New Mick Thomson Jackson

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  1. steinmetzify

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    The price of stuff from the Jackson Custom shop is insane. Marty's new USA sig has an MSRP of over $4,000. Depending on the builder you could have the exact same guitar built from scratch for around half that price.
     
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    I'll never understand using a floyd as a fixed bridge. All the hassle without the entire point of the hassle. I'd think that would retail more for like 4k or something but that's still a little steep...
     
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    Until stuff like the schaller hannes came out people felt most comfortable on Floyds because of their smoothness. Makes palm muting a little more comfortable. I have a Jackson SL2H that I block for this very reason.
     
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    Mick Thomson must be on some Gene Simmons snorting chopped up money like cocaine type shit. That or maybe it's Jackson that's stoned and coming up with insane prices for shit.
     
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    Arbitrary symbolic pricing. Cute. Too bad it will probably have a real effect on street price. I love that guitar's simplicity, but put together practically the same thing for less than a quarter of that.
     
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    What's with the "genuine mahogany"? Is mahogany not mahogany?
     
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    That fixed Floyd is the best part of it to me. A blocked Floyd is my favorite type of bridge. All of tuning stability of a Floyd without the hassles of a trem. Would be great to see on more stuff in the future.
     
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    Maybe they mean it's spec'd as mahogany, and will actually have mahogany instead of something mahogany-esque.
     
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    Source for those people other than yourself? Genuine question - because I don't understand what necessitates having a fixed floating bridge on a production guitar, and if this is it, well then I've learned something new.
     
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    Well now I want to try it! *Has new excuse to buy another guitar
     
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    It's a lower profile too...back in the day you had a choice between a Tune O Matic and a Floyd and that was pretty much it. Hipshot changed the game in a big way, and the Ibanez hardtail before them.

    If you wanna give it a shot there's an MTM2 on Reverb for $250 shipped, same type of bridge.
     
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    That thing looks fu**in dope

    EDIT: Not "$7000" dope though. Jesus christ
     
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    Zoomed in right on the bridge trying to figure out "how" they made the Floyd "fixed" (looks like a thicker baseplate with notches rather than the typical knife edge, notches fit onto the studs, and it holds in place via tension, similar to how the tailpiece on a TOM works).....and I swear I see 4-5 spots of bare wood, like the finish was rubbed thru in the ass end of the bridge route behind the fine tuners. Might just be odd reflections, but........
     
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    Maybe they're, uh... finish flaws to add character?
     
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    It's barely 3k dope. I mean, 3k can get you a lot of dope.
     
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    jesus 6k is prs, huber and daemoness level prices. I don't think a red soloist with a fixed floyd is worth anywhere near that. You could build a lot of warmoth copies of it for that kind of money.
     
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    firstly...
    1) what a shame they have priced themselves out of sales. Its a nice looking guitar and would have been cool to pick one up.

    2) maybe they are trying to avoid the Ibanez approach of having a few that all vary in standard and price in the range.

    3) drugs are bad

    4) im getting a wee bit tired of companies thinking the modern approach of "slap more $$$ on so it seems more appealing"
     
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    With exotic woods from what I remember. Doesn't Warmoth have some pretty interesting wood choices?
     

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