#1
Hey guys, I'm looking for my next guitar but I can't decide.
I would like a Jackson, but a freind of mine says that if a Jackson cost 600 a Ibañez would cost 300 and it would be just the same, he says that Ibañez has better quality and I should buy one.
And I like Dean guitars too, 'cause my guitar is a Dean VX

The ones I like are:
Jackson KVX10 X King V
Ibañez RG5EX1
Jackson JS30RR Rhoads JS
Dean Dave Mustaine VMNTX

I'm looking for mostly a V, a guitar with tremolo, and 24 frets.
I just don't know wich guitar is better.
Don't tell me to play them 'cuase they're not in the nearest Guitar Center.
I want it to play metal, like Megadeth and Metallica.
Last edited by Dr. Clock at Feb 13, 2008,
#2
Your friend is wrong.
Both Jackson and Ibanez have great quality low end guitars, with the exception of the trems. Those are made out of a metal that's more butter than steel.

edit: (that is of course an exaggeration, my JS30 DK is still going strong after 6 months now. I'm sure it will crap out in a year though, but you can swap it out for an OFR if you want. You can notice it isn't high quality metal because it scratches very easily.)
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#4
Stay away from the cheaper Jacksons. I wouldn't stray under the RR3 and it's contemporaries. An Ibanez would be pretty good. Have you thought about the Ibanez VBT 700? It's a great V shaped guitar, is neck-through and comes with awesome pickups stock.
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#7
Used Jackson DK2, DK2M or RR3 w/ black hardware. Very nice MIJ quality. The Jackson X series aren't bad, but some are rather unremarkable players.
#8
I have a jackson js30RR and it's really my go to guitar when I want to take a guitar with me somewhere but I don't want risk bringing my ESP. It sounds good for it's price but if you want to play metal I'd suggest swapping out the stock humbuckers. They get the job done but they can't quite get that metal sound, of course I may just be spoiled by active pickups.
Of all the ones you listed I'd say go with the King V. Out of curiosity have you played any jackson guitars before?
I know a lot of people who don't care for the neck profile of jacksons they feel like, in my friends words, they're made for people with "big ass gorilla hands."
#9
Is the neck like that 'cause I got medium hands.
No, I've never played a Jackson.
#10
I just sold my Ibanez for a Jackson RR5. Way out of your pricerange, but my first guitar was a Jackson King V, bought an ibanez that I liked better than that, then bought this Jackson.
Either way, mate. It doesn't matter if you don't live near a Guitar Center, you need to get to one to try stuff out. All of UG's opinions in the world don't make a difference to what you like more.
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...and what? Jackson's have some of the slimmest necks out there. In fact, both Ibanez and Jackson guitars I've had were much, much thinner than my Strat or Epi.
Whoever said that is out of their mind.
#11
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...and what? Jackson's have some of the slimmest necks out there. In fact, both Ibanez and Jackson guitars I've had were much, much thinner than my Strat or Epi.
Whoever said that is out of their mind.

Agreed. I have small hands and find it perfect.. While the neck may be a bit wider and thicker than an Ibanez neck, it doesn't begin approach the size of a Gibson neck.
#12
No one's saying to much about the Deans, they're really good guitars, you should check em' out, a lot of people are starting to play Deans, just check their website.
#13
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I have a jackson js30RR and it's really my go to guitar when I want to take a guitar with me somewhere but I don't want risk bringing my ESP. It sounds good for it's price but if you want to play metal I'd suggest swapping out the stock humbuckers. They get the job done but they can't quite get that metal sound, of course I may just be spoiled by active pickups.
Of all the ones you listed I'd say go with the King V. Out of curiosity have you played any jackson guitars before?
I know a lot of people who don't care for the neck profile of jacksons they feel like, in my friends words, they're made for people with "big ass gorilla hands."

The Stock Jackson pickups aren't very hot and have very weak and sterile tone, swapped them out with DiMarzio pickups and pretty much every hardware part with better ones (grover tuners ) etc. It's a great guitar for the price. (If you're willing to spend on modifications) *on JS30's*
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the dave mustaine dean is mega sexy, mega awesome, and megadeath (see what i did)
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#15
I'm a Jackson fanboy, so take than into consideration, but the King V makes be begin to salivate.
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the dave mustaine dean is mega sexy, mega awesome, and megadeath (see what i did)

I see what you did there, you mispelled megadeth. lol.
#18
Deans make some killer guitars. just give one a try. Even the $200
models have stock pups that sound aftermarket.
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#19
probably couldn't get a dean in your price rande but there awsome guitars. The V-neck is awsome.
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#21
Second hand Ibanez RGxxx would slay all!

But out of your list... er... none?

Have you tried out any of those guitars?
#22
most people who slate deans have either never tried them or only the lower end models.
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