New Member...New future JEM buyer (7VWH) - hey, I'm new and
I'm new to this forum here. *Just a little background info on me if any of you are interested.I'm 20 and currently my gear setup is an ESP George Lynch guitar (sunburst tiger model), into a boss ds-1 into a Marshall JCM2000 DSL. *Sometimes I play with effects but for the most part it's just a pretty direct sound. *I'm really into the hair band stuff and I'm currently in a 80s rock cover band, we cover everything from my favorite Dokken, to Ratt, Bon Jovi, Winger and more) Yes, I passionately play "Headed for a Heartbreak" about once each week, sad I know, but fun.
Anyway, I'm in the market for a new guitar. I have been writing a lot of instrumental guitar stuff and I want something different to record these songs with. *My ESP is the perfect guitar in my opinion for covering glam rock songs. *But, it is maple bodied which makes it a little too bright and sharp for my tastes when recording instrumentals. *I like the even sound of an alder body and I really would like a 24 fret neck just in case I need to go up that high. *So, after a good bit of research I decided that the JEM7VWH would be the best guitar for me.
A side note, I'm not a huge Vai fan. My instrumental stuff is mainly neoclassical, Yngwie is my hero but I dont really like the feel or sound of Str*ts too much. I love Vai's work in Alcatrazz and David Lee Roth band and even Whitesnake. However I'm not really into the Vai instrumentals, (ducking from the flames). *I just think that Vai's guitar is perfect for instrumental recording, the neck and whammy bar systems are both better than those found on my ESP. *So, hi to all the fellow JEM fans and neoclassical fans out there and hopefully we'll all the guitars we are looking for really soon.