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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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A few pics of my new axe uploaded at http://www.rotos.si/bfp
I bought it yesterday in Croatia. :-)
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post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 12:25 PM
 
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Congrats on the BFP, it looks sweet. I like the N4 too!!
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post #3 of 44 (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 12:32 PM
 
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Nice BFP!!!

Hey, I got at question for you.

How is the N4 compared to the JEM?
Like the neck and stuff.

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post #4 of 44 (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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N4 is different in all aspects. Sound, feel, look . It's very raw guitar. Neck is quite bigger, floyd is not sensitive like on BFP but action is verrry low and plays like charm. It stays perfectly in tune for months . Sound is little more agressive * :bash: It's also good for cleans. But now is BFP my number one


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post #5 of 44 (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 01:28 PM
 
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Congrats on the BFP. arty:
It looks really great.
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Congrats man! The BFP is a nice puppy. It was my first JEM (12 years ago). I love her because of the pattern and the blue vine. If i look at the pic of your BFP i see there's a difference to my BFP, my pickups are mounted to the pickguard and yours are directly mounted so that you can remove your pickguard without removing the pups. This is a better solution. Can anybody tell me if there were produced BFP's with different pickguards?
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post #7 of 44 (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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i think that mine is 91'....latest models *(93,94)have all mounted pickups to pickguard


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Nice BFP-congrats!

Weird that you have a '91 and I always thought that only some of the '94/'95 models have the direct mount pick-ups

It is a shame that the volume and tone knobs are not original though.

Wolfgang-in answer to your question BFPs were produced with pick guard mounted pick-ups and direct mounted pick-ups.
I am surprised to see a '91 BFP with direct-mounted pickups as these were mostly found on 94 and 95 BFPs some of which had the 25xxxxxx serial numbers.

Best wishes

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BFP owner since 92
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post #9 of 44 (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Volume and tone knobs r original! :sarcasm:
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post #10 of 44 (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 03:55 PM
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weird... as they look like the ones you can get from ibanez.co.jp
I got some of these last autumn as did Kenny

On the original ones the font is different and the numbers are larger.
You can always tell the original ones as they are white on the bottom and are painted blue. *The blue comes off with age and leaves a white edge on the top of the knob. This is very characteristic of older BFPs.

If they are original then great! *Look after them as the paint will wear off!

Original un-worn ones are very difficult to get hold of!

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post #11 of 44 (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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i *tried to pull off knobs (only wanted to clean all guitar), but they are are so heavy mounted on pots that i was afraid to break something. Frets are *like new *too . Guy *who sold this guitar to me played it a couple of times and then put it *under the bed.
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francelj on 4:09 pm on April 15, 2002
i *tried to pull off knobs (only wanted to clean all guitar), but they are are so heavy mounted on pots that i was afraid to break something. Frets are *like new *too . Guy *who sold this guitar to me played it a couple of times and then put it *under the bed.
Those knobs are absolutely the same replacements Simon and I got. *I'm trying to get a side-by side picture, but my digital camera sucks.

BE CAREFUL taking those knobs off - I broke the new volume knob within a month of getting it while trying to take it of the pot.

BTW ~ i have the same nick in mine on the bend of the top of the body. *If that guitar lived under a bed, my name is Spritey Appletree.

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post #13 of 44 (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 06:44 PM
 
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hey francelj!
congratulations, it looks great! so you did find something over here...how much did it cost (if it's not a secret)? where did you buy it?
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That guitar is definately a puzzle. As Simon pointed out (he's been paying attention) only 94'/95' BFP's have the direct mounts (unless one of the foreign distributors ordered a batch in direct mount earlier), and if those knobs are original it would point to production to those years. Of course the plate is a 91' and the case is of 90'-92' vintage. A puzzle for sure. I'd bet the original owner changed the knobs because they were worn, and replaced the guard to enhance the condition, and since he could only get the DM guards by then, it got reconfigured.
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wrong thread!

(Edited by Richelle at 8:29 pm on April 15, 2002)
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