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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-17-2002, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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new..few questions

hi, i have a few questions about JEM guitars.

1)I'm saving for a 7DBK. I saw a picture and the finish looked kind of weird. Like it had melted candle wax on it, it looked like a completely different finish to the one on the Ibanez site. What is the finish like?

2)Is it worth buying a JEM instead of an RG570? I've been playing guitar for 4 years and i'm not that fast enough to play Vai material. Is it worth me getting a JEM?

3)Will anyone sell me a JEM-7DBK with shipping to Britain for $1099 or less?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-17-2002, 04:37 PM
 
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To answer most of your questions:

1) Look here for more accurate pictures: http://jemsite.com/axes/model/jem7dbk.htm

2) Yes. Esp. the DBK- very versatile guitar.

3) Dunno. Check eBay regularly.

-Ben
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-17-2002, 06:24 PM
 
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personally i love the finish
it's a lot better in person beleive me

i love the Pups and the neck, it suits me better than the rgs
I still love the RGs their just not at the top my list
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-17-2002, 06:42 PM
 
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Hey easter, remember if you're buying from States or elsewhere, when you bring it into the UK you will have to pay import duty and VAT. Duty is at 3.7% of the value and then VAT of 17.5% on top of that. If you are looking at US$1099 including shipping then the actual total to you will eventually be US$1339.

The 7DBK neck is actually closer to the RG5xx and up than any of the other Jem necks. It's a thinner at the nut end than all the other Jems and the closest to a Wizard profile you can get on a Jem.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-17-2002, 07:07 PM
 
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1. Yes, the DBK does have a textured finish on it - melted candle wax isn't a bad description.

2. That's a decision only you can make. Is a Jem better than a 570? Yes. IMO, if you can afford it, why not get it - playing on a good instrument is always inspiring and will probably give you the motivation to keep practicing so you CAN eventually play Steve Vai licks

3. $1099 isn't an outlandish price for a used DBK and i'm sure there are plenty over there where you wouldn't have to pay all the extra customs fees.

~K
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3) Please folks pay attention to the notices that Glen's posted regarding third party advertising.

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Sorry, I've read his post but wasn't aware that I was breaking any rules. (I know, I'm slow )

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-18-2002, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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OMG! I completely forgot that i had to pay tax and import duty. Thanks for telling me. Now i'm going to have to completely re-think hat i'm gonna do.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-18-2002, 11:20 AM
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Honestly, don't pay more than $800 to $850 used. There are plenty on the used market. In the states you can get a new DBK for $1099.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-18-2002, 11:52 AM
 
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VAT of 17.5%

VAT is 17.5%???? damn... and I was complaining about the 8.25% sales tax here...
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-18-2002, 11:55 AM
 
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Easter, you can prob pick up one 2nd hand here for about £750. They only go for £1200. Check the back of guitar mags, there's usually a few Jems for sale.
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