2 (well, 2 of a total of 3) rival philosophies on fast shredder neck design... dunno about you guys, but Jackson necks just rub me all WRONG.
Ibanez and ESP, now, those necks I looove... but, in both cases, regardless of all the claims made that the Korean Indo etc. stuff is made to the same specs - ONLY the Japanese ones.
This real MIJ vs licensed/subcontracted budget model difference is definitely there, and it ain't a matter of finish texture or fretwork or anything like that - Prestige/J-custom/20th century "plain" MIJ vs gio & "regular" RG/S/etc series or ESP Standard vs. LTD counterparts are just UTTERLY DIFFERENT NECK PROFILES. No matter what the wonky measurements in the specs say... seems those get made with the ruler equivalent of loaded dice.
...in fact, what with the 100%-everywhere use of CNC machinery, I'm rather convinced that the greedy suits order their factories to bugger up neck profiles on cheaper models *INTENTIONALLY*. Bad fretwork, bad wood, lousy soldering, that stuff's real 'honest' bad QC & workmanship, but as to the unwieldy necks on cheapos and the just-slightly-offs on the midrange, that's done on purpose.
but anyway, sorry, back on topic: I'm pretty sure us and Jackson players just have different views on what a "neck done right" is supposed to feel like.
example from very recent personal experience: guy I knew was shopping for a Japanese shredder w/ a fast neck and a LoPro-type Floyd. asked me to help him find a Jackson RR3 here in Cali (he lives so far in the boonies of Eastern Europe that even ebay won't ship there lol... local choice is obviously non-existent and costs an arm and a leg). I was like DUDE, let me hook you up with an old 90s Ibby Saber or a 500-700 series RG from the golden days... He said they just don't feel right to em. Found that Jackson RR3 for him, got a chance to compare it to my Saber before shipping it --- imho, no comparison whatsoever. I don't even see how they call that a fast neck, and that's just the start, everything else down to the way that Jackson JT-5something LoPro Edge knockoff Floyd responded felt just slightly wrong to me... decent guitar, but nothing special. HE LOVES IT THOUGH
different hands? different philosophies? different needs? prolly all of the above...