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  1. #1

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    Ernie Ball Music Man JP12 Petrucci

    I know there were a couple of pics from NAMM, but here it is:


    • Body Wood: Basswood with maple top and mahogany Tone Block
    • Body Finish: High gloss polyester
    • Body Colors: Cherry Sugar
    • Bridge: Custom John Petrucci Music Man Piezo floating tremolo, made of chrome plated, hardened steel with solid steel saddles.
    • Scale Length: 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
    • Neck Radius: 20" (50.8 cm)
    • Headstock Size: JP12 6: 20" (50.8 cm)
    • JP12 7: Only 6-7/8" (17.5 cm) long
    • Frets:2 4 - Medium Jumbo profile, Stainless Steel
    • Neck Width: JP12 6: 1-11/16" (43.0 mm) at nut, 2-1/4" (57.2 mm) at last fret
    • JP12 7 : 1-7/8" (47.6 mm) at nut, 2-7/16" (61.9 mm) at last fret
    • Neck Wood: Select mahogany
    • Fingerboard: Ebony
    • Fret Markers: Custom JP12 Inlays
    • Neck Finish: High gloss polyester
    • Neck Colors: Color matches body
    • Tuning Machines: Schaller M6-IND locking with pearl buttons
    • Truss Rod: Adjustable - no component or string removal
    • Neck Attachment :5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
    • Electronic Shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum control cover
    • Controls: 500kohm volume and tone - .022F tone capacitor
    • Switching: 3-way toggle pickup selector, with custom center position configuration; 3-way toggle piezo/magnetic selector
    • Pickups: HH - 1 DiMarzio Liquifire - neck; 1 DiMarzio Crunch Lab – bridge; Piezo bridge pickup
    • Left Handed: No
    • Strings:J P12 6: 9p-11p-16p-26w-36w-46w (RPS Hybrid Slinkys #2241)
    • JP12 7: 9p-11p-16p-26w-36w-46w-56w (Custom RPS Slinkys)

  2. #2

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    Maybe I'm being thick, but how is that in any way different from a normal JP6? The only thing I can see is the 'mahogany tone block' which I assume is some sort of insert around the bridge.
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  3. #3

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    It also has an ebony board and a mahogany neck. The JP6 has a rosewood board and a maple neck.
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    The only thing that really jumps out at me spec-wise is the JP12 has an ebony board, whereas the "old" ones are rosewood. The JP12 is a BFR though, so that really doesn't count.

    Edit: Sniped by Eric.

    Here are the two body shapes. I prefer the old style.

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    Also, it might just be the lighting, but it looks (in this pic anyway) like they may have painted the back of the neck. (If so, yuck...) I can't imagine that they would though, so it might just be Rich Corinthian Mahogany.

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    so they changed the top part to match the bottom.

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    Yep, the ebony board is really cool but I prefer the old body style over the X or BFR.....
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    I prefer the old shape, and they do in fact paint the necks on those.

    I just think it's funny that the JPs started looking more RG-like right when Ibanez released the RGD and started looking more EBMM-ish with a more JP-style control placement.
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