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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-21-2001, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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UV Or carvin7 or a BFP?

heres what weighs in
Carvin alot cheaper
1. put in blaze p/u
2. Has more selection on finieshes
3. within cost range.
4. Stupid floyed bridge
5. neck through

Ibanez UV
1. its a UV
2. little bit more costly
3. 7 string
4. all access

Ibanez BFP
1. Favorite jem
2. Pafs
3. maple fret board.
4. No all acces..

Im stumped

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-21-2001, 01:26 AM
 
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UV Or carvin7 or a BFP?

Well between the UV and the JEM that's really whether you want 6 or 7 strings.

I haven't had any bad experiences with Carvin guitars, but I've played a few and didn't really care for them. They appeared to be well made though.
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UV Or carvin7 or a BFP?

UV
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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-21-2001, 02:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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UV Or carvin7 or a BFP?

Seriously are jems and uvs really worth saving up for?

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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-21-2001, 03:32 AM
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UV Or carvin7 or a BFP?

YES!

I have UV7BK (no all access) and a BFP

BFP is fantastic and rare with a great finish

UV7BK has a bigger tone, poss. slightly more difficult to play

lowest prices I have heard are BFP $700 and UV $500 (the UV is on sale at the moment, see another thread)


keep checking Rich's Ibanez Rules for the guitars you want, he has great stuff.

cheers

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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-21-2001, 06:56 AM
 
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UV Or carvin7 or a BFP?

I have a soft spot for those BFP's,
but I think if I didnt haave a 7 string but had a couple of 6's I would go for the UV.

never played the carvin, sorry

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UV Or carvin7 or a BFP?

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Quote: from Devo on 6:56 am on July 21, 2001
I have a soft spot for those BFP's
That makes two of us !
If the number of strings doesn't matter, I'd go for the BFP...
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post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-21-2001, 08:33 AM
 
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UV Or carvin7 or a BFP?

If you're thinking of a 7-string, then you should remember that if you buy a used UV, you'll probably be able to sell it for pretty much what you paid. A new Carvin takes a beating in the resale value department the moment you make it your own... On a personal note, I have a DC127, and though it is undoubtably a very, very well made instrument, it's no Jem... The quality's there, but it seems to lack something - personality, for lack of a better word. Still and all, an excellent guitar, and I'm sure that if you were to find a used DC727 or decided to purchase a new one, you would be very happy with it...

...and do you really need the floyd?
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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-21-2001, 10:19 AM
 
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UV Or carvin7 or a BFP?

Ive come to the point where I cant live without Lo-Pro,
every guitar I play I just keep reaching for the arm even tho I know its not there.

its inbuilt into my subconscious and I never really knew how much I used the bar until it wasnt there and my hand kept grasping at nothing.

cant live without it
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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-21-2001, 10:53 AM
 
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UV Or carvin7 or a BFP?

Unless you really need 7 strings, B-F-P! I haven't ever played a Carvin, but after all this is jemsite.

Personally, I've been on the prowl for a nice clean BFP to get into my grubby little hands.
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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-21-2001, 04:08 PM
 
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UV Or carvin7 or a BFP?

There's one thing:
You definately shouldn't buy an UV because it's UV
!!! If you like it alot. Then it's a different story. But don't buy a guitar because of it's status!

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post #12 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-21-2001, 05:23 PM
 
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UV Or carvin7 or a BFP?

I have both,
UV777BK and JEM77BFP

Their primary difference is tone and string count.

BFP has a rather thin tone when compared to the UV.
But has a very comfy fretboard.

If you want to play very heavy stuff, get the UV. BFP isn't quite up to it.
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UV Or carvin7 or a BFP?

I have both,
UV777BK and JEM77BFP

Their primary difference is tone and string count.

BFP has a rather thin tone when compared to the UV.
But has a very comfy fretboard.

If you want to play very heavy stuff, get the UV. BFP isn't quite up to it.
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post #14 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-21-2001, 11:29 PM
 
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UV Or carvin7 or a BFP?

Like courjan, I've own both a UV and BFP, star at them for a while, they both grow on you, of coarse my PMC could do a better in that category .... cough cough, sorry

comparing the 2, I always found the BFP is bit more, hmmm, Bluesier, in terms of tone, and you might wanna consider that a UV777BK has bigger frets than the BFP........ hope these helps!

Walter

PS, GO FOR AN UVMC man!!!
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post #15 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-22-2001, 12:22 AM
 
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UV Or carvin7 or a BFP?

I'd say that John should buy a BFP if he can find one :biggrin:
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