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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-14-2006, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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What to look for in a fake?

Can anybody give me a few pointers to spotting fake jems?
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Re: What to look for in a fake?

all kinds of details 1. being the serial number/ back of headstock: real Jems do not say C99120465. they all have F99 etc. and they dont say "made in korea" no JEM7VWH was EVER made in korea. 2. monkey grip: the monkey grip on the fake jems are HUGE!!!! real jems have a smaller very detailed monkey grip. 3. hardware: the fine tuners tend to be gold on the tremolo and tend to look like original edge trems. real Jems have black fine tuners on the tremolo and 7VWH's never came with original edge trems, they've only come with Edge Lo pro and Edge Pro
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Re: What to look for in a fake?

All you need to know is right here...

http://www.ibanezrules.com/fakes.htm
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Re: What to look for in a fake?

Those fake pics on Rich's site are hilarious
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Re: What to look for in a fake?

I know.....the ones on **** are a little joly to. Am i right that the guy in china selling two 7V's are deff fakes?
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Re: What to look for in a fake?

yes defenitly fakes!
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Re: What to look for in a fake?

Its a real shame that these people, i assume, think they are getting real jems. the seller dosnt let the public see the bidders so he can con them easier
......im now really depressed.
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Re: What to look for in a fake?

hey man i hear ya, i posted a guide on e-bay talking about fake jems. hopefully it helped, its a new post and apparently 3 out of 4 people found it helpful.
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Re: What to look for in a fake?

I wish more people left guides to stuff...even fakes nikes. I had a spell of spotting fake nikes. its a real shame seeing your mate loveing his new £50 cheap air max and i cant tell him they worth less then a tenner cause the poor chap would be really pissed off. Damm them all eddie.
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again i hear ya, I just hope they dont start getting good at making fakes and soon fool the smarter people!
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Re: What to look for in a fake?

How about the jem 555 are they made in korea?
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Re: What to look for in a fake?

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How about the jem 555 are they made in korea?
yes!

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All you need to know is right here...

http://www.ibanezrules.com/fakes.htm
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Re: What to look for in a fake?

OK. So if im trying to find about about the 555 or the universe. Are there any tell tells. I can see some trem changes but im not sure what comes standerd. Tell me if im talking crap now and being really stupid.
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