Jackson Performer PS-4

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Jackson

Description Black finish. 24 frets. Floyd Rose trem. Reverse headstock.
Posted By Christopher Staggs (21)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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Overall Rating: 4.5 (of 5)
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On 11/16/2008, William Person (4) posted:
Overall Rating:
I chose it over a $400 ESP LTD Alexi Laiho-200 if somthing happened to it i would buy another one if i had the money
Price: $500.00 (new)
Where Obtained: music123.com
Features:
Its awesome but has a licensed tremelo which isnt as good as the original floyd rose. 24 frets duncan design humbuckers alder body rosewood fretboard
Playability:
If you are looking to play thrash metal its perfect (if the amp delivers). Feels great when playing but the input jack is in the way if you're sitting down.
Sound Quality:
I only have a small 10-watt amp but i just set the bass down all the way and the treble up to get a thrash metal sound.
Durability:
Its good for now, ive had it since january 2008, its my second guitar
On 11/18/2001, Ilia Assafiev (144) posted:
Overall Rating:
This was a guitar that I've wanted ever since I found out what an electric guitar is all about. Its price range, considering the features and playability, is almost unbeatable. Although it would be nice to have a neck-through-body construction, that's usually a couple $100 to add to the bottom line, which wasn't something I wanted to do at the time I got this guitar. Overall, even with all its shortcomings, I love this instrument; it's definitely one of the better ones I've ever played.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $420.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Music Center
Features:
24 frets, 6 strings, rosewood fingerboard, bolt-on neck, HSH Jackson pickups, transparent blue finish, Floyd Rose-liscenced double-locking trem, locking tuners.
Playability:
The action is difficult to adjust, especially after restringing; part of the problem is the bridge (an original floyd rose usually solves the problem). The frets are medium size, but it's been just enough for me. The neck is extremely thin (unlike Gibsons, PRS, etc), suited best for lead playing, and jazzy rhythms involving complicated chord substitution can be a pain in the neck. I had to replace most of the electronics (except pickups) because initially volume and tone knobs were making unnecessary noise and weren't adjusting evenly, but replacing them fixed the problem.
Sound Quality:
I've played this guitar through everything from Peavy to Mesa to Marshalls, but my amp of choice Crate GFX112. I also use a BOSS Metalzone distortion pedal and a ZOOM GFX707 effects processor. I play metal on my free time, and this guitar is best for this type of music. However, when I play with other people and something jazzy happens, I kick in the neck pickup for a warm, clean sound suitable for light rhythm and non-distorted leads. The single coil is great for reggae and ska rhythm playing, although the signal isn't very strong. The neck pickup is extremely deep, while the bridge humbucker has a lot of high end. I've had no unwanted noise or feedback, except when I was having trouble with the volume control. The only addition I would make to this guitar is a Seymour-Duncan SH12 at the bridge, just for kicks, but if I were to invest in an expensive pickup, I'd put it on a new guitar all together. When your amp is large enough and properly miked, works well in both studio and live settings. Although I'd rather play something with an ebony fretboard on stage, that's just a matter of preference.
Durability:
I really don't have basis for comments regarding climate and temperature changes and such, but I've had no problem with transportion, and never once did the guitar stop playing while i was on stage.
On 10/10/2000, Christopher Staggs (21) posted:
Overall Rating:
Good price.killer sound and playability.very cool looking.distinct.a rocker.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $319.00 (new)
Where Obtained: musicians friend
Features:
Us made.maple neck,popler body.24 fret,medium.6 strings. 5 way switch,volume,tone.h/s/h.passive electronics. high output p/u.doulble cutaway.double locking trem.non-locking tuners.
Playability:
Low action.no buzzzz.light and quick.