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ok, i haven't posted here for a long time, but i guess i should now...
if the neck is totally straight and you get fret buzz on first few frets when you try to lower the bridge, then you need to loosen the truss rod to get more neck relief, and then you lower the bridge to get the strings lower over last frets...

btw, when adjusting the truss rod, make small adjustements, like 1/8 of a turn... then wait for like half an hour to see if more adjustement is needed...
this way you should get more even action over the whole neck... and as someone already said, if you want super low action, learn to pick lighter to avoid fret buzz...
ok, i guess that since you've moved from 9s to 11s, the neck has probably bowed too much... you should tighten the truss rod a bit...
if you don't know how to do it, here's a link that seems alright, just be careful, and don't force anything...
http://www.athensmusician.net/archive/2001-05-01_geneimbody1.shtml
Quote by HIM%(^
he actually uses an ibanez..he has a model that they made just for him..but nice try. when he DID use jacksons, that was back in the 80s before they merged with fender and became complete crap..

it was 90's, and what you just said is plain stupid and ignorant..
Quote by ComradeIronMan
This man speaks the truth. Jackson is not meant to be versatile at all. (I play a JS series warrior, so I know)

and not every jackson is a warrior, my HSS dinky is pretty versatile so there you go...
Quote by HIM%(^
what i was saying was that if one were to look at jackson as a brand, their guitars are completely non versatile, and their sustain is normally crap. find me a legitimate guitarist who actually uses a jackson.

ok...
to TS, yea, get it if you want it, it's nothing amazing, but for the price it's okay...
first tighten the screw on the pot cap so it won't be loose... then, as someone suggested, try to change the battery...

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Quote by phenom1991
I have recently swithced out the battery so i am confused.

ups, sorry, haven't noticed that...
you should mute other strings with your fretting hand, like when you fret 11 on D, use your index to lightly touch higher strings (G, B, E), so they don't ring out...
Quote by al112987
There are two different types of feedback, and its all very dependent on the amp that you have, you'll need a tube amp, and you'll need to crank it up very loud.

no need for a tube amp, it may sound nicer, but you can get it with any decent amp if you try enough... at least i managed it on some solid state that's 20 or 30 years old and a distortion pedal, i can get as much sustain as i want if find the right position...
you need your amp loud, and you have to get close to it, experiment to find a perfect spot... when the note you're fretting starts feedbacking, use slight vibrato to control it and prevent it from getting too loud. also, you can use volume knob to control it, or try to move from the spot you're getting feedback at...
EDIT: to checker, about your sig, thanks man, same to you...
^^just check out what Zaphod_Beeblebr wrote, no use to repeat the same thing too many times... watch the video and concentrate on his thumb and index motion...
Quote by guitarviz
What do you see in that video that makes you think he's picking by actually moving his fingers?
He's using standard picking technique: maybe you don't see the wrist move that much, but the basic motion is still there.

i think it's pretty obvious that a big part of his picking comes from moving the thumb and and index...
Quote by al112987
Santana used a G+K at Woodstock '69. It was a solid state amp and sounds amazing. Santana's Woodstock tone is one of the highly coveted sounds in classic rock (amongst others, Clapton's "Beano" tone, Page's TSRTS tone, Van Halen's VH1 tone)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnamP4-M9ko

damn, i wanted to post this but you beat me to it... nice tone there...
if you want SD's, then get DK2, or DK2M, no point in buying a DKMG, then replacing the EMG's if you can have the same thing stock...
Quote by LuisWahWah
Megadeth's crap is crazy tiring...fraking no rests in the picking hand at all.

+1, at least most of their old stuff...
alternate picking is the way to go, as someone already said, i start the intro with an upstroke, it's easier to change between strings that way, main riff just normal alt picking, and the verse riff is played with upstrokes mostly i think...
i'd say, practice both, i find it more accurate in some situations to hold a pick with tips of my thumb and index, and picking mostly from the fingers, but then for something like cowboys from hell riff, i hold the pick between thumb and side of my index, angled at the strings, and pick only from my wrist... experiment and find what's comfortable for you... while picking mostly from fingers is very comfortable sometimes, there are some things you just can't play properly that way...
Quote by FireandFlames
Is that a maple neck on a black LP?


+1, it's actually nice, don't hate it because it's different.
Quote by Kozlic
follow the drummer.

+1, but before audition, practice songs you know along the cd...
+1 to steven, try lowering your pickups a bit... it doesn't matter if it's plugged in or not...
Quote by LP_CL
Lol, what a circus.
Its fanboy war!!!!
Im with the Jackson dudes!!

+1
Quote by CHIEF-CHEESE
Looks nice but the volume knob placement would annoy the hell out of me.

i actually like it, it's easy to use it while you play... i got used to it on my dk2...
yea, you'd need some thicker strings to keep the tension, but i'm not sure which... i think 11's should be fine, maybe a bit tighter than your strat but should be alright...
Quote by gtarhro123
just focus on the rhythm first just using any random chord and once its down then add the regular chords in

+1, it worked for me...
Quote by /\AC/\DC/\
oh, and dont play paradise city if you dont play the outro, its the best freakin part.

+1 that part really makes the song...
it's not your amp, just practice muting the strings you don't play...
^^that seems like a good link btw...
^^+1 they're both MIJ... only the JS series are made in india (they used to be MIK)...
if you want a FR then get either RR3 or RR5FR, buying RR5 and then routing it for FR seems like a bad idea...
and there's nothing wrong with a bolt on neck...
i think it's normal, i have the same thing on my MIJ dinky...
yea, but just for one tuning. if you plan using it in standard D then tell them to setup it for that tuning, and i'd suggest some thicker strings for D if you're using 9's now.
jacksons usually come with 3 springs (or at least mine did), so you could remove one if three are too much. or you could try using thicker strings for D standard...
the trem has probably sunk a bit after detuning, so the string gets stuck on the pickups or something else. you need to loosen the tremolo springs in the back so the bridge stays parallel with the body (make sure that the high E side of the bridge is paralel to the body not the side with jackson logo). then retune and repeat until you get it right.
well, enjoy it your way then...
isn't it much easier if you replace the strings one by one?...
^^pretty much, except the fact that rr3 is made in japan... JS series are the only non-japanese jacksons...
well, there's been enough speed practicing crap so i'll try to say something more useful. as someone already said, learn some basic theory, so you know when you're playing 3rd note or 7th and so on... try to skip notes sometimes, like 3rd jumps (already mentioned). also, don't just stuck in the 5 notes in the scale, try to add some other notes as passing tones, like flat 5th (bluesy), or 6th. if you listen to some guitarists that base their soloing on pentatonics, you'll see that they don't use only 5 notes (slash, angus young...). they often play something like dorian, so you can add 2nd and 6th to your pentatonic scale occasionally (listen to you shook me all night long - ACDC). or in some other situation add notes from natural or harmonic minor scale. learn to incorporate bending and wide vibrato to your playing, it's a big part of blues/rock/hard rock solos... also, practice licks that you like and use them in your solos. speed will come with accuracy...
hope i helped.
you could put on 11's, i used to have them for some time on my dk2 (for Eb standard), but now i tune to E and use 10's, which are IMO the best option for standard tuning on 25.5 scale. keep in mind that your LP has shorter scale, so if you put the same strings on both guitars and tune them to same pitch, the strings on the jackson will be a bit tighter.
so i'd suggest 10's, or maybe 10.5's... you'll have to adjust a few things for new strings (tighten tremolo springs, and possibly intonation and truss rod)...
Quote by wanderingguitar
I use 10s on my guitar tuned to C standard, sometimes drop to A#. I got so many weird looks in a store the other day when buying strings and the guy at the counter asked me what I tune to.

well, i can't blame them, i use 10's for standard E and they're just too floppy and loose if tuned any lower than Eb or D standard IMO. but C standard or even A#? holy crap, now that's floppyness...
to TS, i think you should be fine with 12's or 13's... you might have to adjust truss rod a bit too...

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Quote by DagMX
My friend does Drop C with 8s on a 24.75" guitar. I hate playing on it, but he likes the light touch for it.

now, that's just too much.
yea, it's just controlled feedback. seems really easy for me once i have my amp loud enough...
you can play any solo in that tuning, the only difference will be that it's in different key than the original.
i think you have two options only: either start using a pick which i understand you don't want to, or you'll have to come up with something weird. you could try to mute at the bridge with your forearm instead with palm. i tried it and it was really weird, but it seems posibile. look at marty in this clip, he's using a pick, but check out his picking hand position. maybe that could do?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ja3WbfZSJc
^^those are single coils on dk2 in middle and neck positions, not humbuckers, so they're not going to be very hot. dk2 is HSS, your dk2m is HH, so there's gonna be a pretty big difference in every position other than bridge between those guitars.
around 4$ for a pack of marlboro, kinda cheap compared to prices listed in other posts... (at least the european ones)