Jackson Making Deep Cuts to Their Design Department?

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  1. LordIronSpatula

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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    That thing is uuuuuuuuuugly.
     
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    Until someone rocks one for 20 years while writing hit after hit and people become nostalgic for the green rickenbacker thing. I’m imagining a Geddy Lee/Lemmy type guy.

    Then it’s USA custom shop only for the pre-relic’d version with only one dummy knob “just like the real one”.
     
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    silly. jackson never had a design department.
     
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    with a matching headstock... maybe...
     
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    I dunno, the rosewood board is what's holding me back...
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Also, fail on making this 34" scale and P/J.

    If you're going to make a pseudo-Rick might as well include the two most interesting/important parts, the shorter scale and original pickups. It's not like either is difficult.

    Who's sitting there going "man, I'd love my bass to be half a Rick, but not as interesting"?
     
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    The "parallel universe" concept seems to be leaking over from Fender.
     
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    Rickenjackson?
    Jacksonbacker?
     
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    Yet verging on the “darkest timeline” concept in the process...
     
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    its laurel. get that credit card
     
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    Silly me, looks like I’ll have one in each color then!
     
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    Nothing brings me more amusement than $1k+ guitars with poop laurel fretboards
     
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    Jesus Christ when are we going to stop putting brown fretboards on colored guitars? There are so few exceptions where brown actually looks good for a fretboard.
     
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    It's not likely that a brown(ish) fretboard would keep me from buying a guitar, necessarily, if most/all other things about said guitar are to my liking. But, it's never my first choice and that one in the OP looks very bad....
     
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    I hate it, but in a good way?
     
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    It was said in the thread before, and bears asking again: Jackson has a design department?

    Also, this thing is fuck ugly. But I actually like it because of this. Only thing putting me off is the compound radius fretboard. I prefer straight radii on my instruments Pickups/preamp might also need to be binned, if memory serves me the X series are lower end imports. And things like pickups/electronics may not feel terribly good to play on.
     
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    It was supposed to be a joke, dammit! :lol:

    I couldn't think of a better thread title off the cuff...

    Looks like I shouldn't have made those cuts in my Thread Title Design Department.
     
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    I actually... kind of dig it. Not in a “I’d buy it” type of way, but if Jackson wanted to give me one? I’d rock it.
     
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    never liked precission or jazz designs. precission particulary. i like it even less with a pointy headstock.
     

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