Ernie Ball MusicMan Closest to Ibanez S Series?
So to make a long story short, my lead guitar player is finally graduating with his music degree. He is a very solid player, been playing 10+ years and has played nothing but Ibanez mainly, specifically an older S that he really loves.
His guitar teacher for the past 5 years plays nothing but Ernie Ball MusicMans. He has messed with a few different models that his teacher has had and really gotten a good vibe from them overall. For a graduation present, we want to get him a really nice MusicMan to go along with the S that he loves so much. (ill know our budget later, im not worried about that at the moment).
A few questions, first one being, what MusicMan model would be a smooth transition from S Prestige guitars? Second being, with the right pickups, do you think a MusicMan would sound good with my band? We are a metal band with "modern" metal tone for lack of a better description. You can check us out if you need a better description of our sound. He plays a Mesa Triple Rec through a Mesa 4x12 V30 setup.
Oh and PS, i think hes messed with the John Petrucci ones if that helps. I dont know half as much about EB guitars as i do Ibanez haha.