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Old 02-16-2017, 12:56 PM   #1
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NGD: Jackson Pro Series HT6 White

So I received this a few days back. Wanted to spend some time with it before putting out a ngd. The guitar came perfectly setup with 9-42s in drop C, it's a tad too light for my liking but I stuck with it to see how it would play out since it's setup real nice. No truss adjustments needed.

The bridge is a hip shot type and is really comfortable. No noticeable difference between it and a hip shot bridge. Really comfortable to rest the hand on the low profile.

The pickups are pretty huge sounding, not overly bright. Works well for its purpose. But of course you can't compare them to premium ones. But they get the job done, I reckon I won't be replacing them. Tone knob in its normal position is bypassed so it's a tad brighter than the max setting if you pulled it up. At The pulled up position it acts as a normal tone control.

Frets are dressed well, no sharp ends, neck pocket is tight. It's just really playable and a joy to play, the carves are really nice too. The matt white finish is brilliant, no flaws whatsoever but you will smudge it if you have dirty hands.

Pardon the phone photos, photography is not my strong suite.












And all 3.

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Old 02-16-2017, 01:47 PM   #2
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Very Nice! I take it you like Periphery huh?
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Old 02-16-2017, 01:51 PM   #3
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Wow, I love Periphery as well and I will say your collection is on point. Very nice Sir!
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:03 PM   #4
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Now all you need is a dingwall bass haha! I was hoping someone would get the pro series HT's here (expecting more to start showing up). I just love the aesthetics of those guitars, though I'm really hoping they come out with a matte orange version since I couldn't get the special run from last year. That or a slime green. I'd jazz so hard for a pro series HT7 in those colors.
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:16 PM   #5
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Wow you have the whole set....
Now to get the sevens

Since you have them all...
How does the quality compare across the three?

How are the stock pickups?
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:53 PM   #6
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Wonderful trio ! CCCongrats !
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you are the first one to get the "affordable" trifecta haha awesome HNGD \m/
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:09 PM   #8
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congrats, you caught them all!

*pokemon reference*
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you are the first one to get the "affordable" trifecta haha awesome HNGD \m/
Actually the JBM is the JBM100 so I have an odd one out.
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HNGD, the HT6 guitars are very sleek looking. I've come to really like solid finish and this is a great example of how a great design can be complemented by a minimalist color scheme.

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Old 02-16-2017, 11:29 PM   #11
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Actually the JBM is the JBM100 so I have an odd one out.
I was tricked, too. The lighting made it look like a rosewood fretboard. Nice trio!!
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I was tricked, too. The lighting made it look like a rosewood fretboard. Nice trio!!
yeah same

also it amazes me how similar the RGA and the Jackson body look in that pic, except for the top horn
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yeah same

also it amazes me how similar the RGA and the Jackson body look in that pic, except for the top horn
The elongated horns are what make the difference for me in terms of how much I love the Juggernaut's shape . I love how pointy it is. The RGA comes so close (I also have an RGA121) but it's just not quite as cool looking for me.
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Congrats! I'm also planning to get one for some major modifications soon
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Sweet.

I'm looking at getting the HT7 version of this new line.

Looks class man.
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Very Nice! Congrats!
Love the location of the volume knob. That's what I'm talking about. Cool body shape, I dig it!

.009-.042 for drop C Good god man throw some .010-.052's on there at least I'm in drop C running .013-.056 and I'm liking those although I'll admit they're a bit tough to play on some riffs. Think I'm gonna settle on .012-.054's and call it heaven for this tuning.
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That is one ugly hole

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That is one ugly hole
No beautiful holes in the back. Never.


That HT6 in white looks amazing!! I really want one now... In white for a glam band seems to fit right hahaha.

Congrats!!
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Old 02-17-2017, 04:13 PM   #20
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Why on earth do they ship it with 9-42 in drop c? That's too light for a lot of people even in standard tuning. Must've gotten a good deal on a bulk string order....
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That is a real nice and sharp looking guitar. I love the ebony fretboard and the matt white finish which gives it a good feel. Nice score and congrats.
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Looks nice!
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Very curious as to which is your favorite, and why?!
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Very curious as to which is your favorite, and why?!
First thanks for all the kind comments.

I've got several PMs on which is my favourite. Obviously, the JBM is the premium instrument here and it wouldn't be too fair some might say to put it against the other 2 'budget' range guitars (but they still came with premium adornments like the pickups on the holcomb, ebony board on the ht6 etc).

But in all honesty, if I had to really choose, the HT6 is closest to what my body prefers. They're all signatures so all are suited for their own endorsers and are perfect for each of them. So when it comes to third party players like us, preference would be absolutely subjective (dichotomy).

That's said. Just a few points. The JBM can be setup stupid low, almost effortless to play with minimum/acceptable fret buzz. Comes down to the Lo Pro Edge and the 'premiumness' of the build I guess. Sounds really huge and prob clearest out of the 3 with the titans, but that little bit. I bet if I tweaked amp settings per instrument, each one would sound as good.

The Holcomb has the thickest neck profile which I used to prefer till I had a ulnar nerve pinch which rendered my 4th and pinky perpetually numb so it took more effort to navigate the larger radius. Sorry I'm not one into specs and numbers but it just feels thicker. Obviously not a bad thing at all.

The HT6 sit best against my body. I play in a classical position most times due to a bad back (herniated discs) and usually I would need to adjust between classical and normal playing positions but with the HT6 I would play long periods just in the classical position without having to alternate to alleviate he back aches. So this alone makes its my preference. The sustain is also incredible on this bolt on instrument, it sings for a long time in the higher registers which some budget instrument can't very well achieve (this is my opinion). The pickups are decent on the HT6, I wouldn't swap them out, I like the look as well, I think extra attention has been put to the pickup cover and look so it can be aesthetically a direct replacement. The satin finish feels sooo good I wished the holcomb would have come satin finished like the higher model.

Feel free to ask, I'll try my best to attend to your queries.
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First thanks for all the kind comments.

I've got several PMs on which is my favourite. Obviously, the JBM is the premium instrument here and it wouldn't be too fair some might say to put it against the other 2 'budget' range guitars (but they still came with premium adornments like the pickups on the holcomb, ebony board on the ht6 etc).

But in all honesty, if I had to really choose, the HT6 is closest to what my body prefers. They're all signatures so all are suited for their own endorsers and are perfect for each of them. So when it comes to third party players like us, preference would be absolutely subjective (dichotomy).

That's said. Just a few points. The JBM can be setup stupid low, almost effortless to play with minimum/acceptable fret buzz. Comes down to the Lo Pro Edge and the 'premiumness' of the build I guess. Sounds really huge and prob clearest out of the 3 with the titans, but that little bit. I bet if I tweaked amp settings per instrument, each one would sound as good.

The Holcomb has the thickest neck profile which I used to prefer till I had a ulnar nerve pinch which rendered my 4th and pinky perpetually numb so it took more effort to navigate the larger radius. Sorry I'm not one into specs and numbers but it just feels thicker. Obviously not a bad thing at all.

The HT6 sit best against my body. I play in a classical position most times due to a bad back (herniated discs) and usually I would need to adjust between classical and normal playing positions but with the HT6 I would play long periods just in the classical position without having to alternate to alleviate he back aches. So this alone makes its my preference. The sustain is also incredible on this bolt on instrument, it sings for a long time in the higher registers which some budget instrument can't very well achieve (this is my opinion). The pickups are decent on the HT6, I wouldn't swap them out, I like the look as well, I think extra attention has been put to the pickup cover and look so it can be aesthetically a direct replacement. The satin finish feels sooo good I wished the holcomb would have come satin finished like the higher model.

Feel free to ask, I'll try my best to attend to your queries.
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