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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-31-2011, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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White JEM with Gold

I just got a white JEM the other day and I've noticed a few things.
All the screws are gold except the screws that hold the 5 way switch in, is this how they came in 2001? The poll pieces on the single coil are silver and the humbuckers are gold, is that the only way they came? The lettering on the volume and tone knobs is not gold either???
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-31-2011, 05:00 PM
 
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Re: White JEM with Gold

fake alarm!



you should have posted pictures! damn....
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If you dont know how to spot a fake White jem you should only ever buy it from a shop who sell Ibanez.. Otherwise you run the risk of blowing money on rubbish...


and pics would help us determine its validity
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Re: White JEM with Gold

the single coil pole pieces should be silver! Other than that, all of the other parts should be gold, unless of course they were swapped out from use. Is this a used guitar???? The lettering on the knobs, over time and with use, will start to look very faded and not very gold anymore.
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Post up some pictures dude.

Usually any white strat style knobs have gold lettering being Ibanez or not.
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Sounds like a possible Chibanez!



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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-31-2011, 10:33 PM
 
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I'm not so sure we should be freaking the guy out with a fake scare just yet. My 7VWH has a pickguard screw that's not gold anymore. It's the one right above the trem, where my hand rests. Corrosion turned it black. The lettering on the volume and tone knobs aren't gold anymore, either. As already mentioned, the single coil pickup has silver pole pieces.

Like others have said, post pictures of your guitar and I'm sure you will receive your answer quickly.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-01-2011, 12:25 AM
 
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also the 5way could have been replaced with a different brand, different color screws.
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Very good points, but it's impossible to tell without some pics...



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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-01-2011, 01:39 AM
 
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I wouldn't freak yet, either.

I got my 7VWH in 97', it came (new, still wrapped in styrofoam in the case) with black pick-up screws. Probably a hundred different reasons of how it could have happened.
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Re: White JEM with Gold

I've have so many Ibanez guitars I'd know if it was fake. Four of them are JEMs. I was told this was put together by the custom shop in CA. The vine s exactly like the one on my VBK, all the proportions of the body are correct, hardware is right, pickgaurd and stamps and logos. If this is a fake they spent a lot of money and time to do it. If it is fake they did a better job than Ibanez. It's the best play JEM I own, maybe even the best Ibanez I own and I have 14 Ibzs.

http://s878.photobucket.com/albums/ab341/bitsandpcsbmx/

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Re: White JEM with Gold

its real switch may of been changed but dont stress on the authenticity of your jem!
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its real switch may of been changed but dont stress on the authenticity of your jem!
+ 1

Cheers, Sam.
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Alright--whew--real Jem! I wouldn't stress about the screw color--just order some new gold ones. Stewmac sells them, and I'll bet Rich has some floating around one of his drawers...parts drawers...



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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-01-2011, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: White JEM with Gold

I see Ibanez sells the V/T knobs.
I need a blue switch tip for my RG77DX Blue.
Where can I get one?
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