Hi guys! Great looking site.
I'm considering a Jackson, and I figured this would be the best place to come.
I was thinking about an Epiphone Explorer, but more and more I'm thinking that's not what I should get.
I'm a bass player, and I don't know too much about guitars so it's hard for me to try them out properly. I currently have an Epiphone SG G-400 and a Line 6 Spider IV 75w.
The SG seemed like a good idea, but it's really not what I'm looking for. It just doesn't feel right. The tone is...a little...old. You know?
The other day at Guitar Center when I was looking at an explorer, I saw a guy play a Jackson. (I actually have no idea what model it is. I've tried looking it up online, but I'm not quite sure. It's new, 399.99$. No floyd rose. Dinky body style. It's very similar to a JS32R, but I'm not sure. It was a very interesting body finish. Wood..but not tobacco sunburst.)
Anyways! I was blown over by this Jackson. It could do metal, but it could also be very soulful and bluesy. That's really what I want out of a guitar. Not a one trick pony. Not a metalcore master or anything. Something more versatile.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH4J3Yj7340
This is an example of what I mean. While I want to be able to eventually move on to metal solo's and cool scaling and shredding, being able to make it sound like this would also be awesome.
Pretty much, I've got around $400 to spend and I want to know what is the best Jackson for a guy who wants to play from Metal, to rock, to blues-y rock?
Should I save a little more and wait to get a DKXT? I have to wait anyways for some pell grant money to come in.
Or should I get a JS32R?
I'd rather not get a V. Though, I don't think those really fit my description anyways.