Re: Going Nuts here, need some input
If you can play them both, that's what I'd do. If not, just get the Jem. The Petrucci is a great guitar, but the feel of the neck is different from a Jem feel. Not worse, just different. The piezos are great if you'll use them, if you won't there's absolutely no point in them. The Petrucci isn't a "far superior guitar" to the VSBL. I think you'd be happy owning either, but if you really want the VSBL you should play the Petrucci before letting the spec sheet make your decision for you.