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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-07-2013, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rootbeer Jem!!!

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I think that this is easily one of the best ibanez guitars I've owned (and ive owned quite a few now). The finish definitely helps it tonally and it sounds MUCH ballsier than most Ibananii with similar specs.

The neck carve is nicer than UVs, this is not stupid thin but being an 80s Ibanez its obviously still quite thin.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-07-2013, 09:33 PM
 
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Re: Rootbeer Jem!!!

That looks fantastic. If I had unlimited funds, I'd love to have an RB. Did those have Wizard necks?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-08-2013, 01:01 AM
 
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Re: Rootbeer Jem!!!

That is a superb example of the RBs. They seem to be fairly rare, and you've done well to find one in this condition. Nice one!

I was wondering about the tonality of these. Damn - I got to get me one now ...
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-08-2013, 01:10 AM
 
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Re: Rootbeer Jem!!!

Any idea what the gloss finish is that they used on that model?
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-08-2013, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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That looks fantastic. If I had unlimited funds, I'd love to have an RB. Did those have Wizard necks?
Im not sure, on the ibanez wiki its listed as just "jem".

http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/JEM7_(Root_Beer)

Feels thicker than the universes for sure (the 90s UVs)

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That is a superb example of the RBs. They seem to be fairly rare, and you've done well to find one in this condition. Nice one!

I was wondering about the tonality of these. Damn - I got to get me one now ...
Thanks!

They sound great. Very flexible tonally and tons of attack. The low/slightly dirty sounds they can get are crazy too. Almost like a tele spank with the vol rolled down.

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Any idea what the gloss finish is that they used on that model?
No clue, sorry
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-08-2013, 07:39 AM
 
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Re: Rootbeer Jem!!!

The RB had the regular Jem neck, then. The PBK, which has the same old school handle, had a Wizard neck, as did the VDY and VSK.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-08-2013, 08:11 AM
 
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Re: Rootbeer Jem!!!

By the look it seems like it has a nitro finish similar to my gibsons.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-08-2013, 08:51 AM
 
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Re: Rootbeer Jem!!!

If I were to get a Jem, it would be this one. Gorgeous!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2013, 02:03 PM
 
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Re: Rootbeer Jem!!!

The 1988 Ibby Catalog shows the neck dimensions at (should be close to this?):
Width: Nut-43mm / 24th Fret-57mm
Thickness: 1st Fret-19mm / 12th Fret-21mm

The 1989 Ibby Catalog didn't show dimensions.
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