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Les Paul Vs John Petrruci, dilemma
playaxeman
Jul 17 2012, 11:51 AM
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Hi Gmc

I have a dilemma:

I am about to exchange my Gibson 'black beauty' Les Paul Custom Attached Image


for a musicman John Petrucci, full options Mystic Dream (with Piezo Dimarzio HH hard case)

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The LP is from 1986 my first good guitar the JP is from 2009.

I need to pay EUR 500,-- extra for this exchange.

What would be your choice?

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Robert

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Davenport
Jul 17 2012, 01:04 PM
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Keep the LP and save for the JP would be my choice smile.gif

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Jul 17 2012, 01:21 PM
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I like em both, I have no clue what the les paul is worth but I know that JP signature is a really
good guitar !

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Jul 17 2012, 02:46 PM
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Well I am not sure what your LP is worth but I know the Music Man JP goes used for about 883 euros in canada and new for about
1,500 euros so If you are trading your LP 500 euros seems a little much. But I have played the JP music man and it was an awesome guitar ! I was at a music store playing the humbuckers through a Mesa boogie Express 5:25 and the piezo through a Orange tiny terror and it sounded amazing smile.gif And the neck feels super nice.

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Gabriel Leopardi
Jul 17 2012, 02:51 PM
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Both a beautiful and different guitars... I would keep the les paul and get the other one, but it depends on you economical possibilities and also in what you want to play.

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Jul 17 2012, 03:16 PM
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Yes If I had the economical possibilities I would keep the LP


QUOTE (JesseJ @ Jul 17 2012, 03:46 PM) *
Well I am not sure what your LP is worth but I know the Music Man JP goes used for about 883 euros in canada and new for about
1,500 euros so If you are trading your LP 500 euros seems a little much. But I have played the JP music man and it was an awesome guitar ! I was at a music store playing the humbuckers through a Mesa boogie Express 5:25 and the piezo through a Orange tiny terror and it sounded amazing smile.gif And the neck feels super nice.


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Gabriel Leopardi
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QUOTE (playaxeman @ Jul 17 2012, 11:16 AM) *
Yes If I had the economical possibilities I would keep the LP



knowing this... I just can suggest that you go for what you really want to have. If your prefer the Music Man, go for it! wink.gif

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You have to go with your heart Robert ! smile.gif

P.S. Who else thought this thread title was comparing the real Petrucci vs the real Les Paul ?? laugh.gif

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Jul 17 2012, 05:21 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jul 17 2012, 05:32 PM) *
You have to go with your heart Robert ! smile.gif

P.S. Who else thought this thread title was comparing the real Petrucci vs the real Les Paul ?? laugh.gif


Yes laugh.gif

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 17 2012, 05:25 PM) *
knowing this... I just can suggest that you go for what you really want to have. If your prefer the Music Man, go for it! wink.gif



I have a Music man "Luke" that I like more than the LP.

I think the JP I will also like more than the LP,
I have always been wanting for a JP now I have a change by this deal. Buying 2 handed would cost me approx 1600-1800 Eur

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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jul 17 2012, 03:32 PM) *
P.S. Who else thought this thread title was comparing the real Petrucci vs the real Les Paul ?? laugh.gif

I did biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
Ok, this will sound very trivial but I would go for the guitar that feels and plays better, that suits your style more.. So it depends I guess tongue.gif

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QUOTE (Opetholic @ Jul 17 2012, 06:22 PM) *
I did biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
Ok, this will sound very trivial but I would go for the guitar that feels and plays better, that suits your style more.. So it depends I guess tongue.gif



Good point.

the JP neck I prefer more than the LP.

also + points for the MM JP:

Piezo, whammy bar, Dimarzio pick ups, Mystic dream finish (only this option is eur 450)

+ points for LP:
- The LP is equipped with a Roland Gr20 Guitar synth that I have to sell separatly. it's a LP Gibson, my first guitar (1986)

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Jul 17 2012, 07:46 PM
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I would keep such an old LP!! They are awesome!)

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One thing I'd seriously think about though is that the LP will probably hold it's price and increase in value more than the Petrucci. Sell something else instead like your car or your house biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (llibach @ Jul 17 2012, 09:20 PM) *
One thing I'd seriously think about though is that the LP will probably hold it's price and increase in value more than the Petrucci. Sell something else instead like your car or your house biggrin.gif


biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Yes you are right in fact is has increased in fact already.

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Jul 17 2012, 09:04 PM
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I'd hold out. Keep your Les Paul.

If you can, save a little bit of change here and there for that JP.

It might have just been me, but those images didn't show the guitar like it was in such great condition. Maybe find one a little cheaper or in better condition?

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I would hold on to that LP if you like how it sounds!
JP guitar is very interesting indeed - but it is also a signature model. Maybe you can find a similar spec Music Man which is not signature model - it will probably cost less.

Its just me - I don't like the idea of those signature guitar unless you are a huge fan and would love to have it for that fact alone. smile.gif

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You might get regrets about that LP....besides i think it's weird you have to pay extra 500 for it ...no matter how good the JP is..

succes with it !

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Jo playaxeman, I now realize I live in the same town as you !!
BREDA ! I study Game architecture and design over there. awesum

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QUOTE (snackajacks @ Jul 17 2012, 10:44 PM) *
Jo playaxeman, I now realize I live in the same town as you !!
BREDA ! I study Game architecture and design over there. awesum


He how very cool is that.

I studied business informatics there ( graduated in 2008)

QUOTE (Bossie @ Jul 17 2012, 10:26 PM) *
You might get regrets about that LP....besides i think it's weird you have to pay extra 500 for it ...no matter how good the JP is..

succes with it !



Maybe you are right about that 500 eur it is to much

QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Jul 17 2012, 10:19 PM) *
I would hold on to that LP if you like how it sounds!
JP guitar is very interesting indeed - but it is also a signature model. Maybe you can find a similar spec Music Man which is not signature model - it will probably cost less.

Its just me - I don't like the idea of those signature guitar unless you are a huge fan and would love to have it for that fact alone. smile.gif



Music man only ha ssignature models: JP, Lukather, Morse, Lee, EvH etc. But I can also trade with a EvH quilted music man with paying 400 eur and a JP6 colour gray and same options but more chips and dips without paying cash.

the GMC community are LP lover the votes to keep the LP are in favour : maybe i will take that advice

QUOTE (TreyDeschamp @ Jul 17 2012, 10:04 PM) *
I'd hold out. Keep your Les Paul.

If you can, save a little bit of change here and there for that JP.

It might have just been me, but those images didn't show the guitar like it was in such great condition. Maybe find one a little cheaper or in better condition?


I have seen the guitar and it in good / almost mind condition just 2 tiny chips.

QUOTE (Max Sokolov @ Jul 17 2012, 08:46 PM) *
I would keep such an old LP!! They are awesome!)


Yes they are

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Here's another great option after you saved some cash....great stuff !!

http://www.sterlingbymusicman.com/jp-guitars

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