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Old 02-18-2015, 02:18 PM   #1
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Question Jackson Soloist or LTD EC series for metal?

Which is the better for low tuned metal?
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Old 02-18-2015, 02:20 PM   #2
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I'm a Jackson fan, so I say Soloist
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Old 02-18-2015, 02:29 PM   #3
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It would be better to compare the jackson to a ltd m,h, or mh rather than an eclipse. The eclipse has a shorter scale length and is a single cut as opposed to the soloist. Any particular models you had in mind?
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Old 02-18-2015, 02:43 PM   #4
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I would go for the Soloist for dropped tuned metal and metal overall. But as ltdguy said, it's hard to compare the two and it would also be easier to help you if you give us particular models that you have in mind.

And give us a budget too if possible.
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Old 02-18-2015, 04:12 PM   #5
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Yup the longer scale length is usually better for lower tuned playing
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Old 02-18-2015, 05:29 PM   #6
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No question, the Jackson.
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:31 PM   #7
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Jackson is tough to beat if you're playing metal
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:00 PM   #8
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Jackson, although since you low tune do you also alternate tune frequently? Maybe a hard tail?
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:08 PM   #9
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Which models of each?
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:28 PM   #10
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Which models of each?


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You just said two different body shapes but not what models you are looking at.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:09 PM   #11
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I've never played any guitar that I liked more than a Jackson Soloist, but your experience my differ. If you can, simply try the two out and see what works for you.
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:18 PM   #12
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+1

You just said two different body shapes but not what models you are looking at.


Exactly. "Jackson Soloist" can be any of dozens of models, ranging in price from like <$500 to many thousands.
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Old 02-19-2015, 03:44 AM   #13
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I think Jackson Soloist SLX and LTD EC401
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Old 02-19-2015, 01:50 PM   #14
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I've got a jackson dinky and had an ltd ec1000. Unless you want a LP shaped guitar I'd get the jackson. Both are lovely but you'll appreciate the longer scale if down tuning. That doesn't mean you can't down tune the 401. I'd just prefer the tension on the longer scale.
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Old 02-19-2015, 07:02 PM   #15
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So you have a few things to consider with those models:

1. The Jackson SLX has Duncan Designed Pickups - read "value" pickups. . . The LTD EC401 has active EMGs often found in "metal".
2. The Jackson SLX has a Floyd Rose Special Bridge. The LTD EC401 is a fixed bridge.
3. The Jackson has a compound radius neck that flattens out at the higher frets. The LTD is a fixed radius.

I mean no offense here at all but if none of that makes any sense or difference then purchase whichever one inspires you to play more. They are both solid choices for what they are.
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