Jackson JS1 Dinky
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Jackson JS1 Dinky

JS1 Dinky, Chitarra Corpo tipo Stratocaster from Jackson belonging to the JS1 Dinky model.

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Hatsubai 18/07/2011

Jackson JS1 Dinky : Recensione di Hatsubai (content in English)

"Beginner's Jackson"
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The Jackson JS1 is one of the original guitars from years and years ago. However, today's axe is far from hanging in the realms of the normal Jackson series. The guitar has the following specs:

Maple neck
Alder body
22 jumbo frets on an Indian rosewood fingerboard
two humbucker pickups
A vintage style tremolo
One volume control, one tone control and a three way toggle switch

UTILIZATION

The guitar had quite a few issues from what I found. The frets were a bit sharp on the ends. Whenever you moved your hand up and down the neck, you could feel them kinda dig into your hand. The frets were also uneven, and I couldn't achieve the action I was looking for. The neck joint on this had a bit of a gap in it, and that can adversely affect tone. Access to the higher frets wasn't too bad, but I generally don't have too much of an issue with that as long as it's not a Les Paul.

SOUNDS

The guitar sounded pretty thin. First of all, it didn't resonate that nicely acoustically. That seemed to have a negative effect on everything else. The bridge pickup was hot, but it was pretty thin sounding. When I rolled down the tone knob, everything just became real undefined. The neck pickup was very muddy and lacked all definition when it came to fast lead passages. I couldn't comment on the middle position because I never use two humbuckers at the same time. The clean tones were pretty bland, and midgain tones were nothing noteworthy.

OVERALL OPINION

These are pretty cheap guitars, and there's a reason for that. I really don't recommend getting these. Instead, if you're on a budget and want a Jackson, look at the Japanese Jacksons. They're put together better, seem to have more resonant woods and just feel better. You can get them pretty cheap on eBay.