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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-22-2003, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Why is the JEM7DBK cheaper than the other JEMs?

Hi, Im from agentina, and i want to know why the 7DBK is more cheapest than the others.
I'm sorry about my bad english.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-22-2003, 11:01 AM
 
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Because it's a simpler guitar. Not nearly as much work goes into making a 7DBK. That, and the materials are less expensive. A few cost-determining factors of the 7DBK:

-Simple inlays as opposed to the intricate vine on a VWH
-Basswood body as opposed to more expensive alder on a VWH
-Rosewood fingerboard as opposed to more expensive ebony on a VWH
-Chrome hardware as opposed to more expensive gold on a VWH
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-22-2003, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ok, and if you compare in sound, tune, etc. which one is better?
there is a big diference?

because here in argentina the 7VWH is $2800 dollars, and the 7DBK is $2000 dollars.

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-22-2003, 11:22 AM
 
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Neither guitar sounds "better". They're both very, very different.

The Evolutions on the VWH/VSBL are very hot, high-output pickups.
The Breeds on the DBK are a bit warmer and less harsh.

Both sound great, but are very different. It's purely a matter of opinion and what YOUR ears think
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-22-2003, 12:11 PM
 
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The globby finish on the DBK also requires far less time and labour to apply.
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-23-2003, 12:58 AM
 
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The globby finish on the DBK also requires far less time and labour to apply.
Yes, there's a place in the Ibanez factory where old people swish around black globs of stuff in their mouths, and they sneeze on the body. Old people are also used to make gerber baby food. They chew up fruit and vegetables and spit it into the jar.

Ahhhhh, the many uses of old people.
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-Simple inlays as opposed to the intricate vine on a VWH
-Basswood body as opposed to more expensive alder on a VWH
-Rosewood fingerboard as opposed to more expensive ebony on a VWH
-Chrome hardware as opposed to more expensive gold on a VWH
So why is DBK cheaper than BSB? I remember something about DBK body was made of pieces of wood or something...
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-23-2003, 08:21 AM
 
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Wow. A guitar body made from pieces of wood. Now THAT is a novel concept!
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Wow. A guitar body made from pieces of wood. Now THAT is a novel concept!
When I look at my BSB I can say that body is made of one piece. How about DBK?
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-23-2003, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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So, it isn't a big diference betwen both guitars?
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-23-2003, 09:15 AM
 
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The BSB is two pieces, I believe. However, the dbk is made of more pieces, hence the body is cheaper (smaller pieces can be used). I've seen a dbk that had 5 pieces of wood for the body.
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The BSB was still essentially hand-finished. Someone had to torch and stain every body and neck. The DBK probably just has the usual Prestige hand-detailing on the neck, but the body is probably just shot with the goopy spray, and that's it. No sanding, no buffing, no TLC required, because imperfection is designed into the finish.
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Every BSB that I've seen has indeed been a 2-piece body. But...who cares? As long as the pieces are properly adhered to one another, they have esentially the same tonal properties as a single piece would (at least in a bolt-on guitar like the JEM). It's irrelevant how many pieces the DBK is- any "corners" that may have been cut in the production are more than compenstated for in the price of the guitar.

The DBK is no less a guitar than a DNA, PMC, or VWH- it's simply different.

If you've got a BSB that's actually one piece, I'd love to see it
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If you can say your BSB is made of one piece, you've probably got a one-of-a-kind BSB
You are right on BSB, I checked mine and it's glued from two pieces. However I remember reading somewhere that DBK body is made from multiple thin pieces layered on each other, like laminated. Could be wrong though.
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I think this is the most mis-formed thread I have seen yet on Jemsite forums.

So much speculating. A JEM no matter what it is(except 555) should be atleast a notch above an RG. Laminate wood, small stripped wood pieced together just isnt what you'd expect.

So stop guessing.
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