Model : Jackson JS32 Dinky – Bright Blue
Music genre / Additional gear
The guitarist of a band I used to play with, some years ago, owned this Jackson model, that’s how I got to play it a couple of times. This JS32 Dinky is pretty ok when it comes to metal parts, as it has a decent drive sound. Don’t think about playing other styles with it, like bluesy tones or other funky stuff. The clean and the crunch sound can be used but only with a couple of analog pedals and a good tube amp. We would recommend Fender Super Champ X2 15-Watt Guitar Combo Amp and some analog pedals like FOME Joyo JF-37 Analog Chorus and Joyo JF-33 Analog Delay Pedal. With this gear you can the most out of this Jackson model at the reasonable price.
When choosing a new guitar pay attention to these following features:
- Body: Basswood with Gloss Polyurethane finish.
- Neck: It’s a Maple Bolt-on Neck with a Satin Polyester finish. The Rosewood Fingerboard has Pearloid Sharkfin inlays.
- Tuning system: Jackson Sealed Die-Cast Tuning Machines with Floyd Rose Licensed Jackson and a Double Locking Tremolo.
- Pick-ups: Jackson High Output Humbuckers. It sounds decent, but you can get much moore if you choose to upgrade it. The Seymour Duncan Black Winter Set Humbucker will do just great.
- Control knobs: Volume/Tone.
- Pick-up selector: 3-Way Position Blade
- Output jack: The jack is placed on the guitar body side.
The first thing noticeable while playing this guitar was the action, a bit high in our opinion, but the adjustments were easy to make. Its neck is a standard Super Strat thin neck, which allows good fretboard gymnastics. We find this JS32 to be a rather heavy guitar when playing standing up, but for those used to Basswood made axes this should not be a problem. We were pleasantly surprised by the Floyd Rose Jackson licensed and its stability. It stayed in tune even after 20 minutes of constant abuse. Given the experience we had with this Jackson model we would definitely recommend it as a decent guitar, able to give more if upgraded.
The Jackson JS32 Dinky, with the Bright Blue finish is one good looking guitar. It can be easy recognized by the classic Jackson sharkfin inlays.
You don’t have to break the bank in order to get this guitar, which not only gives you good playability but also looks cool.
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