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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-19-2007, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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I just got my first jem and its bloody gorgeous!!!! its a jem777vbk... anyways I'm wondering about 2 things... firstly, is it normal for the vine inlays to have a bit of black around the green? it looks liek the protective coating on it or something.? secondly, the knobs look like they were painted green and if i take them off it is white underneath... are these stock knobs or what? thanks! im so exceited!
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I just got my first jem and its bloody gorgeous!!!! its a jem777vbk... anyways I'm wondering about 2 things... firstly, is it normal for the vine inlays to have a bit of black around the green? it looks liek the protective coating on it or something.? secondly, the knobs look like they were painted green and if i take them off it is white underneath... are these stock knobs or what? thanks! im so exceited!
I believe the knobs should be white underneath.
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Ok, thats good to hear. heres another question, I noticed a piece of electrical tape on the back of the single coil going along its back, when i opened up the cavity. Any ideas what this is for?
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Also where can i find a wiring diagram of a jem so i can check mine is all good??
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Very nice! My FP hasa the black marks around the inlays aswell. A wiring diagram can be found here. http://www.jemsite.com/tech/img/t_wd_777.gif The knobs being white underneath says they're original knobs (most likely). Old knobs where white then hand painted in color. The new ones you get from Ibanez are molded in color, therefore the older one's are brighter and show fuller color.
not sure about that tape though!

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Thanks Aaron! I will definetly gets some pics up soon. Anybody know what that tape could be for?
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Probably shielding tape.

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Probably shielding tape.
I'll agree. I bough a 1993 540S a few years ago that had tape all around the singcoil and under it. like said, it's probably just sheilding.
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you can see the black here on the inlays on my fp...

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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-20-2007, 04:39 PM
 
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From the thread I started about my newly-acquired FP:

Me:
One odd thing is the vine inlays. I thought they were supposed to be opaque green plastic, but on this guitar they are clear plastic, with the green surface set somewhat into the neck. Is this normal?

eviltwin:
perfectly normal,
the inlays are coloured paper with an acrylic overlay, just like the pyramid inlays on the 777.

I wondered about the same thing but apparently that is the way they are made.

That is one sweet-looking neck by the way, where is the rest of it?

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You want to see the whole neck of mine?

Yes, on the inlays, it's green something set in the wood, with a clear over on top so it's like you can almost see down into the green if that makes sense.
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the other half

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Yep, the rest is very nice as well.

I asked because I thought you were the original poster and that was the new guitar. But that doesn't add up does it, the picture being of an FP and all. Methinks it could well be time for bed.
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Ah...Gotcha. I think the VBK's probably used the same necks with different head stock markings.
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I have a VBK and as far as I know they (FP vs VBK) are the same other than the finish.

Congrats!
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