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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-11-2005, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question My new Ibanez RG350DX WH, seems same as my JEM7VWH

I got my Ibanez RG350DX of Evilbay and have had it for just about a week and I have to say I really like it a lot. I bought this to modify since I didn't want to alter my new Jem7VWH. May be it is just my inexperience, but I really cannot tell much difference between the sound and playability. Obviously the trem is not as versitile, and besides the asthetics, it sure seems like the same guitar, just 10x less expensive. Anyone else have both and feel this way? Hopefully I have not committed a Jem faux Paux!
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-12-2005, 08:16 PM
 
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Re: My new Ibanez RG350DX WH, seems same as my JEM7VWH

I've never played a JEM, but I've played a Prestige Ibanez and didn't notice much difference between it and my RG370DX (atleast not enough difference for me to pay $400 more for it). But having never played a JEM, I can't really say how great of a difference there should be. Of course, I would think tonewise there would be a pretty good difference seeing as one guitar has EVOs and the other has INF pickups.
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-12-2005, 10:49 PM
 
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Re: My new Ibanez RG350DX WH, seems same as my JEM7VWH

yea the EVOs and INFs are a world's difference. INFs sound like laser guns ><~
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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-12-2005, 11:42 PM
 
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Re: My new Ibanez RG350DX WH, seems same as my JEM7VWH

the neck and feel of the guitar is the major difference imo. the lower end rg's have the wizard ii neck, which i dont like very much. pickups and especially the bridge quality will have alot to do with the price difference.
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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-13-2005, 12:54 AM
 
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Re: My new Ibanez RG350DX WH, seems same as my JEM7VWH

i played on a prestidge 2550 and compared to a jem.....dont feel the much differences and i perfer the 2550 over the jem..simply becaz the one at the store is abit worn out....but the features on a jem affects the price..

i duno about the 350dx....but i can feel the uncomfort when compared to the prestidges
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Re: My new Ibanez RG350DX WH, seems same as my JEM7VWH

The ability to feel differences in neck profiles, PU sond and other features are relative terms, IMO.
I can notice differences about 2 different 7wh, so...
BTW, i cannot play any other tremolo than Lo Edge, Lo Pro Edge or Gotoh.
I never tried a Schaller/OFR or the new Edge Pro,
but Lo-TRS and EP II sucks on my hands!
Tubarão.
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Re: My new Ibanez RG350DX WH, seems same as my JEM7VWH

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The ability to feel differences in neck profiles, PU sond and other features are relative terms, IMO.
I can notice differences about 2 different 7wh, so...
BTW, i cannot play any other tremolo than Lo Edge, Lo Pro Edge or Gotoh.
I never tried a Schaller/OFR or the new Edge Pro,
but Lo-TRS and EP II sucks on my hands!
Tubarão.
You don't like the old Edge?

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Re: My new Ibanez RG350DX WH, seems same as my JEM7VWH

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You don't like the old Edge?

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BTW, i cannot play any other tremolo than Lo Edge, Lo Pro Edge or Gotoh.
I've already called it Lo Edge!
That 350dx does have a Lo-TRS or EP II, right?
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Re: My new Ibanez RG350DX WH, seems same as my JEM7VWH

I think the 350DX has the Edge 3 - cheap version of original edge.

I had an RG370DX and traded up to a Jem 7DBK - The Jem was 4 times more expensive than the RG but I think it was worth it
> the necks are bit similar but the Jem feels better
> Edge pro is much more stable and better feeling than the Edge Pro 2
> Build quality is much better on the Jem
> Cool finish, Monkey grip & lion's claw
> Breed pickups are much better than crappy Korean ones
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I've already called it Lo Edge!
That 350dx does have a Lo-TRS or EP II, right?
There is no lo in old Edge .

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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-13-2005, 10:49 PM
 
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Re: My new Ibanez RG350DX WH, seems same as my JEM7VWH

haha I don't see how you could compare a lowly RG350DX to a JEM.
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Re: My new Ibanez RG350DX WH, seems same as my JEM7VWH

Hey now, don't knock it until you try it. The RG350DX is a great bang for your buck guitar and to me JEMs are just ludicrously overpriced. I'd much rather have one of the high end Prestige RGs or even better a J-custom....

Mmmmmm......J-custom.........
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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-14-2005, 12:47 AM
 
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Re: My new Ibanez RG350DX WH, seems same as my JEM7VWH

I'd have to agree that JEMs are overpriced in the new market. I couldn't drop $1800 on a JEM7V either. But we're just talking about how guitar A plays compared to guitar B here. A J-custom would be nice hehehe...
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haha I don't see how you could compare a lowly RG350DX to a JEM.

Having both, I was not expecting much out of the RG. I only bought it because it LOOKED similar to my JEM and I didn't want to hack that up to add a sustainer. Playing them both through a GNX4 I can hardly tell the difference. I am very happy with the RG, and can't wait to rip into it!
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post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-15-2005, 01:40 AM
 
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Re: My new Ibanez RG350DX WH, seems same as my JEM7VWH

i am more than happy with my rg 570, it is one of the first versions with non aanj, i payed 175 for it with a prestige case. I love it to death, it is the best guitar i have ever got, i have an ibanez usrg30 which is nice but i like the 570 a little more.

Having never played a jem either, i couldn't compare the rgs i have to it, but i can say that the usrg30 with a lo-pro and the 570 with the edge are much higher quality than the lower end rgs. The neck is another important factor, the 570 has the wizard and the usrg30 has a special neck, it is a mm or two thicker than the wizard but it still beats the hell out of the wizard II which is not to my liking. Ibanez is kind of stupid for doing away with the wizard but i guess if they put the neck that everybody wants on higher dollor gutiars they make more money. So i figure that the jem neck isn't too much different from a wizard, and that most of the higher end models all have necks simular to the ones on my guitars.

175 and 500 for my guitars as compared to 2000, i dont think i will look to buy a jem ever not as long as i have what i have.
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