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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-21-2002, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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just wanted to say hi! i used to own a 555 (cough, gag) and am currently abusing an ernie ball axis. now i need a jem, and of course i want them all, but what's a good place to start?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-21-2002, 04:25 PM
 
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It depends mainly on your budget and tastes.

You can find Jems anywhere from $600 for a DY or an abused DBK, on up to $4000 for a highly overpriced DNA.

On the other hand, If Steve were to sell one of his personal Jems on Ebay for the MNF, I'm sure he'd start it at $7777.00.
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-21-2002, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm thinking about going with the obvious and getting the 7VWH.........
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-21-2002, 08:03 PM
 
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Then there's only one obvious answer. GREAT CHOICE!!!

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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-21-2002, 08:17 PM
 
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I would get a JEM but the main problem I have with them is the single coil in the middle. I always end up hitting it when I am playing and it's annoying, which is why I am considering a 'custom.'
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Why not just lower the single coil so it is not in the way?
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-21-2002, 08:24 PM
 
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Just for your information, Rich (the swirl banner above) has a '01 dead mint VWH in stock. You might want to think about getting one from him because all guitars are inspected, professionally set up and tested prior to shipping. Plus he's a great guy and always around (here at the forum) when you need help.

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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-21-2002, 08:24 PM
 
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I would get a JEM but the main problem I have with them is the single coil in the middle. I always end up hitting it when I am playing and it's annoying, which is why I am considering a 'custom.'
You always can buy a 3 way switch and off the sibgle coil, so you can do that on/off effect while playing, like Vai does in PAW.
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-21-2002, 09:09 PM
 
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If you were me you could have gotten a GMC for $400, but you arent Sorry, I couldn't resist. For a new one i'd sa the DBK perhaps. I really like that one. I'd rather have a 7VSB rather than a 7VWH, but that's me.

As for used stuff, the 777VBK, 77BFP/FP, 7BSB, and 7RB are my favs.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-22-2002, 12:43 AM
 
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You can't go wrong with a vwh. Good luck!
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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-22-2002, 02:26 AM
 
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I would get a JEM but the main problem I have with them is the single coil in the middle. I always end up hitting it when I am playing and it's annoying, which is why I am considering a 'custom.'
well, then you need to play that problem out of your system.
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Welcome to the group!
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-22-2002, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks everyone!!!
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-31-2002, 01:41 PM
 
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DEFINITELY get a 7VWH... I couldn't believe the difference in playability from my 7DBK... although it's an effin sweet guitar.
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-31-2002, 04:47 PM
 
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Hey welcome!
Yes, get a VWH. She's a great player and you don't have to bother about dinks or chips cause she's still in production.
Enjoy!
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