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High-powered yet low in price.
The 2008 Jackson JS20 Dinky is an electric guitar that features a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, one humbucker and 2 single-coil pickups, fulcrum-style tremolo, one volume and one tone control, and a 5-way toggle switch.
Jackson's compound-radius fingerboard curves more dramatically at the nut for easy chording and flattens out as it approaches the neck joint for low-action bends without fretting out. With a more relaxed hand, you'll play better!
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I dig this guitar overall. It was the first electric I purchased as I began to learn the fundamentals. It has been a great tool at that level. I enjoy the sound it...Read complete review
I dig this guitar overall. It was the first electric I purchased as I began to learn the fundamentals. It has been a great tool at that level. I enjoy the sound it makes through my Antiquated Vox Tube amp, very beefy in the mid pickup position, and cleaner through the neck pickups only.I've had a few small problems. The first was the neck. It does not play at the 10th or 11th fret area. This is either due to the fret's being unaligned, or warping (previous to my purchase). Another, is the volume and tone dials. Both do not respond evenly, and have an extremely narrow region where they funcion. This is not so much of a problem, I can work around this. Lastly, my tremelo. The threads crossed inside, and with an attempt to unscrew it, it broke off, leaving a small piece inside. No more tremelo. Overall, this guitar was a great purchase, I still rock on it today. It's sound it gives hits home in all diverse musical genre's that I play.
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Jackson JS20 Dinky
First off this is my friends guitar, I just have it at my house cause im always workign on it. I play and Ibanez rg320dx. This Guitar is good for the price but...Read complete review
First off this is my friends guitar, I just have it at my house cause im always workign on it. I play and Ibanez rg320dx. This Guitar is good for the price but ahs a couple major problems. First off the neck feel a bit to wide and thick. Also since the neck is bolt on the mounting plate and body stick out a good 5 or 6 inches on the back of the neck. The bridge is a major pain to tune into dorp tunnings and hardly stays in tune. It will knock out on bends, pinch harmonics, wammy bar usage , and other guitar technics. The sound isn't bad, but it also isn`t good. There is a pretty annoying huming background noise on the neck pickup. The pickups are set kinda high and even when adjusted still get in the way of picking. The Volume knob is also set to close to the strings and gets in the way. The guitar alos has a pretty heavy weight to it. The body has a nice look to it though for the price. I would recomend this guitar to beginners and thats about all. If you play more seriosuly look at getting a Jackson mg series or getting an Ibanez rg series guitar.
Reviewed by 38 customers
Awesome guitar for the price, Great look!!! I love it, if you don't use the tremolo, stay tuned, but barely. (sometimes) Ceck single coil pick up, not enough presence (like a strat) Humbucker pickup great.
Tone work really well.
Install a Floyd Rose tremolo with locking system and you will never change guitar ever... it will stay tune all the time and you will be able to use the vibrato!!!
If you have some budget, change the neck (single coil) pickup for a Texas special from Fender.
Alright well this is the second guitar that Ive had. I got this guitar within my first year of playing. It is definitly a spet up from any beginner guitar packs that you may get. it is great to learn on and easy to play. minor defects like problems with tuning. But for beginners its nothing that they will be too worried about. after having this guitar for 3 months by playing improved dramaticall and im moving up and getting a gibson sg. This was an excellent guitar to lean to play on
I owned this thing for a while and it was good for want I wanted at the time, very low hevily distorted metal lines, but besides that, nothing. Once I moved past that phase and played some other genres- it was the worst guitar in hitory! It was murky, stayed in tune for two seconds, and the nut snapped!!!! All in all, worthless trash.
This is a great guitar for the price. It plays both distortion and clean settings great. My only complaint is that the tuners aren't very good. When ever I do a bend it leaves the string out of tune! I'm going to have to replace the tuners.
For the price i can't argue. this is one awesome guitar. i have had it for almost three years now and the only problem i've had with it was the nut. the second string seemed to have worn it down. it kept buzzing a lot and i found the problems was the bridge which just needed adjusting. i love the sound of the pickups it is one sweet guitar once you know the mechanics and start shredding away.
My son owns this guitar, and I have to say that it is a fine instrument for it's price range and for price ranges above it. It plays as if it is a higher end guitar, but for hundreds less. Real fast neck. Fine pick-ups, and outstanding tone.
Its kind of in the wrong spot in the middle, it doesnt have enough crunch to be heavy, but its clean sound is a little too rough. It isn't awful, but they could have used better quality for the tuners. And the saddles are very low quality, along with the nut. But still good for the price.
I bought mine used, but I tell ya its a kick a** guitar for this price. The pickups are awesome (why not their Jacksons). The tuners are cheap but for some reason even with dive bombs they stay in tune fairly well. I realy love this guitar, it will play anything you want clean or crunchy.
This guitar is an excellent Hard Rock/Metal guitar for Rhythm, especially for the price! I have had mine for about a year and have had no problems. It works best in Drop D, or Drop C tuning with really fast riffs and hardly ever goes out of tune. This is an excellent buy for a guitar at this price!
I got this guitar as a gift, and it exceeded my expectations. For such a cheap guitar, it certainly plays well! The hum bucker is great! The middle single-coil is great, too, but the neck pickup is a little bottom heavy and hollow-sounding and I'm going to get a replacement soon, but that's just my opinion. The curve in the fingerboard is dead useful, and lets you switch from folk chords to bar chords. I got the 9's replaced with 10's, but if you like 9's, then the strings it comes with are very decent. If you want something really metal-worthy, then the Jackson JSMG is a beefier version of this guitar, though I really suggest this one too, for any player!