how many here bought a jem just because of what it is and how many because of a certain individual. i will admit to a little of each here but then i play a vsbl so many would say i have no taste

Please dont hurt me , just curious

also if that person again was never to play the new chrome jem how long would that last???

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-16-2005, 06:56 AM
 
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Re: Just want to know

I don't think anyone's seen Vai play a DBK, PMC or UV777BK on stage but they seem to sell just fine.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-16-2005, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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that wasnt my question hasnt the dbk been scraped?
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-16-2005, 08:49 AM
 
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Re: Just want to know

I just answered one of about a billion questions you seemed to ask within one paragraph.

I think some people are attracted to Jems because they're what Vai plays, others are attracted to them because they have what they're looking for in a guitar, and most fall somewhere in between the two categories. I think the VBSL would probably have lasted a few more years if it was cheaper, made out of basswood for instance, and therefore could have survived the limited association with Vai for a little longer because more people could have afforded them. But then again, most Jems are only made for a small amount of time anyway, with the exception of the VWH, the FP and to a lesser extent the DY. There are many more Jem variations out there which Vai was rarely seen with - RB, VBK, PMC, GMC, 10th, 90th, BSB, BFP... so the VBSL isn't an isolated incident. I don't think it's necessarily a failure - I've seen more of them than VWHs here in Melbourne at least - it's just time for that particular variation on the Jem theme to step aside for the next one.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-16-2005, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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thanks for the reply wasnt asking heaps of questions , just wanted to see what everyone thought.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-16-2005, 05:16 PM
 
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Re: Just want to know

It is certainly no coincidence that the models more closely associated with Vai have been the longest running. I've bought a few PBKs becasue that is what Vai played at the Seville expo, and I guess I started playing Ibanez because my favourite players at the time (Gilbert, Satriani and Vai) played them. I guess when I was a kid starting out I figured 'if they are good enough for those guys, they are good enough me!! I think we all have to admit to being a little drawn into the fact that it is Steve's guitar. You could pick up a cheap Japanese RG and drop in Dimarzios for a fraction of the price.

I think as I have gotten older, I am a little more informed of my own choices so if Steve played something else (He was playing a PRS a few months back at a Queen gig in Las Vegas - my wife saved the pic out of one of her gossip mags!!!) I don't know if I would swap.

One thing is for shure though, the guitars that steve (and Joe) plays more regularly, hold thier value better that the equivelent ones that don't.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-16-2005, 05:38 PM
 
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Re: Just want to know

The VWH is simply a classier-looking Jem. Which I think accounts for both Vai and the general public not owning more VSBLs. If Vai played the VSBL more it would help a little, but it wouldn't change the fact that the VWH is just a better looking finish (to most people).
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-16-2005, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Just want to know

thanks guys. hi ibaneznorthwest, how did you do selling your chromeboys did they go in the end? hope you got what you wanted, i have had to ease off lookinf for the js1200 for a while but thanks for trying
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-17-2005, 01:33 AM
 
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Cheers mate the Chromies are goooone!! but as Jemsite went down, no trades came along!! Oh well you can but try!!!
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-17-2005, 03:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Just want to know

thats cool
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-24-2005, 05:39 PM
 
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Re: Just want to know

theres pics of him playing a VSBL at the aching hunger
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