NGD New Jackson Day

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  1. chimi42

    chimi42 Well-Known Member

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    This thing came up for sale locally for $300. For that price I didn’t even haggle. This is a sweet looking and playing Jackson SL2Q in alien burst.

    Guitar is literally mint, the previous owner just got bored of it. What surprised me is that it has more ‘ooomph’ to it than any other superstrat I’ve played, I’m sure the pickups play a big part.

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    That is a nice looking guitar. I like the "I didn't even haggle."
     
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    chimi42 Well-Known Member

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    LOL, that's hard for me not to do.
     
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    Nice! I have one in white. The pickups are SD Distortions. Did you get the strap locks that came with it?
     
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    that's a looker
     
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    Sweet, always really liked that finish on these. Nice grab!
     
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    Great grab for short money.
     
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    That guitar is beautiful. I really like the color of the finish. Are those made in Japan or are those models made after they moved away from the Japanese factory?
     
  10. chimi42

    chimi42 Well-Known Member

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    This is the Indonesian model. I haven’t owned many Jacksons. The only other one I have, which I’m currently selling is a made in Ontario (US) dinky DR 2 and that thing sits in its case. This one feels much better to me
     
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    Love Jacksons and that SL2Q line are some beautiful guitars. Congratulations.
     
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    Nice grab! I love the look! Is the Floyd Rose a Special or a 1000/1500? Indonesian would make me think it would come with a Special, but I don't see the Special logo on the bridge. It also has a pop-in style trem bar that is found on the 1000/1500's.
     
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    It isn't a special, because that's clearly denoted on the base plate. It's a Korean made OFR.

    Nicely done chimi. At that price, I would have been all over that too.

    Jackson's been killing it lately.
     
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    So a 1000 then. That's the Korean "OFR." The 1500 is the 1000 with stainless steel. I think Schecter may have exclusivity on it, though.
     
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    chimi42 Well-Known Member

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    The specs on guitar center’s site says Floyd rose 05000?
     
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    Never seen that look before. Very nice moderate flashy look.
     
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    I think that it means that the bridge is one of the ones they sell to OEMs in black. The ways to tell if it has OFR features are to look at the block, which should be nickel-coated Brass, and touch a magnet to the saddles, while avoiding the string blocks. If the magnet sticks, you have steel saddles, a la OFR.

    Interestingly enough, apparently EVH spec'd the Korean trems for the USA Wolfgangs because Sung Il used a bent steel baseplate, as opposed to the cast plates Schaller was using at the time (not sure if they still are), and they had tighter tolerances for the saddles. I read this in a Reverb article, and thew quote was attributed to Chip Ellis, who is the master builder for all things EVH. I am sure price had nothing to do with it.
     
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    According to "Way Cool JR" on Ultimate Guitar Forum...

    EDIT: Checking Guitar Center's listing for Jackson Pro Soloist SL2Q MAH Electric Guitar Alien Burst , the bride is listed as:
    • Bridge design: Floyd Rose FRT-O5000 Double-Locking Tremolo (Recessed)
    That T means that it's Korean made to the FRO German standards, as @Rollin Hand said. Still a great bridge. I have a German FRO in one Schecter and a Korean FRT in the other. The Korean one holds tuning just as well (if not better) than the German FRO, granted the German one gets played more.
     
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    I sued to own a (several years used) BMW and have no illusions about German manufacturing prowess. Korean OFRs are juuuuust fine.
     
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