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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-05-2001, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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http://www.vai.com/SightsSounds/pics_99reh_01.html

Is it possible?

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Prelude to the new Purple One?

he shoots - he scores

Good eyes there GP. I reckon you might be right about the colour scheme
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Prelude to the new Purple One?

Sorry about not posting the pic, but the file upload section won't open.
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Prelude to the new Purple One?

I must say, i DO like matching headstocks. It's a shame Ibanez puts black headstocks on so many of their models.

The white Ibanez logo and gold hardware looks sweet on that shade of purple.
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Prelude to the new Purple One?

That would definitely make a very nice addition to the JEM family :donnie:
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Prelude to the new Purple One?

Just remember, the new JEM is rumoured to have dot inlays instead of a vine. I'm guessing since it'll be a 'budget' model, it'll have a rosewood fingerboard. (Instead of the ebony on the purple heart triple-neck)
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Prelude to the new Purple One?

Whatever....I'm all over it :thumbsup:

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Prelude to the new Purple One?

actually........anybody know the production cost of the vine inlay and dot inlay?
is changing the inlay really save up a lot of the cost?...
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actually........anybody know the production cost of the vine inlay and dot inlay?
is changing the inlay really save up a lot of the cost?...
I believe the vwh neck lists for $800!! So I think the answer is yes
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Prelude to the new Purple One?

The vine inlay must require all sorts of hand-work to pull off - I'm sure the dots are "hand-supervised", but an experienced neck guy could probably do a bang up job installing dots in less than half an hour...

I'd love a new Jem with in that purple w/ gold hw, but I'm praying for a maple board (atleast as an OPTION)
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Prelude to the new Purple One?

Just to put into perspective, and dash the hopes of many, lets look at what the differences are:

Jem7VWH: List $2600
White (solid color)
Gold hardware
Matching headstock
Ebony freatboard
Vine inlay (ablone/mop)

New Jem: List $1300 (estimate)
Purple (solid color)
Gold Hardware
Black headstock (ala DBK)
Rosewood fretboard
Dot inlay (ala RB)

With the targeted price for the new Jem, and the fact that it is replacing the dreaded :shoot:555 in the US lineup, don't expect it to have any bells and whistles. Bet on it being equiped with DiMarzio's (Paf Pro, Breed, Evolution). Production costs being what they are, no way are we going to see a vine or matching headstock on this model.

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Prelude to the new Purple One?

Boooooooooo to non-matching headstock

YAY to "Purple Pearl" *
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Prelude to the new Purple One?

Oh well, I wish we'd seen a purple JEM7. *Because it really makes it so much better to have a matching headstock and inlays and such. *Maybe we'll get a new upper level JEM too (wishful thinking)
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Prelude to the new Purple One?

Given the price, the gold hw will probably be powder coated paint instead of the real gold hw on the VWH. *I love purple, I've wanted to see a purple JEM for a long time, I don't even mind dots or black headstocks. *I'm not sure how I feel about the painted hw though, it will probably be more yellow than gold and I don't like gold hw, yellow will really suck. *Why not the chrome hw on the DBK, I can't see that it would cost more than powder-coated. *

Guess we'll just have to wait and see. *It's going to be a big hit or a big miss in my book. *

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Prelude to the new Purple One?

Well... purple with gold hardware... it looks sweet... hope this is happening! Anyway... Steve's photos are incredible. He is always surrounded by so much stuff!
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