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Hey Guys,

Was checking the Ibanez site for new 2020 models. Just noticed that the Jem7V has been removed from the Ibanez website and has been moved to the 'Past Model' (No longer available) section. Maybe something new and grand coming up in the NAMM!

Having bought the Jem7V last month, looking forward to see what comes next! :grin2:

 

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Anyone have any guesses on whether they will replace it with something MIJ and high quality or if it will be all Premiums now? Got a buddy that has always wanted a new 7VWH and is disappointed that it's been discontinued, trying to figure out whether to rush to buy whatever might be left or wait to see if they release a new version that's even better...
 

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Ok cool I'll let him know thanks! Fingers crossed, I have a 7VWH but it was a bad production year and always had issues. Was considering a new one myself at some point, sure hope they announce something comparable or better
 

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True :)

White Jem is such an iconic guitar, that it's very hard to believe that they would totally discontinue it. I think that's why they pulled it - so that they can introduce a new white Jem (The king is dead, long live the king! - type of thing).

So, my guess is, that it's still going to be white Jem, but with some changes (True temperament frets, fully scalloped neck, sustainer or something like that).
 

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Thanks! Going to be a long couple weeks lol, really hoping they pull through with something awesome
Which production year is the Jem of yours?

I am anxious as well. Having recently bought one, wondering if a better version comes up. Won't be able to afford another one. :)

I had watched the Sweetwater interview back then. But was thinking they'd bring a one-off model probably something to replace the FP2 which stopped in 2018. Was not expecting the Jem 7VWH to be pulled off completely!
 

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2012 I think? I can't remember off the top of my head, but it was like a run over 3 years or so if I remember right that had issues. Basically a bunch of notes around the 12th fret just make a warble sound and it's pretty bad. I guess the issue was somewhere in the body but I don't know if anyone ever figured out what exactly it was. Anyway after a few years they fixed it I guess. It's not horrible, but its annoying for a guitar that expensive. I still love it, played hundreds of shows with it and it has a lot of personal value to me. However I was thinking of getting another one that didnt have the issues at some point, not sure that will happen now. Hopefully they unveil something just as good or better!
 

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2012 I think? I can't remember off the top of my head, but it was like a run over 3 years or so if I remember right that had issues. Basically a bunch of notes around the 12th fret just make a warble sound and it's pretty bad. I guess the issue was somewhere in the body but I don't know if anyone ever figured out what exactly it was.
It's most likely loose trem arm or some loose tuner nut (those six sided on front side of the headstock) making that noise. I have had both problems in the past, and it was really hard to figure out first, because the warbling sound is such that it's difficult to hear where the hell it's coming from. So check those out.

Check first if the spacers under the tuner nuts are moving. If they are, then the nut is loose. Tighten the nut and check if the warbling sound is still there. If it is, take the trem arm away and see, if the problem still persists. If not, then the trem arm is the culprit.

Note, that it's best to be done in this order. Removing trem arm first may mask the problem with the loose tuner nuts due to changing resonant frequencies, misleading one to think that the trem arm is the cause of problems.

Of course, it can be something else too, but one thing is absolutely certain; something is loose and therefore responding to some resonant frequencies.
 

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Someone who has seen the new catalog is saying there will be a new standard Vai and 3 limited models in unique colors with cool new redesigns!
 

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Someone who has seen the new catalog is saying there will be a new standard Vai and 3 limited models in unique colors with cool new redesigns!
Well, in new European catalog, there were no new Jems. They are introducing them in the NAMM show:

https://issuu.com/ibanezgermany/docs/_eu_kat_ibanez_2020

But if somebody has some other information, I for one, would like to see some pictures :)
 

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2012 I think? I can't remember off the top of my head, but it was like a run over 3 years or so if I remember right that had issues. Basically a bunch of notes around the 12th fret just make a warble sound and it's pretty bad. I guess the issue was somewhere in the body but I don't know if anyone ever figured out what exactly it was. Anyway after a few years they fixed it I guess. It's not horrible, but its annoying for a guitar that expensive. I still love it, played hundreds of shows with it and it has a lot of personal value to me. However I was thinking of getting another one that didnt have the issues at some point, not sure that will happen now. Hopefully they unveil something just as good or better!
U'm surprised the information hasn't been disseminated enough yet.

Roll the pickups down until they're close to the pickguard. It's the pickups.
 

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Hey Rich thanks for the response! I replaced the pickups a couple years back as part of troubleshooting the problem and it still had the same issue. I'll still trying lowering them later today just to see
 

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Someone who has seen the new catalog is saying there will be a new standard Vai and 3 limited models in unique colors with cool new redesigns!
That person is not lying.

I'm anxious to see the reaction to these. Not sure I'd call the colors "unique" but there is a redesign.

The Sweetwater interview confuses me a bit as there's nothing any more "steampunk" about these than Vai products already on the market. Going off that, I'm assuming there's going to be a limited model that isn't being shown in the catalog I saw.

(I don't have the pictures and if I did, I wouldn't share them)
 

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That person is not lying.

I'm anxious to see the reaction to these. Not sure I'd call the colors "unique" but there is a redesign.

The Sweetwater interview confuses me a bit as there's nothing any more "steampunk" about these than Vai products already on the market. Going off that, I'm assuming there's going to be a limited model that isn't being shown in the catalog I saw.

(I don't have the pictures and if I did, I wouldn't share them)
Now that the pics are all over the internet, the guy had also told me that the Monkey Claw got a redesign. As the leaked pictures matches his description, guess it is what he was talking about and these pics are legit

The luminlay edge and the stainless steel frets are decent addition but the guitar is a bit over my taste. Maybe my initial impression will change after seeing better quality pics or vids. :grin2:Word is that the 3 colorful ones will be limited run and the white one is here to stay.

Glad I purchased the Jem7V last month. :smile_big:
 

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I saw that video of Vai. He says something about a new "steam punk" kinda look for one of the models for this year. Either way, it will be interesting to see the new line of JEM's.
 
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