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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-07-2009, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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JEM7vwh-gold hardware

I know a lot of people are not crazy about the gold hardware on this guitar. But, putting that aside, doesn't it look odd with a black tremolo arm? I think it would look better with a gold arm to match. I know the gold tends to wear off although I haven't had this problem and the one I have gets played a lot (I do wipe it down after rehearsals or gigs). It took me a while to get used to the gold hardware, and although somewhat tacky to some it does look classy too.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-07-2009, 05:00 PM
 
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Re: JEM7vwh-gold hardware

It is indeed strange as there is not much black on the guitar.
I don't think it looks wrong in black, but it might be too much if it was made gold.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-07-2009, 05:35 PM
 
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I wouldn't complain too much. If ibanez were to make the arm gold. That would cost them probably $2 to change to a glod arm and charge the consumer about $200 more for the upgrade.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-08-2009, 02:32 AM
 
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Re: JEM7vwh-gold hardware

i prefer it in black as it makes a nice contrast with gold. pretty much like other pieces here and there, like the string blocks, the fine-tuners, the pivots or the pickups plates (which are pretty visible), the nut pad locking screws and the swoosh. also, the gold arm would wear in an eye-blink, and a worn arm would look horrible.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-09-2009, 06:11 AM
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Re: JEM7vwh-gold hardware

great guitars,but i cant help thinking that elvis would have played a 7vwh if he was still alive
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great guitars,but i cant help thinking that elvis would have played a 7vwh if he was still alive
not that far: one of his long time guitarists used to own some hot custom Ibanez himself. i remember a DY RG with colored pickups and whatever no one would ever expect from a guy who played the guitar for Elvis.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-15-2009, 02:49 AM
 
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Re: JEM7vwh-gold hardware

well to me the black trem arm matches the ebony neck, the gold would soon wear off anyway
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-19-2009, 09:57 AM
 
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Re: JEM7vwh-gold hardware

Eh, I thought it was marginally tacky when I first saw it. But if you wanna tell the world you're bad ass, write FLO with a permanent market below the bridge. :P

Sweet pic, btw!
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Cosmo black hardware would be cooler.....
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Re: JEM7vwh-gold hardware

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i prefer it in black as it makes a nice contrast with gold. pretty much like other pieces here and there, like the string blocks, the fine-tuners, the pivots or the pickups plates (which are pretty visible), the nut pad locking screws and the swoosh. also, the gold arm would wear in an eye-blink, and a worn arm would look horrible.
Ditto!
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i prefer it in black as it makes a nice contrast with gold. pretty much like other pieces here and there, like the string blocks, the fine-tuners, the pivots or the pickups plates (which are pretty visible), the nut pad locking screws and the swoosh. also, the gold arm would wear in an eye-blink, and a worn arm would look horrible.
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I think the accents on the JEM7vW, like the black swoosh matching the fretboard and whammy bar just add the the perfection of this colour scheme
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-25-2009, 03:41 PM
 
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Re: JEM7vwh-gold hardware

Chibanez Jem's have gold trem arms
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Re: JEM7vwh-gold hardware

The black tremolo arm works out well nice with the black fine tuners

You can always gold-plate the arm. Shouldn't be too expensive...

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