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Music Man John Petrucci 7
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Music Man John Petrucci 7
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Publié le 03/28/08 à 12:37
Jai had all dernirement loccasion replay on Music Man JP 6 and 7 Full Options. It is now a year since I played on two guitars luthier (Arnaud Qurey) and javoue have forgotten over time the sound of Petrucci. Jai could play them back home in excellent conditions to test my hardware and a good volume, and thus compare IMMEDIATE with my four guitars. APRS APRS EST this afternoon going to compare these guitars that jen came quil tell me that I really had to mail a notice.
Prtends I do not have innate knowledge or be inspired by God, but I think I have an exprience that allows me to objectively judge this guitar. I lai possde and now jai infinitely better.
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My advice is for both MODELS, 6 and 7 strings, and I spend every Mon lautre throughout my text.

They are CHARACTERISTICS (to fast):

- Basswood body amricain (basswood),
- Bolt Saddle amricain 24 boxes, 6 or 7 strings though sr
- Rosewood indonsien,
- Schaller M6 Mcaniques wraps,
- Vibrato with Fishman piezo transducer, mounted in a floating position.
- Di Marzio Pickups, DSonic in the bridge position, and modification of Air Norton in neck.

Aesthetics are many options on these guitars, namely the head painted body color, specially JP inlays bullets, and color, as Mystic Dream, which alone is worth around 400 euros. And there is the piezo sr (but I speak of the piezo MODELS, so good was, of course).

The two guitars I had had these options, except for colors, which taient Black Sparkle for the 6 strings, and Pearl redburst for 7 strings. These colors are not optional (at least, the Pearl redburst silent exit the MODEL on the market.

(4 / 10 for basswood body, options and Aesthetics)

UTILIZATION

This guitar is best known for be a comfort. It is true that it becomes aware that aisment tudie ergonomics is to optimize the ease and rapidity of the game&#39;s position micro switch is magntiques lgrement in rear from the standard position of the right hand, placing it really trs prt of the fingers for a quick handling.
I would even up the 7-string that is more comfortable than the 6 strings, because the thumb is better install, but it is a small dtail trs. The only default of the 7-string is my sense that the dimensions of bodies are not adapted to handle larger, a few boxes of the most acute sleeves are less easily playable on the MODEL 6-String because the wrist is sometimes touch the horn infrieure. The swtich of magntiques is also far more prt of the high E string. Be careful not to pull the strings too levs, unless you resize the nut, which for the Pipelines Limited 9-46 10-46, but no more (I j&#39;tais in EB 11-48). For me, my guitar did not return trs good agreement (especially the 6-string) I put it down to a bad cut the nut, and not wear the inserts of the bridge. Fishman vibrato is really excellent, its use is trs soft and comfortable, thanks a rod big and round, and SETTING THE hardness of his movement. His return is in a position to balance trs good, but if the nut is not perfect size, the agreement is not found. Too bad all the same, but only the amliorable, so not too bad ...

For now, you say that was okay. But I see is far from being finished.

For my part, my 6-string had a body in three parts, and my 7 in two parts, basswood Obviously. But I dernire jou Full Option which a silent (but really full: piezo, mystic dream, matching head, bullets JP), even when a body was in 6 parts ...! Well ... That alone, you feel right away that the guitar rsons little, and little comes out. In addition, a just gives the impression of playing on a Squier might have to pay 3400 Euros! So be careful when you buy a Music Man today. It is clear that the quality is infrieure she could be (I will not say that about my figure, who is 16 years old!) As given that the varnish is bone hard and architectural pais, it is clear the dlimitations body parts against the light (put your guitar in through a lamp and you will see: there are at least a line in the middle of the body, when there that both parties).
Overall, the handles are in good trs Music Man. They are of high quality is just rglent trs, and the woods are a good choice (I do not mean the jouabilit of this guitar, which is excellent). Only my opinion BMOL: rosewood, which is always trs complexion! Sometimes one would have to wonder if this is not to hide the fact that they use something other than rosewood (such as teak is a lot ... you know ...). But on Music Man, I can not imagine this, and I would trust them on this point.

L o I will find fault with is the choice really too conventional timber, which reflects the desire not too dpenser money in the Contents Premire, even if MODEL this is the most expensive of the range of Music Man. Also, the proliferation of Aesthetics and sound options (do not forget that the piezo side a small fortune), makes this guitar a marketing arsenal for all fans of John Petrucci.
I regret the use of a varnish compltement drive, which can crack in the heel (and for my part, it was split between the handle and the neck pickup), because it fails support LGERS movements of wood (because it is important to remember that wood lives and works, even if the guitar is finished). Linden wood is wet trs that sche bad, and works great. The hard coating can get beautiful effects trs ice, but they do not support any woodwork that is below.

(4 / 10 for usability, but the rest is really not worth the price.)

SOUNDS

Let us turn the question of sound. Unfortunately, the choice of lime is catastrophic for an electric guitar. And be aware that between Petrucci 7-string Full Option, and my Qurey Per Aude Arnaud Adama (read my opinion if you wish) which is a single instrument, Fully-made up of the beginning &#39; In the end, there is no diffrence in price: 3800 euros ... (It goes without saying that I am uncompromising when it comes to instruments such prices, and that j&#39;espre &#39;we will not reproach me! And that before the MODEL 7-string all options Exceeds 4500 euros! What nonsense!)
This guitar lacks everything that is in a good guitar sound rich in harmonics, a warm sound that makes its dynamic, powerful, alive, moving. A blank, a flat sound: the not so serious roundness, no percussion, and there is a low around 600 Hz, up to 1.5 kHz. Then, the harmonic is not rponse homogne prs (which does not mean INTERESTED) up 5.5 kHz. At least, linden is chosen trs dense (at least my two Petrucci I taient the era of very heavy guitar, far more onerous than those I have played dernirement), this that fast you did not treble.
But it&#39;s not a matter of spectrum. The timbre of the instrument is really cold and colorless particulire Triqui trs. And I mean empty, not amplified: Whereas it must be what is meant empty, we find both an amplified guitar in a good amp. And once amplified, the guitar does not render anything in particular. Low-mdiums are tufts, both the wood and also microphones trying somehow to amliorer things on a bad guitar sound. The high mdiums are hollow as I have said in speaking of the spectrum, and sharp incisive trs (indeed, there is that the guitar that comes out), but again without there is a good color harmony that is felt that a quality wood in his hands. In fact, it&#39;s just irrcuprable. Should keep the handle and change the essence of the wood body, they could at least have the dcence to the alder instead of basswood. T he t have a good guitar! What I say applies equally to the piezo, which, taken in itself, is a good Systm trs, even if I have a preferences for Graphtech, which is less mtallique and homogne rponses in its frequencies. But the fact that the body of the guitar is basswood gte any fawn is a good electronic could make a good guitar.

It&#39;s supposed to be a guitar made for playing mtal, but that price the vrit this guitar is made for nothing. At the same time, I understand the fact that you can Whereas trs well, because it is extremely rare to be able to compare in good conditions trs two musical instruments, and TRS is a well built instrument (a I do not question, except when you have a body into 6 parts, which is a shame that price vritable).

(2 / 10. Neither fact nor do ...)

OVERALL OPINION

I made this choice a certain era, and I do not regret having done so. C&#39;tait ncessaire probably a slap on the path that led me to make me an instrument rel upscale, which REALLY suits me 100%. But the exprience doing APRS have learned and understood how to listen to a guitar, why a guitar is made of a particular Manir, the importance of choice of each constituent of gasoline timber Systm guitar, thanks a patient and talented luthier, return these guitars for a few hours made me realize how little they are enjoyable to hear (and play with ... because I consquent think it is better to play an instrument less comfortable, but with which the sound that one gets us every time we Sidre endorses). Also, Music Man does not produce these guitars: a Silhouette is a good instrument trs (though its price is nine DLIR too!), Which is no less or more than a mtal Petrucci (the account I have the sound at least as mtal with my Silhouette!). And whether to take only the quality of Petrucci, I would say a good handle, excellent ergonomics, looks nice for a guitar with classical forms, a great vibrato and a piezo sensor that would work much better s&#39; Mount it n&#39;tait not on this guitar. I do not return to its default ...
I&#39;m not asking anyone to believe me. I think me, and I guess that&#39;s what everyone says. I do not prtention to change anyone mind. I speak mainly those who have questions that hsitent between this instrument and their own instruments. It seems to me that one must consider when considering dpenser such sums (especially when one turns to the new and you pay full price in stores franais) because it there are some great luthiers and ralisent an absolutely remarkable job (and I&#39;m not just talking of my own, even if before all others, I plbisciterais, because I know him well and I n &#39;I even knew anyone who could threaten the incredible quality of his work). At 3500 euros, you can have much better guitars than Petrucci Designed with better wood, a human relationship with someone you REALLY learn what a guitar, and finally, an instrument so and made for himself. I would not say it is priceless, because a one, but also aa tural value. So that I think Petrucci has only one price, surcrot unjustifiable, but no value.

(Overal rating: 2 / 10 ... because a MRIT do no better, given the rate of nine guitar!)
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