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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help me choose EBMM JP6 or Ibanez SV5470

Basically I will be using this guitar to do a lot of lead work, mostly stuff like Alexi Laiho, Gilbert, Vai etc.

I chose these two guitars for the following reasons:

Good access to upper frets
Flat, thin neck and fretboard
Simpler or easy to deal with trems, without a locking nut.
Unpainted\dry necks


Now here are my major concerns: One of my guitars is a Basswood body RG350, yes it's a cheap guitar and it sounds like s*** compared to my mahogany RGA. Does the JP6 suffer from this?

I hate middle pups, they get in the way, especially when inside picking, if anyone who has an SV can tell if the mid pup is recessed at all, does it get in the way?

I got a chance to play the JP6, it was only for a short time but liked it (need to go back there and try it again), my local store does not stock SV's so I will have to order one.

Any thought on what you like\dislike on these guitars are greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 07:33 PM
 
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Re: Help me choose EBMM JP6 or Ibanez SV5470

I never have a middle pickup get in the way?!
I would say if you can, try and play both before you buy. However if it is impossible then I might go with the Jp6 since it has piezo, 24(not 25) frets and comes with some sweet colors.
The SV5470 is a sweet guitar though, and it is more affordable so it really hard to say. As for the basswood it is probably just the quality of the basswood on the rg350, my friend's basswood on his rg350 feels and sounds like plywood.

oh and pickups for the rg350 for sure, for the SV I would probably get real dimarzio's even though I don't know how the stock ones sound like, the JP6 have real dimarzios

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post #3 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 11:06 PM
 
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Re: Help me choose EBMM JP6 or Ibanez SV5470

well stardard jp6s dont have piezo, neother do they have 25 frets
Id go for the sv, but as youve already been tod try to mplay them both
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Re: Help me choose EBMM JP6 or Ibanez SV5470

I meant 24 and I didn't know they all didnt have piezo
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post #5 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 11:27 PM
 
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Re: Help me choose EBMM JP6 or Ibanez SV5470

hmm.... they're both good axe's but different beasts.
I only have an S5470 and assuming the construction between that and an SV5470 are similar, they're really light guitars; I bet the SV is even lighter from the lack of ZR II bridge. Most of my axe's have middle pups and they've never been in the way, but that's just me.
I've also played numerous JP6's at stores [with and without piezo's] and they feel "small" and balanced. Not necessarily a bad thing either; just different. The stock pups on the JP's are awesome as well. I really doubt the basswood used on these JP's are in the same grade as your RG350...
Neck profiles are obviously different; JP6's being "rounder" than the flatter Wizard Prestige. Both are really silky smooth necks though. The question really is: feel of birdseye maple neck vs 5-piece maple/walnut construction.
Hopefully you can come across with an SV locally... i've only came across a few...

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Re: Help me choose EBMM JP6 or Ibanez SV5470

And another reply you already thought of:

Quality prize goes to the EBMM, I have yet to find a guitar with a stiff construction like those. they really resonate well.

NeckAward goes to the ibanez, the EBMM neck is a little rounder and fatter

Don't worry too much about the neck pickups, you can always take them out, or screw them down as far as possible, in which position they shouldn't matter to your picking anymore.

Pickups should be replaced on all ibanez models, if not featured with original manufacturers pickups ( dimarzio, emg, whatever ). Stock ibanez pickups are not bad, but lack dimension when compared to, for instance, dimarzio's

Fret access is excellent on both guitars

My vote would be the EBMM, if you can spare the money.
I have yet to come across a guitar that resonates so well, has such a high quality feel and can be set up as nice as this one.

but indeed,... try to play both and see what YOU like.
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post #7 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Help me choose EBMM JP6 or Ibanez SV5470

Thanks for the input guys, there is only about $200-$300 difference in price between the two (Canadian prices). Knowing that, does that change your opinion at all? Especially since a pup swap will increase the overall cost of the SV.

What is the hard shell case like for the JP6? Is it molded like the j-craft ones?
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Re: Help me choose EBMM JP6 or Ibanez SV5470

Does the SV suffer from the same sustain problem that afflicts the S5470?

If so...I'd stay away from it.
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Re: Help me choose EBMM JP6 or Ibanez SV5470

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Thanks for the input guys, there is only about $200-$300 difference in price between the two (Canadian prices). Knowing that, does that change your opinion at all? Especially since a pup swap will increase the overall cost of the SV.

What is the hard shell case like for the JP6? Is it molded like the j-craft ones?
Yes it does, go with the EBMM if it's only 200/300 difference
I can't comment on the case, only seen the gigbags ( which are very small and handy! )
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Re: Help me choose EBMM JP6 or Ibanez SV5470

"Does the SV suffer from the same sustain problem that afflicts the S5470?"

Yes it does.

This is an old thread but though i would chime in since I have both - JP6 and SV5470. The JP6 is a much better quality guitar in build and performance.
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Re: Help me choose EBMM JP6 or Ibanez SV5470

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Thanks for the input guys, there is only about $200-$300 difference in price between the two (Canadian prices). Knowing that, does that change your opinion at all? Especially since a pup swap will increase the overall cost of the SV.

What is the hard shell case like for the JP6? Is it molded like the j-craft ones?
Having four myself including a 7-string and a BFR, I am obviously going to speak highly of the Music Man JP models. If you can get one with a piezo, I would highly recommend this. If you also shop around and are willing to buy a pre-owned guitar you may be able to pick up a BFR for the price of a non-BFR model. The build qualities are all exceptional especially as it relates to the fretwork, the trem and the pickups. My only intial concern was the location of the pickup selector as it's quite close to the strings.

Since 2008, the JP cases on the non BFR models are of the molded variety with the form fitting padding for the JP bodies. I can't comment on all BFR models, but mine is a Koa BFR and it came in a G&G style case.

I cannot comment on the Ibanez. I'm sure it is an exceptional guitar as well.
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Re: Help me choose EBMM JP6 or Ibanez SV5470

Unless you have a 24 hs day guitar tech and will buy at least 2,forget about musicman.
Trem is always out of tune cause there isn't a locking nut.
It'll drives you crazy.
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Unless you have a 24 hs day guitar tech and will buy at least 2,forget about musicman.
Trem is always out of tune cause there isn't a locking nut.
It'll drives you crazy.
They have locking tuners.
I've seen people make Carvin guitars with an OFR with no locking nut, just locking tuners, and they say it stays in tune.
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They have locking tuners.
I've seen people make Carvin guitars with an OFR with no locking nut, just locking tuners, and they say it stays in tune.
Try it and you'll see.
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Try it and you'll see.
I don't have to try any of them. People tell me they stay in tune. I watch John Pretucci playing live and he uses with (dives and pulls) and he doesn't go out of tune.

Where do you get the basis for your judgments? You really think Musicman would make a floating trem that would not stay in tune? You really think John Petrucci would use these guitars if the trem didn't stay in tune?

Please point out some videos or examples of people using the JP musicman trems and not staying in tune, otherwise, please stop posting.
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