Gibson Vs. Jackson

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  1. standard man

    standard man Senior Member

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    I have a few Epiphones in my collection and was wondering how good would a Jackson Kelly be a good edition? I found one on the Bay for $450. I have also been looking at a Gibson Les Paul Studio. Which would be better. Please remember that I am only 12 and love playing metal music. All advice is appreciated.
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    Ty
     
  2. Mike's_LP

    Mike's_LP Senior Member

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    Do you play metal? Does the Jackson have a Floyd? There you go.
     
  3. The_Sentry

    The_Sentry Senior Member

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    Ty...

    I don't really even consider those the same....they're different animals....other than the fact that both have humbuckers in 'em...that's about it.

    You know...last year I drove across the US. I went through Nebraska. I think you outta go to that Guitar Center in Lincoln and try a few out....
     
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    If you want speed,get a jackson. If you want thick sound,get the studio and put emgs in it.
     
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    Mark H Senior Member

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    Man...My boy is 12, so here goes the dad thing!
    A Kelly for $450 may be junk?
    A floyd trem is the reason for a Jackson.
    I think that the Kelly is a crappy version of an Explorer.
    Get an Epi Explorer new for $400?
    Get a Jackson Dinky DX10 W LFR for $300.
    Get a Gibson at all costs!

    Good luck...practice...never sell your guitar or your pen!
     
  6. Wizzle

    Wizzle Banned

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    If metal is your thing you'll probably need a Floyd Rose so go for the Jackson. I have a Dinky DK2, it doesn't have the character of a Les Paul but it has a Floyd Rose and a lovely slim neck. Very easy to play.
     
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    I love my Jacksons -- Purple D2K Dinky (bolt-on neck) and Black SL2H Soloist (neck-thru) -- as companions to my ebony Custom. Each Jackson has a Floyd Rose, they're built for speed, and they're light weight. The Jacksons simply perform better for certain songs like Cemetary Gates, Eruption, or any song that requires dive bombs.

    The purple Jackson Dinky was my first guitar and I got it for $400. I put in an EMG 81/85 set of active pickups and an EMG single coil. They make the guitar sound as good as any $4000 guitar in my opinion. It's been a great workhorse and it's always in tune. I'll never part with it.

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  8. standard man

    standard man Senior Member

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    I wish, I live by Omaha and thats at least 45 minutes away. I will go if i find a ride.
     
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    I use to feel like that about the speed thing, but once my speed technique "matured" some I was able to achieve about the same speed on either my jackson or LP style guitars. I do like the slim speed neck on the jacksons, and whammies are much more common on jacksons which is great for most metal. I just like the sound of my LP guitar way more than my jackson, so I don't really play my jackson as much as I use to.
     
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    If its a Kelley "Pro" which is made in Japan, that might be decent. But a nice Studio is a great great guitar, and will give you that thick and fat sound that you really can't beat. A Jackson is well suited for fast solos, faster thrashy riffs etc. Depends on your style of playing really.
     
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    dont you have a futura with a floyd?
     
  12. Mark H

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    So Pete should have said " never sell your purple EMG, whammy bar, modded Dinky or your pen"? It just don't sound the same?
    Just Kiddin them are all cool axs,
    get to Lincoln son, go 4 a test drive!
     
  13. standard man

    standard man Senior Member

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    No, my futura has the stoptail.
     
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    qwank Senior Member

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    oh, i vote for the studio with EMGs anyways
     
  15. standard man

    standard man Senior Member

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    Ok. How good are Dinkys?
     
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    I got a trans black DK2 with all maple neck and two humbuckers and the neck is pretty much as slick as an Ibanez costing much, much more money.
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    Note to self: use an image resizer.
     
  18. standard man

    standard man Senior Member

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    How good are ESP guitars?
     
  19. The_Sentry

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    They're better than Epiphones.....don't forget about Schecters or the Ibanez guitars either. Or Dean....all good choices for playing metal.

    Std Man....you know...TBH the best thing you could ever do is try all of these guitars out and come to your own conclusions.
     
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    Never tried one but they usually have EMGs if you like that sort of thing. They sound too processed to my ears.
     

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