Jackson DK2 Dinky - Eerie Dess Swirl
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DK2 Dinky - Eerie Dess Swirl, STC-Shaped Guitar from Jackson in the Pro series.


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  • Manufacturer:Jackson
  • Model:DK2 Dinky - Eerie Dess Swirl
  • Series:Pro
  • Category:STC-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 04/27/2008

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Jackson DK2 Dinky - Eerie Dess Swirl user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 6 reviews )
 5 reviews83 %
 1 user review17 %
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macaius05/01/2016

macaius's review"Nice instrument with good sounds"

Jackson DK2 Dinky - Eerie Dess Swirl
I got this guitar in 2012 and I still have it. Mine is in trans black. It has the look you could expect for a 80's metal guitar. It could be a metal guitar, but it's more than that.
these are the specs:

-Alder body with flamed maple top (transparent finishes only)
-Made in Japan
-Rock maple bolt-on neck
-Bound rosewood compound-radius fingerboard
-Seymour Duncan pickups: STK-1 single-coil(mid and neck), JB TB4 humbucker(bridge)
-24 Jumbo frets
-Jackson-licensed Floyd Rose low-profile double locking trem
-Sharkfin inlays
-Black hardware
-Sealed die-cast tuners
-Floyd Rose Licensed Jackson Low Profile JT580 LP double-locking 2-Point Tremolo

My first impression with this guitar was really good, at that time I was looking for a replacement for my older Aria Pro II XR series (HSS configuration strat) I got it used from a web selling site. Nice construction overall, with no flaws, super straight neck, neat in the details. The neck feel fast and comfortable. This model is a cheaper option based on the great SL1 Soloist American model, one of the most remarkable differences is the neck (SL1 has Neck-thru-body) and this one has bolt on. The electronics in this one were a mess and I had to replace all the components for a Dimarzio set. I had to do that because at the beginning it had hum problems.
Also I modded the humbucker adding a push-pull split coil which added a nice couple sounds more.
You can read in the specs it has an alder body, but I feel mine very lightweight, as if it were made of basswood. The top has a flamed maple veneer, nice to the look but it doesn't affect to the sound in my opinion.
Let's move to the sound department. I find this model pleasantly good for clean sounds, as I always say, these kind of superstrats has a "strat-oid" sound similar to strats, but not the same. But that kind of sound has it's own personality. With their own nice twang. All the sounds are usable, and they sound fine.
The sounds for distorted are nice too but I have to say the humbucker is the winner here hands down. As I said before it is all in the quality of Seymour Duncan pups.
While the construction of the guitar is neat and the sound is good, there is a couple of things in what this guitar doesn't go so far. The main one for me is the sustain. This guitar lacks it and I think the main cause is the tremolo system.
Tremolo is Jackson licensed. The good thing in this one is that it stays in tune very well, but at the same time as long as you use it and make pulls, the bar start to feel loose and that doesn't help when you try to do precise bends with the bar.
I can tell that because I've got a Schecter C-1 fr Hellraiser with a Floyd Rose 1000 and that one feels really solid and it has sustain.
PROS: Nice construction - Comfortable neck - Good pups - Stays in tune well - Good balance - Sound has its own personality
CONS: Lacks sustain - Cheap electronics - Tremolo doesn't feel solid
FINAL THOUGHT: Nice guitar overall, great for clean sounds and distorted also. Potentially this could be an awesome guitar, if you spend some extra bucks upgrading the cheaper parts, because the good construction and sounds are already there.




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tjon90106/16/2011

tjon901's review"The bolt on Soloist"

Jackson DK2 Dinky - Eerie Dess Swirl
In the 80s Jackson went out to make the best playing shredders guitars in the world. One of the models was the Dinky. It is named Dinky because of the slightly smaller body than normal. The Dinky is pretty much a Jackson Soloist but with a bolt on neck. It is priced lower than the Soloist respectively. The guitar features an Alder body with a rock maple bolt on neck. The fretboard is rosewood with jumbo frets and Jacksons famous compound radius fretboard and Jacksons trademark sharkfin inlays. he compound radius allows the for great playability on both ends of the neck. Near the headstock on the low end the radius is 12 inches which means the fretboard is slightly more curved up there to make playing chord shapes more comfortable. Near the high end the radius is 16 inches which makes shredding and lead playing effortless. It comes with Seymour Duncan pickups from the factory. The pickups are two STK-1 single coils in the neck and middle with a JB TB4 in the bridge. These pickups are similar to what you get in the high end SL1. You get a Jackson Licensed Floyd Rose which is of decent quality.

UTILIZATION

Because the guitar is bolt on construction it will have a heel at the neck joint unlike the higher end Jacksons that are neck through. Jackson has done their best to make sure the heel does not get in the way. They have recessed the heel and the back of the guitar. The jumbo frets let you get a nice action and the compound radius fretboard means that you can comfortably play on both ends of the neck. Unlike on the neck through Jacksons this guitars bolt on neck means you get a bare neck. Many people prefer the feel of bare wood to a finished neck. A finished neck can sometimes get sticky as you play the guitar and sweat. The licensed Floyd Rose tremolo is okay and will work fine with a proper setup.

SOUNDS

With the humbucker and two singles these guitars can offer up very versatile sounds. They can do any type of music. Coming with quality Seymour Duncan pickups from the factory put its ahead of most companies guitars which just come with in-house pickups. The middle pickup allows you to emulate strat tones while the bridge humbucker lets you rip it at high gain for all your metal songs. You must remember that two of the 3 pickups are single coils so they are not noise cancelling. With the neck and middle pickups by themselves you will get more noise than you would with a humbucker by itself.

OVERALL OPINION

The Jackson DK2 is a great mid range shred guitar. It has all the features of the high end Jackson models but with a few construction changes that allow a drastically lower price. The factory Seymour Duncan pickups mean you wont need to swap them out when you get the guitar so thats a plus too. The bare neck is something it has over its more expensive neck through cousins. If you are looking for a traditional super strat shred guitar the Jackson DK2 is one of the best.
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Thunderbolt148005/27/2009

Thunderbolt1480's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Jackson DK2 Dinky - Eerie Dess Swirl
Made in japan
Alder body, maple neck screwed 24 boxes, key rosewood; jumbo frets with binding benchmarks and shark teeth all very well fabriqule japan srieux c; a = usa)
Seymour Duncan pickups STK1 2 single and 1 double tb4 (ditto on amricaines)
1 volume, 1 tone and 5-way "Strat type.
Easel kind Flyod rose 580 low profile jackson (Schaler) rgl great performance.
Low string action is possible, the intonation is great!
The handle is wide and not too flat for jackson, I like it but it typfaut love.
IN contrast, Shreders and bluesmen (or both) does not dtesterons I think.
Note: NOT ONE problem finishing, everything is perfect (c uncommon even on e grates 2000)!
Finally the price: 440 !!! This is great!

USE

ALL bathes, sounds are versatile, reliable c, funk, blues, hard, thrash, solo, type strat sounds simple in its clean, big distortion harmonics with the humbucker, single crunch as well as on the double.
Bon remains a jackson, so even when marked rock c (c + punchy than strat c velvety least, there + low)

SONORITS

All sounds are good, except the jazz all styles are possible!
Taping, the sweeping and legato are facilits by good frets.

NOTICE GLOBAL

For the price c data even if it was 1000 I advise you!
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mohamedmahdi.allani04/08/2014

mohamedmahdi.allani's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" excellent"

Jackson DK2 Dinky - Eerie Dess Swirl
made in Japan, licensed Floyd Rose bridge, 24 frets. 1 volume knob, and 1 for
tone with 5 way switch (HSS), micro Seymour duncan, an alder body Bolt
solid maple. delivered without flight case.

UTILIZATION

nice handle, access to acute is easier than a stratovolcano, it is light, like any guitar
for the modern Metal. cutting resembles a stratovolcano, the pan of the body as the right arm rest is very comfortable, especially the body color which is very attractive.

SOUNDS

This guitar fits especially Metal (thrash, progressive, heavy, hardcore) or hardrock and 70's rock, but also for a blues Eric Clapton for micro middle if you want to jam, or it is disastrous if you are asked to play a piece of pop or soft, the sound will seem very sharp and jazzy arrangements are not very accessible on such a fine handle.
I tried it on a Marshall JCM900, a VS2000, a fender frontman 15 on such a sound, and the sound is not too different, the signal from the microphone is quite powerful.
if you play the verse with the microphone in the middle, you can play solo pushing the selector (easily accessible) to the micro-bridge, and it makes a big difference, suddenly you will not need to change the effect of distortion.

OVERALL OPINION

I play this guitar for 5 years, I've played before on an old Samick and a lag, but it has inspired me much more! it is much more than its price at 650 € I was not expecting this luxury, I tried my Jackson V cuts and kelly form, it is not very suitable for training sitting, but Dk2 is versatile for home use or scene, I'll do the same choice if I had the same amount with zero regrets!
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