#1
Same as above. i have heard they are pretty good at playing metal/thrash/basically anything heavy stuff.

Whats your opinion on this? true or not?
#4
dude, delete this thread.

the whole purpose of jackson was for metal.

you know who their first endorsee was?

Randy Rhoads.

/thread.
#5
Yep true.

One of the best brands for metal. Jackson, Ibanez, ESP, Dean and Schecter are very good metal brands, whichever you like is just preference really.
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#7
I dont even like metal at all, But I know that Fender makes Jackson guitars so they must be pretty good. Fender FTW
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#8
Just to drop some other names...

Dave Mustaine
Marty Friedman
Kirk Hammett
Scott Ian
Dan Spitz
Jake E. Lee
Andreas Kisser
Derrick Green
Mille Petrozza
Alexi Laiho
Jeff Hanneman
Adrian Smith
Gary Holt
Rick Hunolt
Karl Sanders.

But if you don't count that, then nah, Jackson is pretty mellow.
#9
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Just to drop some other names...

Dave Mustaine
Marty Friedman
Kirk Hammett
Scott Ian
Dan Spitz
Jake E. Lee
Andreas Kisser
Derrick Green
Mille Petrozza
Alexi Laiho
Jeff Hanneman
Adrian Smith
Gary Holt
Rick Hunolt
Karl Sanders.

But if you don't count that, then nah, Jackson is pretty mellow.


Wheres Randy Whoads. ):
#10
i play a jackson and i love it and yes it's made for metal, but don't stop there it is also good for funk
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#12
What?I thought Karl Sanders was the KFC uncle?

Jackson is a name for metal TS,I think i'm gonna slap you till your testicles turn green
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#13
yeah a jacksons good for metal, but still pretty versatile.
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#14
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What?I thought Karl Sanders was the KFC uncle?

Jackson is a name for metal TS,I think i'm gonna slap you till your testicles turn green


#15
What are you all talking about...

Threadstarter, don't listen to these noobs. They obviously don't know what they're talkinga bout. Jacksons are mainly used to play blues and country fold tale music. In no way is that V-shaped sharp looking guitar going to be used for metal, it even has EMG's..c'mon.
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#16
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What are you all talking about...

Threadstarter, don't listen to these noobs. They obviously don't know what they're talkinga bout. Jacksons are mainly used to play blues and country fold tale music. In no way is that V-shaped sharp looking guitar going to be used for metal, it even has EMG's..c'mon.

I think Dean makes a V shaped acoustic... made for metal? lol.

And Fender owns Jackson, but haven't always. It's kind of like how Gibson owns Steinberger... they own it, doesn't mean they make it. At least I don't think the Gibson company produces the Epiphone and Steinberger and whatever else guitars. Epi/stein make their own, yet are owned by Gibson. Yeah. I think.
#17
Acoustics in V shapes are def. made for metal. Electric guitars? Don't think so.
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#18
Jackfrost - I was talking besides what Alrabester said. And it's Rhoads*.

Brokenpick - No, Colonel Sanders was.

Jinskee - hahaha.
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Is Jackson a good metal type guitar brand? i have heard they are pretty good at playing metal/thrash/basically anything heavy stuff.

Whats your opinion on this? true or not?
#22
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i play a jackson and i love it and yes it's made for metal, but don't stop there it is also good for funk

Funk on a Jackson?!? Well...don't say I didn't warn you when the Metal Gods smite you....
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I think Dean makes a V shaped acoustic... made for metal? lol.

nope made for poking
#26
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Acoustics in V shapes are def. made for metal. Electric guitars? Don't think so.


Albert King?

He played great blues on his preferred body style, a Gibson Flying V...

(I think he's better than a lot of other bluesmen...)
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#27
Threadstarter, don't listen to all this crap, it's fair enough to ask. Just because something is marketed as being a metal guitar, doesn't mean it's actually any good, like those BC rich metal master starter packs for instance, cool looking guitar, but it aint actually much cop.

A Jackson should suit your purposes well. For metal you probably want either passive humbuckers or active pickups like EMGs which function as a pre-amp within the guitar. It's all about getting a strong, hum free signal through to your amp, to help you drive the tits off it.

I think Jacksons also have pretty fast necks on them, which you should have some fun with for shredding.

Focus more on your amp though for high gain applications, from what I've seen of the underground metal scene, guitarists seem to be spending 75% of their rig budget on amps. (eg $700 BC Rich guitars played through Mesa, ENGL, H&K abd Randall stacks + the odd JCM, which seem to turn up in just about every genre. Makes sense, since it's all about good distortion and high volume.

But don't always go with the guitars that are supposed to be used for specific genres, or the guitar/amp combinations that are supposed to match - try and find your sound instead of just buying the stuff that your favourite artist endorses.

Sometime back in the 80s a heroin addict from seattle decided that rather than using a les paul like every other hard rock act of the time, he'd use Fender strats and Jazzmasters, and then crank the gain way up, The resulting noise inspired a generation to stop listening to wanky guitar solos played by ageing rockers in spandex, and instead dress in the same flanelette shirt for months at a time, and then go off and ... well ok they didn't really do anything they just sat around being missunderstood.

This was one of Kurt Kobain's better ideas. Smells like Teen Spirit was brilliant. Putting a loaded firearm in his mouth was less so, but everyone has their off days.

I digress, if you want to play metal, get yourself a good amp - tube is good, if you can't afford that get a modelling amp, don't get stuck trying to actually overdrive transistors, it sounds crap.
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#28
jacksons are great for heavy metal/thrash styles. i wouldnt say theyre too good for heavier metal (death etc) but it doesnt sound like that will affect you.
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#30
this is why im quickly going off this forum...if anyone asks for advice, or says anything at all, they get flamed. its bullshit...
#31
Would you guys recommend a SLSMG Soloist model, with the EMGs for some clean stuff as well??
#32
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Would you guys recommend a SLSMG Soloist model, with the EMGs for some clean stuff as well??

for clean stuff yeh imo it would be wiser to have a 60 in the neck for more clean stuff but hey your guitar your shit your choice.