Jackson DK-7 COW Model

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  1. noodles

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    I love the Jackson neck profile and compound fretboard. My Stars Soloist plays the same way, and I actually had to raise the action on it. Not because it was freting out, but because it was so ridiculously low that I was slipping off string when doing bends.
     
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    Yeah it's a joy to play everytime I pick it up.
     
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    "Hey panda bear, we don't like your kind around here!" :lol:

    Well, I saw Fear Factory about a month ago, and Christian was using the japanese ones a lot. Maybe I missed it, but I think he was using the import ones exclusively.

    I would like to get my hands on one of those. I love ebony fretboards, I love EMG's, and the guitar looks very nice as well, so maybe in the future, maybe ;)
     
  5. eaeolian

    eaeolian Pictures of guitars I don't even own anymore! Super Moderator

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    For touring, yes. A little bird has told me that his sunburst Soloist 7 is still used for recording, though...
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    He mas a million cool USA ones. I really like the silver burst one he has. I'm sure his Japanese ones sound almost as good if not as good... after all he uses EMGs. Sometimes I've found bolt-ons added snap actually helps those pickups sound better. The 707 i had in my neck-thru KXK sounded like garbage.
     
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    Dual 81s in an all-maple neck-through with a floyd rules...I think most people would find that bright but it's sinister.
     
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    Still tickin' !
     
  9. nyck

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    Hey zim, how did you get along with the TOM bridge? I know you're used to the low profile type bridge, and that's what I really prefer. I'm really gasing for one of these atm..
     
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    I don't see what the big deal is with TOM bridges. I can intonate fender-style hardtails instantly, and the saddle height is super easy to adjust.

    As far as TOM's being to high, I don't think that's a bad thing. If the action is low anthe bridge is flat, you just have extra room for picking. I never ever had a problem. I do think flat hardtails are just plain easier to get along with, though. I certainly wouldn't let a TOM bridge stop me from buying and awesome guitar, that's for sure.
     
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    But everything is up at an angle! I pretty much have to change my entire picking style. I don't know, maybe I'm just being picky. I played the 6 string version and it was damn sweet although the action was horribly high(damn store setups)
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Oh, I didn't see this, sorry.

    The bridge is flawless man. It's perfectly comfortable. I have 10-59 strings in there, I pick very hard and it's very stable and comfortable. I routinely switch back and forth from my Ibanez w/ Lo Pros and the COW, and I never even notice a differently really. The COW plays like a dream. I seriously don't think you have anything to worry about. I didn't have to adjust my style at all going back and forth.
     
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    I obviously need to play more TOM bridges...
     
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    Perhaps a dumb question but is this guitar a neck through or a bolt on?
     
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    skattabrain slow and low

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    zimbloth ... what's the neck feel like? does it feel sticky? i wish they didn't paint the bolt on neck (like why do that?), but you have me gasing for a cow now.
     
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    The neck is smooth as hell. It feels like it's unfinished honestly. Never sticky, fast and smooth, no resistance anywhere. It's perfect. The guitar plays flawlessly. If you get one, you'll be very happy :yesway: You could always play mine sometime if you're in the area.
     
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    so, let me scallop it! :shred:
     
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    did anyone see on Myspace.com there is a site dedicated to the COW model Jackson...I just think it is funny.
     

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