Jackson Pro Series Mick Thomson

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    I have an unhealthy obsession with this guitar




    Whatcha guys think?
     
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    Another video


     
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    I'd take one over the MTM1 purely because it lacks the inlay. :lol:
     
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    Ugh that Ibanez Inlay was atrocious!
     
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    Definitely not a guitar I'd own, but that's because I need some bling bling or a cool shape anymore.
     
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    I like weird shapes like the warrior and king v and rhoads, but the soloist is my favorite. I don't care much for bling bling. I prefer subtle looking stuff. I like the occasional flame top and quilt top on guitars, but not like bright colors or sparkles and shit
     
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    give it time, soon you'll get bored with solid finishes and start gravitating towards more obnoxious stuff like bengal finishes/sparkles. That's what happened to me over the years.
     
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    I love like these personally - blocked Floyds are my favorite bridges. I've been tempted to grab one of the USAs, but I need to play one first because I'm worried the neck will be too thin.
     
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    I am in the same thinking with the pro series. I heard it is super fucking thin. So thin that they have to route out a little bit of the back of the fretboard
     
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    On paper, that sounds too thin for me, but everything else is so perfect for my tastes that I feel like it'd be worth giving it a shot. I'm going to NYC in a couple weeks, so I'm planning on trying to make it out to TMZ if they still have one then to check it out.
     
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    Yeah I personally don't like too thin of a neck, but fuck everything on this guitar is just checking off every box of mine.

    I can work with it though. Unless it is like an ibanez neck then fuck that
     
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    It’s his sig’ , not yours !!
    I like signature guitars when they’re discreet like a gus g without the name written in big on it but for the mick Thomson, it’s part of the band and the concept, no compromise , in your face and .... not discreet ;)
    I’m tempted to buy the jackson ( reverse headstock i dig !!!) but a metallic red or red version would be awesome, so i’ll wait
     
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    In another Jackson video he discusses how it’s based on an old Ibanez of his which had a VERY thin neck. And that was 100% something he was adamant on keeping. Personally I’d have to try t in person as I don’t hang w/ibby necks anymore.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    I really like these, but what keeps me from even giving it a try is the gloss neck. I will NEVER buy a guitar with a gloss neck. I can't stand them.
     
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    If the neck is as thin as the Indonesian Soloist model (HSS) I have tried last week, the neck will be very very thin
     
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    I really don't understand this.

    It's like saying you'll never buy a guitar unless it's setup in your preferred tuning and string gauge from the factory.

    It takes <10 minutes to turn a modern factory gloss into matte. It takes longer to do an initial string change and setup.

    To each thier own, and I tend to prefer matte as well, but you're missing out on some cool stuff.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Do you mean by sanding it down? If so I'd rather not ruin a guitar/make a permanent change because of selling in the future.
     
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    You're not sanding as much as marking, you shouldn't really remove more than a super thin layer. We're talking the thickness of a hair or two. Just a few quick swipes with some 800 grit.

    It's also very quick and easy to get it back to gloss. You just buff it with some polishing compound and a microfiber rag for maybe 10 or 15 minutes.
     
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    Oh I am not dissing him for it, it is just that personally I don't care for excessive shit like that on a guitar.
     
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    It was a production signature, not a one-off stage guitar. Yeah, it needs to fit with the vibe of the band and his character, but it also needs to sell.

    That inlay was probably one of the biggest reasons he never got a higher tier signature from Ibanez.

    Obviously he thought it was a little too much and took it off his Jacksons. Definitely the right move, in my opinion.
     
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