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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-02-2002, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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My first JEM(s)

Hi, Im new. Actually its my first post.

Ive played the geetar for 12-13 yrs and Ive been wanting a Jem ever since I started. I used to have a very nice RG550 but it aint no JEM. So I sold and bought a JEM7PBK for 865$ in mint condition. Awesome guitar, I love it! A strange thing about it though: it has a "dotted" neck, no disappearing pyramids (it says JEM on the headstock) the guy told me it was the original neck, have I been screwed or was it a bargain (in terms of rarity)?
Then later I stumbled upon a 88 77FP in quite good shape (750$), after a day of serious cleaning - many thanks to the "Ibanez Rules" site - plus string change its as good as the 7PBK. So now I have two Jem:s and Im the happiest guy on the planet!
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-02-2002, 11:11 AM
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Congrats Mange! Nothing like a JEM!

A dotted neck, I believe, was only available on the Root Beer Jem. Maybe it was a Root Beer painted black?
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-02-2002, 11:57 AM
 
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Hello...
Welcome to our family... I'm so pround to be one member of"jemsite"!!!
Everyone tries to help or explain here and that's so cool...
So... Just go here : http://jemsite.com/axes/model/jem7pbk.htm and you'll find that your guitar is the original one ... Your neck has not been changed...It's not the most beautiful one (for me) but it may be the genuine one...

Take some times to have a look in the entire site... it worth it (the best site I've ever seen ...)

See ya
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-02-2002, 12:02 PM
 
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Sorry I made a mistake; I was thinking about that one :
http://jemsite.com/axes/model/jem7rb.htm
If your neck has dot it could an be exchange with that jem neck (7rb)... or it's just an "rg" wizzard one...
Sorry again!

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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-02-2002, 12:02 PM
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Also, check here for inlays

Edit: JS, you're too quick!
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-02-2002, 12:15 PM
 
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I know Eddie, I know.. Shame on me ... I'll read it twice next time ...
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-02-2002, 12:43 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Eddie Kolesar
Also, check here for inlays
hmm... a few missing from there - 777VSK, 7VSBL, 90HAM, 2KDNA...

;-)

--c.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-02-2002, 02:07 PM
 
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Yeah Glen, I'll be happy to take a pic of my 90HAM neck if you want to include it on the site!

-Alex "hoping that statement didn't sound like 'YOU LAZY BASTARD'" Brandon
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-02-2002, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanx guys, but Im pretty sure its a PBK, and not a Root Beer. It has white pickups and knobs, and if it has been painted then its a damn good paintjob, absolutely flawless. Either way, I adore it, she looks real "classy" and timeless although the 77FP is the coolest JEM ever. Anyway, it feels good to be a "part" of the family and to get feedback.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-02-2002, 03:24 PM
 
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I think what JS meant is that the NECK isn't a PBK neck. All PBK necks had the abalone/pearl disappearing pyamid inlays. If the headstock says "JEM", the it's most likely a RootBeer neck. It sounds like the body itself is definitely a PBK body, but the neck is not original.
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-02-2002, 04:16 PM
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Which would make it a DxPBK
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-02-2002, 07:57 PM
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LOL - But folks should always remember that there have been a lot JEMs in the UK that have been chopped and changed by stores and distributers so it's feasible that this would be the same in other European countries.

I've seen a JEM777DY with a PBK neck, I've seen one with a VBK neck, so I don't see any reason why a PBK couldn't have had it's neck swapped for a RB neck before reaching the customer.
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-03-2002, 12:54 AM
 
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Welcome to Jemsite Mange! AND congrats on being the owner of two "new" JEMs.

And about the necks, I totally agree with Jono.
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-03-2002, 02:32 AM
 
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I say its a rootbeer thats been painted. Since it would be really easy to do this anyways, and isnt the value of the pbk's a little more than the rootbeers anyway. OF course he has one of two, a pbk, with a rootbeer neck or a painted rootbeer with different pickups.
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-03-2002, 08:14 AM
 
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Congrats and welcome to the site.

How about showing us a pic of that PBK?
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