#1
I am looking at getting a rhoads guitar, I had my heart set on a Jackson RR3 but I don't want a floyd rose, the RR3 is $1050. So I thought of getting a Jackson JS30RR for $570 then getting a Seymour Duncan JB and '59 to give it the same pups as the RR3 and it will cost about $950 once fully done (with installation). But then it still wouldn't be as awesome as the RR3 so should I just put up with a FR, get it set up when i buy it so I don't need to tune it/adjust bridge or anything or should I get the JS30 and upgrade the pups?
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Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#2
Hmm that sounds alrite however if you want a better alternative and don't mind buying second hand then why not a 2nd hand RR5. just a suggestion though
#3
There are very few 2nd hand guitars in aus and I cannot buy online, I am lucky if I find a 2nd hand guitar that isn't a vintage fender or isnt a squier/yamaha starter guitar.
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#4
Buy the RR3 and save yourself some trouble, block the tremolo if you don't plan on using it (you can always just unblock it if you want to toy around).
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#5
Quote by random_B-RAD
I am looking at getting a rhoads guitar, I had my heart set on a Jackson RR3 but I don't want a floyd rose, the RR3 is $1050. So I thought of getting a Jackson JS30RR for $570 then getting a Seymour Duncan JB and '59 to give it the same pups as the RR3 and it will cost about $950 once fully done (with installation). But then it still wouldn't be as awesome as the RR3 so should I just put up with a FR, get it set up when i buy it so I don't need to tune it/adjust bridge or anything or should I get the JS30 and upgrade the pups?


why are you upgrading the pickups when you got a amp that'll make no difference ?
#7
Replace the pickups, but also replace the neck if you can with a DK2 neck. It should work, seeing as they have the same number of frets. Plus, your guitar will play and look so much more badass. Sharkfin inlays + binding? I'm down.

Other than that, there's not much else you can do, besides cosmetic stuff like gold hardware etc.
#8
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Replace the pickups, but also replace the neck if you can with a DK2 neck. It should work, seeing as they have the same number of frets. Plus, your guitar will play and look so much more badass. Sharkfin inlays + binding? I'm down.

Other than that, there's not much else you can do, besides cosmetic stuff like gold hardware etc.


dont buy a new neck... unless you have money to burn

this guy is only interested in cosmetic upgrades... it will not play more 'badass'. it'll take a helluva lot of adjusting and you may have to take it to a lutheir costing even more money
#9
Last I checked upgrading pickups were a tone upgrade, not a cosmetic upgrade. He wants a RR3 with a hardtail body, from what he's saying, but due to our ridiculous prices it's almost impossible to get, save for a 2nd hand RR5.

Pickups are one way to make it awesome, the neck is another way. Play a Squier neck, then play an American Fender neck and tell me there's not a difference. There's also not much adjusting to be done - I swapped the neck on my Squier and it only needed to be re-adjusted once because I'm retarded and screwed it on unevenly.

You ARE right in that it does cost a lot of money, but it is still cheaper than a RR5.
#10
the pickups are a cosmetic upgrade in the sense that he will not get a drastically improved guitar tone from the P/U upgrade
#11
The thing is I will NEVER be able to find a 2nd hand Jackson RR5 without buying online which I can't do unless I can proove to my mum that it will save a lot of money, even then it is likely I could get something over $100.

A new RR5 is $2400.
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
Last edited by random_B-RAD at Mar 19, 2009,