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Got a new guitar!

Discussion in 'GEAR Talk Forum' started by Mike Fox, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Mike Fox

    Mike Fox Senior Member

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    I wanted something that screamed 80's. When I saw this guitar, it was love at first sight! It's a Jackson Rhoads RRX24 X Series. By the feel and construction of it, you would think that it was American made, but It was actually made in Indonesia. Definitely one of my favorite guitars!

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    Threw a quick video together so you could get an idea of what the guitar sounds like. Sorry for the bad camera angle and recording quality. I placed my phone on the dining room table, and hit the record button. :laugh:

     
  2. Rodney Money

    Rodney Money My wife made me cut my hair.

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    Rodney Money My wife made me cut my hair.

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    Btw, I am actually performing Enter Sandman on drums for a couple of gigs in May!
     
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    Mike Fox

    Mike Fox Senior Member

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    Nice man! Such a fun song to play. Good luck with gigs! :thumbsup:
     
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    I thought the non American Jackson guitars were made in Japan. I've been out of the loop for a while!

    I was fortunate enough to buy a rare late 1980's Charvel model 3DR way back in 1991, exactly like the one in this picture. Reverse headstock and metallic pink/burgundy mist body (though I added a Floyd Rose tremolo system) I don't play it as often now, I still think it is an awesome, well made guitar, will never sell it! I have a fondness for some of those original Jackson and Charvel models.
     
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    Mike Fox

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    She's a beauty! Congrats!

    I really want to upgrade the trem to an OFL. This one has a FL Special in it, which is still pretty decent.

    A lot of guitar companies have moved manufacturing from Japan to Indonesia. Ibanez, for example. The quality is still pretty damn impressive though.
     
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  7. chimuelo

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    I worked in one of the first big ADAT Studios in the early 90s and it was full of Guitars.
    Gold Top, Gretch 12, SGs, Strats and Tele’s and a Tie Dye Jackson.
    The Jackson got more variations of tone and played better.
    Ever since then I pay attention to what they make.
     
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    Mission accomplished :)
     
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  9. MrLinssi

    MrLinssi A glorified bedroom musician.

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    Congrats on your new guitar! I wanted a Jackson RR24 (the one with the yellow bewels) when I was a kid, but when I had the money they stopped making them. :rolleyes:
     
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