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  1. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    I have TWO 1992 Ibanez 442r Radius guitars, one in Cherry Sunburst (CS) and the other in Tobacco Sunburst (TS). Exceedingly rare guitars and very cool if you always wanted a maple fretboard on an Alder JS body. BODY: ALDER FRETBOARD: MAPLE Here's links to two separate photobucket albums...
  2. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hey..., I was just wondering if Steve's legendary EVO really had an alder body and not a Basswood one as I thought pretty much all Jems (barring the 20th anv)were Basswood. So, is EVO really an alder body and, if it is, does anyone know why?
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I just got my JEM body from Mai-guitar.com. It's an alder front route. I'm pretty stoked. I just wanted to show off some poor quality pictures from my 1st generation Moto Droid. With the gold Edge I that i got from Rich Harris over at Ibanezrules.com
  4. Pickups & wiring
    I got my WG587 and I'm loving it! now I need to get the right pickups. I'm big into Nile lately and I know that they swear by the 6 string Invader But that's in 22 fret, Mahogany V-shaped deans. I have an Alder, 24 fret, superstrat 7 string. So how will the Invader 7 do in an Alder body? And...
  5. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I am an owner of a Jem7VWH. I would like to buy an RG series guitar and change it up a little, but want a quality base to start from. What I really want is an Alder or Ash body and SSS. I know this does not exist but would settle for something with an HSH that I could throw a couple single...
  6. Pickups & wiring
    Hey guys! I'm getting an Alder bodied Washburn WG587 ($100!! How can you pass that up?) and while the pickups can stay for now, I'll need to upgrade Eventually. So here's a bit of info for you. I play death metal. I tune to Drop A (.10-.46 with a low .70) I'm currently without an amp but I...
  7. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Alder RG560 Body, unfinished, AANJ neck heel, from one of the usual suspect aftermarket body makers. Bought it for a project but I needed a square heel. Needs final sanding/finishing like all aftermarket bodies. HSS configuration, routed for Edge trem. $65 shipped/paypalled...
  8. Pickups & wiring
    I know this will be subjective but here is why I'm asking, I'm afraid the EVO's will be too harsh for what I do. I spend most of my time singing (guitar) through melodies over chord changes. The melody has to be there so warm singing notes are what I'm going for. Whereas I know the Tone Zone...
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    Howdy folks, Here, we've got a super minty Suhr Modern, basically perfect. I got it recently, and have since decided I'm more of a maple/mahogany, shorter scale guy. Details: Order date was 11/11/2008, Alder body, Montego Black (very slight sparkle), Gotoh Floyd (this is truly the best...
  10. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hello everyone, this is Tim Tim So I would like everyone to check out yet another Jem on this earth. a very beautiful one I purchased back in 2003 from a Guitar Center. I really love the ebony fretboard!!! Tho would I love to try a jem with maple neck strat style. How is the Jem77bfp? Mmm I can...
  11. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Do you guys have any opinion how weight affects the tone of a Jem? Is heavier or lighter better? Do you think that there's an ideal weight for an Alder Jem? Do you think that there's an ideal weight for a Basswood Jem?
  12. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hello, I'm working on an old RG and I have bought an Alder JEM body. I still have the posibility to choice the same body but made in basswood. I have bought two Dimarzio Pickups: Crunch Lab (treble 4.5,mid 5.5,bass 6) and Air Norton (treble 5, mid 7, bass 6.5). Do you think that is better a...
  13. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    What are some of your favorite combinations concerning a solid body guitar? I am thinking of building a new guitar, having a alder body with a figured walnut top. Has anyone tried this, any words of wisdom? Suggestions for another type of wood (I want to stay with the figured walnut on top)...
  14. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    me and two of my other friends started a new hobby of learning to play the electric guitar we have been practicing on crap for a long time and all decided to go shopping for new guitars we all got new ones at the same time. i ran around over 50 stores looking at used guitars hoping for around...
  15. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I'm trying to pin down exactly what J Customs are not made of mahogany. I know there's one that was made alder, like the RG8320bbk Rich has on his used page. Was there or is there one made from basswood? Mahogany is probably the biggest thing that keeps me from wanting a J Custom. Mahogany can...
  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    What a great day! I was sanding down a Jackson DKMGT body to refinish it and when I got down to the wood I didn't find the alder I was expecting... It has a quilted maple top :) Can't wait to the rest of the paint off and see the rest of the grain so I can decide what finish to put on it! -Andy
  17. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey guys, can you give me a player opinion about this axe, thanks
  18. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    I bought this alder Jem copy a while ago from Serratus, but my project ideas took a different route shortly after so I've never used this body (I unpacked it, thought it was great, then packed it away again for safe keeping!). See this post for details...
  19. Pickups & wiring
    Yo guys...I'm planning on buying a Jackson DK2M Dinky w/ an alder body and a maple neck sometime this week. I really wanna replace the standard pickups that come on the guitar with a couple of DiMarzios (H-H). I'm looking for a heavy, versatile bridge pup that can give me both, crunchy rhythm...
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