NGD: Barolo Bliss

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After a long time away from the SS community, and long periods of inactivity I finally decided to get back into playing and re-dedicating myself to something that brings me joy. With that being said, I was finally able to buy a guitar I’d wanted since I first laid eyes on it almost a decade ago as a broke teen. To be exact, I found a picture of me with long hair playing one in August of 2011. It means a ton to finally be in a place where I can afford the things I love.. A 2013 Ernie Ball Music Man BFR JPX-7 in Barolo.

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A huge shout out to alex.winter.music (IG) for hooking me up with his. This particular X does have stainless steel frets, and the stock DiMarzio pickups have been replaced with a set of Seymour Duncan Alpha/Omegas.
 

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The greatest of all time. I've played a lot of nice 7 strings over the years, but the JPX is the only one I need to own.
 

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I’m in the same boat. Haven’t put too much time into playing, but want to get back to it in a big way, and dammit if this isn’t one of my grail guitars. HNGD!
 

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It means a ton to finally be in a place where I can afford the things I love..

That‘s so nice. Isn‘t it?
I was searching for a second hand jpx7 for years. JPs are simple not that common here in Europe…Something like 2 years ago I stumbled upon a jpx7 from the black sugar run. I actually would have preferred to get the regular jpx7 in barolo, but simply had to pull the trigger….
so I totally feel ya :cheers:
 

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The Alpha/Omega set are definitely more aggressive, more articulate, and tighter than the CL/LF. Also, I’m able to get a huge array of tones with the five-way.
 

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how does the glossy neck feel compared to the jp15?
 

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how does the glossy neck feel compared to the jp15?
Honestly, it’s not bad at all. I prefer the look of of an unfinished neck but it’s smooth. That being said, every MM that I’ve played with a painted neck almost never gets sticky.
 

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Glorious. Always wanted of these. Happy NGD! Color me jelly. :)
 

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That is my ultimate Petrucci----favorite model AND favorite finish! I don't really like most of the finishes on the EBMM models to be honest, but Barolo is killer. :cheers:

I also dig his Ibanez Picasso models, mostly for their finishes LOL. Fine guitars, but I can't really justify paying very large dollars for a nice Ibanez just because of a rare finish.
 


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