Jackson USA RR1 - Need Advise Please

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Seller says he has several guys trying to sell gear to get funds together, and one guy has offered him full price if he ships it. I live about 20 mins away and have cash, so I'm going to meet the guy Tuesday afternoon to have a look...hope he's still got it.

Local man's delight. :naughty:

Hope all works out for ya either way, bro. I love Jacksons. USA made to boot! :yesway:
 

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That is actually a very fair price...at least compared to the Reverb listings.

As far as Jackson or a Gibson, how important is the whammy bar to you?

For METAL :headbanger:the V is a better fit IMHO

Of course Iommi plays an SG, so....:hmm:

I already have the SG part covered. As for the whammy bar, I've always thought having a guitar with one would be nice. :D

Speaking of which, are the Floyd Rose bridges a pain or fairly easy to deal with (string changes, etc.)?
 

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Speaking of which, are the Floyd Rose bridges a pain or fairly easy to deal with (string changes, etc.)?


you need to really think this over bro. a floyd can make or break the love for a guitar.
i wont play metal with out a FLOYD actually but i started with floyds and will die with them
easy as pie to me.
 

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I have a good friend of mine who owns probably 60 to 70 USA made Jacksons and 2G for one of these is a good price considering the current market. I sent him the pics and he said they're fetching around $2500 US lately. I'd grab it and if your not into it you can always sell it.

These guitars are like butter. Smooth, silky and fast. Sadly the neck is too small for my fat stubby little sausage link fingers. :wallbash:

Thanks for the price info, Death. A new one of these sells for over $6,200 CAD right now. :wow: WAY out of range for me!
 

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Make sure to check serials and google up some telltale signs of fakes

Also be sure you can deal with the size and shape. Playing RRs sitting down involves putting the lower horn between your legs and pointing the neck way up. Playing RRs standing up involves wide open spaces or being VERRRY aware of its dimensions and your surroundings.

Serial matches a US made 2005 Jackson RR1, he originally said 2001 but I magnified the inspection tag he sent and it says 2005, bonus!
 

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I already have the SG part covered. As for the whammy bar, I've always thought having a guitar with one would be nice. :D

Speaking of which, are the Floyd Rose bridges a pain or fairly easy to deal with (string changes, etc.)?
A lot of folks bitch and moan about string changes on FR. Whatever sissies.

Once you get it down you'll be fine. Change one string at a time. When it's time to condition the fretboard block the trem so it stays in the floating position.

No trem holds tune better. Some just as good, but none better than a Floyd Rose Original.
 

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i'll accept that title. but its up to punk himself. 100 guitars i can think of that play equally as well
that will keep major coin in his pocket.
you know as well as i do that hes paying way extra for the name tied to it too.
signatre model guitars are rarely what the artist themselves played but it is what the artist allowed the maker
to tie their name to. all about profits.

If I get it and sell it at some point, hopefully the next guy won't mind paying extra for the name either. The original buyers for sure bought them for a lot more than I may be paying, so the market is there at least. But in reality, I would NEVER pay the list price on one.
 

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A lot of folks bitch and moan about string changes on FR. Whatever sissies.

Once you get it down you'll be fine. Change one string at a time. When it's time to condition the fretboard block the trem so it stays in the floating position.

No trem holds tune better. Some just as good, but none better than a Floyd Rose Original.

Thanks, good to know! I have a Bigsby on my Gretsch, I know it's a lot different but I change strings 2 at a time there.
 

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Thanks, good to know! I have a Bigsby on my Gretsch, I know it's a lot different but I change strings 2 at a time there.
I'll share a stringing method I picked up from a tech article by Dan Erlewine that I really like -

Face all the holes of the tuning pegs straight towards the bridge then slide the string through the tuning peg and locking nut until the ball end is snug against the post. Next is to trim the string level with the back of the fine tuner and then clamp. What this does is give you a very uniform look and about three wraps on each post which is perfect for unwinding and reclamping at the bridge if you break a string at the bridge. Another nice thing is that delicate little fingers can't get poked.

Now if they put locking tuners on it (which I find to be repetitive and redundant on a guitar with a lock nut) forget it and just clip your balls.

EDIT : I mean the ball ends of the strings...clip those, not YOUR balls.
 
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I have RR and V, I play both siting/standing with no problems. Im used to it tho, if you are going to play sitting down bare in mind that you have to hold guitar in classical position.


U.S. models are good but Japanese is just as good as U.S. if not better. I think you are better of buying cheaper model and have some spare cash left over to mod it how you like it.
 

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big difference isnt there.
there was a video about a decade ago that the guys took down like 10 artist model guitars
to see what was in them. if i remember correctly there was only 2 that was what the artist played.
1) the Fender Robert Cray model, 2) was the Fender Jimmy Vaughn model.

now days i suspect its a bit different cause to many people are getting artist models and
the companies are now keeping them at price points when designing.
I'm guilty of spending money on a sig model myself.
I could have got a plain old US Tele for the same money, but I went with the MIM Page Dragon because its cool.
I could have spent less on a plain MIM, even less on a Squire (or 3).
Not every gear purchase decision has to make financial sense.
What's the point of earning money if you can't enjoy spending some of it on fun stuff.
 

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I already have the SG part covered. As for the whammy bar, I've always thought having a guitar with one would be nice. :D

Speaking of which, are the Floyd Rose bridges a pain or fairly easy to deal with (string changes, etc.)?
It can be pain, you can use the block to wedge it and stop the bridge moving while you change strings.

I do it hard way, because I don’t like to wedge anything in my guitar. It takes me longer to change strings and till it set in tune but once its sorted it stays in tune.
 

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U.S. models are good but Japanese is just as good as U.S. if not better. I think you are better of buying cheaper model and have some spare cash left over to mod it how you like it.


100% but i want gonna be the one to say it. he could go Japan and have enough left over for a
Friedman JJ jr and smoke just about anything...... oh nevermind.
 

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What's the point of earning money if you can't enjoy spending some of it on fun stuff.

i agree 100% but i dont see how a mans name is fun stuff and HE WAS DEAD when this guitar came out.
its not even a sig model honestly. its a money grab lol. they cant even use his name they have to call it
the RR model. roflmao. but it aint my $$ being blown here but i hope its everything the OP thinks that it is.
 

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100% but i want gonna be the one to say it. he could go Japan and have enough left over for a
Friedman JJ jr and smoke just about anything...... oh nevermind.
Even Koreans are good these days, I have Korean LTD Het sig guitar, it was perfect out of the box. Only thing I would change on that guitar is the bridge. It has Tone Pros bridge and saddles are too soft and keeps breaking string. I use NYXL it last longer but waiting for Ghoto titanium saddle bridge to arrive in stock so i can swap it. Its been few months and they still dont have it in stock.

Like you said he can spend money on there things and he’ll get more for bis money too.
 

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I use NYXL it last longer but waiting for Ghoto titanium saddle bridge to arrive in stock so i can swap it. Its been few months and they still dont have it in stock.

at last look and it was earlier this yr, there is nobody in the USA you can cal about Ghoto anything.
there is no distributor.
 


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