NGD: 2003 ~ 2005 Jackson RR24 MIJ Gold

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  1. works0fheart

    works0fheart Tike Myson

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    Managed to snag another one of these. The black with white bevels one was the first guitar I ever saved up and bought for myself about 12 years ago. It's since had a lot of customization done to it that young me thought was a good idea that older me now kind of regrets. I had a BKP Painkiller installed in the bridge of it and a Cold Sweat routed and installed into the neck as well as a stainless steel fret replace on it since I used to use enormous strings and they wore into the frets pretty good. Long story short, that guitar doesn't see too much play now just because it feels too different from what it used to and I decided I wanted to buy another and that's where this gold one comes into play.

    I found it on ebay and the owner bought it new and just kept it as a display guitar and never played it. There's not a scratch on the thing and the wings are in perfect shape. Even the backplates have no scuffs or scratches from belts, waist lines, etc. I'm currently enjoying fiddling around with it again and I have to say I miss how simplistic yet well made these guitars were. Yes, the nickel frets still bother me, but I've had them on numerous guitars since and it hasn't been much of an issue. The neck is much thinner than my LTD Alexi (my main guitar lately) and it feels a lot more pleasant. The upper fret access is a bit better but not by much to notice. I also haven't used EMG pickups in a long time and while I didn't like them much a long time ago, I can appreciate how consistent and even the sound is with them. Even on clean settings it articulates really well. The Seymour Duncan Nazgul in my LTD is still a bit better I think but I'm enjoying this guitar a lot so far and I probably won't make any changes to it at all. Hell, I'm probably even going to leave it in standard tuning as well for a change. The only issue I'm having with it is a bit of hiss randomly coming from the 9v battery flip out jack thing. When I touch it and slightly push it in (very gently) it stops but every now and then it will do it again.

    Anyways, I'm super happy with this guitar. Next I'm going to try to find one of the Limited black and yellow ones with reverse inlays and white binding to sate my Alexi fanboy needs, but for now I'm very to happy to have a straightforward, lightweight, simplistic guitar back in my collection.

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    StrmRidr Hide your Jacksons

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    Awesome, I love the RR24's!
     
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  3. JustinRhoads1980

    JustinRhoads1980 Jackson Elitist

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    Saw the title and was excited and of course I cannot see the photos! I don't why this keeps happening to me as viewing it on both mobile and desktop seems to not work! Anyone know how to fix this as it really is getting annoying.

    I am sure she is a beauty man from your description. Enjoy
     
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    AkiraSpectrum SS.org Regular

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    Very cool!
     
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  5. Aso

    Aso Single Hum Zealot Contributor

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    It's because the photos are hosted on Imgur. Imgur has block sevenstring.com and any other site they want to for reasons. Think this has been that way for over a year now. There is a thread about it in the forum support forums.
     
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    works0fheart Tike Myson

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    My bad. Here they are hosted through another site if that helps. Excuse my foot.

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    JustinRhoads1980 Jackson Elitist

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    That is very nice! The MIJ rr24s are great guitars.
     
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  8. Dawn of the Shred

    Dawn of the Shred I play Guitar and Drums

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    Oh man that RAD!! Congrats and HNGD
     
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    AdenM Illuminaughty

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    Never knew they made a gold version. Super awesome. The RR24 is definitely a classic.
     
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    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    Sick! HNGD!
     
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    TunedToB SS.org Regular

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    Oh that is SICK. Happy NGD indeed! Gotta love the RR24.
     
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    Edika SS.org Regular

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    I've been on the look out for one of these lately but should have pulled the trigger on one of these a few years back. Now days I only find overpriced ones, trashed ones or overpriced and trashed ones lol.

    This looks great and congrats on the find!
     
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    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metalâ„¢

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    Holy shit...Now I have a GAS for something I don't need :yum: :lol:
     
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    IbanezDaemon Raptus regaliter

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    Gorgeous! Such a cool guitar!!
     
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    BlackSG91 Loves Black Guitars & Meng Mengs

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    Vinnie would be proud.;)

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    SJShinn SS.org Regular

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    Jeeezus, these make that Alexi look HUGE. Which, if it's near the same size as my DV8-R, then I guess it is huge, hahaha
     
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    works0fheart Tike Myson

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    Yeah, the Alexi is a much more meaty guitar all around. That's part of why I love the simplicity of the Rhoads so much.
     
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    Is that one of the US market Alexis or original shape?

    Cause it looks HUGE compared to the RR but I think the original would be a bit more comparable?
     
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    works0fheart Tike Myson

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    It's one of the US ones, but I've played the original shape as well (the RV instead of SV) and while the lower wing doesn't extend as far (and looks way better) it's still a bit more large of a guitar. I'd really like to own one of those as well though. I love the old Katakana's

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