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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-02-2005, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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I am interested in 2 guitars at the moment, one is a first year of production (198 i beivieve?....IBANEZ 777DY jem 100% immaculate condition with original hardcase and is signed by steve vai.


The other is a Standard IBANEZ RGT3020 what do you guys think would be the best, I think the jem 777dy as i belive thats a rare beast to have ie..1988 model.
Also I would be selling my USA Jackson RR1 for this so im a little confused please oh masterfull ibanez folk help a thrasher out.
thank you guys
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-02-2005, 08:54 AM
 
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Re: Someone Help!!! Jem777dy Or Prestige Rgt3020

777DY had one of the longest production runs among Jems... still, an '88 with an original Edge, all in pristine condition...? id be all over that one
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Re: Someone Help!!! Jem777dy Or Prestige Rgt3020

It depends if you want a good player instrument or a great collector instrument...

if they are the same price and only for playing, I would choose the RGT3020...
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Re: Someone Help!!! Jem777dy Or Prestige Rgt3020

I think it depends if anyone's going to see you play

Just kidding. My money would go to whichever is the better feeling instrument.

I'd need to try them both to decide, but I'd be hoping thatthe yellow one played better
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Re: Someone Help!!! Jem777dy Or Prestige Rgt3020

I agree with scan lan. If you are looking for a closet queen i would definitely go with the Jem but if you are looking for something to gig with night after night and do some serious playing on, then i would go for th 3020.
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Re: Someone Help!!! Jem777dy Or Prestige Rgt3020

IMHO the 777dy is as good a player as the RGT, mostly because the neck in the RGT is clearcoated and the profile is not so comfortable, and becaus the the 777DY has a great neck profile. On the other hand the RGT3020 as better acces to the upper frets.

Im not crazy about the looks of any of them (IMHO the RGT3120DB looked much better than the RGT3020). The RGT3020 has a more generally appealing look though. I guess I would go for the RGT3020 if it is going to be your main guitar. If you already have a couple of guitars I would go for the 777DY.
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Re: Someone Help!!! Jem777dy Or Prestige Rgt3020

the DY is a better playing and sounding axe IMHO by a mile... but the 3020 is less an "80s guitar" if that matters. It's not collectable or anything however. The neck-thru make this an apples vs oranges comparison. You can't go wrong with either when shopping in this category of guitar... glen
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Re: Someone Help!!! Jem777dy Or Prestige Rgt3020

Do you think it is worth selling my usa jackson rr1 for seriously?....
and I am a thrash head not a avid vai fan i prefer jason becker and freidman etc.... and play music that is heavy heavy ass metal, i think the yellow axe may look camp but then its oh so 80's and droolworthy im confused lol
Any more answers would be appreciated thabnks for the comments so far seems the jem 777dy is in the lead at the minuite, thank you
you can hear my style of music at my bands website
www.re-birth.co.uk
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I've had a glance at your website, and I'll say that if the JEM would be your only guitar, I'd say keep the RR-1!!!

The Jem would probably be able to get the sounds that you're after but I honestly think that the band's image as a whole would suffer too much with the luminous yellow beast!!! You guys seem fairly serious about your music, and I think from that p.o.v. you need to look at the whole band package. You have to think of the RR as a tool to do a job as much as a cool guitar if you know what I mean. At the very least ask the guys in the band

If you like the JEM feel, but need more of a "metal" attitude, have a look around for something like a 777VBK (in black) or one of the BSB industrial blue stain finish ones. They sound absolutely fantastic!!! plus they look mean too

If you can afford to grab the yellow JEM to just use at home or at practice, then imho you can't go wrong
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