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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-10-2001, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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My very first Jem! - Can it be true?!

Okay, I realize that everyone and their best friend's dog's previous master have done a post like this, but I'M SO EXCITED that I just had to tell someone... because wife doesn't care.
My Jem7VWH is on it's way to me... YAHOO!!!!! :silly:
I can't believe I'm really getting one. *I have been dying to get one for the past 2 years, and it's finally time. *I did the whole, "If I get an RG570, it's close enough." *But no longer... I played the Jem7V and knew that there was no turning back!
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-10-2001, 11:46 PM
 
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Congrats man. Sweet piece.

I plan on getting one eventually too.
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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-11-2001, 05:54 AM
 
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Yep. Know that feeling. I don't need Jem, it's just a flashy RG. Aw, I'll play one anyway. Minutes later the old bank account started screaming in agony...
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bank account started screaming in agony...
Know the feeling too, 7 Dying Trees.
But I know I will own one... someday.

bachle7: congrats with your new axe !

Cheers,
Joten
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Sweet axe! Congrats.
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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-15-2001, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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IT'S HERE!!!! *Wow, my hands were quivering as I opened the case. *I had that "excited 8 year old on Xmas morning" feeling. *I just stared at it for 5 minutes before even touching it. *I figured that it would need some major setup since it was practically straight from the factory, but it was perfectly in tune. *I ran my fingers across the strings while it was sitting in the case and it made the most beautiful crystal-clear sound!
I have my very own Jem7VWH!!!!!! *It is the most beautiful guitar I have ever seen/heard in my life. *No more wanting, wishing, and searching... it's finally all mine. *-Andy
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post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-15-2001, 03:09 PM
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Andy, congratulations!!! I remember posting a while back about you having to wait for your 7VWH. Well the wait is finally over. So, how do you like it? Awesome guitar is'nt it? I know I just love mine. Good luck & rock on. --rvj
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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-15-2001, 03:48 PM
 
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Congrats Andy!
It's truly a fine piece of engineering art so play it to your fingers bleed! Have fun!
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post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-15-2001, 04:02 PM
 
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Quote from 7 Dying Trees posted on 5:54 am on Sep.11, 2001
bank account started screaming in agony...


Know the feeling too, 7 Dying Trees.
But I know I will own one... someday.

bachle7: congrats with your new axe !

Cheers,
Joten
we certainly do !

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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-18-2001, 02:12 AM
 
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awww.. posts like these rekindle that love-at-first-sight feeling ..
so i'm going to get up and play agro for a while

~A
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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-18-2001, 03:15 AM
 
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I'm getting all teary eyed.........................
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post #12 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-22-2001, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Although my new Jem is setup very well, it's not perfect. *I noticed a little buzzing at frets 2& 3; I looked at the neck and it is straight as an arrow. *I need to put a little bow in it. *I think I'm going to swap out the gold LoPro for a black Edge, too. *I can't stand the thought of wearing off that pretty gold trem! *Has anyone else done this too?

I haven't even touched any of my other guitars since my Jem arrived!!!
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post #13 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-22-2001, 02:55 PM
 
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play the hell out of it man!!!

I love the look of well played and worn V's as much as I love the look of the prestine untouched ones!!!

if it bothers you that the gold has rubbed off you can alway pick a new lo-pro up for $200 (approx) in two or three years time, and make $100+ back on the old one second hand on evil-bay or here.


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post #14 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-23-2001, 11:42 AM
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Andy, by all means PLAY IT! Mine shows some wear on the upper two saddles, but not the entire trem. I know this can be costly but I'll replace the saddles as needed on my VWH. I've replaced several gold bridges on my Les Paul, after actually wearing off quite a bit of metal! So, I can relate to this frustration. I've also thought about clear coating the trem to make it more durable. Has anybody ever done this? --rvj
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post #15 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-31-2001, 07:52 PM
 
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Quote: from bachle7 on 11:08 am on Sep. 15, 2001
IT'S HERE!!!! *Wow, my hands were quivering as I opened the case. *I had that "excited 8 year old on Xmas morning" feeling. *I just stared at it for 5 minutes before even touching it. *
I know exactly how you feel :thumbsup: *I just got my first Jem too. *But I'm 31 and have been wanting one since I was 17 back in 1987. *Could never afford it until recently. *I found an unplayed, mint Jem77FP (circa 1999 make) with lopro trem. *That was always my favorite Jem next to the swirls, so I'm extremely happy. *Those guitars feel like nothing in the world next to you IMHO.

Happy playing on your new Jem...I know I'm enjoying mine.
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