Originally Posted by OLIE_ROCKS_THE_80'S
Honestly I don't see where I'm attacking you for you to say I'm not out to make friends or whatever so back off and take a chill pill it's all good discussion and I'm entitled to dissent with your opinion and rebut it if need be.
If that offends you, I'm sorry, but I think you're being overly sensitive.
Firstly I'm no Ibanez fanboy so get that out of your system, any company can put a defective product out there regardless of their reputation, it happens no matter how strict the quality control! having said that the problems you describe are not indicative of a "Defect in worksmanship or manufacturing" (I'd love to see what the guys from HUSA would say if you called them for warranty service on this issue
) and to blame it on the wood is a bit silly, my JPMs were made from the same wood and I do not have problems with harmonics or sustain (It's true however, that sustain can be different from one guitar to the next) Now I suggested that there may be a possibility that your rig, your playing, the guitar's set up (Action, intonation, frets leveled etc...) could be the problem, so why is that so difficult to fathom??? If you can't get Pinch harmonics it can be a technique issue, also, remember that different guitar will have different sweet spots for the harmonics because of the scale lenght, you changed the pups too, it is possible they are not wired correctly in which case you will get poor output, or maybe the pups you put in do not work the best with basswood or perhaps you need to tweak your amp when playing the JPM, I don't know it could be a number of things which I don't think have anything to do with the quality of the guitar.
Nah, not being sensitive, I just don't like you. I've read many of your posts over the years and you always seem to be the contrarian and come off as a prick most of the time. I doubt I am the first person you've put off with your condescension. But I digress...
What pisses me off is not that fact that you can't possibly know my guitar since you've never played it, but rather you'd like to think that I
am the problem and that it is unlikely the guitar has the issue. But therein lies the problem... you seem to know everything. You'd rather assume that I am inferior, even stupid, compared to your guitar knowledge, playing abilities and guitar collection. You're just a dick. Period.
The guitar is quite playable and I love it. I use it often and it is one of my favorite guitars. I simply notice that is has less sustain than some of my others and is missing or lacking clear pinch harmonics in certain ares of the neck.
No one ever mentioned Defective Workmanship or the desire to have Ibanez CS step in to do anything. I'll repeat, the pinch harmonics the guitar is missing cannot be heard even with the guitar UNPLUGGED from any amp, thus bypassing electronics, amplifiers and effects. As you must certainly know, picking and strumming around on an electric unplugged is a good way to hear how resonant the instrument is (and before you make a smart-ass comment about it, YES you CAN hear artifical harmonics with an electric unplugged). I'm 35 and have been playing guitar since I was 15, so I can assure you that while I'm no Steve Vai or George Lynch I can
pinch a friggin' artificial harmonic.
Are you retarded?
All you had to say was that in your experience JPMs sound great... you didn't have accuse me of being the problem. If I had said the exact same thing (verbatim) to you it would have been WW III. You wouldn't have stood for it. I don't normally confront people online because it's pointless, and normally I ignore you
especially as the troll you are most of the time in posts like these... but I have to admit today you really made me angry.
Would it placate you if I reiterated that I love my JPM and that it is one of my favorite guitars? That way you might not feel that someone was possibly attacking a guitar you have in your collection. Wouldn't want your fragile ego to get bruised again.