Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: London, Essex, UK
I consider them to be different beasts all together. Like some have said on here before, until you regularly play or own an EBMM JPM, you cant comment. I play this one in my local store on a regular basis. Luckily my mate works there and he lets me play it all I like. The trem is suprisingly awesome for what it looks like. I love it to bits, but it is different.
As you said, the neck is slightly thicker, but I prefer it anyway. I found it to be very smooth with no lacquer or anything like that on it. I also much prefer the body shape, and it feels sooo much better, it just feels comfortable. But this may be different for someone else.
It all comes down to personal preference. The best thing to do is to play both and work it out yourself. The EBMM JPM may also be easier to get hold of.
A few other guys on here that have owned/own an EBMM JPM will comment on it. Do a forum search also.
Gary - The.Godfather