#1
Has anyone played one of these yet? Was looking at the KVT (It's a Pro series from India with a fixed bridge)

http://www.thomann.de/gb/jackson_kvt_pro_king_v_bk.htm

Was wondering if they were worth the money? I don't think my Gibson goes far enough with the whole pointy thing

But the whole made in India thing is putting me off as I was thinking about another one of the Schecter ATX V-1's but if this would be better than that, I have no idea.
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#2
Anything that is in a better series than JS is not made in India, but in either Indonesia or Mexico (if it's a Dinky), but don't quote me on that.
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Anything that is in a better series than JS is not made in India, but in either Indonesia or Mexico (if it's a Dinky), but don't quote me on that.


Really? Jackson must have changed their production when I wasn't looking as I thought the Pro series was made in India with the Dinky model being made in Mexico?

Interesting if that's true, as I had no idea.
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Seriously though, I don't even care if it's not made in Japan, they look so killer they make LTD and Ibanez look boring. I don't even care if I get a lot of hate for saying that. I sound like a total fanboy, but I'd be willing to buy a KVMG just to look at it. I can't praise whoever designed the aesthetics of those guitars enough.

I've heard from a few people who own the Pro Series Dinky's and Soloists and they say they're very, very happy with them. Everyone is going to be biased no matter what guitar they own though.
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Seriously though, I don't even care if it's not made in Japan, they look so killer they make LTD and Ibanez look boring. I don't even care if I get a lot of hate for saying that. I sound like a total fanboy, but I'd be willing to buy a KVMG just to look at it. I can't praise whoever designed the aesthetics of those guitars enough.

I've heard from a few people who own the Pro Series Dinky's and Soloists and they say they're very, very happy with them.


Only issue I can see with them is my Schecter has Actives and this has passives, so I have no idea how consistent the tone will be for live playing!
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Only issue I can see with them is my Schecter has Actives and this has passives, so I have no idea how consistent the tone will be for live playing!

It depends on what you want.

It's difficult to say because there are so many factors that come into it. But I'd rather have my guitars sound different from one another, than to all sound the same, but just be in different tunings.
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It depends on what you want.

It's difficult to say because there are so many factors that come into it. But I'd rather have my guitars sound different from one another, than to all sound the same, but just be in different tunings.


True. It's just that I had a KE3 with the Jazz/JB combination in it and I just hated that guitar for the sound of it.

Was just concerned this one would be the same, but I'd be playing it in Drop C. so I'm not sure if that would change things.
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True. It's just that I had a KE3 with the Jazz/JB combination in it and I just hated that guitar for the sound of it.

Was just concerned this one would be the same, but I'd be playing it in Drop C. so I'm not sure if that would change things.

It might change things. Pickups don't react the same way if they're in different tunings.

If you don't want the SD pickups, you could always get the EMG ones and 18V mod them. I prefer those to Blackouts.
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It might change things. Pickups don't react the same way if they're in different tunings.

If you don't want the SD pickups, you could always get the EMG ones and 18V mod them. I prefer those to Blackouts.


Was looking at those, but I don't think they come floydless do they?
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Was looking at those, but I don't think they come floydless do they?

The RRMG does have a floydless option with EMG's (which is a viable alternative), but the KVMG doesn't if you want EMG's, yet they do give you that option if you want Seymour Duncans, which is really stupid.

Popular demand would very easily make that a thing in the near future though.
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Unfortunately the new Pro Series has been known to have some quality control issues. The dinkies have been solid from what I can tell, but the Indonesian ones have been somewhat... inconsistent.
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Seriously though, I don't even care if it's not made in Japan, they look so killer they make LTD and Ibanez look boring. I don't even care if I get a lot of hate for saying that. I sound like a total fanboy, but I'd be willing to buy a KVMG just to look at it. I can't praise whoever designed the aesthetics of those guitars enough.

I've heard from a few people who own the Pro Series Dinky's and Soloists and they say they're very, very happy with them. Everyone is going to be biased no matter what guitar they own though.


You can thank Robbin Crosby of 80's hair metal band Ratt for the King V. It was designed for him. (His nickname was King)
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Unfortunately the new Pro Series has been known to have some quality control issues. The dinkies have been solid from what I can tell, but the Indonesian ones have been somewhat... inconsistent.


Thanks! Guess I'll be posting ANOTHER what guitar thread when my current guitars sell
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Thanks! Guess I'll be posting ANOTHER what guitar thread when my current guitars sell

Imo, I'd be happy to take a chance with a Jackson Pro, and try one before I buy it if at all possible. Where's the fun in playing it safe?
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Seriously though, I don't even care if it's not made in Japan, they look so killer they make LTD and Ibanez look boring. I don't even care if I get a lot of hate for saying that. I sound like a total fanboy, but I'd be willing to buy a KVMG just to look at it. I can't praise whoever designed the aesthetics of those guitars enough.


I totally agree with you there. I loved the old Japanese Pro-series for the quality you got for your money, but these ones are worth the asking price just as art. Since they came out I've been keen on the KVMG white/black bevels and the maple fretboard dinkies. Right now I'm keen on the DKA7 7-string.

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Unfortunately the new Pro Series has been known to have some quality control issues. The dinkies have been solid from what I can tell, but the Indonesian ones have been somewhat... inconsistent.


Yeah, I've heard the same thing through threads on the JCF and on seventring. When they're right, they're pretty good. But there's been a fair few with 'issues' as well.

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Anything that is in a better series than JS is not made in India, but in either Indonesia or Mexico (if it's a Dinky), but don't quote me on that.


As far as I know...

JS Series - A couple of years ago, all of these were made in India. Some of the newer models have been showing up with Made in China stickers. I don't know whether some models are Indian and some Chinese, or whether they've been shifting production to China.

X Series - When these were introduced, they were all Indian. Then they brought out the X Series SLAT models, and I think those are Indonesian. I've seen one or two models like the limited edition Kelly that are Chinese.

Pro Series - The Dinkies are made in Fender's Mexico factory, the neck throughs are Indonesian. Some of the guys at Jackson haven't been too happy with the quality control at the Indonesian factory, and have stated that they want to move the whole Pro Series to Mexico. I don't think anybody's spotted a neckthrough with a Made in Mexico sticker, so that move probably hasn't happened yet (If it does at all). Still Indonesia at the moment.

It's all a bit complicated!