#1
Hey, at a music store recently, the only guitar I liked was a Jackson JS30 or some sort, as the neck was the only one thin enough to be comfortable to me (plus it was the only Jackson), but seeing as how the JS30 seemed like a cheaper beginner guitar (the tuning went out by the time I was done trying it out), I thought the next step up might be the DK10D

I just have a couple questions about it first (The store staff arent very helpful, giving one word answers to my questions)

1. Is the neck at all like the JS30 (i.e. really thin?)

2. Does the Lic. Floyd stay in tune very good?

3. When you bend the strings, does it knock the other out of tune? (I hear thats a problem with Floyds)

4. Just your general opinion and experiences with it

If you could answer any of the questions, it would be really helpful before I go about ordering one.
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#2
1. Yes.
2. If you tune, lock it, and set it up right.
3. If you tune and lock the LFR correctly, then it doesn't.
4. Tried one out at a store, also I'm a huuuuuge Jackson/Charvel fanboy, so I know everything there is to know about them.


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#3
Jacksons in general are great guitars. Even the stock pups sound half way decent
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#4
I actually own the DX10D.

the dudes above me answered your questions 1-4 well enough.

as far as my opinions go, i think it's an absolutely awesome guitar conisdering the $250 i payed for it.

The floyd is probably one of the best licensed (aside from your kahlers and ibanez) floyds out there. if set up well, it will stay in tune quite well.

my only major gripe is the pickups, my neck pickup was fair enough (though not great by any means) but the bridge is incredibly harsh and so bright it will make your teeth hurt. fix that and then later down the road upgrade to an OFR and you have a beast of a guitar for hardly anything.
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#5
Great replies, but another thing I didnt think of: Is the Jackson logo on the headstock like the in-laid one, or is it more like the JS one where it looks more like a sticker?
Oh, and is there anything you DONT like about them?
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Great replies, but another thing I didnt think of: Is the Jackson logo on the headstock like the in-laid one, or is it more like the JS one where it looks more like a sticker?
Oh, and is there anything you DONT like about them?



the logo is a sticker of some sort clear coated into the headstock.

my main gripes are-
-the neck joint doesnt fit my body well
-the pickups
-not a big fan of compound radius, but most people love that.
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#7
The only thing about the floyd I don't like on my DXMG Dinky, is that the action isn't as good as an OFR, but other than that, Jacksons are extremely solid guitars.

EDIT: Also, I'm not a fan of bolt on necks. So if you can save up the money to get a soloist, or another Jackson with neck thru construction, I'd totally go for it.

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The only thing about the floyd I don't like on my DXMG Dinky, is that the action isn't as good as an OFR, but other than that, Jacksons are extremely solid guitars.

EDIT: Also, I'm not a fan of bolt on necks. So if you can save up the money to get a soloist, or another Jackson with neck thru construction, I'd totally go for it.



the action has to do with the guitar's setup, it has nothing to do with what kind of floyd it is.
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3. If you tune and lock the LFR correctly, then it doesn't.


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I was wondering if todays Jacksons sound anything like they did around the eighties, like a more 'classic' metal/ hard rock sound, or if theyre designed more for the 'death-black-Norwegian-grind-sludgecore' scene

EDIT: More specifically, are the pickups designed for the super high gain that more modern metal bands use?
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I was wondering if todays Jacksons sound anything like they did around the eighties, like a more 'classic' metal/ hard rock sound, or if theyre designed more for the 'death-black-Norwegian-grind-sludgecore' scene


Guitars in themselves don't really sound like anything - a guitar can be used for any sort of application. So the best answer to that question would be that "if you want it to".

You can change pickups to whatever you want, and stock pickups don't really excel at anything by themselves, so yeah...
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#12
the stock duncan-loaded ones are probably hard rock/80s hard rock and metal/classic metal-sounding, yeah.
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#13
What about the trem? I hear that ones you can pull up on dont stay in tune as well, but can they make it dives-only, if I ask them when theyre setting it up? I've never had a Floyd yet, but I've been going for the bar on my strat pretty often (which we all know never works out good for your tuning)
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#14
not with a recessed trem, no. You could probably block it, or use a tremol-no or similar, but that's a bit of a faff.
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not with a recessed trem, no. You could probably block it, or use a tremol-no or similar, but that's a bit of a faff.



So the recessed trem will (generally) stay in tune for dives AND pull ups too? I'd like the pull ups if the trem stayed in tune good. oh, and sorry about all these questions, but better to set it up the best way when I go to buy it
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nah i meant you couldn't easily set it up for dive-only if it's recessed. I have no idea how well it stays in tune, all i remember from trying that jackson trem is that it was very unresponsive and I didn't like it much.
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