Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The Netherlands
Re: Jackson Quality "Levels" vs Ibanez Quality "Levels"
Reading back, I don't think my point really came across.
When I said I wanted Jackson to diversify, I didn't mean they should start making vintage Strat copies or jazzboxes or anything like that. I just meant that they should change a few specs on their existing guitars so that they get more diverse sounds rather than just uber-loud and uber-heavy. Much like my RG570CT really... It's still an RG in every way, it just has a brighter, more Strat-like tone.
In my opinion, the more distortion you use, the less difference you'll hear in tone anyway. So as long as you have high-output humbuckers, you can get a decent metal sound. But with different woods, pickups, wirings etc, you can make the clean and mildly distorted sounds become sweeter, brighter, more 'vintage' etc, making the guitar more versatile... Like playing funk for example.