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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-13-2002, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
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(yet another) Vai/Jem one-off ?

i was paging through the new Guitar World (the yellow one with the Chili Peps cover) and there's a DiMarzio ad toward the back where Steve Vai is holding a mirror-topped Jem with an extra volume knob and three micro switches. the fretboard might have some l.e.d. dot markers also. there is also no truss rod cover on the headstock.

i figure the extra vol knob is for the acoustic piezo doo-dads in the whammy bar, but the switches i have no idea. and don't forget that mirror top. i can't recall seeing this model as a "production" type; but Mr. Vai likes to tinker, and i'm sure Ibanez gives him a blank check.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-13-2002, 02:41 AM
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This sounds like the mirrored JEM pictured on Vai.com. I'd guess the extra volume knob is for the sustainer system.
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this has already been discussed here and the threads therein

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there are a few "CHROME JEM" threads about this. Lets chat about it there ...glen

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