Ok, so this may be a long first post but the jist is.......Im in the market to upgrade from an old Jackson Performer PS-1 to a KingV. Problem is there are so many versions too choose from and i havent a clue how to "shop" for the right model for me
Background: Ive been playing for years but am and seemingly always will be stuck in the "intermediate" level of skill lol. I mainly stick to metal rythym playing and at times venture into some easier solo's but thats about as far as that goes. Anyway......just wanted to give a vague description of my skills or lack there of as a precursor to my question about just where i should go with an upgrade.
I know the right thing to do would be to sit down with the various models and dig in. But they just arent all sitting on the shelf at the guitar center to get a feel and figure it out.
I would like to try active pickups as ive always had passive and just want to try something new.
I DO NOT want a tremelo, my current axe has one and i lose my mind when re-tuning into a drop mode and i change tuning often. And fact is i dont think ive ever touched the current trem. bar in all the years ive had it dangling there. String thru i think is a better idea for me
I would like to try and learn to solo a bit more, so i guess a faster neck would be good to have at my disposal should i ever need it
All in all, im just confused with all the KVMG, KVXT, KVXMG......KXPGV (making them up here at this point but you get the jist lol)
Im looking at a budget of around 600-800 but could be coaxed a sliver above that
Thanks in advance to any suggestions, i know this may be impossible to answer but i have to start asking questions somewhere
Hey man, and welcome!
I fucking love King V's. I actually bought one of the KVMG Pro's last year but the order took so long to arrive I cancelled it and bought something else! In terms of bang for buck though I think that's your best bet. Any of the 'X' series Jacksons are good guitars for the money, apparently, but the new Pro series are a little bit higher on the quality spectrum, and for where you're at with your playing I'd say that's more where you're at!