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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-10-2003, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Why do so many people like JEM rather than JS?

No flamage against JEM's i have yet to get the grace of owning one, but i have been noticing alot latley that more and more people like the JEM's over the JS1000's and 10ths and what not.... Any particular reasons?
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-10-2003, 10:25 PM
 
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Well, this IS JEMsite...so I would expect more JEM fans to be on it than JS fans...I'm sure it would be the other way around it this was JSsite.
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post #3 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-11-2003, 02:38 AM
 
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jemsite it is indeed but there are many JEM owners who own JS guitars too! regardless of what others think, it's really your opinion that matters - both are great guitars, but everyone has their own taste and for some the JEM or JS might be better.
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post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-11-2003, 10:10 AM
 
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I'm one of those who owns both.

I've been playing RG5XX's since 87 or 88, my first being an RG550 desert sun yellow.

This past December I bought my first JS, a JS1000BP. Very nice.

Then in February I decided I should take the plunge and get a Jem, I ended up getting a 7VWH, Also very nice.

The Jem is more comfortable to me, but thats probably just because of the familiarity after play RG's for 15 years.

But, the JS1000 is very nice too. It sounds great, it's very comfortable, and easy to play.

Between those two and my trusty Fender American Standard strat, I basically have an electric suitable for any situation.
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I guess the JS overall feel appeals more to "traditional" Strat-orientated players who like vintage necks. On the other hand, it's great for shredding too if you're not constantly playing above the 22nd fret
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Well, this IS JEMsite...so I would expect more JEM fans to be on it than JS fans...I'm sure it would be the other way around it this was JSsite.
amen, bro.

Anyway, why do some people like guys and some people like girls? It's all personal preference, and myself, i'm partial to sexy curves.

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i actually don't like jems at all, tbh :P

wow, ppl will hate me now but hey.. if you hate me now anyways i can even give reasons for my dislike against JEMs :P

i dont like the look
i dont like the sound (kinda more overdriven and less clear than a JS, imho)
i dont like the shape (prefer curves )
and i fkn hate the handle... gawd, thats a ridiculous lil' thing

...also they are more expensive, aren't they?

hey, don't hate me too much now please
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I don't hate you. I think.
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"i dont like the look"
Pure opinion

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"i dont like the sound (kinda more overdriven and less clear than a JS, imho)"
Completely innacurate statement. Ever hear "Sisters" on P&W? A guitar is only as overdriven as the amp/gear that it is plugged into.

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"i dont like the shape"
Again, pure opinion

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"and i fkn hate the handle... gawd, thats a ridiculous lil' thing"
Once again...opinion.

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"...also they are more expensive, aren't they?"
Hmm...ever have a JSY2K? Or a JS10th? How about a JS2, 3, 4, or 5? Price is irrelevant.

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hey, don't hate me too much now please
Why not?


This thread is not about bashing one guitar in favor of another. Please, re-read the topic of this thread and the Forum rules. Kindly refrain from posting obviously inflamatory remarks.
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This thread is not about bashing one guitar in favor of another. Please, re-read the topic of this thread and the Forum rules. Kindly refrain from posting obviously inflamatory remarks.
*edited as opposed to suspended by jemsite*

anyway, i prefer the softer curves to the straightedge type curves of the RG and Jem guitars.

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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-12-2003, 04:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hmmm... Well not to many opinions on this topic but hey, keep em comming, try not to flame much...
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I prefer a Jem over a JS because of the neck-shape, the height of the frets and that headstock pointing into oblivion which changes the balance of the guitar. Also a JS1000 doesn't even remotely sound like Satch's guitars, but a JS90HAM does (which is not a standard JS ofcourse and very nice J-custom quality...must be the wood). The curves I do like...my Maxxas has them also and even more I guess. But 22 frets isn't enough for me I've had some opportunities to get a JS90 really cheap and I didn't go for them because they just don't feel right for me. They're incredible axes though and very playable.
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Originally Posted by saTa
"i dont like the look"
Pure opinion

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Originally Posted by saTa
"i dont like the sound (kinda more overdriven and less clear than a JS, imho)"
Completely innacurate statement. Ever hear "Sisters" on P&W? A guitar is only as overdriven as the amp/gear that it is plugged into.

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Originally Posted by saTa
"i dont like the shape"
Again, pure opinion

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"and i fkn hate the handle... gawd, thats a ridiculous lil' thing"
Once again...opinion.

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"...also they are more expensive, aren't they?"
Hmm...ever have a JSY2K? Or a JS10th? How about a JS2, 3, 4, or 5? Price is irrelevant.

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Originally Posted by saTa
hey, don't hate me too much now please
Why not?


This thread is not about bashing one guitar in favor of another. Please, re-read the topic of this thread and the Forum rules. Kindly refrain from posting obviously inflamatory remarks.
I think it was pretty clear it was his opinion, and that he meant no real harm by it.

But anyway, it's apples to oranges, and some people like both kinds of fruit, some don't.
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But anyway, it's apples to oranges, and some people like both kinds of fruit, some don't.
Exactly! Well said. Count me to those who like both kinds.
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I think it was pretty clear it was his opinion, and that he meant no real harm by it. But anyway, it's apples to oranges, and some people like both kinds of fruit, some don't.
Opinions are one thing- and they're certainly welcome. However, saTa's post is nothing but flame bait, which is NOT welcome, and is quite clearly against Forum rules.

Example:

Acceptable Opinion: I prefer the JS neck because it feels more comfortable to me.

Unacceptable Flamebait: JEM necks suck, and the handle looks stupid.

See the difference? One is constructive and intelligent. The other is confrontational and overtly provocative. Besides, anybody who actually posts phrases such as "wow, ppl will hate me now but hey" and "hey, don't hate me too much now" are obviously fishing for responses.
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