#2
oh my god get the jackson... they look tons better, and have 2 pickups... just one pickup on a guitar looks retarded and theyre not nearly as versatile.... and that floyd isnt that bad
2008 M.I.A. HSS Strat
Marshall JCM 900 50w Dual Reverb
#3
LTD
Pros
- Neck through
- Original Floyd
Cons
- Single crappy pup

RR3
Pros
- Real JB / jazz pups
Cons
- Bolt on
- Lic floyd

If you are gonna spend that much money on a guitar for the Alexi-600, I wouldn't get either one of those. You could get a much nicer one for $1,050.
#4
ok, first off, the Jackson LFRs are AMAZING (for liscenced) and teh Jackson's are better quality wise, and lastly
is it cooler to say "ya i have a Jackson" or, "ya, i have the cheap LTD Alexi model"
Gear:
Jackson DKMG Dinky (EMG 81/85)
Ibanez GIO (i put a Dimbucker in the bridge)
Crate GT65 (65 watts) to be upgraded soon, suggestions welcome (must be tubed)
Floor Pod (for sale)
#5
Quote by rwalby9
LTD
Pros
- Neck through
- Original Floyd
Cons
- Single crappy pup

RR3
Pros
- Real JB / jazz pups
Cons
- Bolt on
- Lic floyd

If you are gonna spend that much money on a guitar for the Alexi-600, I wouldn't get either one of those. You could get a much nicer one for $1,050.

how is bolt on con?
most shredders actually prefer bolt on, take Malmsteen for example
Gear:
Jackson DKMG Dinky (EMG 81/85)
Ibanez GIO (i put a Dimbucker in the bridge)
Crate GT65 (65 watts) to be upgraded soon, suggestions welcome (must be tubed)
Floor Pod (for sale)
#6
Quote by ChaoticVengence
how is bolt on con?
most shredders actually prefer bolt on, take Malmsteen for example


Its a personal preference I guess. I hate Jackson bolt-on necks

Plus if he can spend $1,050, that puts him in the range of used ESP Standards.
#7
Quote by rwalby9
Its a personal preference I guess. I hate Jackson bolt-on necks

Plus if he can spend $1,050, that puts him in the range of used ESP Standards.


A lot of people would prefer a new midrange guitar than a used high end guitar.
My Gear:

Jackson RR5
Marshall TSL601 Limited Edition Racing Green
#8
Quote by Mortalitas
A lot of people would prefer a new midrange guitar than a used high end guitar.


I got a Warrior and had lots of problems with it. Might just be me, though. But, I don't think an RR3 compares to a nice Eclipse or M you can sometimes find either.
#9
Quote by rwalby9
I got a Warrior and had lots of problems with it. Might just be me, though. But, I don't think an RR3 compares to a nice Eclipse or M you can sometimes find either.


Well i assume he's going for that offset V shape, so an Ecplise or M wouldnt be very favourable for him anyway. And still, its the fact that its used that makes it undesirable to a lot of people for any number of reasons.
My Gear:

Jackson RR5
Marshall TSL601 Limited Edition Racing Green
#10
Quote by Mortalitas
Well i assume he's going for that offset V shape, so an Ecplise or M wouldnt be very favourable for him anyway. And still, its the fact that its used that makes it undesirable to a lot of people for any number of reasons.


To each their own. Frankly if I look on eBay and see a nice guitar listed by a seller with like 96%+ feedback that is an ESP Standard in pretty decent condition, I'd get that over a new RR3 or LTD A-600. Playability and sound mean more to me than it being new and sounding/playing like crap. I just had a bad experience with lower end Jacksons, hence why I won't get another one and wouldn't advise anyone else to.

If he must have a V, at least go with an RR5 which is a little more than the Alexi but much better.

Edit: Hell, even get the ESP LTD V-500 before that.. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-V500-Electric-Guitar?sku=512895
#11
Well as you say, each to thier own. I wouldnt call the RR3 or the LTD A-600 'lower end' though, they're quality bits of gear. The RR3 is in the Pro Series, along with the RR5 and the RR24, there's the X series and the JS series that are the lower end ones.
My Gear:

Jackson RR5
Marshall TSL601 Limited Edition Racing Green
#13
I've got an alexi 600, its a great guitar but its not versatile with its one pickup. If its just for rock/metal its great and for 699 the price is unbeatable. If you've got 800 just throw in a blackout or emg in there if you want it and you've got yourself a deadly guitar. Ive played a bunch of RR3s as well as i had this same dilemma and they are great too, they are more versatile but no OFR and bolt on. I have another Jackson guitar and I'm not a fan of their bolt ons, but you might not have as big a problem with them as i do. I got the alexi in the end because it felt better to me when i tried it out, and I found a mint one on ebay for something like $580. Just try them out if you can.
#14
i actuyually will say the alexi even thought it has one pup, but its a new seymour duncan blackout
and, cob is one of my fav bands