RR24 Rhoads review by Jackson

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 7
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.4 (213 votes)
Jackson: RR24 Rhoads
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Price paid: $ 1

Purchased from: ebay

Sound — 9
Sound is good there's only a few tones you will get outa this. So all you "jack of all trades and I play all styles guys" won't like this guitar. If your into metal and want a clear tone for your lead this is for you. A lot of players like to mask there tone with a crazy amount of effects and distortion. Granted you need a high gain metal tone. But if you over kill it this guitar wont sound great. It sounds best on semi high gain without a lot of effects. If your used to a wall of reverb and whatnot it's going to take awhile to learn to play using mainly your fingers and control to get a nice playing tone.

Overall Impression — 10
I play death metal, black metal. This suites me great you get a really harsh tone for rythmn sections plus a good sustain and clear sound for lead. Fast neck over all a good Jackson guitar. My only problem with this guitar is that it's becoming widely associated with the alexi laiho fan boy wanna be club. Not to diss the guy he's awesome. But I just hate possers and people who waste there talent trying to be someone else. I know this guitar is built to his specs and looks almost the same but please don't buy it for that. I'd hate to see this guitar get a reputation for a fan boy toy. it's a serious instrument for serious artists. And yeah I hope they come out with more finish options. I would like an all black with white bevs or chrome bevs, Also if this was available with a reverse head stock that would be my dream.

Reliability & Durability — 7
Ok first things first change the floyd this floyd is not good quality. When my guitar tech was changing the strings on this. He used the whammy to bend it up a bit to take out the strings. And a section of the trem cracked. I was shocked to see how poor quality the trem was, and even more so to see the kinda material it was made of. But over all that's floyds fault not Jackson. This guitar is still worth it.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Well the action is low even though I tune to C F A#D#G C with gauge 11's I still get crazy low action with out there beeing string buzz or a lack of sustain. The pickups took me a while to find a new tone that suited them. I used to play with passive SD's with the mids scoped out. Now I have it up to about 3 and turned the highs down a ton. The bass punches through clear and heavy.

16 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Pingis_Or_Death
    KEEP ROCK ALIVE wrote: how could the MG be krap, Wylde plays, it Marry plays it and many other great guitarists.
    They CLAIM they play it in the ads, but they don't.
    splicky
    Why does everyone take the piss out of eachothers favourite guitar, for crying out loud you like what you like. Not everyone else is gonna like it. Personally I think the RR24 is excellent, I've just been out and bought my second one!(1st is white with black bevels, second is black with red)I love the look of Alexi's aswell. Went for the Jackson cos it's cheaper, I was gonna get a USA Alexi model but got this cos it's 1/2 the fecking price! If you can afford the Alexi guitar then bloody get it then!!!
    splicky
    I'm wanting a new amp to run my RR24 through, heard great things about tube amps. Does anyone have any suggestions?
    phenom1991
    Randall RH50T,USED Peavey 5150/6505 combo,ENGL Thunder/screamer,Peavey Valveking,Randall RH50TC, + A good overdrive pedal like: Boss SD-1,Boss OD-3,Ibanez Tubescreamers (ts-9 or ts-808), Also the MAXON OD-9/OD-808 which is basicly same thing as ibanez tubescreamer,Digitech bad monkey... That should be enough
    phenom1991
    One of those Overdrives+Amp will be good. All those OD pedals should be decent...i own a Boss SD-1 but have also tried the tubescreamers. All splendid pedals.
    splicky
    Just tried a Marshall TSL60 and it sounded brill, one of the guys at the store also recommended the 6505. Not tried any pedals though which is a shit.
    tasteofmyscythe
    im going for peavey triple xxx its not that versatile but it got a kick ass metal sound the sound of the triple x cabs sucks tho
    phenom1991
    splicky wrote: Just tried a Marshall TSL60 and it sounded brill, one of the guys at the store also recommended the 6505. Not tried any pedals though which is a shit.
    I doubt 6505 needs any pedals. Just buy a Ovedrive just in case for the TSL60 man You can use it as boost still.
    splicky
    Been looking at the TSL100 wich should have more power in it than the TSL60 and should hopefully sound better as well. Still lookong round so hopefully I shall find one soon that jumps out and bite in the ass. (still need to try a 6505 though)
    phenom1991
    Dude...i have a 50 watt head and i never turn it past 3 in my room! TSL100 will be darned loud i tell you and unless you play arenas/big venues you are not going to crank it but ofcourse TSL100s might have a bit of another character in it when it has more tubes and all...i would go for a 50-60 watt though because they are so ****in loud and tube change on a 100 watt is more because it has double the many tubes.
    splicky
    AAWWWW!!!! But me want to play. Seriously though, I've been told that by a few people so I may Just go for the TSL60 and get a Wylde pedal for a bit of boost. Love the Marshall sound so it will be that one or another Marshall. Would I need something for sustaining pinches as well, cos heard that they dye out quite quick on some amps?
    the_addict
    If you want a real Randy, go to ebay and look for a Randy that was made before 1986. Those are made in San Dimas, Ca. and the quality is beyond anything you could ever wish for. Pre-fender ownership so everything is perfect. And dont fret about cracks in the finish because thats natural and doesnt go through the wood for most of them.
    splicky
    Why does everyone in all the reviews for Pro-fender Jacksons say that they are shit! Have you tried Pro-fender Jackson guitars? Or are you just talking crap!!! I've got 2 RR24's and to me they're the best guitars to get, never mind that these came out after the Fender take-over!
    phenom1991
    splicky wrote: AAWWWW!!!! But me want to play. Seriously though, I've been told that by a few people so I may Just go for the TSL60 and get a Wylde pedal for a bit of boost. Love the Marshall sound so it will be that one or another Marshall. Would I need something for sustaining pinches as well, cos heard that they dye out quite quick on some amps?
    They should have sufficent gain. Just get a OD pedal if its a problem. Not a big deal!