Jackson Soloist 7 (NICE)
I 1st want to thank Nate Edwards who always takes the time torealy get you want you want. If you need great service and excellent knowledge of the product and excellent customer sevice ask for Nate.....You will not be disappointed...
This is my 1st 7 string and I'm glad I took the leap. Out of the box the guitar was set up just how I like (Thanks Nate). Low action, no string buzz, anywhere and only slightly out of tune which only took a minor adjustment using the FLoyd Rose Special fine tuners(Real floyd users will have no worries). The look, feel,weight, and even the 26.5 scale was just right. Frets were finished great, pickup height , great. I have small hands so I was a little nervous going to a 7 string but after about half an hour, my concerns were put to rest. The Jackson neck is, well wonderful. I am a Carvin fanboy and love their guitars( have 3 and was looking to get their 7 string) would never give them up but this Jackson is a keeper. EMG's sound good, lots of sustain and can get a little muddy if you do not EQ properly.
Plugged into my Marshall JVM 205H with a Marshall 1960A ( Thanks Nate) cab on the clean green channels using the bridge pickup: clear, articulate, soothing, liked it. No this guitar is not made for clean but still very usable tones. Now, the Overdrive Channel, went straight to the amber at about 1/2 volume with the eq all at 12, all I can say is if your looking for in your face, kick in your chest, low end with crystalline top end, buy this guitar....Red Channel, little noisy butafter a couple of tweaks an hour went by and my wife asked why I had that grin on my face (enough said) It looks great (not visable flaws) feels great (not to heavy but also does not feel like a toy in anyway as some others sites may have stated). Made in Indonesia and I must say, One hell of an import, well worth the money. Again, Thanks Nate and if your looking to get into the 7 string world or already are, check out htis Axe, you will not be disappointed