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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-02-2001, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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EB/MM Petrucci - any of you Houston guys have one?

I'm about to order a EB/MM Petrucci... problem is, I've not played one yet! *I have a hard time justifying the purchase without atleast having put my hands on one, although the descriptions here sound like exactly what I'm looking for. *
I'll be in Houston this weekend (8-4 to 8-5) any of you guys have one that I can look at for a second or two? *I just want to see one in person before I take the plung. * I don't think anybody near hear has one (New Orleans)... that'd be just to much if they did. *Any info would be great *Thanks *

*Kevan, Glenn, kirk.. is this even close to being in the right place? *This is one of those posts that I never really know where it should go. *:biggrin:

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Are you coming out to Bob's place on the 4th for the JemJam?

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I don't have one and don't know anyone who does. *I agree with you - definitely play one before buying it. *
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I don't have one. *A friend of mine named Brad had one but traded it for a JEM777DSY and some cash a week ago. *He said it was the best deal he ever got in his life. *He liked the paint job and the pickups but that was it. *Of specific dislike were the bridge and the fretjob. *He was pissed when he found some sharp edges on the guitar. *I would be too for that kind of $$$. *He said it sounded ok but wasn't for him. *
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Are you coming out to Bob's place on the 4th for the JemJam?

Gabe
I'd love to... but I'm going to be in town for business and won't be able to get away but a few minutes at the most... if I'm lucky.
I hate being responsible!!!!!!!
* *

jem7vwh... did you play the guitar? *I'm getting nervous here! *I'm having trouble finding one to play before I buy! *
As for the fret job... thats a first... every Music Man I've owned or played seemed to be awesome in the craftmanship area... especially the fret job. *Maybe it was a freak?



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oooo, I haven't heard any complaints about EB's craftsmanship on these guitars yet - I know the production manager there and they are FANATICAL about it being right before it ships. *But, no guitar company makes 100% perfect guitars so it's possible something could have been wrong. *Also, guitar stores have to make sure that the guitars are properly humidified. *Our store had a problem one time and PRS's, Gibsons, everything had sharp edges on the frets because of it.

Like others have suggested, I would recommend that you play one first, just to be sure you like the way it plays. *I recommend that with any guitar, but especially a more pricey one like this.
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I'm about to order a EB/MM Petrucci... problem is, I've not played one yet! *I have a hard time justifying the purchase without atleast having put my hands on one, although the descriptions here sound like exactly what I'm looking for. *
I'll be in Houston this weekend (8-4 to 8-5) any of you guys have one that I can look at for a second or two? *I just want to see one in person before I take the plung. * I don't think anybody near hear has one (New Orleans)... that'd be just to much if they did. *Any info would be great *Thanks *

*Kevan, Glenn, kirk.. is this even close to being in the right place? *This is one of those posts that I never really know where it should go. *:biggrin:

(Edited by oooo at 3:41 pm on Aug. 2, 2001)
Hey man..

I may have mine by Xmas and I'm going back to NOLA to see the folks and stuff, so if you haven't binged by then let me know and we can hook up. I'll bring it with me and stuff.
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I did NOT play it. *Nor have I played enough other EB/MMs to comment on their quality control. *I'd hope and presume it was a freak accident.

With that said, I would presume this guitar is like most signature guitars. *If you like the way the endorser sound, you're likely to sound similar with the same equipment. * Now all you have to do is practice a whole whole lot.
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If you like the way the endorser sound, you're likely to sound similar with the same equipment. * Now all you have to do is practice a whole whole lot.
Practice? *I thought that if I owned the guitar I'd automatically play like Petrucci!!!! * * *

Seriously, thanks for all the input, I'd never buy a guitar w/o putting my hands on one first. *Looks like I'm gonna have to wait.
Jeffrey, if I still haven't decided by Dec. *I'll definitely take you up on the offer. *thanks.
So for now, I'm still looking for one within driving distance.

Paul, I don't know if you noticed... but i posted a very similar thread on your site... under my "fake" altered identity. (enter James Bond theme music)


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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-03-2001, 11:59 AM
 
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NP bud. If I get one before then and you haven't you'll know.

I'll post it here for sure.
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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-05-2001, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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what a waisted trip! *I managed to sneak off for about an hour and found a Guitar Center (west side of Houston) all they had was a 7vwh and a UV777Bk. *The VWH had action so high i could just about put my fingers between the strings and the fret board. *No Petrucci guitars of course, but I did play a few Axis' (would the plural be "Axi"?) Very dissapointing trip! *I'll play a petrucci yet!!!!!!
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oooo,
Have you played JPM's b4?

Now, someone correct me if I'm wrong....but to me and I suppose pretty much everyone, the most important thing about a guitar is it's neck.
This is what controls the heart of your playing, and for me, is always the deciding factor in buying a guitar.
I can imagine (although I must state having no experince with them at all) that the necks on the EB/MM and JPM are VERY similar.
I can't see him changing his neck shape after years with Ibanez and a guitar he was comfortable with.

Your next consideration has to be build quality, and let me assure you, EB/MM shine very brightly in this area, you will get a very well crafted instrument.

Next...sound.
You've heard him playing it with DT and G3 (I presume) so you know it ain't too far away from his older JPM era sound (although amp settings have to be taken into consideration with this, but either way, the pup's are quality).

Hardware....
Pretty much an even keel with most top end guitars, except for the trem (not a quality issue, but more a functionality issue)
JP's never been a big trem user, so I don't imagine you can batter the new trem like an Edge, but if that's not your bag then no problems.

If there is no way you can test drive it before purchase then I say find someone who offers a no quibbles exchange/refund poilcy.
But I just have this gut feeling that you won't be disappointed.

All the best with your purchase.

P.S. Guitarist gave it a pretty good review, but were disappointed with the output of the pups at lower volumes, and to quash any trem worries, they said it had a "great feel"

Steve
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P.S. Guitarist gave it a pretty good review, but were disappointed with the output of the pups at lower volumes, and to quash any trem worries, they said it had a "great feel"

Steve
Unfortunately I reckon "Guitarist", "review" and the phrase "trust them as far as I could through them" *all go together a little too easily
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post #14 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-05-2001, 08:26 PM
 
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See Below post (maybe I am in my own ways too)

(<I've edit/deleted this post because having re-read the thread I went way too far off topic, no doubt Vodka fuelled, > )

Cheers
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I'm sure these guys are great teachers and fine players, but I still reckon their priorities and mine when it comes to gear are waaaaaaaaay out of synch. I don't know, maybe I'm inheriting some of Jay's fierce independence when it comes to my opinions on gear and tone
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