New Jackson models for 2018

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    I definitely want that pro series Mick Thomson sig but I’m worried about the quality of other pro series stuff lately. If this becomes the new pro Juggernaut in terms of quality I’ll be really disappointed. It seems every other company that deals with Indo factories has upped their QC lately but Jackson is lagging behind.
     
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    the three new monarkh colors look really good, I like all of them. but I don't think I will get one, the specs just aren't my thing.

     
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    Is it bad that I want one just because it's a black soloist with a reverse headstock? Maybe if I change the pickup covers no one will be able to tell it's a Slipknot guitar.
     
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    I've already got a USA Mick Thomson in white on order. Pretty excited as you don't get a mahogany body with reverse headstock very often from Jackson, so taking advantage of that.
     
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    Is it bad if anyone can tell it's a "Slipknot" guitar?
     
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    lol that's not the Slipknot symbol it's the Seymour Duncan symbol
     
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    That new Pro Broderick has me GASing hard
     
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    so should i buy a red korean thomson ibanez or a black indo Thomson jackson ?
    The ebony fretboard is a nice touch though....and i'll add a seven sticker for the fun of it ;)
    I'll waot to see the price of the jackson import

    By the way dino cazares' Duncans have the S logo too ;)
     
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    The red thomson sig from Ibanez is known to be close to if not full prestige quality whereas the indo Jackson, we have no idea what the qualiy control could be like. Though there are lots of complaints of other sig models like the pro Juggernaut in terms of quality so it's a gamble till reviews get out.
     
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    Do you think that 1000 euros is still a lot for a ibby ?
    Emty pups bii no red case.. which was a cool item !
     
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    I thought his soloists were a bit bigger. Are these the same case?
     
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    Maybe 1000 USD with case but not EUR without case. Even at 1000USD I’d be haggling for a lower price. I’d talk that guy down in price for sure.
     
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    That's what i thought
    Thx
     
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    Damn, Satchel's Sig is in matte and dive bomb only trem :-( I seriously considered that model, but those are deal breakers for me :-(
    I wish DK series hadn't offset dots. Again deal breaker :-( Damn :-(
     
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    What issues have people had with the Juggernauts? I didn't realize Indos were so bad. One my favorite guitars that I've ever owned was Chinese so I'm not really against trying an Indo, but if there have been a lot of issues lately that makes me cautious.
     
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    I own a Pro Series HT6 in Satin Gunmetalgray and a HT7FM in Oceanblue. Both of em are really fine guitars for the money and I see no deal breaking problems with them. But, of course, this is the internet and every opinion is the truth/a fact and has absolutely nothing to do with single, personal feelings/experiences...

    FWIW: I will buy a Pro HT6FM in Scarlett as soon as I can!
     
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    I'm happy for you not getting a lemon out of the batch so far, but disregarding my statement as just feelings and personal experience is kind of missing the point. I've seen quite a few people on this forum, on youtube, and even in some groups I'm a part of on FB have to return their pro HT6s anywhere from once to three times in order to get a good guitar. The issues stemmed anywhere from stuff affecting playability to serious cosmetic issues such as large tool marks and missing finish. Even setting aside the HT6, when you look outside of the USA line, Jackson hasn't been so reputable or standing out when it comes to their product. I even watched a video on Misha talking about his Jackson endorsement and he said until he tried the USA line, he thought Jackson wasn't all that good. This comment is coming from someone who likes Jackson by the way. My first serious guitar was a pro MIJ Dinky that played amazing. I was even saving up for a USA Juggernaut when they first came out until I lost my job and failed college. Just in my own experience trying out guitars, and from what I read countless times, it seems Jackson has some glaring issues they need to work out in their indo factories, as it's reminding me of indo Ibanez quality from years ago where buying new was a gamble and a half.
     

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