Music Man JPXII

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  1. jam3v

    jam3v wat

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    "The model is the video is finished in Cherry Sugar and has a basswood body, LiquiFire Crunch Lab pickups, an ebony fretboard and stainless steel frets. As the video will show you, there's a lot to see on this guitar -- including mono and stereo jacks and a magnetic switch."

    Love the SS frets - not too sure about the basswood body - even though the basswood MM uses sounds amazing...

    Being an owner of a JPX, I'm excited.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QCNjsggnA0

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    Adam Of Angels The GAS Man

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    Is there anything that differentiates this from the JPXI, other than the color?
     
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    The main differences I see are..

    Basswood body
    Color (obviously)
    Push-Pull Pot to split coils
     
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    dschonn Monolied Arts

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    damn coil splitting is really awesome, wish i´d have that on my jp6
     
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    DraggAmps SS.org Regular

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    Actually the JPXI has the push pull coil splitting tone pot too. The only difference is the basswood body instead of alder. I believe it still has the maple top and mahogany tone block too.
     
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    Philligan The White-Knuckler Contributor

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    This looks like the frets are jumbo as well as SS. With the 20" radius. Which is exactly what I was waiting for :wub:
     
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    The important difference between it and a JPXI is that I want one :lol:. The black was a big turn off.
     
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    lol. I can't wait to hear what the basswood sounds like with a mahogany neck and tone block. I love the way the Alder version sounds. I can't even play basswood guitars anymore because of it. Maybe this one will change my mind.

    I still really want a JPXI for the lack of chambering.
     
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    _MonSTeR_ SS.org Regular

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    Basswood, maple AND mahogany... So basically, it's made out of glue ;)
     
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    DavidLopezJr SS.org Regular

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    :lol:

    Anyone know of a guitar with similar wood specs to hear what it sounds like?
     
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    The JPX is basswood with a mahogany tone block and maple top.. wasn't that the case with the JPXI as well?
     
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    Invader 97.5 The Brodeo

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    Alder, not basswood. The only difference is the JPXI doesn't have the chambering.
     
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    noname222 Well-Known Member

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    I think all MM JP models with "Shield" inlay on 12th fret are Alder,and models with two triangles are Basswood.
     
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    Larrikin666 Deadite

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    Didn't they switch from jumbo frets on the JPX to medium on the JPXI? They need to go back to jumbo. That would be great.
     
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    There seems to be a lot of confusion around these models..

    Standard JP:
    Basswood body
    Unfinished Maple neck
    Rosewood Fingerboard
    Medium-jumbo frets
    15" Neck Radius

    BFR JP:
    Alder Body
    Mahogany Tone Block
    Figured Maple Top
    Finished Mahogany neck
    Rosewood Fingerboard (Ebony on some models, like KOA)
    Medium Jumbo Frets
    15" Neck Radius
    Contoured Lower Horn for better fret access
    Push-Pull pot to split coils

    JPX:
    Alder Body
    Maple Top
    Mahogany Tone Block
    Finished Mahogany Neck
    Ebony Fingerboard
    Jumbo Frets
    15" Neck Radius
    Chambered Body
    BLack hardware
    Both horns contoured

    JPXI:
    Alder Body
    Maple Top
    Mahogany Tone Block
    Finished Mahogany Neck
    Ebony Fingerboard
    Medium-Jumbo Frets
    20" Neck Radius
    both horns contoured
    Push-Pull pot to split coils

    JPXII:
    Same as JPXI, except
    Basswood body instead of Alder
    Stainless Steel Frets
     
  16. BucketheadRules

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    Really, there doesn't seem to be enough difference between these to justify all these new models. It's getting a bit cynical... another year, another new JP model that's basically the same as last year's one... the JPX was lovely, the XI and XII are just unneeded IMO.

    And they're all really expensive, but that's a rant for another day...
     
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    CloudAC Call me Charlie :)

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    I think i'd be incredibly satisfied if I owned any JP(insert roman numberal here)
     
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    SirMyghin The Dirt Guy Contributor

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    I hear some guy named Petrucci requests they make them for him ,so they do... :lol:
     
  19. 0 Xero 0

    0 Xero 0 SS.org Regular

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    Haha, touche! I'm actually really excited about the new one. Originally I planned on getting a dargy or tangerine/lava burst jp7 when I got one because I like basswood. However, the new jp has basswood and it has a flatter radius. That seems like a win to me.
     
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    Definitely agree that they're incredibly expensive, but having owned high end guitars from all the other top (mass market) manufacturers, I can tell you that they're worth the money. Even just the quality of the tone woods is so different from say, Ibanez.

    I don't agree that the differences are minor though. The chambering in the JPX makes a huge difference in its sound, which is why the JPXI doesn't have it (JP didn't think the chambering provided a tight enough sound). And the JPXII being basswood changes the tonal characteristics of that guitar completely.
     

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