Re: JACKSON kv2 VS JACKSON rr1
KV2 has 24 frets so the neck pickup is closer to the bridge. That makes it much brighter and a bit middier. The neck on an RR1 feels flatter around the first few frets and is wider than a than a King V, which also has a thinner neck, so the strings are a bit further apart on the Rhoads. I tried both and went for the RR1 because of the neck pickup and the more rhythmy feel near the bottom and leadier at the top, whereas the KV2 came off as a bit of a speed machine. The Rhoads is also a more original design lol.
Of all the guitars I've owned and tried, the Rhoads is still my favourite to play, even though I'm a bit bored of the shape lol. I did however change the pickups to DiMarzios and the Master volume and Tone Pots to 500k (they come as 250 for some reason) which I think refined the sound, made it more open and less bright! The guitar sounds huge. I'd buy a soloist if they did a 22 fretter.