I started with a PRS Mira and while it played nicely, it kept feeling like it was going to slide off my lap to the right, just like Les Pauls do. It makes me feel uncomfortable.
Then I tried a Petrucci guitar. I'm not sure which model it was; maybe you can help me identify it. It had two outputs (one for Piezo), two switches, and three of the worst knobs I've ever used. They were like half normal height and domed on top. Really uncomfortable to use. The tremolo was half covered by a metal bar. Which one is that? That's the one I played.
Probably the best playing guitar I've ever played, with the possible exception of an EBMM Wolfgang (or maybe an EVH, I don't remember).
The action was perfect. It's one of those guitars that makes you a better player. Yeah, I know, poor is the craftsman who blames his tools or whatever. Nonsense. Certain skills require tools that allow for a certain level of precision. I can sweep with with a good 80-90% accuracy on a normal guitar. On this one it was like 95%.
But man the knobs sucked so bad
But the best part of the story is when I came home and played my old RT650, and it still played like a boss.
Those EBMM guitars are so unassuming. I'm not really crazy about the looks of them and I don't like the headstocks. But seriously, I think they are the best guitars I've ever played.
the metal bar you speak of is on every petrucci guitar. What type of fretboard it had? rosewood or ebony? Also what color?