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post #1 of 83 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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new Jem at Namm 2013

i think we will see a new Jem at Namm 2013. the Jem77 FP2 has been around 3 years now. the Jem77 BRMR was around for 3 years before it got replaced by the Jem77 FP2. i want to see a new Jem and not a reissue.
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I feel ya, but didn't we just get a new jem?
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I think he means new MIJ Jem. That'd be cool, but I doubt it.
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I'd like to see the 70V with more finish options if they consider it's first year a success.
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That would definitely broaden it's appeal. I think the SFG has been a little polarizing for Jem fans. But the same could probably be said for ANY Jem finish, I suppose!
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I think there will be some things to look forward to
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I think there will be some things to look forward to
Well, see, now I want to know if you mean there will be things to look forward to as far as more colors in the Premium line, of if you mean there will be things to look forward to in the MIJ arena. And I know you're not going to tell, either. Dammit!
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I think there will be some things to look forward to
. . . . . . . Maybe some high hopes for a new UV?
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I know, I'm such a tease
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. . . . . . . Maybe some high hopes for a new UV?
Would love to see a new UV!
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I feel ya, but didn't we just get a new jem?
i don't consider the premium Jem a real Jem. i see the premium Jem as Ibanez losing their way. the Ibanez Jem should be kept as a top of line guitar. you won't see Ferrari release a $30000 vehicle just so every one can afford one. i think the Jem name has been cheapened by the release of the premium model.
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Sorry, but didn't Ferrari sell the Dino, built by Fiat?

And hasn't Ibanez sold the JEM333 for several years now? And we're complaining about Premiums?!?!
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The Premium doesn't cheapen the Ibanez brand. Ibanez NEEDS a budget line, and the Premium line trounces pretty much everything else in the price point. What hurts the brand is everyone going around saying "Ooooh, these are every bit as good as the MIJ's! I can have the SAME guitar for HALF the price!" If the buyer focus shifts to the Indo guitars because everyone buys into the something-for-nothing BS, Ibanez will respond by building less and less in Japan and push their heavily-invested Indo factory built stuff more and more. Then you'll end up with only sigs and JC's from Japan, and the budget AND midline will come from Indo. Which translates to cheap guitars, and more expensive cheap guitars.

I remember the bitching when they slapped "Prestige" on a MIK guitar. Imagine the complaints (yes, from me) when they put it on an Indo. Stick around.
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Sorry, but didn't Ferrari sell the Dino, built by Fiat?

And hasn't Ibanez sold the JEM333 for several years now? And we're complaining about Premiums?!?!
Really good point, Rich. The 555 with the 'half vine' and the lo trs trem was a JEM too! The premium JEM gives us the right hardware, the right pickups and the right inlay, would anyone be able to tell where it was made if it didn't say? I highly doubt it.
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The premium JEM gives us the right hardware, the right pickups and the right inlay, would anyone be able to tell where it was made if it didn't say? I highly doubt it.
You're proving my point. And I can tell.
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