Jackson RR3 Randy Rhoads (Before 2006)
Jackson RR3 Randy Rhoads (Before 2006)

RR3 Randy Rhoads (Before 2006), Other Shape Guitar from Jackson in the Pro series.

  • Increase or decrease font size
  • Print
  • RSS

All user reviews for the Jackson RR3 Randy Rhoads (Before 2006)

  • Like
  • Tweet
  • Submit
Not satisfied with those reviews?Request a new review
Audiofanzine FR11/03/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Jackson RR3 Randy Rhoads (Before 2006)
(Originally written by rethok/translated from Audiofanzine FR)

Guitar made in Japan
22 jumbo frets
Seymour Duncan TB4 (bridge) and SH2 (neck) pickups
Floyd Rose licensed Jackson tremolo
1 tone and 2 volume knobs
Bolt-on neck


Lots of joy. The Jackson neck is just wonderful to the eyes and touch.
Access to the upper frets might be difficult for some but it's ok.
It's a Roads guitar so you'll have to get used to its shape. It's not difficult to play it sitting, you only have to find the right position. I personally prefer to play sitting with a V-shaped guitar than with a Strat-shaped one. The guitar is well-balanced if you play on your feet (of course you must know how to set a strap).
It's really easy to get different sounds, just play around with the knobs.


I play heavy metal (like 95% of all Jackson RR owners) and It has certainly blown me away!
I previously played an Ibanez RS240 with a Fender Champion 110 feeding a Harley Benton 212 speaker cabinet. The sound was muddy, but now... It sounds sharp but not too fat and with superb overtones. In short it's exactly what I was looking for.
Clean sounds are ok. It could have more sustain for my taste.
In short there's not much to say regarding its sound.


I've been using this guitar for 1 week.
Most of all I love its shape which is certainly light-years ahead from a Strat. I also like the position of the output connector.
Before buying it I tested lots of guitars, from the DKMG Jackson to an Epiphone Les Paul and a Gibson Explorer.
Only the Jackson is comparable but it has active pickups.
I bought it secondhand. The value for money is excellent even if you buy it new.
Would you buy it again? I don't know... I think I'd rather choose the supreme Randy Roads model (RR1) because I always want better.

toutou311's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" What I expected!"

Jackson RR3 Randy Rhoads (Before 2006)
Everything is already said before



Broad and fine, faithful Jackson For the absolute speed!


I use RR for nearly 5 years, so yes I'm used to, but it has taken a blow, get down from the peak of the two legs!

Access to acute rather difficult, beyond the 20th cargo is not super great, but hey, when feasible even with a can drive


It's perfect, the pickups are very versatile I play metal that is Death, Black, Heavy, Melodic, everything sticks, all on a Peavey ValveKing 212!


Past 3 years

Completely satisfactory value for money!

I would do without hesitation that choice

Digitalboy01's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Jackson RR3 Randy Rhoads (Before 2006)
Toutadj t say this about ...


The handle is it enjoyable?

Yes, it is. It allows a large enough rapiditidale in solos).

Access in acute (dernires freight) is it easy?

So has the jam, it is hard to achieve 22ime and more freight.

Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?

Ergonomics are good, although the guitar ale trend if we consider not a good strap.

Do you get a good sound easy? ...

On average (see sound).


Appropriate are your style of music?

More or less, let me explain. Playing mtal (large and medium distortion '), micro hard if your agreement in C or higher. But below C (G, A) the pickups were very difficult to give a clean and prcis. FAN Slipknot (etc..) Pass your way. In addition, the harmonics have difficulty speaking. Without distortion, the pickups are pretty good dfendent I would say. EMG81/85 who had, I would say they their equivalent of little.

New: It turned out that the bad sound of silent tuning down my amp. In fact, I just bought a Metal Muff and microphones are really great!

With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?

I play on a Randall RH 200 SC (240W, amplifier trans), and speaker after EHX Metal Muff

What kind of sound you get and with what rglages ("crystalline", "bold ",....)?


What are the sounds you prfrez, you dtest?



How long have you use it?

One and a half.

What is the particular feature you like best and least?

The most: its form, its microphones
Cons: ACCS at its highs, its floyd (really mdiocre of quality).

Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

A few yes, ESP (Ec 500) Bc Rich (longer know their names> <;)

How do you report qualitprix?

New Pay 600 euros (1100 CHF) in the store. I think the price is a bit excessive. You pay mainly RR (Randy. ..).

Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ...

Can be! See probably because I took the gallon (exprience / What skill ^ ^) thanks her!

slipkorn41's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Jackson RR3 Randy Rhoads (Before 2006)
In which country was it made? (United States, Japan, Mexico, France ...)

How many frets, what kind of micro as well as their configuration?
22 frets (I think sufficient), and TB4 Humbucker Pickups SH2 (for the price the pickups are fine but personal to the guitar instead of a TB4 I saw a better SH4 and SH6 but it would have pushed the hair price)

What type of bridge (Floyd, Wilkinson ...)?
Licensed floyd bridge jackson I find mediocre! Its easily loosens and the bridge back not quite to its original position. So his tune, slightly true, but it&#39;s audible but not great.

What are the settings (volume, tone, micro switch ...)?
A volume knob for each pickup
A tone
A three-position switch Bridge / Neck & Bridge / Neck (could not be more simple)

What type of race?
Rosewood handle "screwed" ( <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_cry.gif" alt="" /> )
Clearly, the harmonics absorbed, but a quick touch! This guitar is really made for speed metal beginner to acquire the level while turning in ptits coffee with his group of province.

rating: 6 / 10


The handle is it fun?
My word it is, it seemed my broad, rounded the first time I&#39;ve had it in hand (although I have known large curved sleeves <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt="" /> hehe) that said you get used much, despite the heel that is the end of the handle that can alienate shredders

Access to acute (recent freight) is it easy?
He is careful but it is obvious I speak for guitar of this form! This is done without too much trouble, I&#39;m not hard, you get there much but compared to the form of a stratocaster is necessarily different

Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?
Level is relatively light weight, which I have seen look quite shocked. In fact I Croy more bulky compared to the impression given me the photos.
It stings a little nose, after sitting will make you hold your guitar differently (one leg) and you will discover new sensations hehe

Do you get a good sound easy? ...
Good sound ...
I would say it sounds too too bad, the choice of wood (alder) is a good idea with these microphones is not too cold last sound that says it all depends on your amp huh.

rating: 7 / 10


They are suitable to your style of music?
I play metal so yes it fits my style in general, after I play hardcore / deathcore a tuning very serious and there should not ca me anymore (at microphone). They have trouble keeping up, they drool below the Drop D and seriously after the drop C. A drop then I use you even imagine!

With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?
I have a Randall RG50 Combo ( <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_cry.gif" alt="" /> I still wonder why) and a visual sound pedal

What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "bold ",....)?
In his fiddling get a good clean! not too runny, slightly sharp and hot in chimaira (I am not good eh)
Still we play at home the Lamb of God which goes divinely with these microphones

What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?

Inevitably it is the distortion, the are pretty clear retransmit without being extraordinary
All it says is correct as long as we do not leave trails, and we play Metallica and Company
Forgotten Carnifex, Suicide Silence or BMTH

rating: 6 / 10


How long have you use it?
1 year and a half already

What is so special that you like most and least?
What I like most is his size, lightweight and fast once you understand how to use it well
What I like least, the microphones too restrictive on the panel&#39;s

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
Rather yes, Ibanez, LTD, Dean I have tried many, but at the time I tripotté the low end because I wanted a new guitar but I had no money, then I would buy an EX-50 LTD from home and I had come into some money a week before going to the store and there I tested the RR3 who had at the time immediately filled (I was at way into trivium and for me, heavy metal y&#39;avais it real) So between RR3 and Ex-50&#39;s on you see the difference! That made my purchase! Then passing the years and inevitably you change your application too!

How would you rate the quality / price?
The value for money is generally rather good! Not great but it will

With experience, you do again this choice? ...
With the exprérience no I do not have that choice would do. Not that the hardware is bad but my requests are different from before. I think this guitar is very suitable for the average budget of wanting to play Trivium, Metallica, Bullet For My Valentine, Still Remains, Judas Priest, Lamb of God and others that use tunings vicinity.

But when you want to do in the heavy, go your way and head to a seven-string baritone or if you have the utility

rating: 6 / 10


KyrieLeeXIII's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Jackson RR3 Randy Rhoads (Before 2006)
Pro model japan
22 jumbo frets
microphones H / H Seymour Duncan TB4 (bridge) SH-2 (sleeve)
Floyd Rose Licensed
3 knobs (2 volume 1 tone) a 3-way selector
handle vissbr />
Score: 5, 22 for freight (no ass for a solo in my opinion) the licensed floyd specially not reliable when it comes to save the tuning and Bolt (that trs heavy in the treble that even when feasible)


Overall the handle is comfortable / fast freight although more or less on trend poses you rcurer the thumb of the indoor moderately enjoyable way>: <(

Access in acute is more or less suitable dpendant matrise your instrument in the execution of technical solos, pure shred of anything is a neck-and possibly screwed way ibanez rg . The personal, the heel makes me srieusement the head>

lgre the rr3 is like a feather, level ergonomics unlike ides received it is much easier to play sitting (a horse on one thigh) and standing in the latter case because she got a serious tendency to pitch nose, not excessively, but when even

get a good sound of the still dpend derrire stuff you have, but overall with microphones origins and basic transistor amplifier gives a big fat sound and thundering on versatility.

Score: 4, I will change is not for nothing


I play any style of metal and it is true that Randy Rhoads is almost the ultimate metal guitar, the Randy Rhoads yes, not specially rr3 not. I recommend the above range ...

I changed the original microphone config H / H for the EMG 81 (bridge) and I must say that I did well: ca m'vitera to repeat the same mistake I lost all hihi versatility (0 absolute versatility) and the time I need to find a t rglage multiply by ... long for rsultat not forcment mieu than that obtained with the microphones origins dcidment trs good. (Be able to sustain mieu also: /)

NOTE: 8, 8 even when I put becaufe even if I am not satisfied with the MOI mdifs I even bring the big sound that chih mom is not a myth associated Randy Rhoads was the error, if you play only the metal in any case: it is a pure killing that will bring a sound and solid edge (the palm muting is joussif scratches on this) even RACORD a transistor amplifier 3 watts =]


I use the guitar as main rr3 for over a year, when Cal j'crit is a horse in my arms on my thigh and I must say that it hurts me to tell you that she has only weeks to live (at home anyway) before being replaced (by a LTD KH-602)

I am sad, because it really is a guitar that I love for its looks (I vnre and I'll miss the point that I can tell you that I buy some another rr later) and a big sound that never fails in more than one year of good and loyal service.

However, it has flaws which I can not m'accomod (the 22 boxes, the handle screwed on licensed floyd is a monumental crap ...)

With the experience I would do the same no choice, but it's a bit easy to say because my game has absolutely impresionante evolve since I bought it.

In the era with my level of false beginners / intermediate this guitar a silent gem that share prices will please report any quality apprentices metalheads who want to have a scratch of the mouth and sends ... APRS I would advise apprentices satriani another guitar or a model of the range gear-board suprieur with more reliable and a better finish.

NOTE: I can not give an overall score is something that is priceless lol (I learned all about this guitar so ...) but if I really had no choice I would have put 5; )

cednowhere's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Jackson RR3 Randy Rhoads (Before 2006)
There is no point of repeating everything said adjacent t !!!!!


- The handle is it enjoyable?
trs enjoyable race it does not damage varnish
- Access in acute (dernires freight) is it easy?
extremely easy to remember that this is a Randy Rhoads!
- Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?
the form must love me personally I LOVE !!!!!!!!!
for the weight I can not find it is super heavy.
- Gets it easy to sound good? ...
no problem for the nickel mine is!


- Appropriate are your style of music?
exactly! I love every style I get to play the children, in flames, steve vai, gary moore, dire straits of all short! which is still impressive watching the guitar is not thinking "- oh la la ta saw the chard!
- Oh nan metal typer too. "(Just not! Can be if the look ^ ^)
- With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?
fender cyber deluxe with an amp and effect as an mxr Zakk Wylde and wah
- What kind of sound you get and with what rglages ("crystalline", "bold ",....)?
I arrive with a few adjustments have beautiful crystalline sound of it but it's just beautiful ossi have its fat!
- What are the sounds you prfrez, you dtest?
there is no real sound that I do not!
Brief for sonnorites Nothing to say


- How long have you use it?
it will soon be a year I find myself with this wonder and I'm not deus!
- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
most: his sonnorites his look, his shark tooth on the handle I love!
the least: the 22 frets too bad there are not 24 sen but still well out in the solos
- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
t's not love at first sight!
- How do you report qualitprix?
exellent for me I had a nine 590
- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
yes no problem for her!

ilovetheviande's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Jackson RR3 Randy Rhoads (Before 2006)
- Like other Jackson who are not from the United State, it does manufacture in Japan.
- 22 frets, equipped with two Seymour Duncan pickups (TB4 in the bridge and SH-2 Jazz in neck)
- Licensed Floyd Rose.
- 2 volume knobs (one for each pickup) and a knob of Tone.
- Manche Jackson screwed.



Then the neck is super thin and super nice, and especially quick as clear! Great for a good solo COB ...
Access to treble is super easy (Randy Rhoads forces) and I think 22 is ample case, even for solos.
Strength is not a perfect example of "GUITAR" that holds up well when it is loose, given its shape, it pitches down (nothing too serious). The shape is beautiful and the weight is really reasonable trs.
Then, ds that I plug into my Hartke Piggy Back ... TOTAL KILL! I now find my sound.
I put 9 for the fact that she slumps


I play metal, style COB, and therefore it's perfect.
I have an amp Hartke Piggy Back (Super and cheap) pedals and a Digitech Metal Master.
I love the sounds pretty serious and precise trs, and it is the foot glove!

That's why I put 10/10


I use it since mid-2007 fvrier.
What I like most is the look and color (Crimson Swirl, a little more, but we understand or go our tunes are).
I try qelque scratch before (LTD F-250, SA 120 Ibanez, Epiphone LP Custom, Epiphone Korina EXP ...) and there's no photo.
The report qualitprix .... Ben I saved several months for it, but I do not regret at all!
With experience, I think I probably would do this choice, given that the former RR3 taient the same price with Duncan Design and who had the plate for knobs mirrored ... But I would not mind buying a RR24 which also looks really pretty ... Basically, if you want a beautiful skyscraper with a great Floyd and finishes copies, He ben take this guitar .... Voil
ttemmaH kriK07/17/2006

ttemmaH kriK's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Jackson RR3 Randy Rhoads (Before 2006)
- Made in Japan
- 22 jumbo frets
- 2 Seymour Duncan Humbuckers
- Floyd Rose tremolo
- 3 pottards (2 volume, 1 Tone)
- Micro Slecteur 3 positions


- The neck is perfect, fine and smooth, it does not impede the xcution although I tend to stick coating prfr my ESP LTD or even my 50 (issue of touch. ... Otherwise ben 22 Frets, I think it breaks a little, surout for a guitar like that guitar solo

- Access in acute is not a problem, "flying v" requires ...

- Ergonomic level as those s'inquitent rest assured, if the Jackson King V is a bit boring to play sitting, Randy Rhoads is not a problem since the horns are shorter than the other and the jack is the "good cotquot; ... After an hour of play than we do even more attention. Otherwise it's really all lgre ... but true: p Play standing it works well even if it tends to look down, but can be just as AC because I'm playing super low.

- Get a good sound? Frankly as with any guitar amp ca dpend of personal too ... I plugger has a Marshall 100w lamp, with Duncan humbuckers (I almost pee on it when I vut the Duncan beautiful version of "updated") if you can not get a good sound, sell the guitar and go to the PCHE.


- I play Metal, mostly what you might call the Metalcore. I shall decide to have this guitar APRS vut a lot of my guitar ftiches use or Jackson King V Randy Rhoads and really, I do not regret does influence. I do not often jou anything other than metal, therefore, in terms of versatility I can not really tell you about but probably should not look far to understand that this is a guitar Metalleu and sound apart from the mouth anyway vut she pays our beautiful Randy Rhoads, I do not think a player is Blues tent. Trs's big sound in perspective, especially in agreement.

- I play with a marshall 100w lamp, ca forcment here must therefore well surout through my Digitech Metal Master, I prscise's based on one I use EMG ESP KH-2, ben is probably gots a question and I would not say that Duncan worth the EMG, but the active me a little tired and Seymour Duncan ass potential to take the Relva can be ... except for the palm mute that looks a little sick that's true


- I use it for one week and I love it! I prscise that n'tait not a foregone conclusion as a given that I RSDLP ESP KH-2 Vintage is based touver mieu ... (in my style to remain objective) c ' silent no small task.

- What I like most: The shape of the Randy Rhoads, the big sound che
- What I like least: The handle not varnish, floyd that shit but that's all the guitars on a floating tremolo, and above all BIG BREAKING MOOD the 22 frets, but it fits. .. we change it bend and pull a little more;)

- I am accustomed to a guitar shop, I tried MODEL of a shovel (Les Paul, Explorer, Flying V, yada yada ...) and even if every time I thought again the choice of EMG, I chose the Duncan and I do not regret it.

- Value for money: I pay 750. At that price I would have 24 frets prfr or at least stick coatings (He is on my LTD Viper-50 has 300 so good ...) but overall, knowing that if we add 2 boxes, that varnish the handle and the fact that the states make you get an RR1 has over 1000 ca the blow when even worth.

- In the same circumstances as when I bought it and YES I would do without this choice hsit more transparent and black mca black is beautiful. APRS with beaucouo I'll buy more in the RR5 ivory and gold ... the ultimate form of scratches Jackson V. .. with 24 cases and no Floyd.