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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-20-2014, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Smile NGD: Jem 7VWH, 2010 w/ original Edge

Possibly there's nothing new here to most people... but to me it's a very special NGD. I finally got my first Jem 7VWH. I had a Jem 555BK in the past, and I always remembered how good it was to play. Then I found this 2010 7VWH in almost mint condition, with original Edge and a very beautiful dark rosewood fretboard. The price was fair... and I bought it.

However, after my setup, which I consider a bit extreme (.008 gauge, almost straight neck and very, very low action) I found some problems. The 2nd fret was buzzing really bad, only this fret, on the A, D and G strings. No marks or signs on the fret, so I suspected I had an uneven fret. I took the guitar to a luthier and it had a light fretwork. After it returned, it sounded way better.

The low E was buzzing all around then. The saddle was slightly lower than it should be, so I put a shim (just cut a piece of paper) under this saddle.

Then I found this guitar to be very resonant: the unplugged sound is really loud, it has a long sustain (despite my ridiculously low action), and it had the back springs consistently resonating with any C note. I put 1/8" rubber tubes (the 3/16" didn't fit) inside the springs, and they are very quiet now.

I also own a Music Man JP6, and string bending on it is a lot stiffer than them Jem. The Jem has taller frets, I know, but there's something else influencing on this. Both have equal strings and setup, and still the Jem has smoother bends. My old 1996 UV7BK, however, plays even better than everything else. There's something special about those old Ibanez guitars...

Anyway, very happy with my Jem, that's my main guitar now.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-20-2014, 02:44 PM
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Re: NGD: Jem 7VWH, 2010 w/ original Edge

My congratulations!! The guitar is really nice!!
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-20-2014, 06:44 PM
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Re: NGD: Jem 7VWH, 2010 w/ original Edge

Yeah! Looks like a nice one.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-20-2014, 08:09 PM
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Re: NGD: Jem 7VWH, 2010 w/ original Edge

Congrats on your 7V, looks awesome! ^ ^
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