Jackson USA RR1 - Need Advise Please

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  1. Sapient

    Sapient   Gold Supporting Member

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    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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    Old Punker Well-Known Member

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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.)?
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    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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    Old Punker Well-Known Member

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    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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    Old Punker Well-Known Member

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    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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    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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    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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    Thanks! I try not to hold my breath in these cases because I've lost deals in the past, even when I offered the asking price.
     
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    Thanks Sapient
     
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    Thanks Rick
     
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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.
     
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    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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    FWIW: I have an X series King V, very good quality and play ability for well under $1k USD.

    Not saying don't go for it, just food for thought.
     
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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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    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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    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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    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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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    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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    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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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    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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