Price paid: $ 499.99
Purchased from: Musicians Friend
Sound — 9
The Duncan designed Detonators left me a little skeptical about how the guitar would sound but they really surprised me for not being "real" Seymour Duncans, they sound similar to Seymour Duncan JB's but heavier. I play through a Washburn Bad Dog 10w and a Zoom G1X multi-effects pedal because I'm poor (I've been saving for the guitar for a while) but I think everything sounds great! The factory strings weren't great so I change them quickly!
Overall Impression — 10
I like to play thrash metal and other types of metal and the Detonators have a great bridge setting for some metal crunch, and great sustain. They also have an awesome clean sound for either a little blues or Metallica clean then engage your distortion and murder it. If something happened to this guitar I would without a doubt get it again. I love everything about, there is nothing to hate. I've been playing for about 2 years now. I decided to go with Jackson because I loved their necks and heads, they feel so comfortable and fast and overall best for metal. But I wanted a guitar that sticks out and I don't like V-shapes, so I was torn between the Ibanez Xiphos and The Warriors. Jackson in my opinion beats Ibanez in metal (don't get me wrong I love Ibanez) because Ibanezes tone lack "color" if you know what I mean, they are just pure power and distortion friendly. Jackson guitars make real music, I was very impressed with this guitar I would recommend it to everyone that plays! Worth every cent and more!
Reliability & Durability — 10
The guitar feels as if it would last me forever (with proper care of course). The screws holding the strap buttons came loose quick but with a screwdriver once that never happened again. It feels very reliable and I would definitely gig with it (if I was good enough). For an extreme shape it fits perfectly and comfortably in your lap if your feeling lazy. The guitar is pretty light and good for extended standing play. Paint is strong and hasn't scratched yet (everyone seems to chip the longest extending end but I haven't "yet").
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The guitar came packaged absolutely perfect not a finger print on it, all knobs, switches, and pick-ups were set in with no flaw. Paint was perfect, no scratches. The wood feels great quality. As soon as I plugged it in I felt as if I were holding a real guitar.
Features — 9
The WRXT Warrior Jackson is made in Japan, It has 24 frets, has Shark fin inlays, has a Jackson Floyd Rose bridge (stays in tune forever). For tone control or pick-up selector you get a 3-way Switch. The pick-ups are Duncan designed pick-ups. I got mine in black and it only came with the guitar and the tremolo. This was my first Floyd Rose so I quickly found out the difficulties of tuning the guitar, it took me a while to get it just right but when I did it rarely loses it's tune! A lot off people have troubles with their strumming position because of how the fine tune pins stick out, but if you unscrew the back you can change the angle of the Bridge to whatever's comfortable to your position. Also the bridge has pins that lower and raise the bridge itself to change the distance of the strings from the frets. That helps take away the buzzing if they're to close But adds better hammer-ons - Pull-offs when closer. Over-all the bridge is very customizable, the only problem I have with it is the difficulty of changing strings and tuning from d to e. All hardware is chrome.