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02-09-2002 10:13 AM
Stratsound on Ibanez...

hmmm....interesting. *I've never even thought about that....
02-07-2002 03:42 PM
Stratsound on Ibanez...

Has anyone added a coil-tap on their Jem? I've been considering it for the same reasons: I want that Strat neck pickup tone. Obviously on a 24 fret neck, it's gonna sound different as the harmonic nodes are't above the pickups. Any opinions?
02-07-2002 11:45 AM
The Dark Wolf
Stratsound on Ibanez...

That's why Lucrative Burglary=Happy Guitarist. It's like a law of physics or something. :loco:
02-07-2002 10:39 AM
Stratsound on Ibanez...

7 Dying Trees on 6:30 am on Feb. 7, 2002
One can never have too many guitars
True but one CAN run out on cash!
02-07-2002 07:30 AM
7 Dying Trees
Stratsound on Ibanez...

I don't know if you can get that strat sound out of a JEM, but pos 2 and 4 sound pretty cool. If ou are looking for a neck single coil tone (or a bridge single coil) then the solution is simply to get a push pull pot which can be wired to only use one coil of the humbucker. Quite simple, and gives you a more versataille guitar sound wise. I must admit that I haven't done this to my bsb yet, but that's mainly because I hven't touched it yet (if i get round to replacing pickups, then I am changing the wiring...mwahahahaha!)

Personally I'd go for the JEM, soup it up (maybe play with the pickups) and then if you really miss not having a strat, then get one as well. One can never have too many guitars
02-06-2002 05:56 PM
Patrick Deno
Stratsound on Ibanez...

I started out playing about 20 years ago on a little Sears special but quickly graduated to a LP clone. I loved that guitar but could never play one now. I'm totally spoiled ... I agree, it feels like a strung 2 x 4 bolted to a barn door. And it's too short! I end up with my hand behind the bridge wondering what dryer they used to shrink it with... or is it just concentrated now since it's so damn heavy?!

As for the Strat sound, yeah I love that signature Strat "quack" that you can't quite get with any other guitar. We sell a Strat model with a double locking Floyd for a very reasonable price and I am seriously thinking of getting one. It will NEVER replace my JEM in any way shape or form for my rock and metal needs but that 4th and 5th position strat sound is just awsom for clean stuff.

02-03-2002 08:27 PM
Stratsound on Ibanez...

[quote] MrNiceguy87 on 7:13 am on Feb. 3, 2002

Why would you flame him!?!?....except for his "I am the fastest" attitude....
Around here we seem to flame just about everyone that doesn't play an Ibanez. :rotf:

Alden : )
02-03-2002 07:17 PM
Stratsound on Ibanez...

i used to have a strat for the moments i wanted a strat sound.

Since I put the Dimarzio VirtuAL 2 Bridge pickup in the middle position of my BFP I haven't taken the strat out of the case. *2,3 & 4 are SCHWEET!

02-03-2002 06:48 PM
The Dark Wolf
Stratsound on Ibanez...

I know what you mean on Les Pauls. They are very nice! But... just feel a little different. Minimalist approach maybe? I want one... but just to hang on my wall pretty much.

My 2 million pesos.

(Edited by Wordwolf at 5:50 pm on Feb. 3, 2002)
02-03-2002 06:27 PM
The Dark Wolf
Stratsound on Ibanez...

MWA HAH! I forgot, twohands31... a semi-chambered body! I bet this contender would weigh in at around 5 lbs. Not too bad, eh?

(Psst... this is actually possible. I have thouroughly researched this concept, and it could float. The real caveat, to me is, I would want the trem to be a Lo-Pro (Easily done on a conventional trem, however. Probably easier, as it wouldn't require a ground-up approach like the Double-Edge. Triple-Edge? WEEE! :loco: ). Ibanez endorsment, hurry up!)

And I REALLY do like Strats!
02-03-2002 05:44 PM
Stratsound on Ibanez...

You want to know what another guitar is that I feel, is good, but not exactly to my liking? *A Les Paul, whatever colour make, etc... *
Okay, maybe I'll be boldly ignorant here, but does anyone else feel like playing one is kinda like picking up a peice of lumber with strings? *It sounds nice, and players that have more talent that me in thier pinky finger play them, but I just don't understand.... :idunno:
I know they serve a good function, for a particularly good type of music, but....*
It just doesn't feel like a guitar to me. *Same with a strat. *Its like there's something missing from the both of 'em. *It's not a refined "axe" so to speak. *I guess some might think a real 'axe' is out of style now.
Now, a were talking....feels like a CARVED peice of can actually do some tricks....
Anyway, just my humble opinion.
02-03-2002 04:24 PM
Two hands31
Stratsound on Ibanez...

Wordwolf on 1:11 pm on Feb. 3, 2002
Double BTW. Here's how I think
Neck-thru 7-string w/ active/passive mode, 3 band active EQ, peizo on a trem bridge that LOCKS, locking tuners, Sustainer, MIDI saddles in bridge, multi-output, and a light up display on the fretboard! Leo Fender who? :biggrin:
Sign me up for one of those! *Oh wait, you forgot one thing: *Self-tuning. *lol *And, also, won't that be one HEAVY @$$ guitar?
02-03-2002 02:11 PM
The Dark Wolf
Stratsound on Ibanez...

Passive pickup technology, clunky bolt-on necks, paint jobs from Leave It To Beaver, 60 cycle hum, tuners that look like they were made from a can of tuna, tremelos that do everything BUT stay in tune, passive tone controls (tone? Huh? I thought tone controls were something you find of battery powered AM transistor radios)... did I miss something?

BTW, I STILL love Strats, but that's no claim on it being a modern instrument. Maybe if guitar players weren't so hidebound by tradition, manufacturers/luthiers would wake up to the 21'st century. But, ahh... a Strat thru a cranked tube amp, ooh yeah, no argument there.

Double BTW. Here's how I think
Neck-thru 7-string w/ active/passive mode, 3 band active EQ, peizo on a trem bridge that LOCKS, locking tuners, Sustainer, MIDI saddles in bridge, multi-output, and a light up display on the fretboard! Leo Fender who? :biggrin:
02-03-2002 01:14 PM
Stratsound on Ibanez...

Wordwolf on 4:12 pm on Feb. 3, 2002
There is a magic... a "vibe" about a Strat that's hard to reproduce. But c'mon, it's basically a what? 50, 60 year old guitar idea.
Of course, it's worth pointing out that the major design features of most instruments have been fixed for a lot longer. Not to mention that the fact that Leo began designing the Strat when electronic music equipment was still pretty much in its infancy, and before any of the major rock and roll guitar heroes were around - and still created something that stands up in almost every kind of music barring ultra-gain detuned metal, almost fifty years later - tells us that the man got just about everything right.

I love my Ibanez guitars, and I love the new developments in guitar technology that keep things interesting. But I still find the pleasure of playing a 21-fret single-coil equipped Strat through a single-channel tube amp can keep me happy for hours at a time, especially on the middle pickup.

Talk about innovation! :sarcasm:
Careful, fella, or I'll have to point out that three extra frets, a couple of humbuckers, a locking tremolo and a Monkey Grip doesn't add up to a giant step for guitarplayerkind in my book...
02-03-2002 12:12 PM
The Dark Wolf
Stratsound on Ibanez...

I totally agree. There is a magic... a "vibe" about a Strat that's hard to reproduce. But c'mon, it's basically a what? 50, 60 year old guitar idea. Talk about innovation! :sarcasm: A JEM is a work of art, and tecnically, probably a much better, well thought-out guitar. (NO disrespect to Strats. I love 'em!) And you'll get.... maybe 90% close to a Strat sound on postion 4 on yer JEM. It's a nice sound (C'mon, 90% is waaaay closer than most other Super-Strat style guitars.)
BTW, check out the DiMarzio specs on the YJM model pickups... hum-cancelling, single-coil sized. Maybe not a 'TRUE' Strat sound, but Yngwie tears 'em up and makes 'em scream!
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