I picked this up Monday morning at the Post Office. I skipped the opening act with the box, but I'll make up for it later.
The first thing I noticed was the smell. Jacksons have a particular smell about them, or rather the cases do. It may not be universal, but I clearly remember that same smell when I had a Jackson back in 1992.
The reason I left the Jackson camp was 2-fold: I won an Ibanez in a guitar competition and loved how it played, and I was tired of having guitars that I needed to mod. I put an edge trem on my last Jackson because their licensed floyds were just garbage to me. Don't even get me started on those awful Kahler-esque locking nuts they used back then.
Anyway, after a fresh whiff of the case, I laid eyes on this beautiful creature:
Pictures really don't do these justice. After I got it down to the studio, I started to give it the once-over. The batteries were dead, and there are a few other issues with it that I'm sorting through, but nothing that really matters.
Big thanks to Kevin for the deal.
The recessed trem on this is dangerous, because this is definitely an Ibanez killer. I won't get rid of them all, but the RG1820XGK may be going up for sale.
Anywho, I got some new batteries and figured out how the sustainer works. What a cool gadget that is. I jammed over an F# Dorian vamp and that's below. Setup was the PC-1 plugged into a Line6 Toneport UX2 with stock tones into Reaper. I used the sustainer on this, and could've held that note all day if I wanted to.
Edit: Here's the vamp
That's a sexy fretboard!
Ninja edit: Where do you get your vamps?