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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-07-2014, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Should I sell Wolfgang?

To help justify either the JEM 7V7 (or the UV70P and JEM70V SFG?)

I just took back my new Fender American Standard Strat to Guitar Center for my refund. I have a 2 month old Fender Wolfgang Special thats (obviously) "AS NEW" that I got for cost so I would probably break even or maybe even make a slight profit off of. Too late to return for refund so i'll be eBaying it.

See, I am ADDICTED to Ibanez now! haha... I have the JEM 7V and the JEM 77 FP2. Now I want the 7V7 and can get it new for around $2700. Or, I could, for about the same amount of money, get a JEM 70V AND the UV70P. Either one expensive 7 string (7V7) or two guitars that equal that amount (UV70P being a 7 string so...)

So, what do you think?

I like the Wolfgang but its just sooooo different than all my Ibanez guitars AND the fact that I REALLY want a 7 string.

Either way i'll be getting the 7V7 or the JEM70V and UV70P. Just need to decide whether or not I should sell the Wolf to help pay for this.

The refund for the Strat sure helps.

The Strat was cool but... just not a Strat kinda guy so...


Just thought i'd see what you all thought. I like the Wolfgang but it feels so much different that I am seriously considering getting rid of it. I would then be 100% Ibanez!

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 01:27 PM
 
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Re: Should I sell Wolfgang?

Your gut feeling tells you to sell it. Otherwise you would "just know" that you want to keep it.

Happy selling
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 01:28 PM
 
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Re: Should I sell Wolfgang?

There are people that love the Wolfgang guitars. I'm not one of them and would move it in a heartbeat for the 7V7. The strat, probably not. I really like them in the right configuration. I just picked up a new Dave Murray strat and it is amazing. That being said, I'm down to only 3 Ibby's now. Thankfully, I love each of them and they won't be going anywhere.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 04:54 PM
 
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Re: Should I sell Wolfgang?

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I just picked up a new Dave Murray strat and it is amazing.
Do you have any pics of it?
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 05:07 PM
 
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Re: Should I sell Wolfgang?

It doesn't really matter does it? It seems that you won't really be happy with anything that you get

Can't you just get it then take it back if you don't like it (them)?

-Wolfram
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Should I sell Wolfgang?

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Your gut feeling tells you to sell it. Otherwise you would "just know" that you want to keep it.

Happy selling
Good point

I am going to put it on eBay tomorrow night

Then, when I sell it and get a check from a client I am waiting on, I will be buying the JEM 7V7 to go along with my 7V. I decided to take the plunge and get the top dog.

I'll still eventually get the UV70P and the JEM 70V but that 7V7 next to my 7V is just too much for me to put off!

Thanks for the advice/thought!
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-21-2014, 04:57 AM
 
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Re: Should I sell Wolfgang?

Why dont you wait till you've actually bought the guitars before telling everyone you what your "going to buy". A completley pointless thread that smells of attention seeking to me.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-23-2014, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Should I sell Wolfgang?

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Why dont you wait till you've actually bought the guitars before telling everyone you what your "going to buy". A completley pointless thread that smells of attention seeking to me.
That is the point of most threads...to seek attention. Didn't mean to upset you in the process. Just wondering what others might do.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-23-2014, 10:32 AM
 
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Re: Should I sell Wolfgang?

You should ask this question on an EVH forum too
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-23-2014, 10:40 AM
 
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Re: Should I sell Wolfgang?

SELL IT. JEMs are better than EVH's junk anyway.

And yes, I'm not an Eddie van Halen fan (even though he went to the same high school as me). I am tired of how he is treated like the creator of tapping and he wasn't, Steve hackett of Genesis was. So yeah, I would ditch anything EVH for something better (like a JEM).

I say get the 7V7. You seem much more intent on having it that the Wolfgang anyway.
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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-26-2014, 03:12 AM
 
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Re: Should I sell Wolfgang?

It depends to whom you are justifying the new axe.

If that person is you and if you don't have to sell Wolfgang to buy the new one or there aren't any other expenses more deserving of attention then don't sell it, if you have to ask you will probably regret the sale at some future point.

If it is your wonderful other half or lifeboss as I affectionately call Mrs. Laobi, then have you considered smuggling? I have been successfull in the following 2 ways.

No 1. Tell her you are buying a spare Ibby case for taking your axes out to jam with friends etc., as you don't want your original cases to get marked, they're not expensive so she won't be bothered. A few weeks later the case gets pregnant and nobody is any the wiser.

No 2. Bring the new axe to your office or workplace and switch with one at home as desired. My CEO is a musician who faces many of the same issues with purchasing instruments as I (mainly the "is that another one?" argument at home), so if you enter either of our offices you may encounter the odd secret purchase.

I hope this has been of help and you appreciate the great risk I have taken in sharing the above. If Mrs. Laobi reads this I shall be readily identifiable by the sling holding my testicles in place.
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-26-2014, 03:50 AM
 
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Re: Should I sell Wolfgang?

Golden rule of equipment:

never sell any !
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-26-2014, 04:13 AM
 
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Re: Should I sell Wolfgang?

I hadn't played a Jem or Universe for years until last week when I played a 7V7. For the record, I'm a 7 string player and former owner of a UV777BK and UV7PWH. However, I've played my fair share of Jems and UV's so I think my perspective is fairly accurate. The 7V7 is a Universe. That was obvious when the specs and photos came out but upon playing it, the neck, while quite difference in appearance felt like my UV777BK. I found the neck to be comfortably thick and the fretboard to be extremely consistent on all strings on all frets.

While the guitar felt like a UV, you want to play it like a Jem. The pickups are a Blaze set but the way the harmonics jumped off the strings reminded me more of Evo's. In my experience, Jems have always sounded great regardless of the pickups; same thing with the 7V7.

If I owned a 7V7, it would probably be the first guitar I reached for; its simply pure fun to play.

If I had $3300 to spend on a guitar, I would not buy a 7V7. At this point in life I'm a bit more utilitarian than when I was younger. Low key with the features I need is what attracts me to certain instruments. There many reasons for this, some good, some political, but these reasons do not change the fact if I had a 7V7 at home, it would be the first guitar I'd reach for.

As for the UV70P and the JEM 70V, research the Jem555BK before you make any decisions. When I was a frequent poster on Jemsite I recall many strong opinions about the Jem555BK and I imagine that sentiment is still here though maybe subdued.
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-20-2014, 09:22 PM
 
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Re: Should I sell Wolfgang?

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SELL IT. JEMs are better than EVH's junk anyway.

And yes, I'm not an Eddie van Halen fan (even though he went to the same high school as me). I am tired of how he is treated like the creator of tapping and he wasn't, Steve hackett of Genesis was. So yeah, I would ditch anything EVH for something better (like a JEM).

I say get the 7V7. You seem much more intent on having it that the Wolfgang anyway.
EVH guitars at least the Wolfgang are not junk. I have owned two of the Peavey versions and I've heard nothing but great things about USA versions. I can think of plenty run of the mill Ibanez guitars I've owned over the years that left me wanting. EVH may not be what he once was or pioneering the next big thing, but he knows how to design a guitar. For the record I'm not a huge EVH fan either.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-21-2014, 07:42 PM
 
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Re: Should I sell Wolfgang?

I would get the 7V7- don't even think about getting the premium Jems they are built poorly, I tried both and they don't compare to the real Jems and Universes that's why they are cheap.
If you don't think you will play the strat sell it- no use having dead wood
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