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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-08-2003, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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VBK Question

Well, I jumped into the Jem pool again and traded for a VBK. The VBK has always been my favorite Jem. But I have a question. Didn't they come with black-green-black pickguards? I know the UV7BK did. So I'm assuming that the VBK did too. Mine showed up with a black-white-black pickguard, which doesn't look right. Can you still get the B-G-B pickguards somewhere?

Also, it had stickers on the pickups. Let me clairify. Green stickers that go over the top with cutouts for the bobbins. You can see that the pickup underneath is green and it's a DiMarzio but they must have faded a bit and someone put these stickers on to make it look more vibrant. Anyone seen these before? I'm assuming they don't effect the tone but if anyone can refute that, I'd like to hear it...
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-08-2003, 01:42 PM
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I think they came with B/W/B pickguards. I can't get the B/G/B material :-(

The pup thingys are probably Bobbin Toppers from Universal Jems...no affect on the pups ;-)
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-08-2003, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Really? I find that rather strange seeing as the UV7BK's came with B-G-B, I would assume that the VBK's would come the same way. Did you use to have a VBK with B-W-B?

Anyone else???
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Congrats on your VBK!

The 3rd pic in the gallery here indicates that Eddie is right and that they came with a B/W/B pickguard.
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B/W/B on the JEM777VBK... glen
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-08-2003, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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You again prove that this is YOUR world, we all just live in it...

Thanks and good point! If I'd have been thinking, I would have checked the Gallery. I must be getting old...

Excuse me for a second but why the hell would Ibanez put a BWB pickguard on the VBK and a BGB pickguard on the UV7BK? Man, that one has me scratching my head. Ibanez does some strange things but that one is totally off the hook. Oh well, I'm just glad to have one. It was the first Jem I fell in love with and I now finally have one...
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-08-2003, 07:59 PM
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Probably because they put the same guard on all the Jems then. It's an RG550 guard
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