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    Also, a Jackson will have a carve on the front and back and flattened heel so your hand can get in there to hit those extra-high notes that make all the girls instantly fall in love with you (just kidding, they don't care at all). A Charvel San Dimas/SoCal will have a traditional Stratocaster shape with the standard heel.

    EDIT: Also, a pocket for the tremolo to be pulled upward on a Jackson, no pocket for the Charvel San Dimas/SoCals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlofeldsCat View Post
    How would you say they compare against the EVH Striped series and Ibanez RG550 and up (570/770/Jem)?
    It stands up well against both. It's definitely road worthy.
    It's tough to put it ahead of the Ibanez models. Those are great playing guitars. But it's not far behind.

    It's right there with the EVH series. Two very different guitars, though. As you know.

    I guess it's a preference thing. The design, all the goodies, oiled neck... I lean towards Jackson for a shred machine.
    I'm partial to the Duncan pups as well. You can get some great clean tones with those.

    When it comes to it, though....they're all great guitars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtyBoy View Post
    The Soloists are through necks and are over $1,000. They were based on the Charvel Model 6 which was the first Charvel-Jackson thru-neck model, if I recall.

    The DK2 models I have are bolt-on necks but as I said have the genuine Seymour Duncan noiseless single coils, JB in the bridge (no Duncan Designed here), alder bodies, made in Japan, and came with branded Jackson hardshell cases for $500-$550. The tremolos are something "licensed from Floyd Rose by Jackson" but work well and seem quality. I don't see anything like these out there now, even used (got mine in 2010 or 2011). I think Jackson has stopped using the Rickenbacker-style "sharktooth" inlays, also, the last time I looked at their site.

    I'm not really a shredder and don't reach for mine a lot, but they're lovely, have great Japanese-ish sleek styling, and the cases even smell great. When you want to get back to 1988, you're there.
    If you don't go for the QM you can get one for $899. I had to have the quilt, of course. Luckily I was able to get it for that price.

    I think I was looking at the DK pro series back then. They had the good Duncan's and 1000 trems.

    LOL. They do smell good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrideofPasadena View Post
    If you don't go for the QM you can get one for $899. I had to have the quilt, of course. Luckily I was able to get it for that price.

    I think I was looking at the DK pro series back then. They had the good Duncan's and 1000 trems.

    LOL. They do smell good.
    never mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlofeldsCat View Post
    It's funny that you think the EVH is thin as I thought it was fat and Strat-ish when I first got it. I know what you mean about fret access and it's why 24 frets and AANJ are imperative for me (though the EVH is shaved to make it a little bit easier to hit the high frets.
    I thought the same.

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    You don't have to shred, Art. Like you said, Jazz chords, blues...pretty versatile guitars.

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    Nothing to do with a Jackson, but, from left to right; Wolfgang, Striped series and Kotzen Tele

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    Always been a sucker for a Jackson. Had a 2008 Japanese made DK2M for years. White with black hardware, JB/59, maple fretboard, yum. Still kicking myself that I sold it. Bought a 2015 version in the chlorine blue burst brand new and it was still great but just not the same. Got it up on Craigslist now. The difference between the Japan made versions and the Mexican made ones is quite remarkable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtyBoy View Post
    My Jacksons have been seen in Kansas City, partying with Pat Metheny and discussing their favorite Cab Calloway tracks.

    DK stands for "Dinky," thusly named because the bodies are smaller than standard Stratocaster bodies.

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    I've just realized those beloved pointy neck super strats have become the "Cargo pants" of guitars.

    Those were awesome axes in the day, too.
    I had a badass maroon Charvel with a reverse head stock, which i stripped to bare wood.
    I think my model was called the Predator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    I've just realized those beloved pointy neck super strats have become the "Cargo pants" of guitars.
    Unlike cargo pants, Jacksons are still cool and proudly used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlofeldsCat View Post
    Unlike cargo pants, Jacksons are still cool and proudly used.
    Jackson are releasing the new "Cargo" model.

    A Dinky styled body in khaki or stone, with multiple neck pockets!
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