I chose this guitar because it was my DREAM guitar. If I had a custom built, it would be pointless because it would be a copy of the guitar I own now. My reasons for chosing this guitar are (A) traditional-style body (rides on your knee for propor playing) (B) Twin Jackson humbuckers and 3-way selector and (C) the reverse headsock, which to me makes more sense acouticly than a standard headtock. Shouldn't the lower-pitched strings be longer?
This is my favorite guitar and I'm honored to own and play this instrument
Price: $375.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Marion Music
Made in Japan, Alder body, American Maple neck, African Rosewood fingerboard, 22 extra-jumbo frets,6 string, tone, volume, and 3-way selector, H/H, Jackson Humbuckers, pasiive electronics, transparent black, reversed head DK-2 Dinky, Lisensed Floyd Rose Tremelo and locking nut , Jackson non-locking tuners.
I play classical music and metal solos. the neck wood is slippery-smooth like silk and the extra-jumbo frets are super-slippery and easy to dig in between. One the most playable guit-fiddles I've layed hands on. Nothing is wrong, everything is PERFECT.
No matter how crappy your amp is (and i've used some s--- amps), this guitar will give you the sound you need. This is because of the 3-way pickup mode selector on responsive tone knob.
It's a Jackson, so you know its reliable. locking not means you realy only need to tune it when you change the strings.....no, i'm SERIOUS!! You have to adjust the way the brige rides once in a while or if you swith to a different size string because different sizes put different tensions on the tremelo springs, so that's a bit of a pain.
Hardware and construction is rock-solid, except for the finish, which is a bit brittle and my Dink's finish has its share of nicks and cracks.
the only thing that you have to worry about is thick humidity (steamy florida summer mornings?) which has its consiquinces on strings and tuning, but that's universal on any guitar.
I chose this guitar because of price and playability, the retail price of this guitar is 1,095, i bought it through a musician's friend holiday season sale, it was 350 dollars.. so, i jumped on it.. I probably wouldn't buy this exact model again, i would buy another jackson. One of my favorite aspects is the pick-ups it came with, really clean and warm seymour duncan P/U's..
Model Year: 2000
Price: $350.00 (new)
Where Obtained: musician's friend
Japanese, maple neck, 24 jumbo frets, 7 string, 1 volume, 1 tone, 3 way switch, H/H, active pick-ups, Duncan Design pick-ups, solid finish, assasin style body, licensed floyd, locking tuners
My preferred action is metal, lead , soloist capabilities... i like the neck alot, I'm not much on 7 strings, I've owned 2, this being my second, the other was the fameous ibanez 7 string (rolls eyes).. Jackson makes a much better 7 string, guitar to, for that matter.. No flaws, great axe.
I use reverb, heavy distortion, delay, phaser, chorus, I'm currently on a Crate 50 watt. I'm a lead guitarist in a melodic metal band (alot of lead) The sound is very very nice, I take the effects off and play it alone on the amp with no effects to soup up the sound, and it's very very good.. Jackson has one of the best sounds i've ever heard.. It's comparitive to ESP and Rich customs. I'm currently looking at the Jackson DKMGT.. with the string thru tune-o-matic bridge for more comfort to the fingers.. 6 string model.. It is great for both the stage and the studio..
Yes, It stays in tune well, it does very well for long periods of time. The only time i mess with any settings is when tuning it and when putting new strings on it (trem springs and what not) the Knobs and controls are doing very good, it could use work on the knob design, i have to adjust the screws about once a month due to loose knobs. I've had it for a year, it did great in winter and summer as well, through the humidity and everything else.
My first guitar was a beat up old Lotus with EMG pickups. I purchased the Jackson as my first brand new guitar and was terribly dissapointed. While I owned it I used the Lotus about 90% of the time because it sounded and played so much better. I have since sold my Jackson and am looking for an ESP. My recommendation to anyone considering purchasing one of these is to go with an ESP or an Ibanez. I think you'd be much happier with your sub $300 guitar. I personally will never buy another Jackson.
Model Year: 1998
Price: $269.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
Made in korea it has a traditional Jackson PS body with a reversed headstock.
Neck needed major adjustment. Factory action and intonation settings were absolutely terrible.
Played through a small Kramer 25 watt amp and through a Marshall 80 watt 12" combo. The sound was very dissapointing, very flat and lacking warmth and the pickups were noisy. I wouldn't use this thing on stage or in a studio.
Very shabby construction and poor quality parts. One of the tuners as well as the input jack came loose within 3 weeks of receiving it. The back of the guitar also has some pretty weak plastic parts.
I chose this guitar because I like the all-black look, the feeling and playability and of course the sound. Its rather lightweight and a good guitar for all kinds of rock and metal. I use it on stage and at home.
Model Year: 1994
Price: $700.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Art of Sound, Cologne, Germany
The guitar was built in Japan, has 24 large frets, one volume and one tone knob and a 3-way-switch, two humbuckers, a floyd rose licensed trem and is black with black hardware.
The playability is very good, low action, a fast and not too thin neck. Fast licks go effortlessly on this guitar, whether its speed picking, tapping or sweeping.
The Dinky Rev. has a good overall sound. From clean to crunch to high gain, everythings possible except for a single coil sound. The sound ranges from bright to warm, easily adjustable with the volume and tone controls. I mostly play rock and metal and for that the guitar is the right thing.
The only thing that needs to be adjusted is the tuning when the strings get older. The black hardware tends to get a bit rusty, but thats no big deal. The Schaller security locks are the best strap-locks ever (though they were not the original strap-locks, I put them on).
The licensed floyd trem is pretty good, but I had to put a spring underneath the bar to keep it in position.
The guitar is reliable and stable.