Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: The Netherlands
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.