How are the jackson JS22 7 Strings

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  1. maggotspawn

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    Looking to replace an RG7321 I had with a Jackson JS22. How do they compare? Just looking for a cheap beater that plays alright.
     
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    Never mind just saw that the scale length is 26.5" which I don't want.
     
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    Zhysick Sick of all

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    Sorry to hear that because that Jackson is really amazing specially considering the price. Very lovely neck with more than decent stock pickups.
     
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    On second thought I still may go for one.
     
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    Roller coaster of a thread we got here, let me cook some popcorn
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire Contributor

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    The JS-22 7 (and I'm biased as hell here for the record) is an awesome guitar. You are definitely getting what you pay for but there's a ton of scope for mods and you get 26.5inch scale off the bat (I'm pretty sure everything else in that bracket is 25.5inch).
     
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    It's a pretty good guitar, I got one on trade. I'd take it over a cheap Ibanez any day, pickups were better too.
     
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    teqnick The only person that liked the new Faceless album

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    For the 100 something odd bucks i paid for mine , it wasn't bad. I actually liked the neck, with the worst part being a few sharp fret ends. Get that taken care of and you've got a decent beater
     
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    I had one for a about a year until it stopped working (grounding issue, super simple fix). For the money, it was a great beginner seven string, especially compared to comparably priced Schecters, Ibanez, and LTD, etc... I even valued it more than a schecter that cost over twice as much. Like teqnick said, it had some sharp fret ends, but if you know how to take care of that, no problem. One thing that threw me off was that it was fairly neck-heavy, these guitars are crazy light in the body.
     
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    Triple-J the Experimetalist

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    I picked up a JS32 two years ago and while I had plans on upgrading tuners pickups etc the stock hardware was that good I wasn't in a rush to change anything imo it's the king of budget 7's.
     
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    Agreed. Great guitar for the money. Very comfortable neck and ripe for moding.
     
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    I got a musiciansfriend one with a maple fretboard a while back and it was great for the 180$ it cost me
     
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    op1e Blood_Lust:Unlimited

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    I wanna sell my 7421 and get two of these to mod. I wanna rhino liner them in white and black.
     
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    The short period that I owned one of em learned me that the js22-7 are not bad but nowhere near as good as those rg7321 were. Imo for the money the second hand rg7321 over the new js22-7. The js32 might be different outcome, but no personal xp with those.
     
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    Ya but I like string tension. Done with standard scale 7's.
     
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    This. The 26.5" scale was a huge eye opener and changed a lot of preferences for me personally.
     
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    Made an account just to chime in here. This guitar was my first 7 string and it definitely doesnt feel like a $200 guitar. I swapped the tuners out for locking hipshots and the guitar is nearly perfect for me. Im gonna put a Seymour Duncan Nazgul in the bridge and then I'll be done with the upgrades. A whole lot of guitar for a little bit of money
     
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