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    • #37825
      Rob
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      Since the 80s, I have wanted a Jackson.
      I got a job, and saved some cash. Went to the
      store and looked at the prices of Jackson / Charvel.
      Lowered my heart but looked around. I was drawn to a
      Black Ibanez. About a month ago, I got a
      White Fender Strat HM.
      The past couple months The Jackson Bug has bitten me
      again. I can FINALLY afford an intermediate priced
      Jackson. There is a virtual flood of them.
      I had ordered a Slime Green SL3X. It arrived in
      unsatisfactory condition. Sent it back.
      I am wanting something in H S S set up.
      I have a few in mind. BUT not all the ones I like
      are H S S .
      Transparent Blue Quilted, Transparent Red Quilted,
      Red and Black Swirl, Neon Orange, Lightning Blue,
      and Rocket Red.
      See my dilema??
      I will add a pic or 2 of my Ibanez & Strat in a minute.

      In For The Learn

    • #37827
      Rob
      Participant

      Hmmm.
      Can’t post pics but I can
      post some Screenshots from the Interwebz.

      In For The Learn

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    • #37829
      superblonde
      Keymaster

      Patience is the key. I made a bookmark of a web search for the very specific guitar I wanted and checked several times a week, it took 5-6 months but I got it (and at the price I wanted). Some guitars might take longer than that even.

      I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! ♯ ♮ ♭ ø ° Δ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
      And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

    • #37834
      A.C.
      Participant

      You aren’t the first one of late to complain about a Jsckson not showing up in great condition. It seems that their custom shop has sent a few through that have problems.

      I have two from the early 2000s and have zero complaints about qc on either of them and they are BOTH upper mid level guitars.

    • #37837
      Will Flaherty
      Participant

      Obviously a Jackson fan, if you’ve watched any of my videos. My opinion, never buy new unless you’re getting something custom made. You can pick up a high end guitar for mid-level price and mid-level for low end prices. Plus, I have yet to ever buy a guitar that I didn’t think needed some sort of work, even new.

      Check ebay, craigslist and used.guitarcenter.com for great deals.

    • #37843
      Leo
      Participant

      If I Could step back in time, I’d buy a Jackson Soloist or maybe Dinky similar to the one I already have now, but I’d buy an old, used Made in Japan model with a HSS set up.

      This one catches my eye too, but it costs more and is probably also a lesser guitar than some of the used ones out there.
      https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DK3NAT–jackson-pro-series-dinky-dk3-ash-natural

      Seems a shortage of new Jackson’s with that pick up configuration.

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    • #37845
      superblonde
      Keymaster

      reverb dot com is really useful for buying more rare gear, if you create an account there, then you can find the exact model and check it’s price history for the past year or more. Interesting that prices on some gear are seasonal, not just peak at xmas but multiple peaks and dips thru the year. Then use that price to check ebay or reverb itself. Pretty cool market place feature, the price history.

      I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! ♯ ♮ ♭ ø ° Δ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
      And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

    • #37854
      Rob
      Participant

      Leo, that is a nice looker!
      And I, also, prefer H S S. There are some wild colors and strange enough, I kinda like them.
      There are a couple that are H H that the color has my eye. I like the JS34Q Transparent Blue but it has a light Maple neck. I would love it with a Dark wood Fretboard.

      In For The Learn

    • #37855
      Rob
      Participant

      superblonde, I have been at Reverb for a couple weeks. Seems like there are Higher asking prices and some don’t include Shipping. I do really like the Satin Black H S S Jackson someone is selling. My Ibanez is Gloss Black so I probably don’t need another Black guitar.
      But who knows, 😁

      In For The Learn

    • #37857
      Rob
      Participant

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      In For The Learn

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    • #37885
      Rob
      Participant

      Will, In 1 of your videos you have a
      Bright Green guitar.
      It doesn’t look a lot like the
      SL3X Slime Green, but the Green on that
      is interesting.
      What is it?

      In For The Learn

    • #37950
      Will Flaherty
      Participant

      Hi Rob, sorry just saw your message. I honestly don’t remember having a guitar with green on it. What video in particular? I know I owned a green ESP at one point, but I don’t think I ever did a video with it.

    • #37951
      Rob
      Participant

      I will search for it and let you know.
      Maybe it wasn’t a Jackson, it was Neon
      or Fluorescent Green with a darker color
      swirl or stripes.

      In For The Learn

    • #37957
      Rob
      Participant

      @Will Flaherty

      I can’t find it right now. Here’s a little
      recap

      Sitting on the Sofa, something on TV says
      something encouraging about music.
      You jump up all excited, and grab a
      Neon // Fluorescent Green guitar.

      That’s all I can remember.

      In For The Learn

    • #38040
      Will Flaherty
      Participant

      Oh, that’s a DMD custom painted strat. Basically a scalloped fretboard super strat. I used it in my how to become the best guitar player in the world video. It’s more looks than anything. I hate the neck on it, it’s the old C shape neck, fat as hell and the scallops aren’t nearly as deep as I’d like them. I’ve actually thought about having a 24 feet strat neck made for it with a scalloped fretboard. Don’t know if the paint could be matched on the neck, though.

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