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post Nov 24 2009, 08:05 PM
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Hiu guys

I`m keen (at least this week, lol laugh.gif ) to substitute my Ibanez S classic with the Jackson SL1. Why? I want HSS setup, 24 frets, a guitar with floyd royse and that compound neck seems awesome as well. I presume it`s a total kickass for metal and shred, so almost no need to ask for that. but I wonder how versatile it is? According to jackson`s own site, the SL1 could play almost any genre, from heavy leads to even jazz.

So, any opinions on the jackson sl 1 smile.gif ? I found a example at eBay today with a transparent black/brown finish, BEAUTIFUL! Not to expensive neither.

Of course, buying a SL1 means I have to sell my Ibanez...which is a pretty hard thing to do. So temporarily, I`m just checking the sl1 out wink.gif

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post Nov 24 2009, 08:53 PM
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A USA Select Jackson is a step up to an Ibanez Prestige. I have a Jackson USA King V and I had a Prestige RG and the Jackson blows it out of the water in terms of sound, hardware, crafting and wood quality!!

The Jackson is aimed at shred and metal but the HSS configuration should get you going in any genre


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post Nov 24 2009, 08:58 PM
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I found this review, it might help

Jackson Sl1 review


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post Nov 24 2009, 09:04 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Nov 24 2009, 08:53 PM) *
A USA Select Jackson is a step up to an Ibanez Prestige. I have a Jackson USA King V and I had a Prestige RG and the Jackson blows it out of the water in terms of sound, hardware, crafting and wood quality!!

The Jackson is aimed at shred and metal but the HSS configuration should get you going in any genre


Wow, I wasn`t expecting to hear that smile.gif
The big step up I mean, I thought they were somewhat equal with prestiges tongue.gif

I will keep my strat anyways, so it is actually just hardrock and shred the Soloist must be able to, which I know it is.
I`m not huge jazz-player, so I don`t require much from tone there. For blues, vintage rock, surd, clean etc my strat will do
I feel the G.A.S is coming back a bit to quick....

QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ Nov 24 2009, 08:58 PM) *
I found this review, it might help

Jackson Sl1 review

Pretty nice review, thanks smile.gif


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post Nov 25 2009, 12:42 PM
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Mr Zakk almight, another qustion for you:

How would you compare the Jackson usa soloist, with a Caparison, for instance the IA - signature ? If you`ve tried one ofc smile.gif


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post Nov 25 2009, 04:03 PM
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QUOTE (mhskeide @ Nov 25 2009, 12:42 PM) *
Mr Zakk almight, another qustion for you:

How would you compare the Jackson usa soloist, with a Caparison, for instance the IA - signature ? If you`ve tried one ofc smile.gif


As a coincidence, my local guitar store only had one Caparison - A Mattias IA Ekhlund signature^^ and ofcourse I played it! I have also played a USA soloist (a HH version but they are no diffrent from the HSS except for the pickups)

Both guitars are grade A shred monsters! Thin (but not too thin) necks, 24 frets, superstrat shapes with the best hardware you can get , both are extremely well crafted out of high class woods.

I had the impression that the Caparison was even better made than the Jackson (which itself is almost perfect!) while the Jackson sounded better imho. The Neckthrough on the Soloist gives a longer sustain and let's the guitar resonate more evenly (Check Mr. Gary Moore playing a HSS Jackson soloist)



The Caparison however is a signature model, you don't really need that weird feeling finish, 27 frets and IA's pickups when you can get a Caparison Dellinger II or Horus for less money and diffrent pickups but with the same great build and hardware...

You really have to test both guitars next to each other to make your own impression. I prefer the Jackson but a non signature Caparison is almost as good for less money!!


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post Nov 25 2009, 08:09 PM
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Well the case is, I found an IA used, but almost in mint condition on ebAy for 999$, which I think is a bargain for a caparison smile.gif

The Jackson I fell in love with was new, and sold for 1200$ (list price 1700$).

My problem is, I`m living in a very small town, and the guitar shops don`t have much real high end gears, except some esp`s (which cost around 2-3000$ in norway laugh.gif )


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post Nov 25 2009, 08:15 PM
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Are sure it's a USA made Jackson SL-1?

They are sold for 2300 Euros in Germany and arround 2k$ in the United states...
If it's really a USA SL-1 then 1200$ new is a steal!!!


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post Nov 25 2009, 08:19 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Nov 25 2009, 08:15 PM) *
Are sure it's a USA made Jackson SL-1?

They are sold for 2300 Euros in Germany and arround 2k$ in the United states...
If it's really a USA SL-1 then 1200$ new is a steal!!!


Read thorougly now, its an SL-3

I don`t have the money right now (or at least, I should not use those I have), so probably I won`t be able to buy it before the auction ends, so I`m adding the link to the add here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Jackson-SL3-Pro-Solois...=item53de411828
What do you think?

EDIT: Your suspiciousity (is that even a word?) was right, doesn`t look like the Sl-3 is USA made, at least it`s not in the usa select series, but the pro-series. Don`t say anything about where it`s made though on their site

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post Nov 25 2009, 09:28 PM
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It's Japanese made and considering it's a Pro series, it's not even a good price!
The Japanese Jacksons are good but not better than a Prestige Ibanez. The Caparison however is a much better guitar than the SL-3!


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- Gibson Les Paul Custom Arctic White with EMG 81/85
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- Peavey 6505+ head with Marshall 1960AV 4x12 cab
- Peavey Vypyr 30 Practice Amp
- Dunlop Crybaby From Hell, Maxon OD808, Boss TU-2, MXR CarbonCopy, ISP Decimator, MXR Custom Audio Electronics Booster

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post Nov 25 2009, 09:39 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Nov 25 2009, 09:28 PM) *
It's Japanese made and considering it's a Pro series, it's not even a good price!
The Japanese Jacksons are good but not better than a Prestige Ibanez. The Caparison however is a much better guitar than the SL-3!


I must say I really appreciate you clearing everything up so efficiently in posts like this smile.gif
Thanks a lot! cool.gif


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