Old Dinky vs Ibanez JS

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  1. Roon4me

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    IMG_7978.JPG Dudes,
    I have a 2014 model Ibanez JS2410.
    A guy wants to trade for a 88 Jackson USA Dinky.
    I'm an Ibanez guy and don't know much about Jackson.
    I'd be interested in owning a super nice Jackson, but the one in question is an old custom shop.
    Is this a decent trade?
    Jackson has the JT6 trem and one pickup/volume config with the J80C. Was really hoping for the J90C cause I love metal.
    Thanks.
    I have to make a call about it tonight.
     
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    I personally would take the Dinky. It's good tonnes of mojo and looks like a real player, have heard nothing but great things about high level Jacksons. Also if you really prefer the Ibanez its easy to get that same Ibanez again, you're much less likely to get another shot at something like this Dinky. Anyways that's my two cents.
     
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    I love Jackson Dinkies
    But I've never played a sabre :shrug:
     
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    Play one first. That compound radius feels very different than an Ibanez.
     
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    I don't think it's an improvement one way or the other. Similar guitars of similar quality if the Ibanez is made in Japan.
     
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    USA Dinky and they didn't even put all the ninja turtles on it? Cowabummer :(

    That definitely seems like an offset towards him getting the better deal. The JS is $2500 brand new, and I highly doubt even with the value it's lost that it's close to what the Dinky could sell for (I'd estimate mid $1K's)
     
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    I'd say Your JS is worth several hundred more than the Dinky honestly. Most of the newer JS models (24 fret, Single coil neck pup) retain pretty great resale from what I've seen.
     
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    I'd hang on to the Ibanez personally.

    Have you made up your mind or been able to check it out yet?
     
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    Thank you all for the replies.
    The Jackson was special cause it's an 88. The turtle toys came out in 88. The cartoon in 87. The comic in 84.
    These turtles are the old school ones. Only 3 turtles probably due to copyright or tribute to spitz. Idk.
    They all have red bandannas and look evil. That's pretty cool on a black dinky.
    I had to do it. Satriani will have to suck it.
    USA DK1 for the win.
     
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    Awesome hope you like
     
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    Let us know how it plays
     
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    We need more pictures!
     
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    EE2A8E33-95B5-48A8-B35B-72E24E665450.jpeg It plays amazing!
    I like it better than the JS.
    The JS neck is way fatter than the old dk1. It felt like the JS neck stayed pretty consistent in shape all the way up, as opposed to the DK1 that had a really cool “chord” feel that moved up to a better “shred” neck. Also I would add that the DK1 neck is completely raw! Not even a touch of lacquer anywhere on the back nor the rosewood on the front with the mother of pearl inlays. It’s the real deal!
    That J80C is one awesome pickup. It pulls off very good cleans! Which says something pitted against a JS2410.
    No regrets at all. Satriani keeps coming out with more models, but I won’t find a turtle dk1 again.
    That paint job on the Dinky is special. It’s taken from a actual Peter Laird gallery drawing! Not something you see everyday.

    Overall I just feel way more comfortable with the Jackson. With the JS I always felt like I needed to play like a Joe fan.
    But now the Jackson gives me a sense of freedom to play whatever…
    Old Jackson USA guitars sure sound like a different beast through a Mark IV!
    Worth it. Thanks guys.
     
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    PS: I had to get another carbon fiber whammy bar. It fits the JT6. Once I got used to that Satriani bar there’s no going back.
     
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    The Turtle Jackson DK1 is heavy.
    Heavier than the JS alder.
    Heavier than my 8 string basswood.
    About the same as my mahogany tele. Super stout.

    It’s heavier than an alder strat so surely not basswood? Big fat sounds outta just a bridge pickup - I bet it’s a hog…

    Let me know what y’all think the wood is. Were there a lot of mahogany dinkys?
    Thanks dudes. Cowabunga.
     
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    Such a great find. When I grew up TMNT were my favourite. Great score dude, and HNGD!
     
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    could be poplar, it was used alot back in the days by jackson.
    i just got an 93 soloist pro and its quite heavy (poplar). it also sounds similar to alder.
     

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