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New Killer Jackson Guitar, waiting for me in Oz

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Toryglen-boy, 25 May 2006.

  1. Toryglen-boy

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    just thought i would post a pic of my Jackson bought in the USA, and shipped to Australia for when i get there in a couple of weeks, its one fo the rare Grover Jackson models made for the Japanese market, and quite rare, Should compliment my Jem 7V quite nice ;)

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  2. SidewinderINC

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    SidewinderINC no likey :(

    dont like the shape or colour of that one i'm afraid, shame because the JEM is such a beauty.
     
  3. Toryglen-boy

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    thats ok mate, each to thier own!!

    its the colour that i really like !!

    oh ... and the Dimebag bridge pickup, and stacked JB hotrail

    :p
     
  4. SidewinderINC

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    heh, a nice set of pups in there i have to say.

    i cant wait to get my guitar back on the road so to speak, Dimarzio D Sonic and PAF Joe in it. then i'll be having my 3rd guitar with an X2N in bridge and neck :eek:
     
  5. Toryglen-boy

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    i tried an X2N, i found it jsut tooooo much, great output, but if i had left it around the house, it would have ate the cat !!

    good for metal of all descriptions.
     
  6. sinister_stu

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    Not a fan either I'm afraid... I'm sure it'll sound great with those pickups in though and I like the finish on Jackson's, shame about the dot inlays. The Floyd Rose is more trouble than it's worth.

    I'd take a Gibson LP or SG over a jackson/LTD/Ibanez. As you say... each to their own.
     
  7. Sic

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    great. now i want dairy milk. thanks. :rolleyes:

    nice guitar, some ballsy hardware you've got in there :)
     
  8. Hate

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    Is that a proper floyd or a jackson replica? if its a replica you're better off blocking it, they're terrible.
     
  9. riddlermarc

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    My DXMG has a "licensed" trem and it takes as much abuse as I can throw at it, Hammett-style! I suppose it's down to the setup.. if you can get it nicely balanced then you should be okay :)
     
  10. Hate

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    been there, done that with floyds, more trouble than they are worth imo.

    I used to have a couple of lo-pro ibanez's which were alright. I value the ability to use different tunings on stage without a seperate guitar for each.
     
  11. Toryglen-boy

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    probably a jackson JT floyd, i hear what your saying about them, but i am an old hand at setting up Floyds, if you take your time with them, they can be great
     
  12. riddlermarc

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    That's why I bought a fixed bridge guitar also, the best of both worlds :) TBH I've never broken a string on stage, and v.rarely at practise.. probably jinxed it now ;)
     
  13. Hate

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    a decent fender style trem for the occasional wobble is good, I just don't have the patience for using a full locker.

    Anyone tried the steinburger trems? my mates dad has some 80's yamaha RGX with a floyd you can screw solid! (so its not always floating). the steinburger trems also do this.
     
  14. Toryglen-boy

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    yeah, i have played Stienberger trems, very wierd feel to them, kinda ...well... spongey !!

    as for ordinary strat trems, they are probably the most awful devices ever created by man !!
     
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  15. SexyGreyFox

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    But it has worked and still works for well over 50 years.
    They weren't made to divebomb.
     
  16. Hate

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    hendrix managed it!
     
  17. SexyGreyFox

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    Not a good example because he was always out of tune live BUT Hank Marvin is the master of the Strat trem.