Submitted August 11, 2018 by Steven M in Kansas City, MO
"Gem of a Jem"
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have always wanted a JEM series guitar and couldn't afford the upper end ones...i dont have any bad things to say about this guitar.. ..extremely versatile sound wise ..will do any style you want to throw at it... .. servicable tremelo.. although i wish it had the zero return mechanism in it.. but its fine... great looking finish and i love the fact it has a maple board... been using this for shows because it will do enough things i can leave a couple of other guitars at home... im perfectly happy with it ..no regrets
the pickups will handle everything from progressive shred to merle Haggard tele tones ..i was actually surprised by the number of sounds i can get from it...the humbuckers are quite a bit hotter than the middle single coil ...you'll need to make note of that when switching around to leave yourself some volume control to make up the difference...one tip for the whammy bar it doesnt have a tension bushing in the lock ring so to prevent the bar from swinging around ..which i dont prefer... just put a couple of wraps of teflon plumbers tape on the tremelo lock ring post threads ... the more tape wraps the more stiff the bar will move and stay locked in place ..
great neck on this guitar a little heavier than i expected...fit and finish are spot on
Ease of Use
extremely playable... no problems at all
the quality is consistent with the ibanez premium brand specifications.. haven't had to do any major setups on it since i had it.. the finish seems to be more durable than past ibanez guitars i9 have owned and i dont always baby my gear ...
i think so i dont look at it and go "why did i do that?" lol... i think the price is fair for what you get
i have several ibanez guitars.. also other brands ...only contacted them a few times ..always helpful
The Wow Factor
im a vai fan so theres that i suppose... but i got a lot more satisfaction out of it than just that point...
music ed degree ...gigging professional guitar bass drums...mostly guitar tho...
all/any styles. heavy jam band is my fav...
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