NGD Jackson - Jacksoff content. JS-32Q Dinky

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  1. RayTorvalds

    RayTorvalds Senior Member

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    I only have pictures for now and can't tell how guitar sounds. As you can probably see in the picture even, it's set up like sh.. I mean poo.
    I'm going to get new strings tomorrow and set it up and see how it sounds as is.

    I did buy the guitar as a modding platform, though. Pickups and pots/caps first.
    The neck feels great, it's supersmooth too. The rosewood board is really nice too.
    That surprised me.

    I'm going to make sounds with this thing that would make male cats jealous. :dude:
    More updates will come, eventually. Cheers brothers and sisters, have a good one :cheers2:
     
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    I have been eye-balling the same guitar for some time now, but with the tuneomatic bridge. Same as you, as a modding platform. It looks like a well-built basis to expand on, with better pickups / electronics. Subsribed for more impressions from you. Oh, and congrats!
     
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    Congrats on the new axe :thumb:
     
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    Which model comes with the tune-o-matic bridge?
     
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    This one (JS32TQ Dinky TBK):


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    Thanks! It's very affordable; I may need to have a look :hmm:
     
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    Thanks all. I have to say I'm pretty stoked about this guitar. After some setup (no new strings yet) I actually got it playable.
    It's quite nice, fretwork is good (no sharp ends, pretty low action without buzzing), neck feels great, stays in tune (haven't really abused it yet) and has a lot of sustain.
    A lot better than the Ibanez RG350DXZ that I had.
    It definitely needs new pickups and electronics. The pickups don't sound too bad, but why settle for "not too bad". I expected this.
    Especially its sustain kinda baffled me. I wasn't expecting that at all.

    I was initially thinking about returning it because the color doesn't even closely look like the website or dealer picture (it's green, not see through black).
    But now that I've played it.. no way. I couldn't care less any more about the color. I can always refinish it in case I do start to mind it (not a fan of green guitars for the most).

    So yeah, I'm quite content with this purchase. Very solid base to go mod.
     
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    Ok, I changed my mind. The green did start to bother me, despite of the guitar being quite good.
    So I returned it and got the satin black one. Another really nice one.
    Setup was again pretty bad, but that is fine by me.
    Nice rosewood board, no real sharp fret ends. The finish is flawless and I love it. Looks kind of stealthy.
    I haven't played it yet. It came in today, so I need to set it up first.
    This time, I'm very content.. no buts (so far).

    Sorry for the messy floor. I will get some better pictures soon.
     
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    good decision :applause:
     
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    Thanks bud. You do realize, though, that this hasn't cured (all of) my GAS for a black guitar, right ? Need....more....black.
     
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    I feel with you......:applause:

    I needed one more, too
    FGN-Guitars (FujiGen)
     
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    :wow: That fiddle looks awesome ! Congrats, Peter ! Long may you enjoy, brother :jam:
     
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    The next black one for me is going to be an LPC (of some kind.. probably a Maybach).
    Anyway, so I set up the guitar roughly and it's the same as the other one I sent back (because of the color). No dead notes, no buzzing with fairly low action and a lot of sustain.
    What I found kind of funny, was that Jackson lists this guitar as either having a mahogany or poplar body, while the company where I ordered it from stated it is basswood. It weighs 3450 grams (7.6 pounds).
    Whichever, whatever.. The sustain on these 2 Jacksons really surprised me.
     
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    Oh, I forgot...

    Specs are:

    - Poplar/mahogany/basswood body ( :rolleyes: ).
    - Satin black finish.
    - Maple bolt-on satin finished neck with jumbo frets, graphite reinforcements and a scarf joint.
    - Compound radius fretboard, 12-16 inches.
    - Rosewood fingerboard (because fingerboard sounds better than fretboard :naughty: , and yes, I do know the difference between them :p)
    - Licensed Floyd Rose trem (a Special, probably).
    - Jackson ceramic pickups, high output.
    - 1 volume, 1 tone, 3 way switch, no splitting coils. Jackson branded tuners.
    - It also has an output jack.
     
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    Both of my guitars together. I can't get new strings for the Jackson before Friday because of work, so it's still not setup properly.
    I'm not going to bother with setting up a Floyd with the factory strings on it.
    I did play it amplified, single strings and again, a lot of sustain, no dead notes. For some reason the neck pocket on the black one is tighter than it was on the "green" one.
    So I'm going to mod the sh!t out of it and I'm looking forward to it. The base husk, so to say, seems really solid.
    I'm happy to have a super strat again. Jackson brings me back to the 80's/90's too. When I discovered metal, basically.

    It will take some time, but I will post all the upgrades I will do to this lovely fiddle. Which is everything except the wood.
     
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    That is a killer combo you have there, capable of covering every music genre. Very nice!
     
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    Thank you very much. I still need a Les Paul Custom, a Strat, Tele, ES-335 and a 6 and 12 string acoustic though. Oh and an electric bass :run:
     
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    First upgrade (well, after Schaller strap locks and chrome tone/vol knobs).
    Planet Waves Autotrim locking tuners. Those tuners are so nice.
    I also ordered an Original Floyd Rose, but they sent me an Original Floyd Rose Pro ( :doh: ). So that will be the next upgrade, when they send me the right one.
    And then pickups (not sure which ones yet, probably SD Black Winters).
     
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    And finished. It was a breeze to install these tuners. The small screw holes in the back of the headstock lined up with the original ones.
    I just had to increase the holes in the headstock from 9mm to 10mm.
    The tuners are super nice, with the autotrim function added to them locking. Makes string changes so fast. They are also 18:1 ratio.
    Plus I like the look of them way better than the black Jackson branded ones.

    Now to wait for my trem to arrive (thanks Leo, we are stuck with that word for a vibrato system since the 50's :p) .. the one I actually ordered.
     
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    I've heard about those planet wave locking/auto-trimming tuners. It's nice not having to wrap the string around the post, and it may keep the guitar in tune better too.
     
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