Next Guitar Is Ordered...!!!!

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  1. helsinkirocks

    helsinkirocks Well-Known Member

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    I'm at a crossroads here, I've deicded my next guitar is gonna be a Jackson Dinky, but I'm torn between 2 particular models. The JS22 and JS32 Dinkys. They are priced similarly used (about $40 or so difference, nothing really worth mentioning) and the specs are mostly the same (all construction is the same-differences are in the pickups and bridge only.) Pickups don't matter, as they will almost definitely be replaced either way.

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    So, here's what it boils down to- I LOVE the blue color, on the JS32. I think it's very striking, and will look good on the arch top body. However, I really am not a fan of floyd rose trems. I've owned 2 guitars with them, and couldnt bond with either one, though I don't necessarily know if thats because of the trem or other factors, but truth be told I barely use the trem either way..

    On the black JS22, its also arch top, but has a 2 point style trem. Less hassle, but also less usable, again, don't really use the trem, so functionality isn't a big deal. I just know floyds are a pain to deal with and set up. The big con here is, it's black. I own like 18 guitars and i'd venture to say, close to 10 are black. I only own 2 blue guitars, and they are both very dark blues, versus the nice electric blue of the JS32 Dinky.

    What say you AGF?

    Better looks but having an annoying bridge...

    or

    ANOTHER black guitar and a standard trem...
     
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  2. helsinkirocks

    helsinkirocks Well-Known Member

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    For the record, I did look at Schecters, because they offer lefties that are string through, but I can't past the headstock and general asthetic of them. Also looked at ESP/LTD but not much there for lefties.
     
  3. DonM

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    If you're 0-2 with Floyd Rose's, I think your decision is made. I wouldn't expect a difference with the third one. I don't like them either. It's a shame the one you want doesn't come in the blue you like.
     
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    I hate FR bridges, not worth the hassle to me. But I do have an inexpensive one that I kept - blocked the term, replaced the more expensive FR copy that came with the guitar with a cheaper one that has the strings go through the fine tuners (so you don't need to clip the ball heads and clamp the strings at the bridge - instead use the ball heads just like a regular guitar). With that set up, I don't need to lock the strings at the nut either.
     
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    Agree FR are too much work
     
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    I'm not a fan of FRs, when I do use the trem a well set up two point is enough.
     
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    So what's the goal, to have a 2 humbucker Strat without a Floyd?
     
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    And looks like maybe a pointy headstock, some shark fins with a blue finish...
     
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    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    AJ, what does it matter what WE think?
    It is what YOU think that matters. :)
     
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    Find an old beat up black one and refinish it? Add some cool stickers. Anything's better than another white, black or red guitar.
     
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    I have a bit of a soft spot for that particular shade of
    Blue so that's the rout I would go, I never owned a Floyd
    Equipped guitar so I can't chime in on that.
     
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    Get the blue one and block the Floyd. Done.
     
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    Just get whatever you like, and can afford.
     
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    helsinkirocks Well-Known Member

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    A challenger appears..found this used...also comes with a Jackson Molded hardcase, much better construction materials. Also made in Japan vs China/Indonesia...a DK2L. A little bit more, but the added HSC and Duncan pickups....make it a worthy contender. The only con here is that it seems to be a flat top, vs an archtop but, thats not really a deal breaker.

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    Of all of them, take the Japanese one. The JS22 and 32 are low-end models. The Japanese made one is not.
     
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    None of them are really my cup of tea, but I would be leaning toward the Japanese version just from an overall quality standpoint.
     
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    Japan HSS with the SD pickups hands down.
    The overall build quality is regarded as substantially higher on the MIJ from what I have read.

    I have a used 2005 DK2 HSS (but only the Duncan Designed pickups) that is a damn fine guitar, even though the Jackson / licensed FR is not the greatest.

    But you do what is best for you.
     
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    Nice blue flame...
     
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    Out of those three, I'd get the Japanese one. Block the trem and call it a day. (y) I'd even get a push/pull pot and split the humbucker for versatilty.
     
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