Hey everyone! I'm new to the forums, previously only lurked the threads. Anyway, I'm in the market for a new 7 string guitar, but sadly I do not have the luxury of trying out the guitars I'm interested in. Alas, I have come to the sanctuary of 7 string guitars to ask for your feedback on said instruments! Currently, I am torn between the 3 guitars shown in the tittle. Sterling JP-70: Sterling by Music Man 7-String Electric Guitar Trans Purple Burst | Musician's Friend Ibanez Iron Label RGIR27FE: Ibanez Iron Label RGIR27FE 7-String Electric Guitar with EMG Pickups Black | Musician's Friend Jackson SLATTXMGQ3: Jackson SLATTXMGQ3-7 String Electric Guitar | Musician's Friend To clear up, I'm not asking for a "depends on the type of bridge you want" or "passive vs active" debate. While the most important thing to me would be the bridge being fixed, I have no issues with the Sterling because I will mod it with a Tremol-No. I believe the EMG pick-ups would suit my playing style just fine and would probably switch out the pups on the Sterling eventually. What I'm really looking for is how do these guitars compete quality wise, and which one is generally the best bang for the buck. I was a bit concerned over the Ibanez because I've read the fretwork is bad and they have sharp edges, but also the nitro wizard neck sounds like it's amazing. I've read the JP-70 has tuning stability issues, but I guess that will get sorted out if I just block the trem. The Jackson-- I've heard nothing about the Jackson, no good reviews on it. SO YEAH! What do you guys think I should get? I'M OPEN TO OTHER GUITAR SUGGESTIONS WITHIN THE SAME PRICE RANGES.