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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-17-2003, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need info on Petrucci's original custom USRG-like guitars

Hey guys,

I asked a similar question to this over on the Petrucci forum, but never received an answer. Does anyone know the specs on the prototype guitars that Petrucci played prior to getting his actual production JPM models made? I am wondering if his guitar were maple-capped alder, or basswood (or maybe something else). I'm thinking that the two guitars shown in his "Rock Discipline" video must have been prototype models, as that came out befor the JPM model was introduced... maybe I am wrong. I'm trying to figure out for certain if he used a production model USRG with a Humbucker From Hell and a Tone Zone in it (clearly seen in both guitars shown in "Rock Discipline"). I'm thinking that "Images And Words", "Live at the Marquee" and the "Rock Discipline" vid were all done with the same pups combo, but the guitar woods are still in question.

Thanks for any help you can provide,
Jeff
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-19-2003, 03:04 PM
 
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In the rock discipline video he states that all his custom guitars are basswood, just as the production JPMs were. The neck on his main axe was from a USA Custom as it states on the headstock. The body of that axe also has the holes still visible from the pickup rings which makes we think that the guitar was originally delivered with rings, and afterwards John decided that he wanted the pickups direct mounted and simply pulled them off, never bothering to fill the holes and refin over it. Pickup wise, I have no idea.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-19-2003, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Gresh,

Thanks a bunch. This was pointed out to me yesterday as well by the Petrucci website admin. I should've just watched the damn vid again instead of asking dumb questions I could've answered myself. Thanks again, dude. And the pickups were the HFH and Tone Zone on those two guitars according to everything I have read.

Later,
Jeff

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In the rock discipline video he states that all his custom guitars are basswood, just as the production JPMs were. The neck on his main axe was from a USA Custom as it states on the headstock. The body of that axe also has the holes still visible from the pickup rings which makes we think that the guitar was originally delivered with rings, and afterwards John decided that he wanted the pickups direct mounted and simply pulled them off, never bothering to fill the holes and refin over it. Pickup wise, I have no idea.
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