#1
So I finally sold my Jackson JS30 and Epiphone, and I'm looking forward to getting a mid range guitar preferably with a tremolo.

So I need help between these two. Everything is identical hardware wise except:

KV = Basswood , Duncan Designed HB-103B + HB-102N Humbucking Pickups, Jackson® Licensed Floyd Rose® Low Profile Tremolo.

KE3 = Alder body, Seymour Duncan JB™ TB4 + Seymour Duncan® Jazz™ SH2N pickups, Floyd Rose® Licensed Jackson® Low Profile JT580 LP Double Locking 2-Point Tremolo.


Is there a dif between "Jackson licensed Floyd rose" and a "Floyd rose licensed Jackson" ?


I am in a Melodic Black metal/blackened death metal band so I don't want a thin tin sounding distortion.


http://www.jacksonguitars.com/products/search.php?partno=2911300590

http://www.jacksonguitars.com/products/search.php?partno=2912000590
Proud Owner of:

Jackson RR3
Jackson WRMG

Quote by madbasslover
What's the big deal with Gibsons, anyway?
I've heard loads of Gibsons being played before
and they don't sound any more special than
any other guitar.

^UG's King Of Fail.
#3
Ok well looks are not my primary concern as am going for superior sound.
Proud Owner of:

Jackson RR3
Jackson WRMG

Quote by madbasslover
What's the big deal with Gibsons, anyway?
I've heard loads of Gibsons being played before
and they don't sound any more special than
any other guitar.

^UG's King Of Fail.
#5
Not really, both are LFR's. I don't think the Jackson ones are bad though.

Go with the King V, they are awesome.
Gear:
Dean MS STD V w/ Dimebucker
Dean ML '79
Jackson DKMGT
Randall RG75
Peavey Bandit 112
Boss NS-2
#8
Quote by slayerfrk
also the kelly has black hardware which looks better then chrome

tru tings. but i thing the kelly would be better for sustain and tone.
#9
the kelly is better, you're comparing an X series to a pro series
pro > x
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)
#13
The Kelly, definitely. The low end Jacksons aren't even worth buying, in my opinion, unless it's a starter guitar. I have a DK2M, and after buying one of those, I sold my RR3 and salvaged parts from my Ibanez. I'd definitely recommend any pro series guitars from Jackson, as they all, in my experience, kick ass. The JT580 trems aren't bad also. I did however swap mine out for an OFR a few months after buying my DK, but that's only because I wanted to make damn sure I had a reliable trem. I did play some shows with the JT580, and it handled my massive whammy abuse, so that's a good sign. KE3 ftw!
#15
Quote by slayerfrk
how is it the answer? and to what?

well ibnanez. a competing make along with jackson released the iceman a few decades back. jckson didnt like this. they made the kellly. its better.
my theory.
#17
go for the kelly, my friend has one and its a good guitar, i had to get used to using it sitting down though.
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Gear:
Jackson RR3
Epiphone Les Paul Custom
Stagg C 442
Randall RG100G3 plus combo
Roland Cube 30X
TS9 Tubescreamer
#18
mmm I guess Kelly it is then.

I don't really abuse my whammy. I use it sparingly for few seconds in solos etc. But how often DOES the whammy on the KE3 thow ones tuning out?
Proud Owner of:

Jackson RR3
Jackson WRMG

Quote by madbasslover
What's the big deal with Gibsons, anyway?
I've heard loads of Gibsons being played before
and they don't sound any more special than
any other guitar.

^UG's King Of Fail.
Last edited by Eternal_One at Apr 3, 2008,