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10-03-2006 08:55 PM
MALAM
Re: JEM BSB

BSB = The Best Jem....if you're a player & actually play your Jems like me
10-03-2006 07:37 PM
marianozz
Re: JEM BSB

Beware that the aggresive tone might be just the EVOs... Breeds, Paf Pros, or whatever combo of your choice should suite the basswood better and make a hell of a difference...
10-03-2006 03:49 PM
kennydoe
Re: JEM BSB

I had one for a few months. ultimately, it was too 'aggressive' sounding for me and my style of music/playing.

This echos codnchips' impression as well. There's definitely a difference in the tone of the BSB over all the others.

I've owned a few of them in my time, but the only one i kept was my BFP (and i even modded the hell out of that one)

~K
10-03-2006 11:23 AM
Batchimp RG
Re: JEM BSB

Quote:
Originally Posted by life is pain View Post
If you bought her to play her then it really doesn't really matter, the condition that would bring the highest price will be lost due to wear and tear. Unless the guitar was owned by the artist him/herself.
If it is in excellent condition (except for the inlays) and future value is the chance you want to take then, in most cases, the original factory set up is what will give the guitar the most value. Value to me is a crap shoot, it is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, or how cheap someone is wiling to let it go, how badly someone wants it and what the available supply is. This applies to everything no matter what you're buying or selling.
Let's face it we all want the "found it a barn for $50.00 deal". To me it's guys like Rich Harris (click the swirley banner above) and his " I have one, here it is, this is what it costs and don't ask to buy it for less" attitude that preserves the value of these guitars for myself and others who have made an investment, not just financialy but in general.
Sorry I'm getting way off topic here.... I'll get into this in another thread, another day.
Personally I love the BSB. Yes, I do own one, she's a real beauty, to me the BSB is one of the more appealing JEMS made. As far as playability awesome guitar. So whether you play her or admire her..... enjoy her!!
Sounds great...you should be a jem salesman dude!
10-03-2006 09:59 AM
life is pain
Re: JEM BSB

If you bought her to play her then it really doesn't really matter, the condition that would bring the highest price will be lost due to wear and tear. Unless the guitar was owned by the artist him/herself.
If it is in excellent condition (except for the inlays) and future value is the chance you want to take then, in most cases, the original factory set up is what will give the guitar the most value. Value to me is a crap shoot, it is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, or how cheap someone is wiling to let it go, how badly someone wants it and what the available supply is. This applies to everything no matter what you're buying or selling.
Let's face it we all want the "found it a barn for $50.00 deal". To me it's guys like Rich Harris (click the swirley banner above) and his " I have one, here it is, this is what it costs and don't ask to buy it for less" attitude that preserves the value of these guitars for myself and others who have made an investment, not just financialy but in general.
Sorry I'm getting way off topic here.... I'll get into this in another thread, another day.
Personally I love the BSB. Yes, I do own one, she's a real beauty, to me the BSB is one of the more appealing JEMS made. As far as playability awesome guitar. So whether you play her or admire her..... enjoy her!!
10-03-2006 09:35 AM
RCB
Re: JEM BSB

IMHO, its the best sounding, most comfortable (along with the 10th) jem. It also looks very cool.
10-03-2006 09:19 AM
marianozz
Re: JEM BSB

Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverlandChimp View Post
Thanks,

I know the BSB are not the most sought after Jems...but how do they play? Does anybody have an opinion on this?
Its a Jem bro
10-03-2006 08:38 AM
codnchips
Re: JEM BSB

I've had a BSB for a few years and love it! To me, the sound seems harder than that of a guitar with paint\clearcoat finish (ie my GMC or UVMC)

As for the screw heads - it's all subjective. I really like them. I've read about some BSBs having some "quality" issues with regard to the screw dots but mine look great. I think they look cool and and in keeping with they style of the guitar.
10-03-2006 07:41 AM
Batchimp RG
Re: JEM BSB

Thanks,

I know the BSB are not the most sought after Jems...but how do they play? Does anybody have an opinion on this?
10-03-2006 07:35 AM
marianozz
Re: JEM BSB

Depends, if its a highly collectable, yeah, original is the way to go... I for one, hate the fake screw heads, and would have the inlays done as soon as i have spare cash, so, buying one with the job aready done would make perfect sense (to me)...

If anything, you should be able to let it go for what BSBs sell, no more, no less... still, lets wait for the experts to chime in


btw, if you could post pics, thatd be awesome...

edit: Kenny beat me to it
10-03-2006 07:34 AM
kennydoe
Re: JEM BSB

I wouldn't worry about it. BSB is not a collectors guitar. The finish on them makes them more prone to finish damage and they don't seem to fetch as much on the 'used' market as other Jems.

Leave the abalone - it'll only add value in the long run. The screw heads are pure cheese.

~K
10-03-2006 07:24 AM
Batchimp RG
Re: JEM BSB

I suppose so...but will it affect the value if I sell it? I mean people want original don't they?
10-03-2006 06:50 AM
marianozz
Re: JEM BSB

Leave the abalone dots... hell, the cheap "screw" dots suck on that one...
10-03-2006 05:22 AM
Batchimp RG
JEM BSB

People,

I have my eye on BSB for sale, but theguy has replaced the fret markers with real abalone ones.

How easy is it to find and replace the fret dots with the screw-type ones as found on the stock models?

Your Chimp

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