Jackson JS 22-7 Dinky M

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  1. Rob33917

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    I received the Jackson JS 22-7 with the maple fretboard today. My initial thoughts follows:

    Body: Basswood Dinky Model with archtop . A beautiful gloss jet black perfect in every way no issues in the paint

    Neck: one piece maple neck with a scarf joint. Satin finish on the entire neck. Black Piranha inlays on the maple fretboard. Good in hand feel.

    Fretboard: is flawless, but the frets however were very sharp. Took about 10 minutes with a fret file to fix - no biggie.

    From about the 15th fret onward where it meets the body: the frets were yellowish.

    Took a ā€œ0000ā€ steel wool and buffed out the frets another 10 minute of detailing.

    Installed Dunlop 10-56.. upon doing this I used an old trick by taking a pencil and shaving some the pencil lead turning it into powder and dusted the nut generously with the powder. No nut issues, the strings are not sticking in the nut now.

    The nut was cut perfectly.

    The Tuners: imho they are utter junk and will be my first upgrade. All I can say is they not fine and must be something like 12:1 or something because even the slightest of turn with throw your tuming way off :/ I plan on upgrading to some hipshots or sperzels.

    The bridge: nice meaty bridge on this one, looks like a hipshot with thick wrap around sidewalls. No break style saddles. Cheap black paint on the bridge that already flaked offin an inconspicuous spot so hopefully it stands up for a while. May upgrade to a real hipshot if this one starts to rust or something.

    After tuning up I plugged in.

    The pickups: sounded horrible but I noticed they were barely peeking out above the pickup rings.. so I adjusted them to about 5/16ā€ below the strings. Mud Gone.. wolf howling Gone.. now the guitar sounded 100 times better.. these pickups are not muddy at all.. Iā€™m digging these pups..

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