Well I honestly don't really care about the piezo. I just heard it plays like a dream and is one of ibby's best 7s. I spec'd out a carvin though and this is what I came up with:
I'm not sure if it will load for you guys, but it has a
- mahogany body
- walnut neck
- ebony board
- koa top
- floyd rose (for a tremel-no)
And some other small things and came to $1444. If carvins play well, it seems like a good deal, although I don't like being locked into one pickup choice very much and I'm not too crazy about them from reading the specs (and I'd really like the curly koa... but wouldn't we all xD ). Still, what do you think about that versus a JP7?