Jackson DKMGT Dinky (Before 2006)
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Jackson DKMGT Dinky (Before 2006)

DKMGT Dinky (Before 2006), Guitarra de forma Stratocaster from Jackson belonging to the DKMGT Dinky model.

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Hatsubai 18/07/2011

Jackson DKMGT Dinky (Before 2006) : la opinión de Hatsubai (content in English)

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I prefer this model over some of the other ones (like the DKMGFF) because it has real EMGs installed in it. To me, that makes all the difference in the world. The guitar has the following specs:

Alder body
Flamed maple veneer
Maple bolt-on neck
Scarf joint headstock
Bound rosewood fretboard with 24 jumbo frets
MOTO piranha fretboard inlays
Two EMG humbuckers
Hard tail bridge
Master volume, master tone and three way toggle switch

UTILIZATION

The guitar was put together fairly decent. There were no issues with the nut binding, and that's always a plus for tuning stability. The frets were mostly level, and they were nicely crowned. The edges also weren't too bad on this. The neck joint had a bit of a gap, but it wasn't a huge deal. The neck itself was pretty nice, but I heard a lot of people dislike Jackson necks. I never found them to be a big deal, but be sure you try one before you decide to buy it. Overall, it was put together fairly decently, although you could tell the hardware and switches/knobs were real cheap.

SOUNDS

The guitar sounded really good thanks to its EMG pickups. The EMG 81 in the bridge gave this guitar a very nice bite that could cut through a very dense mix. It can sometimes get a touch harsh when playing alone, but it's usually not a big deal once you start getting a band in the mix. The harmonics just jump out with this pickup, and it's very direct sounding. The EMG 85 in the neck gave a real fat and smooth neck tone that was just to die for. I really like soloing on the 85 in the neck because it's clear yet super smooth.

OVERALL OPINION

The guitar is good for the money, and you're getting quite a bit of bang for your buck. I recommend trying to buy one of these used if you can. You'll save a good bit of money, and you'll get a very solid guitar. Pay attention to neck joint gaps, nut binding and fretwork issues. Aside from that, it should be nearly perfect.