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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 12-08-2000, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Does everyone think its a wise move to sell my Gibson Les Paul Studio and buy a Jem 7VWH?
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You are the only person that needs to determine if this is a wise choice for YOU. If you want to move from a LesPaul to more of a superstrat guitar the JEM is a great place to start. Good luck... glen
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That depends. *When I had been playing Ibanez for a while I wanted to get a guitar with a stop tail with a shorter scale just to have for variety but if I had to only pick one I would stick with Ibanez, personally. *The JEM 7V is an awesome guitar, you probably won't be dissapointed in the guitar itself but if you have only been playing on the shorter scale it will take you a while to get used to the larger 25 1/2.
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This is a decision only you can justify. *For me-yes it is definately a good idea. *But I have very large hands, and I love to play with a ton of accuracty, and speed (things that are tough to combine on short scale guitars). *I'd recommend you pick a JEM up at a local retailer and play that thing until the frets wear out before you make sure-because even though I think the JEM is the greatest guitar on the planet, they are nothing like a LesPaul
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Apples and Oranges dude.

They're both great guitars for different (well, some of the same) reasons.

Few would argue that there's no better guitar for recording rhythm tracks than a Les Paul. *

Few would argue that if you have a Jem hanging on your neck all night (or day), rather than a Les Paul, your back will will be infintely "Les" sore.

Asthetically, it's all personal pref. *I owned a 7VWH for a few days and at least two people (non-musicians)said to me "looks like a guitar that Elvis would own". *I think it's a great looking guitar (and told those people to F off). *The Les Paul finishes depend mostly on the wood, so the better looking ones are more expensive.

I guess my opinion is --- *Keep saving and own both! *

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Obvious differences:
1. Wood->tone, weight
2. Looks->very cool vine inlay, monkey grip and lion's claw trem cavity (Therefore I think chics dig the VWH more than a LP Studio)
3. Feel of the neck (that's strictly a personal decision, but majority here can tell you about how good a Jem neck feels)
4. Trem vs Non-trem

My only advice: If you got tired of the LP Studio and you know for sure you want a VWH, I say make the jump.
If you still like your old guitar, keep it and start saving more towards a VWH. *Then you can have the cake and eat it, too
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It's hard to compare the L&s [email protected] and the Jem, instead compare the LP with a JS6 (it could also be called JS700 or something like that) It's got a hard tail and even comes with soapbars.

If you like short scales the '92 470S could be the guitar for you. It's also Mahog&hardtail. Dont' know when they stopped making that.

Still if you use plenty of distorion the older Jems *do* come with PAFs so...you can approximate the LP sound.
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I'd second all of the above.
I think your musical preferences should be considered in the decision also.
And bear in mind that you'll have to add more cash to the profits on your studio to afford a VWH.

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That's a tough call man. Get out and play a bunch before you make that jump. The longer scale alone is enough for you to get used to (among other things).

Aside from being substantially more expensive, it's going to sound drasticly different. Take your time and make sure it's a step you want to make.

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Weight is a big issue for me. My Custom LP is a tank and for a while I didn't even correlate the massive pain in my back that I was having after practices with the guitar. It's definitely a factor unless you're Dorian Yates. But first and foremost is tone. The LP's tone is as about as thick as a 10-lane highway. I love it, but it's a different creature from the Jem (or any ibanez).
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If possible try to keep them both man... variety is the spice of life...
i do things like that and always end up kicking myself in the behind... if ya know what i mean
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I agree with Tag, if you can, keep it, you can use the Les Paul for alternate tunings much more easily than with the Jem. Not to mention there will be definite differences in tonality between the two.
More guitars man, more guitars, I have 17 total right now, and I still want more...at least 3 or 4 anyway...
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screw LP's





that is all
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post #14 of 61 (permalink) Old 01-31-2001, 03:02 AM
 
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Sorry for being the obvious observer but 2 more frets, one more pickup, a nice trem and bar deal = more sounds you can make; sharp and distinct versus muddy and mellow. If your a shredder you probably should move to the jem, if your a blues man definitely stay with the LP. For any thing else I guess your flipping a coin.
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More nit-picking:

the scale length of the necks on both the Jem and S series are 25.5 (look at the specs on the old Ibanez site)... unless the '92 S470 was different.. but I doubt it.

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