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Hopefully my last NGD. So i bought a musicman JPX a few months back and although i loved the finish something was just off about the sound for me. Very dark, low mid focused. I was constantly making sure that my tone knob was indeed on 10.
I lusted after a blue j custom but the price was too high! Suddenly, Friday i realized Ikebe Gakki was having a one day mega sale on saturday! Early the next morning I dragged my heavy jpx in case down to Ikebe in Shibuya. (Dragging a giant and heavy hardshell case through the world's busiest station and crossing is not fun folks). I was turned away from a few guitar shops with lowball offers. Finally i found one that offered to buy my JPX at a good price. I rushed to Ikebe and there she was! After playing it i knew i had to have it!
So today is Sunday, and I'm playing my new guitar nailing some early petrucci tones! I believe this will be my final guitar. I've debated on selling my 8420ZD, but i think i'll hang onto it for now.
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Are bkps really worth the cost? Theyre selling a j custom with bkps and a 3 way switch for a 1,000 dollar upcharge here.
If you're always looking for ways to improve your tone, then why not? I wouldn't combine BK's and basswood, but since you have the RG8420 with Duncans, give them a try.
 

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Hopefully my last NGD. So i bought a musicman JPX a few months back and although i loved the finish something was just off about the sound for me. Very dark, low mid focused. I was constantly making sure that my tone knob was indeed on 10.
I lusted after a blue j custom but the price was too high! Suddenly, Friday i realized Ikebe Gakki was having a one day mega sale on saturday! Early the next morning I dragged my heavy jpx in case down to Ikebe in Shibuya. (Dragging a giant and heavy hardshell case through the world's busiest station and crossing is not fun folks). I was turned away from a few guitar shops with lowball offers. Finally i found one that offered to buy my JPX at a good price. I rushed to Ikebe and there she was! After playing it i knew i had to have it!
So today is Sunday, and I'm playing my new guitar nailing some early petrucci tones! I believe this will be my final guitar. I've debated on selling my 8420ZD, but i think i'll hang onto it for now.
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DUDE! Where in Shizuoka are you? I'm in Nagoya, we should hook up sometime and go guitar searching :D
 

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BKPs are INCREDIBLY expensive here AND I only know of one place in all of Japan authorized to sell them.
Its actually cheaper to buy from direct from bkp and have them shipped here. I dont think its worth the price. Over 4万円 if i recall correctly
 

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Its actually cheaper to buy from direct from bkp and have them shipped here. I dont think its worth the price. Over 4万円 if i recall correctly
Really? I remember seeing some dealer selling em for like 3万5千. Been awhile though, maybe they are more expensive now. I'd rather get Carvin pickups anyway, cheaper and they sound GREAT :)
 
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