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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-08-2002, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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this is something I've wondered about ever since I first saw the pics....


....WHERE DID YOU GET IT!?!?! custom job? Steve's? looks awesome
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-08-2002, 06:23 PM
 
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Definitely a cool axe! *I believe it was an employee one-off, but I'm sure Kevan would be more than happy to delight us all with the exact details *
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Where's some pics I can see? *I'm curious to know what we're talking about.
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well, after 20 mins of searching....





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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-08-2002, 08:14 PM
 
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WOW! *Impressive! *That's the first time I've seen a close up! *Come on, Kev, do tell.

Is that a sustainer system that I see? *What year was this made, Kevan?

SWEET GUITAR!


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impressive case mod :laugh:
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Is that a sustainer system that I see?
No, it's a single-coil sized humbucker. *Sustainers have more knobs and switches. *And look different.
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I wish Kevan would hurry up and get here LOL, I don't think it's a single coil sized humbucker either, looks to me more like a Dimarzio fast track single coil, I think a couple other manufacturer's used that dual blade as well, but they were still singles if I'm not mistaken
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maybe guitar+case in one hand and the rivera in the other keep kevan balanced

cool guitar man. spill the details!
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littlegreenman on 9:23 pm on April 8, 2002
I wish Kevan would hurry up and get here LOL, I don't think it's a single coil sized humbucker either, looks to me more like a Dimarzio fast track single coil, I think a couple other manufacturer's used that dual blade as well, but they were still singles if I'm not mistaken
Good point. *But still not a sustainer. *:biggrin:

And how's the guitar? *erm...unplayable as far as I can see. :biggrin:
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As one of the lucky ones who've seen this gtr in person, I'll spill a little of what I know.

First, it's paint on clearcoat (as far as I can tell - could be under the clear, i guess) - it's not fabric.

The top neck (or the left neck, if you're looking at the pic) will be a 12 string. *The single in that part is indeed at Fast-track 2. *Not sure what else he put in there, but the bottom neck is probably PAFs ala the original FP.

The 6 string headstock says "Gemini" instead of Ibanez. *No sustainer. *i believe the 12 string side will be fixed bridge.
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where's kevan?
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where's kevan?
that's what I was just thinking
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Now I am confused, still no sign of Kev?
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Hey folks! *
Sorry for the delay; I took the day off from the Forum. *Got lots of amp stuff done today, including a new RED faceplate for my Rivera (it looks SO cool!)

Anyway, about the JEM77FP-DN...

Yep- only one made, THAT I KNOW OF (Sit down Glen...). *It was done by a Chesbro (or Hoshino) employee, who later sold it before completing it. *No serial numbers, but it was built about 1999/2000.*
The finish is real fabric on the wood that's been cleared over (not very well, I might add). *It's not EXACTLY the same fabric as the FP's, but damn close. *
The body is basswood, cut exactly like a non-AANJ JEM (front and back) but no Lions Claw for the trem. *I have no idea why not. *

The p/u's are DiMarzio's in custom color combos:
-12-string: *Air Classic (B) and Fast Track 2 (N)
- *6 string: PAF Pro (B), HS-3 (M), PAF Pro (N)
The lower neck is setup like an old school FP, and *uses JEM-type switching via the 5-way. *The upper neck I chose the pickups that I thought would work best with a nice meaty 12-string (think: 10's or 11's). *For now, the upper neck has both pickups on- no switching. *

The neck story gets kind of funky. *When I originally purchased this guitar, it came with two real JEM-FP necks- both 6-string with a logo of "Gemini" on each headstock (Get it? *GEM-JEM-ini-twins-twin necks...ugh). *The original owners plan was to do one a hardtail, and one with the trem. Well, I wanted a 12-string up top, so....I did a little fretboard swapping. *I bought an S540-TN 12-string neck and swapped out the fretboards between it and the JEM neck (yes- including the 'overhang'). *Now, I have a 12-string, tilt-back headstocked, FP-inlayed neck. *:-)

The case is actually that of a Danel*ctro DN. *It's the only thing my friends shop had, and for $20 and a little sawing around that top edge, it works just fine. *Don't worry- I won't be flying it anywhere.

The guitar is all wired up (thanks to some help from the crazy-kooky-wiring guys over at DiMarzio) and ready to rock. *You can play either neck alone, or combine them courtesy of the upper 3-way toggle. *I'm getting the nut and bridge cut on the 12-string side very soon (I lost my nut files in one of our moves plus, I don't like doing 12-string nuts. LOL). *After that, the trem will be dropped in, both sides tuned, and ready to rock at Jemfest 2002!

Things That Suck About A Double Neck:
1. *Re-stringing.
2. *Intonating.
3. *Pricing EIGHTEEN tuners.
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