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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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Jackson RR3

what's your opinion on it, and is there any difference between the RR3 and the RR1 other than neck-thru, ebony fretboard and made in the USA?
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RR1 is better made, has a better quality tremolo, actually comes with a case. They have the same pick-ups and same body design. You are comparing $2000+ to a $700 guitar after all.

RR3 is decent, but you save $50 just buy getting a Pro Level Dinky, which is the exact same guitar, but the body shape is more comfortable.
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RR1 is better made, has a better quality tremolo, actually comes with a case. They have the same pick-ups and same body design. You are comparing $2000+ to a $700 guitar after all.

RR3 is decent, but you save $50 just buy getting a Pro Level Dinky, which is the exact same guitar, but the body shape is more comfortable.
very true. I was mainly trying to figure out where the 1300 extra was hiding.
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Re: Jackson RR3

For the price, the MIJ Pro Jacksons are great guitars, but the Usa Select stuff is in a different class. I'm not sure if it's $1300 better though. If possible, play both and see for yourself.

It's like Ibanez MIK v's Ibanez MIJ, the more expensive MIJ instruments recieve more attention, and are generally made from higher quality components.

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The old Japanese made Jackson Professional series guitars, from '90 to about '94, were at least as good as the USA made guitars and many were simply better. The best Jacksons for the money are often the early Pros.
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yeah, I ended up buying the black RR3. The stock bridge p/u was really good actually, the neck p/u though was total crap. the neck felt "plastic" to me, and there was no binding, and I can't stand rosewood. The guitar played well, but over all just wasn't what I was looking for. So I bought an RR24 last night. Bound neck, ebony fretboard, reversed inlays, and 24 frets. I'm confident I'll like this one a lot more
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The old Japanese made Jackson Professional series guitars, from '90 to about '94, were at least as good as the USA made guitars and many were simply better. The best Jacksons for the money are often the early Pros.
there's one up on **** right now if you want it. '91 in good condition
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I've got my '90 Pro Soloist, so I'm good

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The old Japanese made Jackson Professional series guitars, from '90 to about '94, were at least as good as the USA made guitars and many were simply better. The best Jacksons for the money are often the early Pros.
The current Jackson Stars brand is supposed to be roughly equivalent to the old Japanese Jacksons. Besides there is always Caparison, as well.
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The current Jackson Stars brand is supposed to be roughly equivalent to the old Japanese Jacksons. Besides there is always Caparison, as well.
I've never heard anyone say the Stars guitars are as good or better than their USA counterparts, and the old Pros were built to the exact same spec as the USA guitars in a shop run by the guy who eventually started Caparison, Itaru Kanno. Not to knock the Stars guitars, but I think they're in a class with the 95 and later Pros, not the 90-94's.
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I've never heard anyone say the Stars guitars are as good or better than their USA counterparts, and the old Pros were built to the exact same spec as the USA guitars in a shop run by the guy who eventually started Caparison, Itaru Kanno. Not to knock the Stars guitars, but I think they're in a class with the 95 and later Pros, not the 90-94's.
The Stars at least were the same spec as the 1994 Pro's because it was the same people producing the same models. The contract expired, which only meant they couldn't use the Jackson name specifically. Doesn't really matter, they aren't really worth importing anyways, why spend more on one of those when Caparisons or Jackson USA are cheaper, after all.
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Jackson changed the spec of the Professional series guitars in '94 because they were eating into the USA made sales. That's why you see things like ebony boards on the early Pros and rosewood on the XLs and such. It isn't so much a contract on the building thing as it was a strategic decision by Jackson to change the spec of the instruments. The same workers making them also doesn't apply, as the specs were changed.

This is a '90 Soloist Pro neck, note the bound ebony board and MOP inlays:

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