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Old 05-01-2017, 04:51 PM
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So, hey everybody! Been a while since I've posted, or had much time to dedicate to guitar; and that's just a shame! I hope to post a little more often and reconnect with some old buds!

So the last time I was here, I was pretty impressed with Jackson's DK line of imported guitars. Being a tinkerer, I of course had to replace the hardware with "real" stuff, that of course being CTS pots and an OFR, but after that and a good setup, those guitars played fine and sounded great.

Enter this little gem that I recently acquired; an SLX3 of Malaysian descent in Taxi Cab Yellow! The color is obviously what got me interested, but this guitar honestly plays nearly as good as my old Stagemasters! I am amazed by the thinness and trueness of the necks available on today's mid-range import guitars; obviously a tribute to CNC machinery and better wood curing techniques than were available in the past, but also a testament to the manufacturers stepping up their game, dogged QC and an actual budget for R&D, which didn't previously exist in the music world until the Fender Custom shop brought quality out of the shadows where Jackson and American-Built Kramers were dwelling.



Look at that heel! Anyway, cool guitar, sounds pretty good, the trem is decent and will at some point become an OFR because, OFR!

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