NGD...it's REALLY, REALLY Orange :) :) Jackson Soloist

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by billyb, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. billyb

    billyb Squier-Nut

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    Sorry no sound check in the vid...I had to play around with the "Floyd" and tuning for about 20 minutes
    before it was playable...
    Noises will be in a follow-up vid over the weekend :)
     
  2. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

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    HNGD! Orange works.
     
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  3. DougMen

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    I bet Eddie's jealous!
     
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  4. AllroyPA

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    Great color, no humbucking Jackson ?
     
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  5. batttz

    batttz Squier Talker

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    HNGD, thats definitely orange
     
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  6. Taurus

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    CLASS! Do us a review and show us how it sounds like sometime :) looks an awesome guitar!!! Happy New Guitar Day! :cool:
     
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  7. billyb

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    Those actually ARE humbuckers...3 single coil size Blades...they sound really good BTW :) :) ...chimy but no "ice pick" even on the bridge!
     
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  8. Bluzy

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    That is a great looking guitar and I bet it will play better than it looks. Jacksons are great guitars
     
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  9. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    Congrats on the guitar! It looks awesome. Can’t wait for a video with some playing so we can here what it sounds like.

    How do you find the open box stuff at MF? Just sort by condition I guess?
     
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  10. daan

    daan Squier-holic

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    The music store I first took lessons at (in 82-83) had one of these (Capri Orange J-bass) and I thought it was SO cool... your Jackson is just as awesome looking
     

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  11. billyb

    billyb Squier-Nut

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    There is a "prompt" usually around the upper part of the page (just below Stupid Deal.) that says "Hot Deals" I think...click on that and there will be a drop down menu
    with 3-4 choices...one of them is "open box"...after you click that...over on the left side you can filter what you are looking for...drums,support gear,guitars,...
    It can be a bit of a "rabbit hole" so be prepared to spend an hour looking at stuff :)
     
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  12. billyb

    billyb Squier-Nut

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    I love JB and here he is with a USA version of my new ax :)
    He played it on his 1989 album "Jeff Becks Guitar Shop"
    (Dale Bozzio on drums!!)
    Here is a link:

     
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  13. Bluzy

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    I am too lazy to go check the video out again but I think he may have played this on the song “Ambitious” which showcases some killer guitar playing!
     
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  14. backporchmusic

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    I love that guitar. Question:

    The three I have owned (recent models, Indonesian) have all had the floyd/bridge aligned so that the high e string run real close to the edge of the fretboard, so that it slips off when playing. So much so I ended up returning all of them. I kept buying them hoping it was a 'one-off' problem.

    Since they are set neck models, there is no way to 'yank' the neck over to get a better angle.

    I keep hoping the will fix the issue, but every one I see pictures of online has that same problem.

    How is your e string?????
     
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  15. Luvs2yoko

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    I am tempted to pick up one of these, but I remember you pointed out the spacing problem in a previous post. GC has a white and black in their used section that looks great.
     
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  16. Luvs2yoko

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    That is correct, great video. Featuring an appearance by Donny Osmond.
     
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  17. Luvs2yoko

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    A time capsule from the 80's, and nobody plays guitar like Jeff Beck.
     
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  18. backporchmusic

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    Since that post, I bought another...just in case they fixed it...but nope, sent it back. At $349 I had to take a chance though.
     
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  19. Shaytan

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    Odd. Maybe the necks had shifted in the pocket (assuming it's not a Soloist)? Though beware my old DK2M turned out to have the neck actually bowed ever so slightly. The issue was compensated elsewhere by repositioning the nut and adjusting the neck in its pocket, but that was just compensating the issue given I had no cash for the proper repair that wasn't even guaranteed to last. It was moved for good!
     
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  20. billyb

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    Mine is fine...and I have a sensitivity to that problem cuz' I play mostly chords close to the nut end of the neck...I had to have a Squier CV Tele neck reset last year because of the exact same prob !!!
     
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