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Jackson JS22-7 Dinky DKA 7-String Electric Guitar Satin Black
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- Dinky JS Series seven-string
- Arch-top basswood body
- Bolt-on maple neck
- 16"-radius rosewood fingerboard
- 24 jumbo frets and "piranha" inlays
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|Sold By||—||Gear Hero HQ||Adorama||Adorama||Studio Gears|
|Color||Satin Black||—||Metallic Light Blue||White||BCH|
|Fretboard Material Type||Rosewood||Amaranth||Maple||Maple||Rosewood|
|Guitar Bridge System||Hardtail Bridge||Hardtail Bridge||Hardtail Bridge||Hardtail Bridge||Tune-O-Matic|
|Guitar Pickup Configuration||Humbucker||Humbucker||Humbucker||Humbucker||Humbucker|
|Item Dimensions||44.02 x 15.98 x 5.00 inches||44.02 x 15.98 x 5.00 inches||20.10 x 11.50 x 42.00 inches||45.75 x 17.80 x 4.10 inches||0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00 inches|
|Neck Material Type||Maple||Maple||GRG Maple Neck||Maple||Maple|
|Number of Strings||7||7||7||7||6|
JS22-7 Dinky DKA 7-String Electric Guitar Satin Black. The Jackson JS22-7 DKA Dinky JS Series seven-string packs a huge punch for the price. It features an arch-top basswood body, bolt-on maple neck, 16"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and "piranha" inlays, 26.5" scale length, dual high-output Jackson humbucking pickups, single volume and tone controls, direct-mount hard-tail bridge and die-cast tuners.
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The smooth curves provide a lot of comfort and speed as well. The Dinky body is light and well-balanced, the neck is slick and fast - it compares well to my wenge neck with stainless steel frets. Coming from a 6-string, the wider neck and flatter radius takes a little getting used to, but it's not very different than the average acoustic 12-string fretboard. Plus, the neck profile is still thin enough to make any Ibanez player happy.
The .009 strings that it ships with are a bit light; the low strings are just tight enough for standard BEADGBE but too floppy when tuning down even a half-step. Luckily, the increased scale length makes heavier gauges much more usable, and allows for articulate playing (pretty much) right up to the 24th fret.
The stock pickups are good hot humbuckers. The bridge pickup drives an amp pretty hard, and I can easily get great modern metal sounds through my small modeling amp as well as both of my tube amps. The neck pickup is fairly sweet, good for clean rhythm and thick leads. The middle position gives you a sparkling clean tone with character. Perfectly good pickups to start with, although down the road you may consider upgrading to something a bit livelier.
I've been playing for 25+ years and have owned a wide range of guitars, amps and effects. I wanted to get a cheap starter 7-string... I had no idea I'd find this level of quality. Aside from the string gauge and maybe the pickups, I can't see ever having a reason to upgrade - this guitar is THAT good.
Long Answer: Let me start by saying I’ve built 9 guitars for myself, family members, and friends and I am maniacal about quality. I was interested in getting a 7 string guitar but didnt want to commit to a high priced model. I purchased this after reading through all the reviews thinking I had nothing to lose. I actually really like the guitar. Aside form being very good looking and stylish, it sounds fine. I immediately hooked it up to me Jet City Custom 22 and began chopping away. Best pickups ever? Not really, but again, it sounds fine. I may throw some EMG’s or Bare Knucles in it to get more out of it. The neck, frets, and action were fine; no buzzing and no visible flaws. I would definitely recommend buying this if you are looking at gettting into the 7 string world. Light and well balanced, good paint job, neck feels fine, tuners are fine, volume, tone, and pickup switch is fine. Again, not the greatest quality item in the world, but it’s hard to pick out any cons and flaws becasue I keep going back to “$200!” I honestly am impressed and really like the guitar.
Low action (meaning the string tension is not too tight and it is easy to press down to achieve a note)
Looks beautiful, yet mean. Get it. You'll see.
Pickups sound great, silent on vibration
Great for what people will be hoping to achieve (metal, rock. The good stuff!)
The fact that it has a seventh string!
None really but note:
A tiny bit of fret buzzing on the Jacksons. Solved by replacing the strings, which you should do anyways.
I had spent a lot of time trying out different models at different guitar shops. I found that Ibanez's GRG7221 often times had fret issues that caused dead notes. ESP LTD's M17 didn't have this issue, and was pretty well built. It came down to feel and tone. The Jackson feels extremely similar to an Ibanez. The neck feels fast, great for soloing and fast single note riffing, while the LTD had a fatter neck that felt more comfortable with just rhythm. This is something I'd like up to personal preference.
The Jackson really won me over with its tone. For being cheap stock pickups, they do metal amazingly well. The bridge has enough tightness to it to stop the low B from sounding muddy. It gives the guitar a very grudgey sound that seems to work really well with metal. The neck isn't too special and basically just does it's job. It's not good, it's not bad, it's mediocre. The ESP on the other hand just had a real cheap sound overall on both pickups.
In the end, I think this is the superior of the 3, but just know that these are 200 USD guitars, so don't expect anything super amazing. If you're looking to get into 7-strings and want something to start off on, this is definitely the guitar for you. It's a great introduction to 7-strings. Well worth the price.
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Die Verarbeitung der Gitarre ist wundervoll. Mattschwarz macht sich echt gut. Keine Poti's zu locker, die Reiter sitzen alle Bombenfest (hab ich bei einer 600€ Ibanez Artist Series auch schon anders gesehen...) und keine Lackierfehler.
Gitarre dann sofort an meine Boss GT10 angeschlossen, Djent-Sound eingestellt und ersten Ton gespielt. Zum Kotzen. Warum? Werkssaiten drauf.
Ich wusste ja aber, dass man sich keine 7-Saiter holt und dann 60 auf 12 spielt, dann hätt ich auch bei einer 6-Saiter bleiben können. Die Werkssaiten machen gar nichts her. Am besten direkt runterknipsen und neue drauf. Hab mir einen D'Addario XL Satz von 62 auf 13 gekauft und für die 7-Saite eine 70'er Gauge. Man möchte dann ja auch mal Northlane o.ä. ausprobieren. Saiten rauf und auf Drop A gestimmt, 7. Saite auf E - der Wahnsinn.
Die Jackson marschiert nach vorne wie keine andere Gitarre in dem Preissegment. Harter, metallischer Sound, peitschende Höhen, angenehme Mitten und wenig Bässe - so muss die Djent Gitarre von heute klingen.
Dazu kommt, dass ich schon immer ein Fan vom Wahnsinnig flachen Jackson Hals war. Das flache Griffbrett lässt sich perfekt spielen.
Aber warum nur 4 Sterne? Naja, die Pickups sind das Problem. Für Zimmerlautstärke ist die Gitarre perfekt, aber zur Bandprobe kann man sie nicht wirklich mitnehmen - Wahnsinnig viel Feedbacks. Klar, man könnte den Gain rausdrehen, aber dann hat man auch keinen Djent Gitarrensound.
Big metal bands might not ply with this but, I'm not a big metal band!
Been playing with it for 5 days now, it works perfectly. I enjoy my experience sor far!