Jackson DKXT Dinky
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Jackson DKXT Dinky

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

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heads on fire 30/01/2012

Jackson DKXT Dinky : Recensione di heads on fire (content in English)

"Plays like a Ferrari drives!"
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Model Name: Dinky™ DKXT
Series: X Series
Color / MSRP* / Part # :
Black
$599.99
291-6100-503
Snow White
$599.99
291-6100-576
Transparent Red
$666.65
291-6100-590
products specs body
Body: (503, 590) Basswood
(576) Basswood (with Quilt Maple Veneer on Transparent Color only)
Body Shape: Dinky™
Body Finish:
(2916100503, 2916100590)
Polyester
2916100576
Polyurethane
products specs neck
Neck Shape: Bolt-On Maple Speed Neck with Tilt-Back Scarf Joint Headstock
Number of Frets: 24
Fret Size: Jumbo
Position Inlays: Pearloid Sharkfin
Fretboard Radius: 12” to 16” Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Fretboard: Rosewood
Neck Material: Maple
Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Headstock: Jackson® Pointed 6 In-Line
products specs electronics
Pickup Configuration: H/H
Bridge Pickup: EMG® HZ H4-B Pickup (Bridge)
Neck Pickup: EMG® HZ H4-AN Pickup (Neck)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1: Neck Pickup, Position 2: Neck and Bridge Pickup, Position 3: Bridge Pickup
products specs hardware
Bridge: TonePros® Fully Adjustable Bridge with Through-Body Strings
Tuning Machines: Sealed Die-Cast Tuners
products specs miscellaneous
Strings: NPS, Gauges: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042
Unique Features: Arched Top, Tone Pros® Bridge, EMG® HZ Pickups
products specs accessories
Control Knobs: Metal Dome, Black Knurl

UTILIZATION

It's a Jackson, so it plays like a Ferrari drives - FAST. The string action is impeccable, and the fretwork is really nice for this price area. The sharkfin inlays are mega-cool, as is the pointy Jackson headstock. The tuners are very stable - I didn't have to re-tune once in an hour and a half of extreme shredding and bends! The fact that this axe has a TonePros bridge and a through-the-body stringing increases the sustain a lot, so it's a big, powerful-feeling guitar to play. And the quilted veneer with the transparent red finish is just breath-taking!

SOUNDS

It sounds good, but it doesn't sound as good as it plays or looks. The EMG HZ pickups are a bit weak to my ears. I adjusted the height upward, to try and get more power from the strings, but it didn't do a whole lot for the tone. It's not that the pickups sound bad - they still sound better than most in this price range - I just thought that since the guitar plays sooooo well and has gorgeous cosmetics, this is just a tad lacking. The sounds are great for metal and rock, even jazz fusion, but I'd still think about replacing these pickups with some good Seymour Duncans.

OVERALL OPINION

Overall, this is a very good instrument. Any shredders wanting to get serious with a step-up instrument ought to consider this Jackson very seriously. With 24 frets, great natural resonance and acoustic sustain, and some decent pickups, this is a nice instrument to develop the finer points of advanced guitar techniques. With just a bit more money put into this, namely in the area of some better pickups, this guitar could be absolutely scary good. 8 out of 10.