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    JP15 vs Majesty

    I'm considering adding a guitar to the herd to back up my Gamechanger HSHP.

    Must have a piezo, which really limits my options.

    Can you guys compare/contrast the JP15 and the Majesty? I'm really into more vintage sounding guitars and wonder how either one of those might fit in. Really more interested in the tonal characteristics vs the aesthetics.

    By way of comparison, I have an Armada that I just love the tone of and also the before mentioned GC HSHP which I prefer more of the parallel and single coil sounds.
    Guitarist, Keyboardist, owner of the Academy of Noise and the Red Door Studio.
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    Armada, Gamechanger reflex, Y2D, JP6,, 25th Anniversary Reflex
    3 Stratocasters, RG3120, Variax, Stingray Bass.

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    None of the two are vintage sounding for sure =D

    JPXI Cardinal Red G57082
    JP12 Cherry Sugar G59225
    JP12 7 Cardinal Red F29322
    MAJESTY Glacial Frost M08083
    MAJESTY Ferrari Rosso M07113
    ARTISAN MAJESTY 7 Rosso M04775
    NOMAC MAJESTY Timeworn Matte Silver M06246
    MAJESTY Charred Silver Sparkle M08237
    MAJESTY Dargie 3 M08360

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    Yeah, I have both and neither are 'vintage' sounding.

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    Sonically are they much different?
    Guitarist, Keyboardist, owner of the Academy of Noise and the Red Door Studio.
    Kansastribute.com

    Armada, Gamechanger reflex, Y2D, JP6,, 25th Anniversary Reflex
    3 Stratocasters, RG3120, Variax, Stingray Bass.

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    I guess we’re all different in age and preferences but I need to ask what’s vintage for you?

    The most vintage sounding EBMM to me is probably the Cutlass. I love Music Man guitars but I would never consider any of my guitars sounding ’vintage’, and the JPs are likely the least vintage of EBMMs (high output, fast/slim necks, active sircits, piezo and so on).

    Happy hunting though!

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    I have an early JP-6 and a Y2D. I wouldn't call either one of those vintage either, although the Y2D can cover a lot of ground.

    Don't get hung up on the vintage label. I'm really just wondering, for those of you that own both a Majesty and JP15, what are the sonic differences?
    Guitarist, Keyboardist, owner of the Academy of Noise and the Red Door Studio.
    Kansastribute.com

    Armada, Gamechanger reflex, Y2D, JP6,, 25th Anniversary Reflex
    3 Stratocasters, RG3120, Variax, Stingray Bass.

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    Certainly not much different, if any different at all. Go with what you like the most, you won't be disappointed. Worst case scenario you change pickups.

    JPXI Cardinal Red G57082
    JP12 Cherry Sugar G59225
    JP12 7 Cardinal Red F29322
    MAJESTY Glacial Frost M08083
    MAJESTY Ferrari Rosso M07113
    ARTISAN MAJESTY 7 Rosso M04775
    NOMAC MAJESTY Timeworn Matte Silver M06246
    MAJESTY Charred Silver Sparkle M08237
    MAJESTY Dargie 3 M08360

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    I have the JP15 and it's one of the best playing guitars I've had the pleasure of playing but vintage sounding it is not. I did not get along well with the DiMarzio Illuminators though. They are currently being swapped out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordRiffenstein View Post
    I have the JP15 and it's one of the best playing guitars I've had the pleasure of playing but vintage sounding it is not. I did not get along well with the DiMarzio Illuminators though. They are currently being swapped out.
    What are you going to replace the Illuminators with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ieso View Post
    What are you going to replace the Illuminators with?
    I'm going with the Crunchlab and Liquifire. I have a JP6 and love the way it sounds. It's mostly the bridge Illuminator I didn't like, the neck was actually pretty sweet. Bridge has this upper mid thing going on that I don't dig with any of my amps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordRiffenstein View Post
    I have the JP15 and it's one of the best playing guitars I've had the pleasure of playing but vintage sounding it is not. I did not get along well with the DiMarzio Illuminators though. They are currently being swapped out.
    If you want to sell the Illuminators let me know =)

    JPXI Cardinal Red G57082
    JP12 Cherry Sugar G59225
    JP12 7 Cardinal Red F29322
    MAJESTY Glacial Frost M08083
    MAJESTY Ferrari Rosso M07113
    ARTISAN MAJESTY 7 Rosso M04775
    NOMAC MAJESTY Timeworn Matte Silver M06246
    MAJESTY Charred Silver Sparkle M08237
    MAJESTY Dargie 3 M08360

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