Jackson Chris Broderick Soloist 6
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Jackson Chris Broderick Soloist 6

Chris Broderick Soloist 6, Altra Chitarra Elettrica Solid Body from Jackson in the Artist Signature series.

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Hatsubai 04/11/2011

Jackson Chris Broderick Soloist 6 : Recensione di Hatsubai (content in English)

"Amazingly sick Jackson"
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Chris Broderick was formerly known to play Ibanez guitars, but ever since a little issue that occurred with a Japanese business spec'ing Ibanez guitars to his specs and not allowing him to have a signature model, he decided to leave for Jackson. The guitar features a mahogany body with a quilted maple top, a neck-thru maple neck design, an ebony fretboard with 24 extra jumbo frets, no inlays, locking tuners, a special low profile floyd rose, two humbuckers, one volume, one tone, one kill switch and a three way switch.

UTILIZATION

Pretty much everything about this guitar is perfect. The first thing you notice is that the quilt on this looks very sick. It has this depth to it that is hard to truly see when photographed. I might as well start off with the things I didn't like about this as they're real minor. I wasn't a huge fan of the way the volume and tone were close together, but it's such a minor thing that it's pretty much a non-issue. I also didn't like this floyd as much as the original floyd rose, but this is still a very high quality bridge. The rest of the guitar is perfect. Everything you want regarding a guitar is in this. The biggest issue is the actual price itself.

SOUNDS

I believe this guitar states that it has custom DiMarzio pickups in it. Broderick used to be a Bareknuckle pickups player before he switched to DiMarzio. Both companies are great and offer very cool pickups. I think Bareknuckles have a bit of an edge on DiMarzios, but DiMarzios are no slouch either. When he switched over, he went with the D-Activator pickups. I'm pretty sure these are basically the same as those, if maybe tweaked ever so slightly. They really sound similar to my ears. The bridge is very tight and has a cool, almost active like sound with a passive feel. The neck can do some real cool shred lead lines, but I kind of wish it was a bit fatter. The guitar was super resonant, though.

OVERALL OPINION

This is really an awesome guitar that looks sick and plays even better. However, I can't help but feel that the ESP Horizon FR-II is pretty much the exact same as this guitar but with a much cheaper price tag. It might be worth looking into if you want something similar to this but without the huge price tag.