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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-19-2009, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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Suspected fake jem777vbk

Hi,

wondered if you guys could help - I am being offered a guitar, a jem777vbk which looks wrong to me.

I thought the jem777vbk only came with a black edge trem, this one is silver but I don;t have enough experience to tell if it is wrong beyond that...

Also the green looks like the wrong colour...

HELP!

What do you think?

Mark
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-19-2009, 10:14 AM
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Re: Suspected fake jem777vbk

fake or poorly altered
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-19-2009, 10:24 AM
 
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Yeah, it's not the original trem, that's for sure.
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-19-2009, 10:26 AM
 
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Re: Suspected fake jem777vbk

Green pickups are very off in color.
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-19-2009, 10:26 AM
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Re: Suspected fake jem777vbk

Wrong, all wrong... pass.
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-19-2009, 10:44 AM
 
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Re: Suspected fake jem777vbk

yep, same as above, all wrong.
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-19-2009, 10:45 AM
 
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Re: Suspected fake jem777vbk

i saw a lot of this...in china town...
no one buys em...
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time to call SuperFake !
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-20-2009, 12:56 PM
 
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Re: Suspected fake jem777vbk

Body contour and handle dimensions wrong too. Knobs aand pick-up selector doesn´t seem to be in the correct position. Pickguard seems to big and plain. To much suspicious elements on it. Pass.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-20-2009, 12:59 PM
 
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The pickguard must arrive till the 12 fret on the bass saide and it is cutted in a bad angle just at the monkey grip level.
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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-20-2009, 01:31 PM
 
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Re: Suspected fake jem777vbk

Looks bad!!
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-20-2009, 02:10 PM
 
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Re: Suspected fake jem777vbk

If you look up "fake" in the dictionary, there is an 8x10 fold out picture of this guitar.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-20-2009, 05:45 PM
 
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Re: Suspected fake jem777vbk

Yeah, total fake. Over the last few years I've seen many JEM fakes . For me the litmus test for fakery is always the trem. A fake trem jumps out a mile. Ibanez locking trems from the EDGE onwards have been cutting edge. You can't fake what they do. Thankfully their trems are so good that they can't be faked easily.
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-20-2009, 06:57 PM
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Re: Suspected fake jem777vbk

Wrong Trem, Poorly cut out Loins Claw Trem Cavity, waists are cut way too much, wrong pickgaurd, the pickups should be greener, tremolo bar is wrong type(should be slide in, not scerwed in), Rosewood is not dark enough, the fine tuners apper to be round, not flat, the selector switch tip is too sharp, elbow cut is too shallow, and body is too short.
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i used to have a 777vbk lightyears better than that hideous looking thing.thats probs the worst fake ive seen
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