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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-24-2004, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Jackson SL3

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What you guys think about the soloist 3?? I'm thinking of getting one and I've heard very good things about it. Is the trem any good??? It's suppost to be a jackson-floyd rose which might be a sign of crappyness....(sorry you ibanez guys but no lopro edge will ever be as good as a original floyd...my opinion).
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-24-2004, 11:28 PM
 
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Re: Jackson SL3

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Hi there!
What you guys think about the soloist 3?? I'm thinking of getting one and I've heard very good things about it. Is the trem any good??? It's suppost to be a jackson-floyd rose which might be a sign of crappyness....(sorry you ibanez guys but no lopro edge will ever be as good as a original floyd...my opinion).
You refer to us "Ibanez guys" as being a separate group from you. Why are you here if you don't like Ibanez guitars? This is the Ibanez JEM/Universe website you know.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-25-2004, 03:14 AM
 
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i beg to differ. I have owned plenty of high quality USA made guitars sporting original Floyd Rose guitars and the new Edge Pro tremolo is a BETTER tremolo.

Better ergonomics and profile.

You're looking at a SL3, which has the JT580 tremolo I believe. Identical to a Floyd Rose, but using lesser workmanship. I own two USA JAckson Soloists (SL1, and SL2H) and I much prefer the Edge Pro tremolo. Now that the Floyd patents are up, the new Edge Pro's feature better engineering that was under patent before.

So dont make a statement saying the Edge will never be as good as a Floyd, especially when you yourself are loooking at buying a Japanese guitar with an import tremolo cast somewhere in Asia or wherever.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-26-2004, 04:26 AM
 
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A freind of mine just bought an SL3. Beauty of an axe... the JT580LP trem isn't bad. It's no OFR and definately no Edge but it's a solid trem once setup correctly. It's the same trem as the Lo-TRS II, which if setup right is not as bad as some claim.

The SL3 comes from the factory with a Duncan JB and two HotRails. IIRC it's one of the very few import Jacksons with "real" pups. (ie not "Duncan Designed" or EMG-HZ)

All in all a well made guitar.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-27-2004, 11:27 AM
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The best "original" Floyd Rose I ve tried (and have in a couple of guitars) is the Schaller.

I ve had a Floyd Rose Pro on a heartfield I used to own.

None of them comes even close to the Edge, or the Lo Pro edge. This tremolos feel better, perform better and look better.

The SL3 is a good guitar, and the Jackson tremolo JT580 (I had one in a PC3) is not bad. Just as any "original" kind Floyd Rose it doesnt even come close to an Edge or a Lo Pro Edge.

The only tremolo that, to me, feels and performs better than a Lo Pro or an Edge is..... guess what? Another Ibanez design, the ZR.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-27-2004, 02:10 PM
 
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My favorite feel is actually a long block OFR on a non-recessed body. But then - that's mostly what I learned on (go figure). But I like certain aspects about the body routing, the Edge, etc. so that it's pretty much a tossup to me.

Not the 580, though. IMO, get an OFR or a 590.
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