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post #46 of 142 (permalink) Old 01-03-2006, 08:50 AM
 
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Re: Leaving Ibanez guitars - No more jems for me

this is a bit of a dinosour of a thread isnt it, lol
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This is one of those joke threads that never dies right?
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I actually understand...

When playing some guitars notes seem much more alive. To have more natural tone so to speak.
However, with the equipment I use it's not all that bad.. my ibanez's sound great too.

I DO find myself playing my JPM more for extended periods of time then my JEM7PBK. It's more comfortable. The profile allows me to have a full neck for chords etc and a more flat feel in the higher registers.

I guess I'll stick with what I have for now
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I've completely left all guitars companies, including Ibanez. Just cause I can make a guitar with the quality of a $2-3000 guitar for $7-900 and I know its quality cause I make everything from raw materials and I trust myself more than I do anyone else when it comes to being a perfectionist. Another reason is that I don't like the fact that if I buy a guitar already made, I don't get to choose all the aspects of it (maple, rosewood, or ebony fretboard, mahogany, maple, rosewood, ebony body or any other wood for that matter and I choose pick-ups and do fretting myself) The only stuff I really buy already made is hardware. I also get the pleasure of saying "I made them" when people ask me who I had do my custom guitar(s)...
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i bought a p.o.s. samick $120 strat knock-off for $20, re-painted, put a super dist. in it, did the whole 'van halen' wiring, and i swear that played better than any wolfgang, strat les paul, tele, anything else i've ever touched... sadly the body split in half in a terrible accident, and the neck was badly damaged, the best guitar (to me anyway) that i've played, and all that for $20...
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So 5 years later, I guess the question is did jem7pbk ever come to his senses and start playing his Ibanez or keep playing what I find to be hads down the most overpriced, overrated guitars on earth (PRS)?
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Who cares about what jem7pbk did with his guitars. I wanna know what happened to Rich's hair.
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So 5 years later, I guess the question is did jem7pbk ever come to his senses and start playing his Ibanez or keep playing what I find to be hads down the most overpriced, overrated guitars on earth (PRS)?
No offense but that's an asinine comment. You trying to say that a PRS in the 1500 - 3k range is overpriced on a forum where people easily pay that for a Jem? It's only personal preference. I personally own both and neither plays better than the other, they sound different, they feel different, they're just different guitars. At inspection though it sure does seem that PRS does put more effort in using quality materials and craftsmanship.
Brand bashing is lame.
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Whilst I think PRS guitars are priced fairly, and that they are great guitars, I do think that they are overrated.

Yes they're consistently great, but I've yet to be completely floored by a single one of them. I think many guitarists, especially ones who haven't tried a HUGE range of diferent manufacturers see them as the "as good as it gets" guitar, when what they are is the "as good as a major manufacturer's guitar gets" guitar, simply as they are the most expensive ones that you see everyday in the magazines and can try at the local store. That myth is then perpetuated by the folks who get a PRS buying into the "as good as it gets" ethos.

Again though I'd like to stress I love PRS guitars and think they're great, they're just not as good as many folks think they are.
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No offense but that's an asinine comment. You trying to say that a PRS in the 1500 - 3k range is overpriced on a forum where people easily pay that for a Jem? It's only personal preference. I personally own both and neither plays better than the other, they sound different, they feel different, they're just different guitars. At inspection though it sure does seem that PRS does put more effort in using quality materials and craftsmanship.
Brand bashing is lame.
You just said it's personal preference, which if you read what I said, I said I was stating mine and put it very blatantly so it could not be missed.

For the records, I find their expensive models to be a cost increase over their cheaper models, but not worth a penny more. And in the case of the Santana model, the price of that guitar is over four times higher than what it should be.

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Who cares about what jem7pbk did with his guitars. I wanna know what happened to Rich's hair.
lol...

Could be a number of things...
Maybe he donated it to a cancer patient, ran out of Rogaine, or decided to try for a new look... after all, baldness is sexy
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i bought a p.o.s. samick $120 strat knock-off for $20, re-painted, put a super dist. in it, did the whole 'van halen' wiring, and i swear that played better than any wolfgang, strat les paul, tele, anything else i've ever touched... sadly the body split in half in a terrible accident, and the neck was badly damaged, the best guitar (to me anyway) that i've played, and all that for $20...
That's awesome. And think, if you were to get famous you could have made up some bs stories to go with it, and like Van Halen's frankenstrat you could sell that for a hell of a lot more than you paid for it... and that gives you bragging rights as well - you pulled off that tone on a $20 guitar. That says a lot about the player - even if it was a nice guitar, it will turn some heads
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Whilst I think PRS guitars are priced fairly, and that they are great guitars, I do think that they are overrated.

Yes they're consistently great, but I've yet to be completely floored by a single one of them. I think many guitarists, especially ones who haven't tried a HUGE range of diferent manufacturers see them as the "as good as it gets" guitar, when what they are is the "as good as a major manufacturer's guitar gets" guitar, simply as they are the most expensive ones that you see everyday in the magazines and can try at the local store. That myth is then perpetuated by the folks who get a PRS buying into the "as good as it gets" ethos.

Again though I'd like to stress I love PRS guitars and think they're great, they're just not as good as many folks think they are.
Couldn't agree more. I used a PRS as my main stage guitar for about 5 years, because it did so many things so well. It didn't do anything perfectly, but it was rock solid for everything and extremely convenient. I love the trem, and I really love those old locking tuners they have. It was a great tool. I didn't really look back when I let her go, though. A lot of guitars are great at one particular thing without being very versatile, and that's fine. The PRS is a very well built and versatile instrument. But if money were no object, I probably wouldn't buy any of them! I'd get a Strat and an old Tele and an RG and a 335, etc. If I was going back out gigging though, I'd have to consider picking up another. I love having 10 guitars at home, but it's a lot easier only bringing two to a gig.
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The PRS is very nice, but you cant dive bomb it! I am always suspicious of standard nuts they always keep the string tension when using the trem, I have a Fender USA Deluxe and the staggered machine heads/LSR roller nut really make a difference to the tuning. I have to say I have not found my perfect guitar I am torn between my Gibsons scale Kramer Pacer Custom 2 (dont' laugh it really rocks and remember it has Seymour Duncan pickups BEFORE he was famous), my 88 Levingson Blade RS4 which has the fantastic Falcon trem which means of you play an open string and bend a note the open strings STAYS AT PITCH, it never goes out of tune but the two trem blocks have a small delay before the trem moves which is annoying, and my DBK which is a great rock guitar but chords can be tricky on the wizard neck!

I probably will never find the perfect guitar because I play too many styles But I salute anyone who can truly say they have 'the one'
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I'm in the same way.

I don't have too much guitars like you, just 5, but now I found that Ernie Ball Music Man necks (I got an Axis that is good to play and one Steve Morse that sounds better) are perfect to me.

My Jem DBK (only one) sleep in her case about one year now.

Just preferences !

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