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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-27-2015, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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New Jackson Day....AGAIN!

After a LONG wait and a lot of hassle from FMIC..... I finally got it today. Drove all the way out to Ft Wayne, Indiana to got it too...... 310 miles round trip . I did my best with the pics, but the color in the center actually has a lot of emerald like green in it that just didn't show up on camera.

If you have questions, please ask. I'm just posting the porn for now.....

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Dooood, that's a stunner! Happy NGD! How ya diggin in so far?

I literally just put down the HP RG760 I got from you. First time I've played it in a bit, and still haven't changed out the p'ups in it. Every time I play it I do the same thing I do with my DG 760...I go "do I really want or even need to change out the pickups?" Though I do think the set I got will be massive in it....

Lol. First world problems.

Anyway, congrats on that beautiful guitar! You get it from Sweetwater?
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Damn mate, that is nice! Interesting neck joint too. I bet it's killer to play. Congratulations.
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how are the necks on these? Any similarity to any ibanez necks?
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Dooood, that's a stunner! Happy NGD! How ya diggin in so far?

I literally just put down the HP RG760 I got from you. First time I've played it in a bit, and still haven't changed out the p'ups in it. Every time I play it I do the same thing I do with my DG 760...I go "do I really want or even need to change out the pickups?" Though I do think the set I got will be massive in it....

Lol. First world problems.

Anyway, congrats on that beautiful guitar! You get it from Sweetwater?
LOL.... I know what you mean. The Heather is pretty damn good just as it is. All the same, I've been pretty anxious to see your NGD and hear your review of the new pickup combo. I won't spill the beans, but I'm SURE your going to like it with them in there.
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Damn mate, that is nice! Interesting neck joint too. I bet it's killer to play. Congratulations.
Thanks Brother!!

Honestly, it was your Charvel build that got me wanting a nice Dinky in the first place. If you hadn't built yours, I probably would never have considered this. At least that's what I'm telling Cheryl when I try to pass the blame for this purchase on you.....LMAO!
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how are the necks on these? Any similarity to any ibanez necks?
You know? I'm trying hard to NOT be that "OMG, I just bought the greatest guitar in the world" guy. I can say that the fit and finish on this thing is impressive. The attention to detail is pretty eveident. Keep in mind, this is the first year that all "Non-USA" guitar production has been moved to Mexico. It's made right along side the MIM strats which, IMO, is a good thing.
The fretwork is pro-level without a single high wire or end sprout. The polish is good and very easily playable. The finish on the neck is an oil/wax finish that can only be described as "slippery". There's no resistance when moving up and down the neck. It's, IMO, identical in touch to a new Prestige with the "velvet touch"
The maple board looks and feels to be the same finish, but logic says it has to be something else. I truly don't know what it is, but again, there's no resistance when bending. The white binding is a little too square on the edge, but has a decent feel none-the-less. When I tear it down for a setup, I'll roll the edges over a little more.
The neck profile is somewhat "D" shaped and thin for a Jackson. I haven't measured it yet but I suspect it will come somewhere in the "Wizard II" range.

The big thing about the neck (for me) is exactly what I mentioned in elcid's thread about compound radius necks (http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f21/fr...us-135417.html). While I can't "feel" the compound radius, it becomes pretty evident in my playing. Transitioning from the lower register to anything higher is easier and quicker to do. It's hard to describe, but I have a better "flow" on a compound radius than I do any of my other maple "flat"-boarded guitars.

Overall, my impression is that this is a VERY well made guitar that, apples-to-oranges, is as good as a new Prestige 6xx. It needs a good setup and is in desperate need of a neck shim. When I get into the guts of it, I'll get a much better look at how well it's actually put together. I'm really looking forward to that part.
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Jake from Sweetwater sent me the pics they took of my guitar. They did a lot better job catching the green in the middle, and the blue/purple burst. I thought I'd share them.









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I also wanted to share my experience of going to the Sweetwater HQ. It was VERY impressive!!

The brown stone building to the left is the showroom.


From the entry doors:




Into the lobby:






Hmmmm..... that's what I was looking for!!
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Damien tearing up a JP7-BFR and an EVH 5150 III half stack..... BTW, they let you turn up as loud as you want!!









The "Get a new guitar" slot machine was pretty cool!


Got a "wall shot" of mine


And Damien giving the Jackson a run through
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Thanks Brother!!

Honestly, it was your Charvel build that got me wanting a nice Dinky in the first place. If you hadn't built yours, I probably would never have considered this. At least that's what I'm telling Cheryl when I try to pass the blame for this purchase on you.....LMAO!
Don't you try and blame me! Nicky said that she does not endorse this!
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Don't you try and blame me! Nicky said that she does not endorse this!
LMAO!!!

God love that girl!! She has to keep BOTH of us, plus the boys, in line!!!
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Happy NGD Ryc! There's something very attractive about a bleached maple fretboard. Never seen a neck joint like that either
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Very cool, Ryc. Especially the neck joint! Dinkys are 24.75" scale, right? You cheakin' on us over here with other mistresses?
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Very cool, Ryc. Especially the neck joint! Dinkys are 24.75" scale, right? You cheakin' on us over here with other mistresses?
Hey, nothing wrong with a little "strange" once in a while...... it keeps the marriage interesting

It's a 25.5" scale.
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