Re: Jackson vs. RG 2550
If it was a choice between the two, without considering the finances, I would take SL1 everytime. If it were an SL1 against a Jem that would be different.
If you want a comparable guitar at similar price, try a Charvel 550xl. Jap made, rosewood fretboard, crap pickups, but apart from that the equal of an SL1 in terms of build and acoustic resonance. The feel really is the same, and they have a schaller floyd. In some ways I prefer the schaller as it is less chunky than the edge.
They would be comparable in price (second hand) to an rg, and there are some about on **** from time to time. I got one for £250 and it was definately worth every penny. The RG neck is flatter, the charvel chunkier (slightly bigger than an old Jem, but slimmer than a les paul. Some SL1s I have played have been really clsoe to les paul thickness). For ultimate speed the RG would probably be quicker, but the Charvel really feels good.
Last edited by nickcoumbe; 07-12-2005 at 07:08 AM.