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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 03:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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JEM or Jason Becker Signature?!!??!!!

Ok so I've recently saved up just enough to buy a new wife but I've got one problem.. For a very long while now I've wanted a Jem but the same goes for the Jason becker Signature from Paradise guitars, now because the prices are very similar they're both options. The problem is that I really want the JB guitar but I've never tried it out and I've tried the Jem but don't really want a guitar millions of people in the world have it's just not AS exclusive (not to say it in a bad way 'cause I do love the guitar but the JB guitar is a little more exclusive in my eyes). So from anybody that's tried either one or the other or even both please list things like differnces and simmilarities and pros and cons between pickups and how the necks compare and contrast thanks!!
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Ok so I've recently saved up just enough to buy a new wife but I've got one problem.. For a very long while now I've wanted a Jem but the same goes for the Jason becker Signature from Paradise guitars, now because the prices are very similar they're both options. The problem is that I really want the JB guitar but I've never tried it out and I've tried the Jem but don't really want a guitar millions of people in the world have it's just not AS exclusive (not to say it in a bad way 'cause I do love the guitar but the JB guitar is a little more exclusive in my eyes). So from anybody that's tried either one or the other or even both please list things like differnces and simmilarities and pros and cons between pickups and how the necks compare and contrast thanks!!
If they'd make the JB with AANJ or better acces to the high frets I'd go for JB in no time.
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Re: JEM or Jason Becker Signature?!!??!!!

If they made the JB model with a cool headstock, i would buy it too.

The 80's carvin headstock is just fine.
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Re: JEM or Jason Becker Signature?!!??!!!

I don't know I'm still kinda weary but hey what the hell I just gotta get my balls to the wall!! I guess JB model it is. It's just so badass right
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I am not in love with the headstock, but I would go for the JB. The fret numbers are cool, and it is a good cause.
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Re: JEM or Jason Becker Signature?!!??!!!

Jason Becker is one of my favorite guitarists and that signature guitar is awesome.I would say go for the JB sig(I would if I could afford it) because like you said,millions of people have some form of a jem and those JB's are something different to have.The choice is yours though,
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As I have both of them (several Jems actually), and each Jem is unique in terms of "feeling", playability and sound, I would go for the Jason Becker.
A little different guitar from Jem, but I am pretty confident that you'll not regret it (at least from my experience).
My main axes these days are my player PMC and my JB.
And when you save enough again, go find a Jem that speaks to you.......
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I vote go for the Becker Sig much more rare hardly anyone has one.And Im not a huge jem fan. I like the regular RG body and wizard neck better.
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post #9 of 32 (permalink) Old 10-30-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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I thimnk it´s kinda cool to have more exclusivity and not play evreryone´s axe... but unless you don´t be playing live night by night and if guitars is for playing home or with friends I think you don´t be so hard with Jem or other signature more mass produced.. remember that the JS Paradise is still a signature. I mean... just try to play both and choose the one that fits better for you.. for sound and comodity don´t do it by look or exclusivity if guitar is won´t be hanging on a wall... I know the look is also important but not more than playiability or sound.

There are lot of Jem models with diffrent neck shapes and feels and finishes... so you probably could find one of your own.

There are very good signatures and others not so good. Some worhts the money and other ones better you made a pile with them for a BBQ.

If you want a very unique guitar of your own.. try to order a custom guitar or do one by yourself from good parts as Warmoth etc... so in this case you will have a very one of a kind guitar with all your specs about neck, body shape, pups, bridge, finish... and at the end if the pieces are properly selected you couldn´t find so much difference with a major brand labeled guitar.

Good luck and don´t be crazy too much about this... ther are millions of very goods guitars outside of hundreds of brands waiting for be played and buyed.. so don´t be so much sick.

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post #10 of 32 (permalink) Old 10-30-2010, 07:08 PM
 
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Re: JEM or Jason Becker Signature?!!??!!!

Has anybody actually PLAYED one of the Paradise guitars? The Becker looks cool (except I don't care for the headstock shape at all), but what's the quality level?
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Re: JEM or Jason Becker Signature?!!??!!!

You want a more exclusive guitar ? are you buying it to hide away or to play... Get the one that pleases you more when you look at it and the one that is better for you to play.. I wouldn't spend all that money and not even try it out... I think thats the most stupid thing you could do at this point...
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post #12 of 32 (permalink) Old 10-31-2010, 06:09 AM
 
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As far as quality goes, The Jason Becker (at least mine) has no flaws and it played right out of the box :-)
As I have just finished a custom project, I find that it needs some adjusting.... more thinking on what I am trying to achieve or what am I after.... so an ALMOST custom guitar (like the JB) resolves most issues ;-)
To be honest, if I had to choose between my player PMC and JB, PMC would be the winner. But JB compared to my 2 GMCs, my mint PMC, my LNG and my DNA in terms of playbility, sound and overall simplicity is my weapon of choice
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Re: JEM or Jason Becker Signature?!!??!!!

I'm the biggest Jason Becker homer on the planet, but I'd go with the JEM, particularly a VSK

Now, if this were a Jason Becker Carvin... different story
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Re: JEM or Jason Becker Signature?!!??!!!

I've always been partial to the JB model, just because it's so frickin' different from everything else I see! You already said you weren't crazy about having a guitar that 145,394.1 million people own, so I'd be true to yourself in this situation and maybe steer clear of a Jem. I just checked eBay and there's a JB signature for $1,500 starting bid or $1,800 buy it now. I'd post a link but I'm new here so it won't let me (<-- ridiculous!)
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I just checked eBay and there's a JB signature for $1,500 starting bid or $1,800 buy it now. I'd post a link but I'm new here so it won't let me (<-- ridiculous!)
Not so ridiculous as it has prevented you posting an ebay link that, were you to take a look at the rules here, you will see says that ebay links are not to be posted...
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