i bought this guitar on a closeout sale at modern guitar in reno for 420$ and it is an awsome guitar.
this guitar is the same as the DK2 made by jackson but has a built in disotion boost.the sound is great when you plug it into a nice amp. i tried it on a peavy 50w and it sounded great. i play it on a rouge 100w at the time wich doesn't give it the best sound but i've played it on many amps and its sounds very good. the neck is an awsome skinny slick neck that lets you play easy and fast. one of my favorite things about the guitar is the built in distiorion boost. you just hit a switch to the right of the volume, tune, and gain control knobs on the guitar and it turns on the firestorm electronics. the gain is of course controled by the gain knob next to the volume and tune, but only is active when you hit the switch so you'll be playing, you hit your switch and you can get a huge boost of gain and depending how loud you are playing it can also add a lot of volume.
after playing the guitar for about 2 months after i got it i noticed that the sound was getting fuzzy and not as much distortion when i hit the switch. the guitar still sounded great like a DK2 jackson but my favorite part was screwed up. well don't worry when that happens you you if you buy a dinky firestorm because like all distortion pedals the jacksons built it distortion pedal takes a battery as well. so when you battery runs out you can still play your guitar with the awsome sound that is already has with the distortion switch off, and you can replace the battery really quick by unscrewing a plate on the back of the guitar in about 5 minutes. frustrating when i didn't know what was going on, and i wish when i bought the guitar he would've told me about the batter but its all cool now.
the consruction is awsome. like i said it has a nice slick neck for fast and easy playing. i love the jackson head and the locking tremolo. a read a review on a jackson guitar that to tune the guitar you need to spin the bottom tuners a bunch of times to just go down a note but thats not true, you maybe have to turn it twice and a lot of the time not even once but this gives you precise tune that stays in tune with the locking tremolo
if you love distortion like me and like play punk and metal then you will love this guitar because thats what type on sound it'll give you.
MODEL NAME Jackson Dinky Firestorm DK2FS
MODEL NUMBER 290-1002 - (Color #)
SERIES Pro Series
COLORS Solid Colors:
(503) Black, (BLK)
(528) Dark Metallic Red, (DMR)
(501) Amber Sunburst, (ASB)
(586) Transparent Blue (TB)
(590) Transparent Red (TR)
BODY Alder with Flame Maple Veneer on Transparent Colors
NECK Bolt-On Rock Maple
NECK DIMENSIONS 1st Fret: .735 ", 12th Fret: .810"
TUNING MACHINES Die-Cast Tuners
NO. 24 Jumbo Frets OF FREIGHT
BRIDGE PICKUP Duncan Designed ® HB-102B Humbucker
MIDDLE PICKUP Duncan Designed ® SC-101 Single-Coil NECK PICKUP Duncan Designed ® SC-101 Single-Coil
CONTROLS [/ u] Master Volume,
Seymour Duncan ® Firestorm ™ Boost Switch,
Intensity Control (0-25dB Gain)
BRIDGE JT580 LP Double Locking 2-Point Tremolo
PICKUP SWITCHING 5-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
Position 5. Neck Pickup
STRINGS NPS, Gauges:
.009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042
CASE Optional Deluxe Molded Case
SCALE LENGTH 25.5 "
WIDTH AT NUT 1-11/16 "
UNIQUE FEATURES MOTO Shark Fin Position Inlays,
Bound Fingerboard and Headstock
DK2 is the option but with aditional which is a boost for her it increases the output signal which switches between a blow to the top of the other instrumentals for a solo instance.
It is powered by a 9V battery snaps and the small interuptor at the bottom, once activated you set the volume boost with the knob right next to the interuptor! is not to say the sound is very efficase gains in power and definition and sensitivity against the ultra distal to push all the tabs is not advisable because the sound will be boiled! and yes TOO suramplifier after that deteriorates the accuracy of the sound!
if there is not wiggle the power is to go!
This magnificent metal scraper is typed both aesthetically and musically, but the panel of its enormous still amazed me (besides not me)! we play both blues, bossa, alternative, rock, hard rock, punk, metal ...... with the tit marshall brief on which I play and the right set of pickups vraimment we play everything! but in fact where it excels is in sound rather annoying! the microphones are copies of Seymour Duncan (Duncan Designed label), it seems to me that the HB-102B Humbucker is a copy of a real SH4 and the other I know not to ... but it is clear that the sound is already great ... but would be more true with Seymour including the SH4 and 2 lil Hot Rails!
but hey at this price you can not have everything! and then she already provides great sounds in all!
I put 8 because it is not real I put Seymour Duncan 10 if it had been real SD!
The ease of play is confusing the handle is very fast and pleasant to the touch hummm varnishes and shark teeth pearly throw it in! it's great happiness! it is a little wider than the sleeves Fender straocaster thereby did not encroach on the other strings when you're at the end of the handle, and DK 2 has 24 frets!
the boost is quickly engaged or disengaged via the interuptor! efficase fast!
the frets are Jumbo and this adds to the softness and ease in the game! the guitar is well balanced, it stings the nose at all!
the floyd is very famous JT580 is stable, reliable short a delight! He has already proven itself in many other models (like my company and SL3)
I had a choice between DKMG the DXMG DK2 and I had tested in buddies
The DKMG is too expensive compared to the quality of its equipment because the HZ are less accurate than the DK2 Duncan desinged and then at that price it would have been largely put EMG of TRUE (active)! still to + € 800 is a bit of foutage of mouth! c'st reverse and head not my style
The DXMG attracted me well but even those pesky c HZ very promptly put off that I was looking for versatility still correct!
the FS DK2 my attractive because it has a great range of sound, the price of € 609 due to the color at the base I got for 550 € (Clear Red), location of 9 V battery will allow me to microphones to be active when the urge takes me! HSS and configuration that appears to me as the Top Hot Rails are a very good job (I see here in the future)
his only fault in my opinion:
- No neck-
- No real Seymour Duncan