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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-17-2014, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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NGD - Petrucci Content

I suppose its not technically a prestige but today I finally got that one guitar I'd wanted since the day I first saw it. Being a huge Petrucci and DT fan I'd wanted one of these ever since i'd first spotted one, but hadn't even had chance to play one let alone been offered the chance to buy one.

The thing plays amazingly, I also own an EBMM Petrucci 6 string and I'm having a hard time figuring out which I like best. I always figured the difference between his album sounds was down to amp choice but this is so much crunchier than the MusicMan model, sounding way more like the earlier albums.

A guy with a very enviable guitar collection offered it for sale and as soon as I saw it I had to go for it, as soon as I picked it up I knew i was going to take it home. The setup is top quality, it has barely any fret wear which is pretty good considering it is carrying a few battle scars. It's also nice to be getting re-acquainted with the lo pro again also, i'd almost forgot how much I loved that trem.

Anyway here's a quick iphone pic, the red looks quite pink in these buts its not very faded at all for the most part. Overall I'm absolutely buzzing, i can't imagine putting it down.

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-17-2014, 08:30 PM
 
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What a beauty! Always wanted one of those. I don't know why I didn't get one when they were being made.

Congrats!
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Nice!

I want one!

Enjoy!
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How's the fretwire?
Looks medium jumbo or even smaller.
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awesome axe, congratulations, ive always liked petruccis guitars, especially that P1
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Congratulations, really nice looking axe and it looks to be in great shape, although i don't like Petrucci at all i 've always liked his guitars, i would have gotten a MM JP6 if it weren't for that JP logo on the fretboard lol.

Anyway if i remember correctly this axe came with a Dimarzio pick up called Steve's special or something like that right? which i guess it was made with Steve Vai in mind but i don't remember Vai ever playing with that pup, so what was the deal with that?
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Sweet axe for sure... I've played a EBMM JP12 and it's pretty sweet as well.

Nice to have the best of both worlds....
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Frets feel pretty similar to JP6 apart from not quite as smooth as the stainless ones on the musicman. Size wise I'd guess they're about the same.

I actually wondered the same about the Steve's Special, I've never really heard of Vai using them but still just assumed they were made with him in mind lol. It seems quite different from crunch lab.

It does have a few marks on it which the photo has kinda glared out. The only one immediately noticeable on the front is in the black area above the pickups towards the top of the guitar, it's probably what you'd call players condition, but its been quite recently set up and whoever did it put a great job on it.

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The Steve's Special was named after the person that invented the pickup if I remember correctly, not Steve Vai.

The Air Norton is the neck pickup if I remember correctly.
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The Steve's Special was named after the person that invented the pickup if I remember correctly, not Steve Vai.
Aren' t Steve's Special actually 6-string version of Blaze pickups?
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Congrats! I always wanted a JP2 and a JP3!
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Frets feel pretty similar to JP6 apart from not quite as smooth as the stainless ones on the musicman. Size wise I'd guess they're about the same.
Ouch, this is my complain with my JP6... the frets are way too small to me. I prefer big jumbos.
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Aren' t Steve's Special actually 6-string version of Blaze pickups?
No, the Steve Special was actually considered the updated version of the Mega-Drive with the mids scooped a little more. The SS is the reason the Mega was pulled out of the production lineup.
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Congrats to a super cool guitar!

About the Steve's Special,
It has nothing to do with Steve Vai, it is named after the Steve that invented it (Steve Blucher). The special part of the name from it being different than most other high output pickups, boosted lows and highs and cut midrange making so it drive the amp different than most other high output pickups. Fantastic pickup, superb string separation when playing distorted chords. From what I have been told does it not have anything to do with the mega-drive or being a replacement for it. No matter what, a very cool pickup.

/Magnus
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Congrats to a super cool guitar!

About the Steve's Special,
It has nothing to do with Steve Vai, it is named after the Steve that invented it (Steve Blucher). The special part of the name from it being different than most other high output pickups, boosted lows and highs and cut midrange making so it drive the amp different than most other high output pickups. Fantastic pickup, superb string separation when playing distorted chords. From what I have been told does it not have anything to do with the mega-drive or being a replacement for it. No matter what, a very cool pickup.

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Thanks Magnus, now it makes perfect sense.
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