Wheee! I've got something cool! (I think?) - Jemsite
All Other Guitars (including Prestige) Discussion about other Ibanez Guitars not covered in the above topics. Includes J-Custom, USA-Custom, Prestige subforum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-26-2005, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: London/Nottingham, UK
Posts: 681
Cool Wheee! I've got something cool! (I think?)

Well, I came, I saw, I bidded and I won!!

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...illyguitar.jpg

For £121inc postage ($255) I've bought this monstrosity!! For the price, everything about it's probably terrible! Can anyone say 'unfinished frets, terrible set up, crappy trems, appalling electronics..'??
Thought so!!
But...I can refret, replace the pickups and trem, and set up the action to a sweet-T, so maybe, I have something quite cool here? (once it gets refinished in neon orange!!!)

Opinions??
Globbits is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-26-2005, 10:02 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 916
Re: Wheee! I've got something cool! (I think?)

Whoa! Nice one Dude
I've never seen one with two trems before.
phlame is offline  
post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-26-2005, 10:05 PM
ZJH
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 148
Re: Wheee! I've got something cool! (I think?)

Nice lookin' guitar, man, though it's probably not as banged up as yours sounds to be. ;p I'm sure it'll be a beauty once you're done with it.
ZJH is offline  
post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-26-2005, 10:45 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: N. California, USA
Posts: 623
Re: Wheee! I've got something cool! (I think?)

I like the absurdity of having a 7-string and a 6-string. I guess it makes sense if you use a non-standard tuning on one of them.
moro is offline  
post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-26-2005, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: London/Nottingham, UK
Posts: 681
Re: Wheee! I've got something cool! (I think?)

well, it arrives tomorrow! We'll just have to see what its like! Im thinking im going to do lots of 'Always with me, Always with you' tapping ideas on the 6 string, with the seven string ringing out the open root or 5th chord-that might be kinda cool! Well, whatever the result, I'm hoping to be able to sack the rhythm guitarist now!



(oh God, I've just thought! Where am I going to get a gigbag for this???!!! )
Globbits is offline  
post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-26-2005, 11:07 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: South Wales,U.K.
Posts: 1,019
Re: Wheee! I've got something cool! (I think?)

Whatever it turns out to be like it's a lot of guitar(s) for the money!

A tinkerers dreams come true,lol. Hey,you could always cut it down the middle and put a piano-hinge down the back so you could 'fold' it in half for travelling! It would probably fit in a Classical guitar gig-bag when folded then too.Sheer genius!!!!!!!!!!

WARNING:These are 4AM ideas and therefore should not be taken seriously.
JTM45 is offline  
post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-26-2005, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: London/Nottingham, UK
Posts: 681
Re: Wheee! I've got something cool! (I think?)

yeah, what are you doing up this late as well! Us British folk should have had our horlicks and been in bed long ago!

Maybe it's my un-horlicksed mind talking, but that hinge idea isn't bad!! theres probably enough slack in the pickup leads to not snap when folded!

*violin swell* "My God! It's crazy! Maybe just crazy enough to work!!!"

all shall be revealed in the next couple of days!!
Globbits is offline  
post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-26-2005, 11:28 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 500
Re: Wheee! I've got something cool! (I think?)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Globbits
yeah, what are you doing up this late as well! Us British folk should have had our horlicks and been in bed long ago!

Maybe it's my un-horlicksed mind talking, but that hinge idea isn't bad!! theres probably enough slack in the pickup leads to not snap when folded!

*violin swell* "My God! It's crazy! Maybe just crazy enough to work!!!"

all shall be revealed in the next couple of days!!
Cut it in half?!? Yowza. Then you wouldn't be able to use it as a sitar. For example you could tune the 7 string to whatever key you're playing in, and pipe it through a Whammy pedal set to octave up. Its strings will resonate sympathetically with whatever you play on the 6-string. As long as the body is resonant enough this just might work.
giannifive is offline  
post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-26-2005, 11:33 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: South Wales,U.K.
Posts: 1,019
Re: Wheee! I've got something cool! (I think?)

I have no respect for the laws of nature(or most laws really) and like to show this by staying up all night,lol.

I may have been thinking about the 'Heart Guitar' triple-neck that Vai has when I came up with that idea. It separates into two parts with the aid of some sort of joining/un-joining thingy (technical term)to make it easier to take on tour.

You are right though,it could just work! EMG sell pickup leads with a neat little connector clip on the end which would enable you to separate the electrics of the two guitars in seconds. Some food for thought.Hmmmm.....

Last edited by JTM45; 04-27-2005 at 12:05 AM.
JTM45 is offline  
post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-26-2005, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: London/Nottingham, UK
Posts: 681
Re: Wheee! I've got something cool! (I think?)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JTM45

It separates into two parts with the aid of some sort of joining/un-joining thingy (technical term)
would that be buttons? velcro? the sheer power of the mind? the distilled juices of 3 kampuchean badgers fed solely on cheese and onion golden wonders??? (Its getting late!)

Globbits is offline  
post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-27-2005, 12:04 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: South Wales,U.K.
Posts: 1,019
Re: Wheee! I've got something cool! (I think?)

Apparently the Badger juice just wasn't sticky enough so they ended up using 'bolts and wing-nuts'. Hmmmmm......... Ponder Ponder Ponder(scratches chin thoughtfully).

Oh, and it had 'three' necks !!!!!!!!! Check it out.
http://www.jemsite.com/axes/model/vai_triple.htm

Last edited by JTM45; 04-27-2005 at 08:30 AM.
JTM45 is offline  
post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-27-2005, 01:35 AM
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Odense S, Denmark
Posts: 9,952
Re: Wheee! I've got something cool! (I think?)

Cool, Congratz .

Regards

André



fettouhi is offline  
post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-27-2005, 03:55 AM
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 4
Re: Wheee! I've got something cool! (I think?)

Nice, I wouldn't mind one of those. I would try out some Adam Fulara style playing.
Matt_Truth is offline  
post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-27-2005, 08:32 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: South Wales,U.K.
Posts: 1,019
Re: Wheee! I've got something cool! (I think?)

Has it arrived yet ??????
JTM45 is offline  
post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-27-2005, 09:06 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: London, Essex, UK
Posts: 3,619
Re: Wheee! I've got something cool! (I think?)

Looks like a cool instrument to mod-up and tinker with. For the price you got it for too, I would be tempted as well. Good to see it when you get it in the flesh though!
the.godfather is offline  
Reply

Tags
art guitar , chrome hardware , whammy pedal

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Man, how cool is this linuxpenguin Off-topic / Miscellaneous 0 03-07-2011 07:14 PM
A cool FRANKENSTRAT with a cool story... piranha All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 2 04-17-2010 07:21 AM
This is cool mrjakob69 All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 0 09-20-2008 11:42 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome