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TreyDeschamp
post Nov 29 2009, 04:51 PM
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I went to this local music store two days ago just to try and see what they had and boy was I surprised! They had a USA Jackson Rhodes guitar RR5 or something I think the guy said that was selling for $1000 dollars because it had a chip in the very corner of the wing that could have easily been repaired! I tried it and absolutely fell in love with it! Then I was faced with a problem..... Right next to it was a Japanese made Jackson DK2 Dinky that was selling for $800 dollars. So I was wondering....what are your opinions on these guitars? Pro's and Con's?


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post Nov 29 2009, 05:11 PM
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Well you have Alder bodys, maple necks and Rosewood fretboards on both so they sound similiar. Also I guess both come with hardshell cases (the RR5 does for sure). Also they both have Seymour Duncan Sh-4 and Sh-2 humbuckers (or coils on the dinky)

Randy:
Classic design, necktrhough with more sustain, string through body bridge, 22 frets, V-shape, generally higher quality being US made

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Strat shaoe, Bolt on neck, 24 frets, Floyd Rose liscensed tremolo

I would say the RR-5 is the better guitar if you like the shape and can live with 22 frets. The Dinky is propably more versatile but the Tremolo isn't the best and the wood and built quality is a bit lower than on the RR-5.


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post Nov 29 2009, 05:35 PM
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Wise words from Zakk, as usual smile.gif

But I think in this dilemma, it comes down to one thing: The body shape. If you don`t like the RR shape, then go for the Dinky, even if the quality is not USA (even though I think it`s still very neat). If you DO like the shape, and want to stand out: Buy the RR.

The specs of the guitars aren`t particularly different, so I think you have to decided for yourself which shape you want smile.gif

ps: If I wear playing in a hard rock /metal bands, I would definitely go for the RR5! Not sure if it was just for homeuse, even though a V-shape guitar is comfortable to sit with as well


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post Nov 29 2009, 05:49 PM
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Thanks to the both of you! I am worried about the 22 frets though....I liked the RR guitar alot but the 22 frets pretty much kills me on deciding this.


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post Nov 29 2009, 05:53 PM
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QUOTE (TreyDeschamp @ Nov 29 2009, 05:49 PM) *
Thanks to the both of you! I am worried about the 22 frets though....I liked the RR guitar alot but the 22 frets pretty much kills me on deciding this.


I was thinking the same thing when buying my Ibanez...but really, how often do you use the 23. and 24. fret smile.gif ?
Usually, bending the 22. up to an E does the trick for me, I very rarely need those extra two notes. But that`s me, dunno what`s your cup or what your playing requires wink.gif


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post Nov 29 2009, 05:55 PM
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QUOTE (mhskeide @ Nov 29 2009, 10:53 AM) *
I was thinking the same thing when buying my Ibanez...but really, how often do you use the 23. and 24. fret smile.gif ?
Usually, bending the 22. up to an E does the trick for me, I very rarely need those extra two notes. But that`s me, dunno what`s your cup or what your playing requires wink.gif


Haha that's true as well, I've just got to think about it I guess.


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post Nov 29 2009, 11:08 PM
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I have talked to all kinds of metal players and shredders and they all say:

Don't limit yourself when buying a guitar! You won't need those 2 frets very often, most players don't even use them at all!


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QUOTE (TreyDeschamp @ Nov 29 2009, 05:49 PM) *
Thanks to the both of you! I am worried about the 22 frets though....I liked the RR guitar alot but the 22 frets pretty much kills me on deciding this.

YJM manage with 21 frets wink.gif

I like mine to be 22 frets so that if you absolutelty need them high notes you can bend up to the second octave. Which is rare.

And by the way, having a pickup at the position where the 24'th fret would normally be is bettering the sound from the neck pu.
That way I'm the quite opposite to you, I try to avoid 24 fret necks cool.gif


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post Nov 29 2009, 11:59 PM
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go with the randy! tried both biggrin.gif


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I also try to avoid 24 fret necks actually biggrin.gif

I'd go with the RR!
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2 Frets won't change your playing at all. I would go for the RR5 without thinking!!


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