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I ask this because I have a JS1000 and I love it but its my only electric guitar and I want another one with a different neck, different pickup...different feel.

Would a JEM7vwh be a wise choice?
 

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I ask this because I have a JS1000 and I love it but its my only electric guitar and I want another one with a different neck, different pickup...different feel.

Would a JEM7vwh be a wise choice?
Yes, I think you would love it. Neck profile is quite different on the Jem, and flatter. I own both and I love the difference in both tone and feel between the two. It's a nice dicotomy. The Jem neck is still fatter than the average RG Wizard Prestige neck, so going to it from the JS is not too much of a stretch, but it is thinner still than the JS.

If you have both of these guitars you are pretty much covered tonally for rock, blues and shred. The JS with its splitting capabilities (as you know) can give everything from a warm strat tone to a Gibby to full shred. The Jem is just a metal/rock shred monster that is also capable of some nice warm tone when the proper pickup selection is used along with volume adjustments.

Both are versitle as he11.

Ryan
 

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And to note, the headstock/neck joint is no longer a scarf joint (i would think most people know this by now). It's now one piece. Looks very nice. I'm sure that the JEMs with scarf joint were cost cutting or whatever but now they look very good ;)

The wallnut runs right up to the headstock and the part where the headstock starts on the back of the neck looks quite nice ;)
 

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Is it just me?

I test drove a 05 VWH at my local store just yesterday. The factory setup was BS as usual. A crappy trem angle with buzzing from the 12 fret onwards. I wish dealers could take some time to set the guitars up, or better yet ibanez themselves do a nice setup. Shame for such a nice guitar to play so badly right out of the box.

The pickups were as expected great tone from the bridge and the neck pickup, the tone from the guitar was already overdriving the clean on the fender amp I test it out on. lol. It was one of those traditional type amps where you couldn't get a good distortion tone without the help of a gold ole DS1.

But what I don't like on VWHs and newer jems is the neck. I think they've changed the profile from what it was before. Correct me if I'm wrong please. It felt really flat to me, like that of wizard neck found on RGs and PGMs.

Bring back the old necks!

Christopher.
 

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jimbojim said:
I ask this because I have a JS1000 and I love it but its my only electric guitar and I want another one with a different neck, different pickup...different feel.

Would a JEM7vwh be a wise choice?
Depends what you want for a different feel. I had a choice of a JS or a Jem. I chose the Jem because what I was after was a shred guitar. If I didn't have the Les Paul, I would have bought the JS because it's somewhere inbetween the Jem and Les Paul and cheaper.
 

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Do the JS and JEM (high-end guitar only) really sound different from each other?

I would never sell my JS because I'm in love with the neck and the tone, but I'm considering having a new axe to explore new musical avenues because for me, having a new tone is having a new way of playing. there is 24 frets, an extra pickup the look of the JEM7vwh is AMAZING...that's enough to inspire me.

When I look at my JS1000BP, I feel I could just drown in the finish with all the golden sparkles and now I see a world of endless possibilities...I want a friend for the JS, a new world to explore. Music is strong..strong indeed;)
 
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