How Jumbo are Jumbo frets?
I should know this after all these years, but I was just plunking away on my 2550 the other day and noticed that while it had wider frets, I didn't think they were all that tall. My fingertips easily come in contact with the fingerboard. They're taller than, say, my import guitars, but actually not by much. I've got some other guitars that proclaim Jumbo frets as well: USA Deans, USA Jacksons, and a Fender Malmsteen. The most consistent with each other are the jumbo frets on the Jacksons...they are wider, and considerably taller. I don't get much contact with the fingerboard. The Malmsteen sig appears to have the same frets, and combined with scalloping, it makes them feel even larger. The Deans have similar frets to each other, yet still a bit taller than my Ibanez.
I haven't played a lot of Prestige guitars, but did pluck away on a J-Custom a few months ago...now those frets were jumbo. Could have been stainless as well, but who knows.
Are the jumbo frets the same size across Ibanez lines?...or at least the Japanese made ones? In any case, they just don't seem as jumbo as the other brands I mentioned. Any thoughts?