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post #91 of 142 (permalink) Old 03-15-2006, 06:17 PM
 
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Re: Leaving Ibanez guitars - No more jems for me

I would say a PRS is the right guitar for some-one,but a JEM is THE perfect guitar for me!Tried a PRS a long time ago and thought it was a great instrument,but not my thing.Tried a 7vwh couple of weeks ago and got one the next day! Took all of 5 seconds to know i HAD to own one of these beauties.
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post #92 of 142 (permalink) Old 03-15-2006, 06:32 PM
 
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I have some very good Ibanez guitars & a lot of other brands but I never will sell my guitars because there all good for doing some thing in the music

Shyt!- i Luv my Guitars man!!!
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I love Ibanez's, but you left Ibanez for the best guitar made, PRSs are the best, I think anyway! Most versatile & I think the best sounding, I want to get one soon, actually I want at least 2 of them, a SC & Custom 24.
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I currently own 3 ibanez guitars, of the 3 I can only say that my floral is a keeper. Not too keen on the tones from my UV or the neck profile on my 90.

My next guitar will most definately be either a Suhr or a Tyler....that is when I can afford it!

Until then...JEMS ALL THE WAY!
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SO this thread is really old. I wonder what happened with the original poster? Did he sell all his Ibanez guitars? or has he had a change of heart?
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FWIW, re: the pricing thing... Ibanez was actually a fairly affordable alternative until, you know, the dollar plummeted about 40% relative to the euro and yen due to absolutely stellar american fiscal and/or foriegn policy between 2000 and 2006...

A mirror top Jem for $3k list just hurts to think about, but you have to keep it in perspective. It's not just Ibanez jacking us, part of it is us doing it to ourselves.
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FWIW, re: the pricing thing... Ibanez was actually a fairly affordable alternative until, you know, the dollar plummeted about 40% relative to the euro and yen due to absolutely stellar american fiscal and/or foriegn policy between 2000 and 2006...

A mirror top Jem for $3k list just hurts to think about, but you have to keep it in perspective. It's not just Ibanez jacking us, part of it is us doing it to ourselves.
In 2000 I was getting 132Y to the $. Last year it got as bad as 98Y to the $. That's a HUGE difference. Last transfer I made was at 113, which is better, but still not great yet.
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Time to put away the handbags ladies !
lets face it, all guitars have merits, I have owned some real rotters and also some gems.
I believe that PRS is overpriced, I recently owned an old 80's guitar called a Westone, it was a Thnder III model with thru neck and active pup's (18v)
it had an ebony fretboard and played fookin superbly.
super low action and more than a rival for my mates PRS, especially as I only paid £230 for the Westone!
But if were waving the ****ty stick about.... we cant exactly say that JEM's are often value for money!!!!!
FFS, Im trying to convince the wife that life would be better if I bought that #230 VAI2KDNA on ibanezrules at the moment.
that costs in GBP with import £3200.
and do ya know what..... I would buy it all day long if only I didnt need a new kitchen and bathroom fitted
and as far as im concerned, I dont need those things, the wife does.... I need a VAI2KDNA

Value for money is a subjective thing, personally, I wouldnt buy that DNA to hang on the wall, I would give it a damn good ragging !
and keep ragging it until I had to send it back to Rich for frets or whatever..

bottom line is, I would get my moneys worth in MY perception and todays three grand could be tommorows landfill (like the bathroom or kitchen) sigh, sigh sigh.........

live on landfill
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To be honest I have recently seriously considered buying a PRS but like the Gibson Les Paul Custom they seem vastly overpriced and what exactly are you getting for your money? A Designer label and a variety or pointless fancy tops that don't improve the sound and not much else

If they started out at a realistic price like £800 then I would buy one tomorrow, plus they seem to depreciate quite fast.

I don't know it bothers me that a Les Paul Doublecut copy with different pickups and a trem (optional) with a fancy veneer cost as much as a secondhand Lotus Elise and does not do anything different from a Les Paul...

Anyway why are we discussing this?? This is JEM site not the "PRS appreciation society"!!!
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[QUOTE=jimmi;4023]Am I the only one that is not that impressed with PRS guitars?? *There nice and all but I don't think they are that great. *A Les Paul has more sustain (but are heavier I guess), Any Jem or RG has a much better Trem, the I prefer the les Paul or Jem pickups (PAF or Breed, I don't like the Evos) and I think that the necks are just ok. *All the ones I have seen have only 22 frets. *

I have to second this one. I went to buy a PRS single cut and tried a fadeburst LP that was next to it and it sent the PRS home with its tailpiece between its legs. I still have it along with 6 RG custom and oddball models(RG620BM-SOL anyone?). I had to buy a Tele and a Strat before they would let me move into Nashville. I do love that Wizard neck though.
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I am not impressed with PRS either. What is point of 30 sec sustain of single note? (5 minute song = 10 notes?!) I like natural decay of guitar, (otherwise I would play keyboard). I prefer way that JEMS respond to fast played notes. PRS is different guitar, not better. JEM is better!
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I sold my PRS 22 standard to buy a S prestige.

I love PRSs, but even their Wide Thin neck isn't even as close to being as fast as the wizard.


I went from being a Gibson user, to a Ibanez to a PRS to back to Ibanez again. As far as my "main ax" goes.

And the PRS trem is great. But try doing exaggerated dive-bombs on it without it going out of tune. If the PRS is a trem model, it's just as "difficult" to tune as a floyd.
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I say get both! I have both Ibanezes and a PRS.
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I bought this HB II PRS, fully believing it was the 'Cats Meow' and that I would be finished on the Holy Grail Quest. ( c'mon- it was $5K)


It soon became apparent that although it looked great and sounded good alone, it never cut through the band. It lasted about 3 months.....
Still searching....

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SWEET!

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