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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 09-16-2002, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Just what sets a JPM apart?

Did Petrucci do the same thing Vai did? They're not my style visually and look rather plain... are there some super awesome secrets under the surface?

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Well, I'll assume you're referring to the Ibanez JPM - if I'm wrong - sorry. However, plain is the last word I'd use to describe the way they look. Gaudy is how many folks refer to them with the Picasso design and all.

Other than its appearance, it is really a simple guitar. 3-way switch, some nice Dimarzios and the lo-pros and that's pretty much it. It has a nice neck shape, but that doesn't make it extraordinarily unique. The main thing that sets it apart for me is something very simple - the knob layout. I love having the switch out of the way and I prefer the 3-way toggle over the usual pickup switches. But other than that, nothing special under the surface.

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Well seeing as this was posted in the "Non-Ibanez brand" section, I'll assume it's to do with the EBMM JP model rather than the Ibanez JPM.

But if AlexBHome would clarify which Petrucci guitar he's on about it'd be cool and I or one of the other mods will make sure this topic ends up in the right place
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After playing the EBMM JPM, I think they really took it to the next level.

The piezo pick up is sweet, and the neck is awesome.

THe only thing I don't care for is the neck pup.
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Jono makes a good point that this was posted in the non-Ibanez brand section. But what did Vai do with Ernie Ball or what do you mean that JP did the same thing as Vai? Sorry - I'm just confused as to what the question really is about.

If it's about the EB model, then the main differences between his older Ibanez models and the new EB models are #1 - the trem and #2 - the piezo addition. The Dimarzios have been hot-rodded a little more, but there isn't a huge difference. Output options are great for the piezo/magnetic PU's. You can go with two mono cables or with one stereo. The neck finish is awesome, but many have found the neck to be a little small. It's a little smaller than how I would custom make one, but it still plays very easily. The 7-string is by far my favorite - it's just perfect for me.
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a lot of stuff sets it apart.

* Cosmetically, the paint job is quite unusual. The big JP inlays are a bit different. The scoop on the lower bout is unusual also.

* In terms of play- it's not that unusual. It plays like any other EB/MM. Which means- if you like EB/MMs, then you'll like it. It has the trademark eeny-weeny tiny neck with the 3x3 tuner setup. It's got a pretty standard non-locking trem and DiMarzio pickups. So, if the question is What sets it apart from other EB/MM guitars, the answer is, the pickups and cosmetics. If the question is What sets it apart from Ibanez guitars, the answer is, cosmetics, and the neck profile.

The only warning I issue is that anyone with really big hands (such as myself) may experience cramps while playing on that tiny neck.
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I must be blind, thanks for clarifying... I'm indeed referring to the Ibanez JPM. Never been good at filing, myself
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with the 3x3 tuner setup.
The 6-string is actually 4+2 (7-string=5+2), as is the norm with EB/MMs
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I must be blind, thanks for clarifying... I'm indeed referring to the Ibanez JPM. Never been good at filing, myself
OK topic moved to the "Other Ibanez Guitars" forum
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6100 series frets as well, that, to me, makes a diff.

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kinda sad, tho. i would have liked to had seen the JPM100 with a doulbe edge setup and a flip flop picasso. i would've gave well more than the EBMM to had that.


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this question has proly been answerd but here goes...

so why did JP switch from ibanez to ernie ball?
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Re: this question has proly been answerd but here goes...

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so why did JP switch from ibanez to ernie ball?
Educated Guess #1: $$$$$$$$$$
Educated Guess #2: "My hero plays EB/MM...I want to be JUST LIKE HIM. I want it in blue too."
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Educated Guess #3 : They're market a 6 and 7 string, I'll sell more guitars, and all my fans will buy the new model!

Educated Guess #4 : Camo was a mistake and they aren't selling, what was I thinking, maybe it's time to bail!

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Educated Guess #5: It's better to be a big fish in a small pond... higher clout means more say in the design (newly designed bridge w/ piezos, tweaked pickups, body design, etc.)

Educated Guess #6: Smaller company and production lines equal a higher quality guitar.

Educated Guess #7: At the very least it'll piss Kevan off to the degree that the subject will still get to him nearly two years later.
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