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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-08-2001, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi,

To those who own one...'how does he go?' so to say...
And do they all have the multi-radiused fretboard?
Only JS i ever played was a JS3...which was awefully nice.

Trying to get one second hand but that they seem to be hard to come across here in the Netherlands....same with the 777BK..you americans are a lucky bunch o folks..those guitars seem to be everywhere second hand in the US..ggg

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these are a great 'utility' satch axe. Nothing fancy, but a quality guitar usually at a great price... especially here in the USA. The quality on all the JSs (except the korean ones) are the same, short of the paint... much like the JEMs... glen
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All post 98' JS1000's have the multi radiused board, I think that was your main question?
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All post 98' JS1000's have the multi radiused board, I think that was your main question?
Yeah...i would like a multi radius board and was wondering cause with the low availability of used ones here i might end up buying a new one...and curious about the general build quality but not too worried about that.

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Willem,
I had an JS-1000 for a while, it's a sweet axe. Plays very smooth, and sounds great.
If you would like one, try calling Schreeven Muziek in Nijmegen, that's were I traded my JS for a Jem. You have a good change that it's still there. It's a *white one, in superp condition (I only had it for 6 months or so).
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Hoi Jeroen,

I'll call them right away after havinf pressed submit on this one...thanx!!
If i may ask....why the switch to the JEM?...24 frets?..neck?

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Willem,
I had an JS-1000 for a while, it's a sweet axe. Plays very smooth, and sounds great.
If you would like one, try calling Schreeven Muziek in Nijmegen, that's were I traded my JS for a Jem. You have a good change that it's still there. It's a *white one, in superp condition (I only had it for 6 months or so).
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Both. And looks, sounds. The JS is rather heavy.
And I'm a little guy, with little hands, so....
Jem necks are more comfortable for me. Altough there isn't much difference in the VWH and JS neck, I think.
The All Access neck joint is a big improvement, though.
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Hoi,

A VWH now eh...nice:)
Yeah...the all access necks are nice.
Anways...just called and off course...t has been sold this week...sigh.

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Both. And looks, sounds. The JS is rather heavy.
And I'm a little guy, with little hands, so.... :)
Jem necks are more comfortable for me. Altough there isn't much difference in the VWH and JS neck, I think.
The All Access neck joint is a big improvement, though.
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That sucks.

You don't have an e-mail adress?
I have a Jem7 dbk for sale if that's an option.
Feel free to contact me if you want to test drive it..
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You don't think there's a big difference between a JS neck and a JEM neck??!!!??!! *Uh... *A JS neck is a lot like a strat (think, narrow, tiny frets) neck. *A JEM neck is more like an Ibanez neck (thin, flat, wide, decent sized frets). *

If you have small hands, the JS neck is better suited to the job because you won't have to stretch as much to play chords. *I have short fingers as well (plus I'm missing about 1.25 cm from my left ring finger) but I have been playing Wizard influenced necks for a long time so for the chords I can't form properly I just do partial chords.
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Well, having played both JS necks and JEM necks, plus a couple of wizzards, I feel, think or even know for sure that I'm more precice (sp?) and faster, more comfortable on the Jem/Wizzards. In my personal opinion, two aspects are important for this: The thin neck of the jem/wizzard, and the ebony on my VWH and custom Jem. If this is the real reason, I really don't know. But that's how I feel.

So. I would defenitly love to try a Jem 90 or Jem 10. I think I would play on my best on those (all in realativity off course, 'cause I play like crap anyway.)
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To those who own one...'how does he go?' so to say...
Well, he/she/it goes very nicely!

At first it was awkward, cos I used to be a Les Paul devotee, but I adjusted quickly - beautiful neck!

Mine's a JS1000 BTB *(view and hear mine here) and looks and sounds and feels great.

I've had some problems with the trem, nothing major but still annoying (doesn't always go back to centre after use).

I would recommend anyone to try one. *Very versatile (coil-tap works great - the pots aren't best quality though). *Also, the BTB finish is different on each guitar - which means you'd be owning a unique looking instrument!

I'm still very happy with mine. *
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hi,

Funny, i *think it's the other way around...

I have serious long fingers/hands.
And thin necks usually cramp up my thumb.
I think one of the main differences is radius, the JEM neck is nicely flat making a very low action possible without the strings running dead when to push up so it plays lighter....downside is that pushing up is actually harder.
The high frets also make playing lighter because you don't have to push the string as 'deep', but it's at the expense of sound.
Both necks are the same fret spacing, standard 'fender' spacing...25.5" from bridge to nut...or something..can't remeber exactly.
Les pauls is 24.75 ".
(One of the major reasons why a fender and a les paul sound so different...and why a les paul is easy on the hands.)
And i bet width wise the JS and JEM neck don't differ a lot either...if they differ at all

Maybe this is all really personal but with my hands i'm a lot more comphy on a thicker rounder neck with a radius of around 10"
One of the reasons i'm not really hot for a JEM, although i do like their sound.
On the other hand it has that AANJ....which is nice.

The best neck i personally ever played on was the MM E.van Halen model neck.
That was like pure liquid playing.
Couldn't afford one back then, but seriously no joke...i was in a shop playing it and had to put it away after 10 minutes because it just played toooooooooooo sweet..and i knew i couldn't take it home:)

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You don't think there's a big difference between a JS neck and a JEM neck??!!!??!! *Uh... *A JS neck is a lot like a strat (think, narrow, tiny frets) neck. *A JEM neck is more like an Ibanez neck (thin, flat, wide, decent sized frets). *

If you have small hands, the JS neck is better suited to the job because you won't have to stretch as much to play chords. *I have short fingers as well (plus I'm missing about 1.25 cm from my left ring finger) but I have been playing Wizard influenced necks for a long time so for the chords I can't form properly I just do partial chords.
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-29-2001, 11:57 PM
 
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JEM and JS necks both are common to 6105 frets.
As far as neck size affects playability, the wizard is so thin and wimpy I can't stand it. It can easily warp in climate change and you lose tone through it. The JEM and JS neck are already small enough. *They're very similar. Jem necks are flatter and wider and JS necks are rounder. Neither will affect a players ability to play fast for whatever.

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