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12-02-2004 09:26 PM
nocluejimbo
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Originally Posted by Jeff
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Originally Posted by nocluejimbo
Jeff... where are you in Kansas?

im in a suburb of KC.
I live in Hays, northwest part of Kansas.

Do you live in that one town that starts with an O?
Overland Park?

no, but its right across the street.

i haven't been out to Hays, but i have been out near it. im not a big fan of trekkin' 8 hours across the state.
12-02-2004 07:05 PM
Jeff
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Originally Posted by nocluejimbo
Jeff... where are you in Kansas?

im in a suburb of KC.
I live in Hays, northwest part of Kansas.

Do you live in that one town that starts with an O?
12-02-2004 12:36 PM
bates i am glad that somebody agrees on this. once you own one and get used to it there is no going back. its little things like if you want to just drop the low E a step you dont have to mess about with the bridge. i would buy a jem hardtail straight away without second thought and i think anybody who has spent a while with a pgm would agree. dont get me wrong i have owned and still own jems and they are amazing guitars but i just dont want to use a floating bridge when there are hardtails that look, feel, sound and play better
12-02-2004 03:02 AM
Citizen the PGM301 definately worth every penny!
i spent a little more and put a ToneZone in the bridge.
nothing come close to the PGM301! even the jem7vwh
try one and you'll know why so many people switch to fixed bridge.
11-30-2004 11:39 AM
Jammy
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Originally Posted by bates
its the 301 that i got. i know it seems like a lot of money but you are still getting all the quality build. the neck and the frets are of the highest quality and the maple used on the fingerboard is differant to the maple found on the rg550. its a lot more twangy and smooth to play on. taking the floating bridge off a guitar does not make it cheap, if so prs, fender and gibson have been mugging people for years
Yeah I agree - but with the UK prices I knew I could do better than it. Im not saying they are bad guitars; they are infact GREAT guitars, but 800 is too steep for me.
11-30-2004 11:37 AM
Shakma!!
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Originally Posted by bates
taking the floating bridge off a guitar does not make it cheap, if so prs, fender and gibson have been mugging people for years
Well, thats true anyway, bridge has nothing to do with it. ;p

I'd be interested in a hardtail Universe, too. Just so i can have a good quality 7 that looks really cool w/ a fixed bridge..
11-30-2004 11:29 AM
bates its the 301 that i got. i know it seems like a lot of money but you are still getting all the quality build. the neck and the frets are of the highest quality and the maple used on the fingerboard is differant to the maple found on the rg550. its a lot more twangy and smooth to play on. taking the floating bridge off a guitar does not make it cheap, if so prs, fender and gibson have been mugging people for years
11-30-2004 11:09 AM
Jammy I have also been recently tempted by a hardtail. After playing one of those PGM301's I really liked the solid feel of a fixed bridge - but its just silly money for such a simple guitar
Instead I have a fixed bridge jem due from LGM soon...
11-30-2004 11:04 AM
bates i think that there will have to be a hardtail jem eventually because the days of the dive bomb and gargle a gone now and most good guitar players such as paul gilbert go for that extra tone and ease of use that comes with the hardtail model. i got myself a pgm hardtail a few months ago and they are really nice guitars. but i did think to myself it would be the nuts if i could get one loaded with evos and a monkey grip
11-30-2004 09:06 AM
Algiman
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Originally Posted by MM
There isn't a hardtail being launched this year.

Mikey
vai.com
And next year?
11-30-2004 03:40 AM
Jeroenn
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Originally Posted by Citizen
i remember a thread saying that Vai himself confirmed there will be a hardtail jem?
He mentioned in an interview that he is working on a hardtail, which for now is only for himself. Who knows what will happen in the future..
11-30-2004 03:15 AM
toshiro For the price they'd put on a hardtail JEM, you could probably import any of these from Ishibashi:

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/japan/guitar...rg3271dbk.html

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/japan/guitar...g2771fmvv.html

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/japan/guitar...g2571exgk.html

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/japan/guitar.../rg1521bk.html
11-30-2004 02:17 AM
moro
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Originally Posted by geetarmonkey
I want a hardtail Ibanez. I would buy a hardtail JEM, but I guess a hardtail PGM will have to do...
Does it have to be pointy? I just got one of these:



and I like it a lot. It's not in the same price class as a PGM though.
11-30-2004 01:15 AM
geetarmonkey I want a hardtail Ibanez. I would buy a hardtail JEM, but I guess a hardtail PGM will have to do...
11-29-2004 10:59 PM
nocluejimbo Jeff... where are you in Kansas?

im in a suburb of KC.
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