Jackson PS1 Dinky

Jackson PS1 Dinky

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PS1 Dinky, STC-Shaped Guitar from Jackson in the Performer series.

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  • Manufacturer: Jackson
  • Model: PS1 Dinky
  • Series: Performer
  • Category: STC-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 05/01/2008

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Jackson PS1 Dinky user reviews

Average Score:3.0( 3/5 based on 4 reviews )
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Hatsubai's review"There's a reason they're not made anymore"

Jackson PS1 Dinky
One of these made it to the shop, and I'm pretty sure it's just a cheap budget Jackson for those looking for a beginner guitar or something. Here were the specs on it:

Basswood body
Maple neck with a rosewood fretboard and 22 frets
Vintage style trem
HSS configuration
Dot inlays
One volume, one tone and a five way switch


This guitar had all kinds of problems going on with it. For one, the frets were terrible. There were high and low frets that were causing all kinds of issues with action and bending. The edges were extremely sharp, too. Every time you slid your hand up and down the neck, it would dig into your hand. The neck joint wasn't that great; there was a nice noticeable gap in it. The nut also had some binding issues, which means it was cut incorrectly. It needed to be filed down a bit because it would snag on the string every time you tried to tune it.


The guitar was pretty dead sounding. To make matters worse, it had some no name pickups that were probably created in house. The bridge was extremely thin and undefined sounding. I wouldn't recommend that bridge pickup to anybody. The neck and middle singles were half way decent. You could get some average sounding single coil tones out of them. I'd put them on par with the Fender Tex Mex pickups. However, they're far from ideal, especially for those looking for a good, proper single coil tone that really sings. The in between positions weren't too bad for clean tones, but the bridge + single position was crazy bright sounding.


I don't recommend these guitars. They don't make them anymore, and I can see why. It had all kinds of issues with it, and I'll be surprised if the store can even sell the thing. Personally, I would have thrown it away, but I'm sure it'll work for a decent beater guitar for someone who wants to smash it or something.
Audiofanzine FR03/17/2009

Audiofanzine FR's review

Jackson PS1 Dinky
(Originally written by fnoizet/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
- Where was it made? (USA, Japan, Mexico, France...)

I guess in Japan.

- How many frets, what kind of pickups and what is the pickup configuration?

22 frets, two single coils (neck and middle), one humbucker (bridge).

- What kind of bridge does it have (Floyd Rose, Wilkinson....)?

Basic bridge.

- What about controls (volume, tone, pickup selector...)?

Volume and tone controls, toggle switch.

- What kind of neck does it have?

Rather slim (rock/heavy metal style).


The neck feels comfortable, access to the upper frets is ok... You'll find better.

I like the neck but it was my first electric guitar. I've owned it since 1995. I find the slim neck very practical but it's a matter of taste and style. Average weight for this kind of guitar (budget).

I played it a lot with my Line 6. The guitar seems to sound always better as times goes by. I play alternative rock and metal so its rather dirty sound is exactly what I was looking for.


It was my first guitar so I think it influenced my playing style. It matches my needs! <p class="bbcode-offtopic">Off topic: <span>I even made a studio session with it and the sound was very good.</span>

I played a lot with a Line6 SpiderII 210 and the guitar was no limitation. I currently play with a Carvin amp head and my sound took a whole new dimension. I never thought I could get such a clear sound from my guitar, especially after 15 years.

As a summary, this guitar gave me what I expected... fun at low price.


I've been using it for about 15 years.

I like its shape a lot.

When I bought it I didn't know anything about guitars. I tested a Squier Stratocaster... At almost the same price, the PS1 was much better.

Very good value for money. Don't expect an amazing sound but it's really good considering the price.

It's true, it's a budget guitar but I'm very happy I could learn to lay guitar with it. Perfect for a beginner! So yes, if I were a beginner I would buy it again!

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

Jackson PS1 Dinky
- In what country does she makes? (United States, Japan, Mexico, France ...)
Not score above
- How many frets, what kind of micro as well as their configuration?
22 frets 2 single + 1 double micros
- What type of bridge (Floyd, Wilkinson ...)?
No comment
- What are the rglages (Volume, Tone slecteur micro ...)?
Minimum: volume, gain, and combined microwave 3 position
- Other:
A "vibrato" screw provided, but unusable, dsaccordage IMMEDIATE Bridge and not strong enough


Everything is ok for the price ...
Microphones taient a little better than the other models (cort etc.). Essays in store.
But the era I knew nothing.


Its very soft, fine, not too dirty, even when we could get the minimum without too much pain.


Premire guitar bought Voil ending for 12 years, with turnip and any budget.
It has had its day, on an amp Fender Frontman 25 R (a low-end without agrment).
She has not aged enough, and yet I'm careful (pots capricious, freight creuss unplayable, OPG, but for the price and the state of rest, much better to buy guitar).
It's a guitar for beginners proper troubleshooting. I use it for exercises in the evening, not to make too much noise and have no clean strings then ...
Playable 5 years, then gradual self-destruction.
Look a little shabby (but got issue).
With exprience, Obviously, we s'intresse other guitars (but one thing at a time). I said a little trouble but it does docile for a while even when ...

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

Jackson PS1 Dinky
In 1997, I arrived in a guitar shop in Toulouse 2000F in cash to the seller and asked what I could do with that. There was this guitar 2600F, he did know-it-not-what with his calculator and told me it was good to 2000F, and I'm left with. I think she was made in Korea? It has 22 frets, 2 pickups single and a double, no floyd, a microphone 5-position selector, a knob tone and volume.
It is not really made for guitar hero, so perfect for me eheh.


The lowest string had a tendency to curl on the first freight only and, over time, the fault has disappeared.
The handle fits me very well, and anyway I do not do solos. I have no problem to access the treble.
Soon selector pickups and pots are screwed up, they were big bad contacts which cut the sound altogether, a catastrophe if it had happened in concert, neither one nor two I went back to the vendor to make changes: it may sound crazy but I removed the pickups and medium severe, the selector and pots, and I asked me to directly connect the microphone acute (the only one I use) to the output jack (I have a noise suppressor thankfully). And since no problem and I do not break the head to change the sound on my guitar because I can not. One leg of the jack needs to be twisted from time to time so that the jack is better stuck.
So I'm not afraid to move with the stage as if it takes a hit, since it cost me, it's no big deal.
I love the fact that the strings are so close to the body, I can scratch while having the palm of the hand resting on the body.


It's perfect for what I do with the change described above has a sound of slaughter, it is crystal clear without this side "metal aggressive", I use it with my two Marshall Valvestate and j ' have a chain of pedals Boss noise suppressor, metal zone, super shifter and digital delay6.
Even in concert halls that echo, the sound is perfectly audible, I'm really happy with this guitar.
And if you have questions check out the myspace of my group:

www.myspace.com / nuitnoireofficial

and watch the videos that have yet been filmed with cameras cheap ...


I have since 1997 so I had bought a BC Rich Mocking Bird secondhand between time and frankly it was impossible to get used to it and especially to give up my little Jackson PS-1. I love that I do not need to be careful, I love its sound, the price / quality ratio was very good (new 2000F), she followed me all these years and I look although follow me forever. If it again I might have taken the Dinky as it did not have this "plate" on the body upon which the microphones, selector and pots, but this is no big deal.
In short, I love my guitar.

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