While most Jacksons tend to have floating tremolos for bridges, they do like to try to appease those who enjoy a hard tail bridge, and this is their hard tail model of the DK2. The guitar has the following specs:
Alder body with flamed maple veneer
Maple bolt-on neck
Rosewood fretboard with 24 jumbo frets
Jackson hard tail bridge
Three way switch
Master volume and master tone
I should start off this review by saying that I'm not exactly a big hard tail fan. I much prefer floating bridges in terms of feel and tone. One is not really better than the other; it's all preference. I'll try to be as fair as possible, though. The guitar's frets were pretty nice, but I noticed that there were some issues once I started lowering the action a bit. It would fret out on certain frets, so this could probably be a nice fret level. The binding and inlay work is standard par for these guitars in that it's pretty solid, but the binding doesn't seem to be quite as nice as some of the high end Jacksons that I've had my hands on.
The guitar has a Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge and a Seymour Duncan Jazz in the neck. The JB in the bridge has been the "go to" pickup for nearly everybody in the past 30+ years that it's been around. It's a high output pickup that can have a bit too much treble for some guitars and somewhat loose bass. However, it leads itself to being able to do nearly any style. The pickup has been used in everything from straight blues to brutal death metal. The Jazz in the neck is more of a clean tone pickup. It delivers a very nice clean, but I find the treble to be a bit too much in the neck for high gain leads. It sounds a bit synthetic or hi-fi at times, but it can work out nicely in guitars like Gibson Les Pauls or Explorers.
The guitar is cool if you're into hard tail guitars. If that's the case, I recommend checking out this guitar as it's very solid for the price. The veneer aspect is a bit cheap, but for the price, it's understandable. I recommend buying this used as you'll get a better deal. Check out eBay for the best prices.
The Dinky guitar is named Dinky because of its slightly smaller body size. It is a modernized strat design built for shred playing and metal music. 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. The guitar comes with two Seymour Duncan pickups from the factory. It has a Seymour Duncan JB TB4 in the bridge and a Jazz SH2N in the neck. This is a great pairing. The main difference between this guitar and the other Dinky guitar is that this guitar is a hardtail. With the hardtail you get much better tuning stability and the ability to play more aggressively.
The neck joint is not as smooth as you would get on a neck through Jackson but it is still pretty good. 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. Because of the hardtail bridge you get rock solid tuning stability and reliability. I always recommend hardtail bridges over tremolo systems.
The combination of Seymour Duncans in this guitar provides a good sound. The TB4 is a great bridge pickup and the Jazz in the neck fills in the role of a neck pickup perfectly. The TB4 in the bridge is a total machine and rips for metal and heavy rock. It is clear and defined and can handle the heaviest gain and lowest tunings. It has a nice high output so it will push your amp hard and give you a good tone. The SH2N fills the role of neck position perfectly. The Jazz can do Jazz like it says but it acn also do smooth metal solos and bluesy leads. It gives you a nice smooth tone for your lead playing and can clean up really well for clean passages.
The Jackson DK2T is a great alternative to the normally Dinky guitars that come with licensed Floyd Rose tremolo systems. Because this guitar is a hard tail you get the advantage of better tuning stability and better reliability overall. Because there is no spring compartment drilled into the back of the guitar you get more wood in your guitar for a better tone. The string through bridge construction also helps get you more sustain. If you are looking for a good mid range shred guitar but do not want a Floyd Rose tremolo system this guitar is a good choice.
Made in Japan, 24 frets, 2 <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Seymour Duncan</span> pickups humbeckers (attention: not Duncan Designed, true!) TB4 and SH2, no vibrato, string-through body, easy to change quickly.
1 volume knob and one tone knob, 3-position selector: simplicity.
rather flat and round end, fast and pleasant, jumbo frets, the guitar has a simple beauty, too, the one we get tired: mine is "cobalt blue", black mechanical.
August 2011 correction: it is no longer as transparent black!
the price rose to sue Euroguitar € 739! it goes up it goes ...
Channel "fast", effective, and easy access to acute and possible until the 22nd to the 24th, to compare to my other guitars, as good as the stratum and its almost as venerable as my gibson Les Paul Custom; almost, but on the other hand, almost 2 kg lighter (like a Start), that is a lot and it counts in the late evening.
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RED CLOUD in my band we play rock (from cool to hard) compounds where it sometimes takes finesse, sometimes heavy, and with three guitars so varied, I find all the possibilities, ... You should know that the DK2T is rare in Europe (eg Thomann abs) and I have waited a long time. <span style="text-decoration: underline;">The sounds are saturated TOP.</span> not crystal clear, of course (why I stratum), but the sounds are clear .... clear and round.
yes, but the distorted sound? HUGE: 16 kohms Output: I thought so, but each test confirms this: for much less than my Les Paul, I SOUND: powerful, sharp and precise. the clean sound is good but not top notch, it is surprising even for those who do not know .... seymour duncan
The sound is still not at a PRS or Les Paul custom. But I maintain that it is close to Jackson US
Accuracy I play on US HOT ROD, or head Peavy classic ...
I did that for one week, but I had several times tried the equivalent of the United States, which cost from 2500 to 3000 €! and then wonder: even microphones = same sounds, at least as heavy and full, in all cases (less than 600 €): nothing to do with the "made in india" two times less expensive and much less: therefore report price / quality I do not hesitate to call if its super quality ... last time I said that I have owned 3 Gibson, 3 fender, ibanez 1, ... well, I would do this choice WITHOUT No hesitation.
as we have to find a little less: knob the volume is too close to the microphone for my taste and the frets are a bit thick.
August 2011: its coast soared 25% in 4 years: one color available, and worth about 739 sites the cheapest they have yet. 800 Roros in a large mag Toulouse to order.
Alder body (with maple veneer on transparent finishes for Tiger), Maple Bolt-on neck, maple fingerboard, Seymour Duncan SH-2N (handle) + TB-4JB (Bridge, as recommended for normal floyd, weird), bridge rope to cross Tunamatic Jackson, Black hardware.
The handle is the head at the back have a look "natural" which is a little bare
8 screwed to the handle and the fact that we can not take advantage of a push / pull while the microphone is splitable
Channel Pleasant thinner than most jackson, access to acute not because of the super Bolt, shape and weight regularly, and one of the classic tit-flat for the selector (a 3 position type Gibson would have been better, the kinds Start 'are ergonomic way to my taste in 3 positions)
I mainly play metal in all its forms but I am a big consumer of its also clear ...
Micro Bridge: - A distortion-distortion with a good gain that potato but is rather a mat and with gaps in details on the treble, black spot: Where are the mediums?? Many acute, quite low for SD but not many mediums! Frustrating!
- Clear sound - it was something fairly crystalline, but very flat and without personality
Neck pickup: - The disto-it becomes more interesting, one obtains an accurate and well rounded (weird for the SD for that matter) is a micro Jazz at the same time, when you lose a bit of aggression and lacks some sustain
- Clear - much better than a clean rack with lots of bass but still this side a little mat, a typed too clean for my taste ... Jazz
The other scratch my group uses it, so I tested it at home, taking the opportunity to take a picture of Jackson (see profile Idroken)
I like the stick close to my Ibanez but I have trouble with the neck pickup times and especially the lack of mediums General
I tested the the Gibson Ibanez Jackson ESP of the Washburn and I think this guitar is too expensive for what it is ... So rapport-/qualité very average prices since the increase to 649 euros!
If I wanted a floyd guitar without it I would not have it to because its on his sleeve too typed too neutral bridge and its lack of media is a barrier.