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Offline mizdring

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Yamaha 112V or Jackson JS22 dinky?
« on: July 25, 2020, 04:53:29 pm »
Hi all, complete beginner here looking to buy first guitar. I've read around the subject and know the go-to is the Yamaha but I've seen the Jackson and fallen in love a little (not massive on the Strat style).

I lean toward a harder, more distorted sound in general in my listening and wonder if the Jackson is a good choice, or if it really even matters much for a total beginner.

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Re: Yamaha 112V or Jackson JS22 dinky?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2020, 05:36:45 pm »
.........but I've seen the Jackson and fallen in love a little.......
Assuming you’ve tried it and lots of others in your price range, I think you may have answered your own question!
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Re: Yamaha 112V or Jackson JS22 dinky?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2020, 04:23:53 pm »
Thanks for the reply!

Another I've seen is the JS32 which seems to be a better guitar for not much more money? Only issue is that it has the infamous Floyd rose on it...but apparently there is a "hardtail" version but I'd be lying if I said I knew what that meant!

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Re: Yamaha 112V or Jackson JS22 dinky?
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2020, 05:12:25 pm »
Thanks for the reply!

Another I've seen is the JS32 which seems to be a better guitar for not much more money? Only issue is that it has the infamous Floyd rose on it...but apparently there is a "hardtail" version but I'd be lying if I said I knew what that meant!

Hardtail means it hasn't got a trem, so no Floyd Rose to worry about :)
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Re: Yamaha 112V or Jackson JS22 dinky?
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2020, 05:34:58 pm »
Another I've seen is the JS32 which seems to be a better guitar for not much more money? Only issue is that it has the infamous Floyd rose on it...but apparently there is a "hardtail" version but I'd be lying if I said I knew what that meant!
At that price it will not be a Floyd rose. It will be a Floyd rose ‘licensed’ bridge. I’m not an expert but from what I’ve learned, that is something that should definitely be avoided.
Even a ‘proper’ Floyd rose means difficult string changes and tuning. Not what you want as a beginner. Learning guitar is hard enough without that!
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Re: Yamaha 112V or Jackson JS22 dinky?
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2020, 03:46:43 pm »
Great, thanks both for the replies. Now to search for a good deal!

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Re: Yamaha 112V or Jackson JS22 dinky?
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2020, 07:09:49 pm »
I would definitely avoid any floyd style bridge starting off. They're tricky to change the strings and can be tricky to play with if, like me, you're used to resting your palm on the bridge.

Go with the hard tail - good choices by the way!

 

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