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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 03-30-2005, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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why wouldn't people trade their JEMBSB for GIbson LP Classic?

topic..i have a mint les paul classic from dec 2004, seem like an good deal to trade for a jembsb but why isn't anyone interested? and what kind of guitar i should get if i was looking for something plays like a jem?
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post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old 03-30-2005, 11:43 PM
 
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Re: why wouldn't people trade their JEMBSB for GIbson LP Classic?

This is totally about taste and you might get a million different answers, but I find Les Pauls extremely uncomfortable. The big back end digs painfully into my ribs. Also, Tune-o-matics are a lot higher off the body than I like, and combined with the big back, puts my picking arm in a really bad position. I also dislike the sharp saddles on Tune-o-matics.

Les Pauls are gorgeous instruments and obviously, there's no question about their quality. I love them, but I just can't play them.

I think that in general, Jems and Les Pauls are built for different tastes and play styles, which is why you might be having trouble finding someone to trade. Though I'm guessing you'll have more luck with this trade than with someone offering a Jem up for trade on a Gibson forum. Or am I unfairly stereotyping Gibson people?
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Re: why wouldn't people trade their JEMBSB for GIbson LP Classic?

No, I'd have to agree. To me, they are extremely uncomfortable to play even though they are very well-made instruments. On the other hand, JEM's are AWESOME to play. But if you can't manage a trade with someone, then I'd just sell the Gibson. It's gotta be worth a buttload of money. Then just take that and BUY the JEM that you want. Not as direct as a trade but it'll still get the job done and everyone will be happy in the end.
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Re: why wouldn't people trade their JEMBSB for GIbson LP Classic?

Just curious--why do you want to get rid of it? You've only had it a few months.
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Re: why wouldn't people trade their JEMBSB for GIbson LP Classic?

I guess just as fair a question would be, why would anyone want to trade a BSB for a LP, or vice versa, you obviously bought the LP for a reason, now you don't want it, it's that same reason it's hard to find somebody else who would trade a JEM for it, specifically on a JEM board
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Re: why wouldn't people trade their JEMBSB for GIbson LP Classic?

I don't like the painted necks on some of them myself.
I've always kind of wanted a wine colored LP Studio, but I'd really have to want one before I dropped that kind of $ on one.
Tough to sell a Gibbo on an Ibanez board though as was already pointed out.
I'm sure someone will nab it eventually.

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post #7 of 46 (permalink) Old 03-31-2005, 01:22 AM
 
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Re: why wouldn't people trade their JEMBSB for GIbson LP Classic?

Selling it outright and then buying the guitar you want would probably be the easier route.
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Re: why wouldn't people trade their JEMBSB for GIbson LP Classic?

heh I wouldn't trade my BSB for anything. If I had one...
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Re: why wouldn't people trade their JEMBSB for GIbson LP Classic?

Swapping apples for oranges?

I guess people who like playing Jems aren't the same people who like playing LPs (generally). I'm finding that Jemsite isn't the best place to advertise my Epi LP (although that may be because it's an Epiphone heh)

As suggested above, selling it on a Gibson forum and then coming back here to find a BSB might be the best plan.
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Re: why wouldn't people trade their JEMBSB for GIbson LP Classic?

All I know is that Les Pauls are on one side of the guitar spectrum and Jems are on the other. They' re both good, but too different to compare. It's like comparing a Ferrari to a Humvee.
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Re: why wouldn't people trade their JEMBSB for GIbson LP Classic?

how much would be a reasonble price? 4 the LP
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Re: why wouldn't people trade their JEMBSB for GIbson LP Classic?

If it's mint charge as much as you payed for it.
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Re: why wouldn't people trade their JEMBSB for GIbson LP Classic?

Well that's unless you got it cheap.
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Re: why wouldn't people trade their JEMBSB for GIbson LP Classic?

I think searching the "sold items" on a popular online auction site will probably give you a fairly accurate idea of how much the market is prepared to pay for one of these.
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Re: why wouldn't people trade their JEMBSB for GIbson LP Classic?

I disagree. People usually look to auction sites as being cheap, not fair.
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