This is kind of a stripped down Fusion that was offered way back when. It has a basswood body with a bolt-on maple neck, rosewood fretboard with 24 extra jumbo frets and dot inlays, a Jackson licensed floyd, HSS configuration, one volume and a five way switch. The main appeal for these guitars is the fact that it has a 24.75'' scale instead of the normal 25.5'' scale.
The frets on this were pretty haggard. First of all, they weren't perfectly level. This prevented real low action that I like to run on my guitars. I would fret out at certain spots because of uneven frets. The edges were a touch sharp and could have been rounded a bit more to make it feel better when you're moving your hand up and down the neck. The neck joint kinda sloppy on this, and that's something that can really hinder tone. A tight neck joint is guitar building 101 when it comes to making a good sounding, resonant guitar. The floyd on this is a licensed Jackson floyd, and I recommend replacing these with something of higher quality such as an original floyd as it'll help bring more sustain and better tuning stability to the guitar.
I'm not a huge fan of the stock pickups that came in these Japanese Jacksons. The bridge pickup just seemed to lack any real character to it. It was so bland and uninspiring. The neck and middle pickups were average at best. They could deliver a half assed single coil tone, but they didn't have the cool aggression that a high quality single coil usually has. If you're going to keep this guitar, I highly recommend replacing the pickups with something from a company like Seymour Duncan, DiMarzio or any of the other big names out there. It should really give this guitar some new life.
I probably like these ones the least. The quality and attention to detail seems to drop on the lower models, and that was very apparent in this model. They can work if you replace the pickups and find a resonant one, but it's hard to test them out when buying blind on eBay.
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Sognametal's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
- Made in Japan, 1993.
- 24 frets
- HSS configuration. Originally: J-85/J-100/J-100. New config: SD Lw-Hmet/EMG-SA/EMG-SA.
- Floyd Rose licensed Jackson.
- 1 volume, 5 slecteur positions.
- Handle Rabl (Eastern Rock Maple).
- Rosewood (Rosewood).
- Basswood body (Basswood).
- The handle is a highway and trs enjoyable!
- Accs easy to acute.
- Trs good ergonomics, the more it is pluttlgre.
- The sound is good.
Before you say anything I want I'm prciser chang original mics, so I note with respect to current microphones.
- Should have done all my styles of music (Black / Viking Metal Hard / Heavy and a bit of everything and nothing).
- For now I play with a Korg AX1000G or so with Cubase VST thanks.
- Following the rglages was all kinds of sounds.
- I can not say that this or that sound is better, is following the micro and style ...
- It's been just under one month that I use.
- What I like least? Cache slecteur that flies. xD
- I have not tried other models.
- Buying Used 110.
- If I remake this choice? Yes, why not.