#1
hello all.....well this summer im working for a machine/ steel shop, i have been working there every summer for the past 5 years, and the boss has given me a raise to 10 bucks an hour. i will be workin about 40-50 hours a week, so i will be making quite a bit of money. i have been wanting a new guitar for about 3 years now and finally will have the money to get a nice one. so i have narrowed it down to 3 guitars...

ibanez s5470

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-S5470-Electric-Guitar?sku=518112

ibanez sv5470

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-SV5470-Electric-Guitar?sku=518114

...or save an extra $500 and get the musicman john petrucci signature w/ piezo

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Ernie-Ball-MusicMan-Petrucci-Guitar-Piezo-Match-HS_W0QQitemZ290225257548QQihZ019QQcategoryZ2384QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


i have played both ibanez's but not the musicman, no one around here carries it so i would have to order it, but everyoone says its the sh*t, and have seen demos of it on youtube. so anyone have pros/ cons about these guitars? anyone own one of these? any suggestions?

thanks
#2
Get a used JEM like i did
=D
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
#3
save up 4 a new JEM
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Jay Turser Warlock
Baraccuda Strat
Takamine EG523SC
Samick Acoustic
Vox AD50VT
Boss DS-1
Boss CS-3
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
#4
OK, to me, the second Ibanez looks alright, but it doesn't have a locking nut like the first. Honestly, I've played the JEM, and it's pretty cool. I assume you are playing metal because of the locking trem, and the first guitar looks like a coffee table, so that's out in my mind. Anyway, I'm not very helpful, because I think the first two are tolerable at best, and the music man just looks like hell. like, really bad. Anway, if you like Ibanez, they make some good guitars, and I think the JEM is one of the better ones. HOnestly I wouldn't pay 1700 bucks for any of those. my opinion.
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#5
Uh be sure to try the JP. Amazing guitar but some people don't like the neck because it's too thin and it pretty much sounds like an Ibanez RG since its body's made of basswood.
My gear:
-Ibanez JS 6000 Custom w/ 11-48 gauge
-Ibanez FGM 400BB w/ 10-46 gauge
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-Morley Wah/Volume Pro Series II
-Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer
-Gator G-Bus 8
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