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STC-Shaped Guitar from Ibanez belonging to the Joe Satriani series

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  • MGR/LiamMGR/Liam

    Ibanez JS100

    Ibanez JS100Published on 09/06/03 at 15:00
    I purchased the JS100 at Sam Ash for $629.00


    Honestly, I don't have a single complaint about the guitar. I would pick this guitar over a les paul, or even a vintage tele. You can get monster tone out of the the satch models, kudos to the basswood body and pickup construction. The tremolo system is floyd rose licensed, and the quality shows through. Defenatley, a fast guitar, with the player in mind.

    Not that I don't like it, but wouldn't it be awesome to see some Satch custom paintjobs?

    Lightwieght...ingenious..perfect.




















    CERTAINLY WORTH THE MONEY! THANK GOD FOR CRAFTSMANSHIP!

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    I purchased the JS100 at Sam Ash for $629.00


    Honestly, I don't have a single complaint about the guitar. I would pick this guitar over a les paul, or even a vintage tele. You can get monster tone out of the the satch models, kudos to the basswood body and pickup construction. The tremolo system is floyd rose licensed, and the quality shows through. Defenatley, a fast guitar, with the player in mind.

    Not that I don't like it, but wouldn't it be awesome to see some Satch custom paintjobs?

    Lightwieght...ingenious..perfect.




















    CERTAINLY WORTH THE MONEY! THANK GOD FOR CRAFTSMANSHIP!

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • MGR/JonMGR/Jon

    Ibanez JS100

    Ibanez JS100Published on 04/18/03 at 15:00
    I got this guitar second-hand for £400 but i suspect it was from a women who bought guitars at trade price and sold them on for some profit as she seemed to have practically a shop in her house. Anyway im not complaining as the standard price is £600.

    Its a real nice guitar to play, thin neck making movement pretty damn easy and the guitar is real light and comfortable. The sound is great, with these pick-ups i can play blues to some metal.

    I havn't found anything wrong or anything that ive disliked as the build quality is pretty damn good. The only thing i dom't like really is the locking system for the strings. It doesn't really bother me a great deal and its pretty necersary if you wan…
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    I got this guitar second-hand for £400 but i suspect it was from a women who bought guitars at trade price and sold them on for some profit as she seemed to have practically a shop in her house. Anyway im not complaining as the standard price is £600.

    Its a real nice guitar to play, thin neck making movement pretty damn easy and the guitar is real light and comfortable. The sound is great, with these pick-ups i can play blues to some metal.

    I havn't found anything wrong or anything that ive disliked as the build quality is pretty damn good. The only thing i dom't like really is the locking system for the strings. It doesn't really bother me a great deal and its pretty necersary if you want to use the tremolo and stay in tune so you can abuse it as much as you like.This is definitely not a guitar for de-tuning.

    Build quality is great havn't found anything bad about it yet. Everything is pretty tight and sturdy, for £600 odd thats what you would expect.

    This is a great guitar plays really nicely. Make sure you ask questions before you buy it about the locking systems and how to re-string or else you'll probably end up ruining the tremolo system or other damage. If you wanna get a different gauge of strings i was told to ask professional advice. Great guitar and i advise you to get it, unless you can afford something better like a JS100+ or a ..............PRS Singlecut...........

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  • MGR/satriamiMGR/satriami

    Ibanez JS 100

    Ibanez JS100Published on 08/06/02 at 15:00
    i got this super guitar rom giitar center in sacramento CA for a good price of $669 plus TAX. i got this guitar because it was the best guitar for under $800 and also because it was such a joy to play second only to steve Vai's JEM (which was uterly amazing THE best guitar)

    the floyd rose, the beautiful curves, the humbuckers which can be swithched to single coils and what else? o yes theOUND absolutely beautiful tone evr wanted aguitr that plays blues, rock and almost everything else... then here it is...

    this guitar is awesome and if you haven't got the money for an ibanez JEM then this is the thing for you ...
    its been crafted to perfection to give tht umistakeable satriani tone and …
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    i got this super guitar rom giitar center in sacramento CA for a good price of $669 plus TAX. i got this guitar because it was the best guitar for under $800 and also because it was such a joy to play second only to steve Vai's JEM (which was uterly amazing THE best guitar)

    the floyd rose, the beautiful curves, the humbuckers which can be swithched to single coils and what else? o yes theOUND absolutely beautiful tone evr wanted aguitr that plays blues, rock and almost everything else... then here it is...

    this guitar is awesome and if you haven't got the money for an ibanez JEM then this is the thing for you ...
    its been crafted to perfection to give tht umistakeable satriani tone and the clear notes that ound perfectley every time..

    and what of sustain.. well it is a bolt on neck so you can't expect too much... but maybe you can crank your amp to full volume and that note could sound for days

    get get get get it iti it it it it it it it it ... or a steve vai JEM it all depends on the price

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  • MGR/James StewartMGR/James Stewart

    Ibanez JS100

    Ibanez JS100Published on 02/02/02 at 15:00
    i didn't buy it, i played my friends.

    it had a good feel, very light and easy to play.

    nothing, it was great.

    it was cool.

    if you want a good guitar, go with this one.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
  • MGR/GreggMGR/Gregg

    Ibanez JS100 (Joe Satriani series)

    Ibanez JS100Published on 11/26/01 at 15:00
    I bought this guitar as an upgrade to my Roadstar II series Ibanez (my first guitar) when I noticed a friend in a band with it. I'm really not too familiar with Joe Satriani's work, but he helped design a fine guitar. I paid roughly $700 for it at Guitar Center a few years ago.

    The sound is great! It's very versatile and looks awesome. I've been playing guitar for over 8 years now so I'm pretty picky about playability and tone, but this one can handle it! This guitar is well worth the money, and is a worthy investment. I would only trade it for the upgrade (the JS 1000).

    As with my other Ibanez, the craftsmanship is great except for some simple parts such as the tone knobs. I had qu…
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    I bought this guitar as an upgrade to my Roadstar II series Ibanez (my first guitar) when I noticed a friend in a band with it. I'm really not too familiar with Joe Satriani's work, but he helped design a fine guitar. I paid roughly $700 for it at Guitar Center a few years ago.

    The sound is great! It's very versatile and looks awesome. I've been playing guitar for over 8 years now so I'm pretty picky about playability and tone, but this one can handle it! This guitar is well worth the money, and is a worthy investment. I would only trade it for the upgrade (the JS 1000).

    As with my other Ibanez, the craftsmanship is great except for some simple parts such as the tone knobs. I had quite a bit of trouble with one of them. Other than that, the higher priced Ibanez guitars are quite reliable.
    I also didn't like the fact that it was stolen from my car (be careful with these things) but that's really not their fault!

    Like I said before the construction is beautiful. It's a job well done, and Ibanez guitars have a tendency of having a great look for a moderate price. I have thoroughly put my guitar to the test since I have been in two bands with my guitar before it wa stolen. It stood the test of hours and hours of playing time, and I would have been very happy with it had it not been stolen!

    Well this guitar was a great one, but now I'm on the search for a new guitar. I spent a lot of my hard earned cash on this guitar and it was stolen from my very own apartment complex parking lot. All I have to say is be careful with these things! They're great guitars, don't let them be taken away from you! At this time I can't even afford to have this guitar back. That's the price I have to pay for not having been more careful with it.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • gilles-coyotegilles-coyote

    Beautiful object, formidable tool ...

    Ibanez JS100Published on 10/21/11 at 06:23
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    See the technical description in the Info tab ... I've just filled it right!
    22 frets, slightly flattened handle c

    UTILIZATION

    The neck is perfect. Relatively flat but allowing the game without pb in agreement (although "capelitractés" on Satch preferred)
    Excellent balance of the whole with a reduced weight.
    22 frets accessible without acrobatics.
    The sound is pretty cool, the switch allows incursions into the world of the single coil strat rather convincing ...
    The bridge pickup shear eardrums severe saturation. harmonics with a shovel.
    The only small pb, more due to my use as a design flaw is that I get the switch 3pos systematically taking the whammy bar in action …
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    See the technical description in the Info tab ... I've just filled it right!
    22 frets, slightly flattened handle c

    UTILIZATION

    The neck is perfect. Relatively flat but allowing the game without pb in agreement (although "capelitractés" on Satch preferred)
    Excellent balance of the whole with a reduced weight.
    22 frets accessible without acrobatics.
    The sound is pretty cool, the switch allows incursions into the world of the single coil strat rather convincing ...
    The bridge pickup shear eardrums severe saturation. harmonics with a shovel.
    The only small pb, more due to my use as a design flaw is that I get the switch 3pos systematically taking the whammy bar in action ... So, hop, voilou me in the neck position in full chorus ...

    SOUNDS

    I was looking for a guitar with a floyd reliable techniques tater JS and SV.
    After fine-tuning and greasing going well, the vibrato is at the top. Changing strings takes some tps for sure (in brackets, it is possible to leave the balls of string editing, you win even tps qd), but once set it does not move more than that.
    The sounds are what one would expect for a guitar signature. Satiani sound is there. At least if you do not play on an amp cardboard.
    I have several config which all give interesting results. Multi-effect transistor with large amp or tube amp in Drive.
    In two cases, we find the grain and the slightly "nasal" clean guitar and master. Nice ...
    In any case, the notes are clean and untied in all circumstances. No buzz either.
    The knobs and switch are good.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 2 months. Intensively.
    At first I was surprised and I'm usually not yet fixed on a particular type of guitar, I have several and I play all ...
    The handle is indeed very discreet and the end fairly flat radius. The varnish is soft, with no teaser. Once accustomed, it descends severe.

    Basically, I find the price a bit high for a model with no assets out of the ordinary. I mean, micro SD Dimar or a real Floyd ... Much like it can be found at Lag, not to quote the same price. It turns out that everything is really good quality and well suited to the violin. I think it's better standard of well thought of "tuning" wild inappropriate (see twingo There's only my neighbor). Thought for the day. ;-))

    Bcp I change hardware, I am tempted by a now 24 cases. Anyway, I stay in the brand. I am by no means disappointed, if I change it to see further, not "better".
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  • Broady1Broady1

    Ibanez JS100Published on 02/07/03 at 03:10
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    See evaluation.

    UTILIZATION

    The flat handle is really easy to play. We like it or not (it does not handle what a Les Paul).
    Say anything at the frtes and Access in acute is excellent.

    I find the guitar trs, even got my lgre too (I'm a big fan of Les Paul, I think you have understood).

    SOUNDS

    Since I am using the Push / Pull mics for splitter, I get sound INTERESTED (especially in clean sounds).
    For heavy distortion, it is a little booster amplifier to the roar bte.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's a good guitar, ideal for fast play of modern music.
    For blues and rock, it must prfrer another guitar.

    I'll be curious to change even when the microphones one day …
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    See evaluation.

    UTILIZATION

    The flat handle is really easy to play. We like it or not (it does not handle what a Les Paul).
    Say anything at the frtes and Access in acute is excellent.

    I find the guitar trs, even got my lgre too (I'm a big fan of Les Paul, I think you have understood).

    SOUNDS

    Since I am using the Push / Pull mics for splitter, I get sound INTERESTED (especially in clean sounds).
    For heavy distortion, it is a little booster amplifier to the roar bte.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's a good guitar, ideal for fast play of modern music.
    For blues and rock, it must prfrer another guitar.

    I'll be curious to change even when the microphones one day to hear the diffrence (putting up the DiMarzio Ibanez).
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  • Domi74Domi74

    Ibanez JS100Published on 10/27/03 at 16:24
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    This Ibanez made in Korea possde a basswood body, which reveals the translucent varnish veins. The handle is sturdy, the rosewood fingerboard ... a real rgal!
    The mcaniques bathed in oil, the vibrato is an Ibanez LO TRS II Floyd Rose licensed, a volume, a tonalitsplit, 3 position selector and finally 2 doubles Ibanez

    UTILIZATION

    Play on this guitar is a great time, fast and comfortable handle, and Access in acute remarkable relatively low weight (compared certain amricaines!)
    The potarts are well placed and do not gnent the game
    This is a guitar trs enjoyable ...

    SOUNDS

    What the!
    Nothing to say ... the neck pickup is cooing wishes (try tapping ....), plans micr…
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    This Ibanez made in Korea possde a basswood body, which reveals the translucent varnish veins. The handle is sturdy, the rosewood fingerboard ... a real rgal!
    The mcaniques bathed in oil, the vibrato is an Ibanez LO TRS II Floyd Rose licensed, a volume, a tonalitsplit, 3 position selector and finally 2 doubles Ibanez

    UTILIZATION

    Play on this guitar is a great time, fast and comfortable handle, and Access in acute remarkable relatively low weight (compared certain amricaines!)
    The potarts are well placed and do not gnent the game
    This is a guitar trs enjoyable ...

    SOUNDS

    What the!
    Nothing to say ... the neck pickup is cooing wishes (try tapping ....), plans micro acute incisive and roaring. Indeed, consider a change to put DiMarzio pickups as the great Satch is a waste of money. The split strengthens the sonic possibilities in rhythm and achieves superb sounds of blues.
    Superb!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I played for almost 5 years and it has not aged a bit! I can not get enough days and immediately find its days tural APRS capabilities.
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  • KahymanKahyman

    Ibanez JS100Published on 07/27/04 at 16:37
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    For the overall characteristics I'll let you read the other opinion. I will focus instead on finishing the electronics of this guitar.

    At first glance and listen, I did nothing wrong, a beautiful guitar that allowed me to make me very happy. Then knob volume began to sizzle, then the sound intersect. A quick removal allowed me to see the work of pork was done at the welds. A real disaster, huge weld with points that do not, bad contacts, and even mass not welded just secured to the potentiometer. Ca ca short flickered and was entitled to. Considering the time lost while rehabilitating and for the price of the guitar that was far from being given a 6 is a very nice note IMHO.

    For the r…
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    For the overall characteristics I'll let you read the other opinion. I will focus instead on finishing the electronics of this guitar.

    At first glance and listen, I did nothing wrong, a beautiful guitar that allowed me to make me very happy. Then knob volume began to sizzle, then the sound intersect. A quick removal allowed me to see the work of pork was done at the welds. A real disaster, huge weld with points that do not, bad contacts, and even mass not welded just secured to the potentiometer. Ca ca short flickered and was entitled to. Considering the time lost while rehabilitating and for the price of the guitar that was far from being given a 6 is a very nice note IMHO.

    For the rest nothing to complain: but praise.

    UTILIZATION

    After the excitement passes, and although I can say that playing on this guitar is a real pleasure. The neck is super fun to play, the guitar is comfortable except that the slice is painful for the leg if you play sitting down. Anyway I chipotte. Harmonics come easily, a guitar on which it is really easy to have fun. Go to a good shaft 9 that has won its own.

    SOUNDS

    The sound of crunchy very heavy through the clean sounds all goes well. Once again the harmonics out easily, the tone potentiometer really changes the sound and can play fine with sound (unlike other guitars that I will not). Passing the single humbucker in a gain in clarity and precision.

    But even the sounds that I prefer are those obtained with the double neck pickup and a little tone. The ones I like least is the bridge pickup in single or the sound becomes too cold for my taste.

    Used on a 15W Marshall, a Peavey Classic 50, a mesaboogie and other Carvin SX series I've never been disappointed.

    I was hesitant to climb above EMG but hey I like it as it is and do not ultimately going to change it.

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long? It must do so within 6 or 7 years that I use. When I look at it like the first day: she is sexy in her black dress its chrome finish. The handle was a little worn with time and begin to mark the frets, too bad. I still question its so much fun to make and play. An excellent choice that I am at the time, his versatility being a real asset. I would do without hesitation.
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  • lagrellelagrelle

    Ibanez JS100Published on 11/04/04 at 12:42
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Korean made guitar, basswood body US (basswood), handle Saddle Rosewood 22 frets, floyd licensed, 2 Ibanez pickups replaced with Dimarzio Steve's Special (and Fred) and Paf pro, one volume, one tone with push pull.

    UTILIZATION

    The handle is nice, but fast. We are halfway between the handles for ultra classic Ibanez and a handle of strata. It's comfortable, you feel comfortable right away on the handle which is good when even faster.
    For the rest of the guitar is trslgre (3.2 kilos) and plutt small fine. For a small jigs is impeccable. "
    However I struggled with the bridge LO TRS 2. Both the original Floyd on my ESP does not move a muscle, as this one is drgle when we play a b…
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    Korean made guitar, basswood body US (basswood), handle Saddle Rosewood 22 frets, floyd licensed, 2 Ibanez pickups replaced with Dimarzio Steve's Special (and Fred) and Paf pro, one volume, one tone with push pull.

    UTILIZATION

    The handle is nice, but fast. We are halfway between the handles for ultra classic Ibanez and a handle of strata. It's comfortable, you feel comfortable right away on the handle which is good when even faster.
    For the rest of the guitar is trslgre (3.2 kilos) and plutt small fine. For a small jigs is impeccable. "
    However I struggled with the bridge LO TRS 2. Both the original Floyd on my ESP does not move a muscle, as this one is drgle when we play a bit of vibrato, has quickly become agaant.

    SOUNDS

    The sounds are not too bad, even if I stay on my hunger. Esssaye on my Vox AD 30, I find the sound quite double "soft" and trs round but tend imprcis enough. In the light splits are effective but sounds a little stiff and not trs hot, saturated in the paf pro gives roundness and warmth to the sound but it lacks something. In the Steve's Special bridge yet built for his solos gives a powerful but rough, coarse limit. I think that has to come from the violin, not really got my top. Evidence when I go to my JS ESP (alder) without touch the volume knob, the stratum has made a most important, it seems that the violin "door" sound, I do not feel with JS. And yet I have this impression of a small Vox, imagine a real amp lampes.Ayant chang the microphone to a Fred, it's less powerful but much more prcis.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Finally saw the price remains even when good but not excellent, probably the fault of violin making. Curious about how sound the 1000 JS ct .....

    I confirm what many say, the lime is not the best wood for scratching. I could compare that with my Stratocaster alder ESP but enough to say that alder is more rsonnance over susain, brightness and clarity.
    The lime is to benefit only a more round and a lower density.

    For the price of nine (approx 1100) is a bit expensive given the quality is too bad. Go 8 / 10, and may be less if I had the real test MODEL, with Ibanez pickups.

    Assets:
    - Sounds good in all
    - Guitar trslgre
    - Run fast

    Cons:
    - Violin making more questionable
    - No vibrato top
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