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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-30-2002, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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Why not make Chrome Boys as standard production?

Hi Guyz, I'm new to the site ! and I've always been a Jem and Js fan! I currently don't own any of them but am saving up for the jem7vwh ! Anyway, I was just wondering since so many people (like me) want the Chrome Boy, why can't Ibanez just make it as a standard production guitar? instead of it being limited?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-30-2002, 08:48 AM
 
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Hoshino had so many problems with the plating process that it is unlikely that they will ever get involved with that again.

Plus, with this economy, how many $3,000 guitars can they expect to sell.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-30-2002, 08:50 AM
 
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at least 1 ... to me that is

wish I lived a bit closer to Rich
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-30-2002, 09:32 AM
 
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i recon that making a crome finish not plateing on a budget version (JS100) would look good (for the money)
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-31-2002, 08:22 PM
 
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If you go on ebay, there is a plating service that offers an alternative to making your Js guitar into a "chromeboy". However, the finish is really nickelplated but looks very similar to a chromeboy....probably can't tell the difference if you look at it from 5ft away. They claim that their process yields a stronger finish, more so than paint, which means that it won't crack or peel.....but i guess only time will really tell if that is true or not.
I've heard positive things about them though so far........so it is definitely a cheaper way to go in getting a "JS chromeboy".
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-01-2002, 04:45 AM
 
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I'll take over Rich's task regarding feedback on 'nickeling' a JS:

Since it it is nickeled : it will never be a chromeboy, so call it a nickelboy!
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-09-2002, 03:34 PM
 
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yeah , you'r right. There are hundreds of people who are willing to buy a chrome boy, but cant cause they can't find it. They also can make the chrome jem a productive too. People like rich or anybody else who has contact with Ibanez should tell this to them.
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Its too hard to make end of story. They had mortal hell with the first batch. Although I will admit it is a classy eye catching look.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-10-2002, 05:42 AM
 
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Im pretty sure rich would ship it to you dude... lol. I would much rather have a donnie than a chrome boy. IMO.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-11-2002, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by 10pizza
I'll take over Rich's task regarding feedback on 'nickeling' a JS:

Since it it is nickeled : it will never be a chromeboy, so call it a nickelboy!
Thank you

Ibanez has made it clear they will never get involved again in another chrome finish production run.
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