Jackson Pro Series Mick Thomson

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    You probably can do that. Although you can also just unlock one of the locking nuts and quickly detune it
     
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    manu80 Jackson for life !

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    had the same binding problem on my SL2H 2 years ago. Binding was dirty in some spots, and cracked close to 70 of the frets...
     
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    is that fixable? at least without having to go to extremes?
     
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    is that fixable? at least without having to go to extremes?
     
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    manu80 Jackson for life !

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    well it was tiny cracks didn't hurt while playing etc...still too bad though. I didn't keep it long.
     
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    I ordered a black one that came in yesterday. It has the same binding issues mentioned.. cracks along the neck where most of the frets/tangs slightly pushed out; prob fingerboard shrinkage during storage/shipment. Trussrod route is a bit better though, just a tiny section of that weird overspray close the to nut. Plays fine, will be a great banger guitar that I won't care about if it gets beat up.

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    Do you have pictures of the other inconsistencies such as the cracks and such? I should be getting mine tomorrow
     
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    Exactly the same on my sl2h
     
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    Fret tangs on bound fretboards should be cut far enough back that this should be impossible. However, from Indonesia I'm not surprised this small detail was overlooked.
     
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    Yeah I just expect that on imports. If I can’t feel them it’s enough. But not going to say that it looks as good as being done properly.
     
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    Perhaps they just needed to de-tang the frets a tad bit more to account for fingerboard shrinkage?? Not sure if this is something that gets worse over time. Stewmac has white tinted glue that might be able to cover it up.
     
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    Womb raider Drink from the goblet, the goblet of gore

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    I have one of those cracks as well on the 9th fret. If there were any more, I probably would have sent it back no questions asked. I have enough OCD over some of the other fine details.
    Wondering if these leave the factory like that or happen in transit.
     
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    My bet is that it happens due to going from a very humid environment (Indonesia) to just about anywhere else. It's probably not something that'd get worse over time after it cracks once to relieve the pressure, but it would annoy me as well. I'm betting that when the frets are installed they are pre-cut elsewhere in the factory and someone just hammers them in and moves on the next one. If the tangs are only cut exactly behind the binding all that it would take is a small humidity change. The same kind that leads to rough fret ends on imports.
     
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    I might do that if mine has some of those problems. I get OCD with my guitars and am constantly cleaning them and shit like that
     
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    Womb raider Drink from the goblet, the goblet of gore

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    There's a white one on ebay which is going for $799 brand new after Ebays 20% off everything coupon.
     
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    Seems like a good deal for one especially brand new. Although I already bought mine so GG
     
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    tried the US model today. a limited edition red sparkle finish one too. overall it was awesome but cannot accept the price range. the bridge was so comfortable and was wondering if jackson's MTB HY6 would feel the same.
     
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    Yeah the price is pretty high. For $5k, it would have to be my dream guitar.

    Also I have heard that the MTB feels pretty much the same except for the cutouts on the MTB
     
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    Okay, my GAS for this guitar has surged to catastrophic levels. Must. Resist.
     
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