Jackson SLSMG Super Lightweight Soloist
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Jackson SLSMG Super Lightweight Soloist

SLSMG Super Lightweight Soloist, STC-Shaped Guitar from Jackson in the MG series.

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Hatsubai 06/24/2011

Jackson SLSMG Super Lightweight Soloist : Hatsubai's user review

« Very thick sounding »
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This Jackson has the following specs:

Mahogany body
Neck-thru mahogany neck with an ebony fretboard and 24 jumbo frets
Unique piranha inlays
EMG pickups
A hard tail bridge
One volume, one tone and a three way switch

UTILIZATION

I should mention that I'm not a huge fan of hard tail bridges. The angle on these is not something I'm used to as I'm mostly a floyd user. This can cause some issues for me, and those are kinda reflected in this review. The guitar is nice, however. The hardware is decent, but I'd probably replace the tuners and nut with something else. I'm a big fan of locking tuners on hard tail style bridges, and those would probably be my first upgrade. The neck-thru design means that this is super easy to play when it comes to getting to those higher frets. Fretwork was pretty good on this model, and that was a plus. I was able to get some nice action going without fretting out.

SOUNDS

The guitar sounds absolutely amazing with the mahogany construction. It is super thick sounding, but the EMGs give it just enough bite to cut through the mix without sounding super thin like some of the other Jacksons might. The EMG 81 in the bridge is super tight, saturated and clear sounding. The bite in the treble allows it to cut through, but the mahogany wood allows it to stay thick without thinning out. The EMG 85 in the neck is super fat, and this allows for those ultra warm lead tones that I love. Legato is crazy easy on these guitars, too.

OVERALL OPINION

If you find that the other Jacksons out there are a bit too thin, try this guitar. Its mahogany construction really helps thicken everything up, and the EMGs make this a total metal machine. I don't recommend this guitar for people who play jazz and blues, but I highly doubt those kinds of people would eve consider buying something like this.