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View Poll Results: Whats Your Favorite Aspect of Jems?
Neck 15 28.85%
Swirls 6 11.54%
Vine 15 28.85%
Monkey Grip 3 5.77%
Tremolo 4 7.69%
Lions Claw 2 3.85%
Pickups 2 3.85%
Body Shape 1 1.92%
Paint Colors (SK,DY,etc) 1 1.92%
Other (specify please) 3 5.77%
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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-15-2005, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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What Aspect do You Love Most about Jems?

What is your all time favorite thing about the jems that you love? Mine would have to be the vine because it looks so cool! haha
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Re: What Aspect do You Love Most about Jems?

How about the two most important things you forgot? Tone and playability.....
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I would say the tone would fall under the pickup category and playability in either the neck or trem. I knew i would forget sumthing LOL
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It's difficult to only pick one !!

Swirls, Vines, Pyramids, Colours, monkey grip, Lion's claw etc etc
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Re: What Aspect do You Love Most about Jems?

The neck. From an '88 FP to a '98 VWH, evert one I ever owned felt fantastic.
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i love the necks.
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Re: What Aspect do You Love Most about Jems?

As the only Jem I ever kept was a RB, I can't say vine or grip. I don't really need gadgets. The trem and bodysize fits me nicely, and the neck is also nice. The neoncolors is just a bonus. And the fact that many people hate them is also a bonus.
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Re: What Aspect do You Love Most about Jems?

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It's difficult to only pick one !!

Swirls, Vines, Pyramids, Colours, monkey grip, Lion's claw etc etc
Just love everything about it!

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the vine just...blows everything else away cosmetically
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Re: What Aspect do You Love Most about Jems?

It's everything for me, from the thickness of the body to the neck profile. They also sound how I want to sound, pretty much straight out of the box.

They don't have the most classic tone in the world and most folks who think they know what makes "good" tone tend to dismiss them, but my opinion is the only true correct one

The very best bit might be the flat area under the pickups towards the lower horn. Yeah I think that's my very favourite bit!!!
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Where jems made for steve vai?
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Where jems made for steve vai?
YES Steve worked with Ibanez to design the JEM. They are made for him. The VINE, or Tree of Life inlay was NOT made for VAI. Ibanez had used that exact same vine pattern back in the mid seventies on TAMA acoustics, and also on some electrics.

The guy who was building the JEMs for VAI came up with the Pyramid inlay for VAI because he knew VAI is into spirtuality. The Pyramid is a VAi exclusive, but VAI did not design the inlay. VAI was more specific about the neck, body shape, trem , lions claw , and pick ups.

It surprises me how many people voted for the Vine when the Vine has NOTHING to do with Jems other than it's nice to look at. What makes a Jem a Jem is the neck.
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It surprises me how many people voted for the Vine when the Vine has NOTHING to do with Jems other than it's nice to look at. What makes a Jem a Jem is the neck.
Apart from thse that have the Wizard profiles
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Apart from thse that have the Wizard profiles
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Re: What Aspect do You Love Most about Jems?

Hmmmm

I have has a think.... i guess it really is because of the way it looks and the fact that they make me feel like I am 16 again (which is getting increasingly harder!!)
They remind me of when I started to really learn to how to play.
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