Price paid: $ 500
Purchased from: Local Shop
Sound — 10
I play in a Metal/Punk/Thrash Band and this is Perfect for that, the neck is thin and fast & the bridge gives me amazing ability to do weird stuff in solo sections. I have ran this guitar through numerous rigs but right now I run a Marshall AVT50 head through a Hughes & Kettner Warp 4X12 cab. I have a DigiTech Grunge, Line 6 Uber Metal, and Morley Bad Horsie Wah that I use. The only time it gets a Little bit noisey is when the gain booster is activated which I don't use very often. The Pickups give it a HUGE range of tonal possibilities, I have gotten very Raunchy Distortions and even Smooth bluesy cleans and Crunches. The middle pickup is there for show in my opinion, it would probably be good for country as it is very twangy. The neck pickup is deep & creamy. The Bridge (which is not original in the guitar) Can be Extremely saturated or super clean.
Overall Impression — 10
I play Mostly metal and this guitar is Perfect for it. I have been playing for almost 6 years and have owned many amps & guitars & effects. Out of everything this is the one piece I will never get rid of. I love the action on this guitar, when I change the strings it will throw it off a little bit but within an hour of playing it is back to the way I like it.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I have put this guitar through hell and back. VERY VERY dependable. I have dropped it, dropped stuff on it, thrown it around, ran into things with it and it works like Brand New. I thought about getting strap locks for it but I have never had any problems with the buttons on it. I have used this many times without a backup and it has never failed me, although the few times I have takin a backup it was good because I have popped a few strings on stage. The finish is great, mine has plenty of scratches and dents but I have yet to wear the finish down where my arm rests or where it constantly rubs against my belt.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
I bought it from a local store that offered free setup when you buy from them so I had it set up after a few weeks although it was in great condition when I got it. The pickups sat a little low for my liking but that was easily adjustable. There were no physical or cosmetic flaws to this guitar when I bought it.
Features — 10
Jackson DK2FS (Firestorm). I cannot find this thing ANYWHERE. It is a Standard DK2 Dinky but it has a gain boost on it. The Jackson website used to have it on there but it isnt anymore. I got this about 4 years ago & I have gone through 5 other guitars since then, none of them came close to this one. It is Japanese made, with duncan designed pickups (H,S,S) I switched out the Bridge & put in a Duncan Invader. It has a Floyd Rose Bridge with the locks on the nut, and a bolt on neck. It is a pretty Standard guitar but is by FAR my favorite guitar I have ever played. I have owned (Schecter C-1 Plus, Jackson Kelly, DKMGT 2007 model, and 2008 model, ESP MH-300)