BNGD: Most underrated 7 string ever (I miss 56k jokes, lol)

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  1. #1

    Join Date: Oct 2009
    Location: Spain
    ME: Jackson SLAT3-7
    Rig: Laney VH100R / ENGL 412

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    BNGD: Most underrated 7 string ever (I miss 56k jokes, lol)

    Yep, and here it is in all it's glory!

    The most over-exaggerated quirk ever!

    The guitar that sold like crap because it had a VERY BIG...


    I present to you the infamous but incredibly awesome Jackson SLAT3-7!

    (excuse poor pics, my camera died so the tablet camera was the best I had around)

    As many of you are aware, this guitar was only a year or two in production before Jackson japan factory closed. It was 100$ or so more than the Schecter Loomis, offering the same features, a kickass case and big step up in quality. It turned out that the headstock size took the internet off the guitar, which funny enough hardly ever complained about the size of the COW, RR7, DR7 or KE7 headstocks (which were exactly the same).

    I'd say it's in a quality level a notch below the USA models, and right on par with the old 90s Kelly I had (besides the inlays). It sounds massive even unplugged, very loud and resonant considering is tremolo-equipped and puts guitars in the same price range to shame.

    The neck although painted it's not sticky at all and it has the most comfortable profile I've ever played. It almost feels like a 6 string compared to usual 7-string neck profiles. Fretwork is excellent and the access to highest frets is great and the hard case is friggin' awesome. The new X-series SLATS just seem toys in comparison.

    Cons? Yeah, those friggin' EMGs. The 81-7 sounds boring to me so I'll swap them next time I change strings as like the 707 on the bridge more. The control layout is quite cramped (even more with the tremolo bar on) but that has been Jackson signature all these years

    So... If you see one used don't buy it. The headstock is monstruously big and it will make you play worse and shrink your manhood. Just leave them to me so I can easily get a backup whenever I need to!

    Oh, and a big "thanks" to Mike (eaeolian) for the advice on getting this mofo years ago!
    Last edited by Emperoff; 01-11-2015 at 05:00 AM.

  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Somerville, Ma
    ME: Suhr Modern 7
    MA: Martin MC16-GTE
    MB: Dingwall Afterburner 5
    Rig: Mesa Roadster, Recto 4x12

    iTrader: 5 (100%)

    You know, I can't help thinking that'd look awesome with chrome hardware.
    "They can kill you, but the legalities of eating you are a bit dicier." - David Foster Wallace

  3. #3

    Join Date: Aug 2012
    Location: Chicago, Il
    ME: Strat
    Rig: MKV25, Port City OS Wave

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Fucking dibs. God DAMN do I want one of these.
    ^ probably sarcasm.

  4. #4

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Riverside, Ca
    ME: Jackson DKMGT
    MA: Martin GPCPA5K
    Rig: Mindy the Framus Dragon

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Yeah, I always thought those looked great. Congrats.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Mar 2014
    Location: Georgia
    ME: Ibanez RG
    Rig: 6505mh, Mesa

    iTrader: 0

    That's nice as fuck

  6. #6

    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: Edmonton
    ME: Kramer Proaxe
    MB: Ibanez SR605
    Rig: Mark V/5153

    iTrader: 9 (100%)

    Learn to be quick anyone can be slow

    Do you look at the toilet paper after you wipe?

  7. #7

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Soviet Canuckistan
    ME: Decibel Javelin
    MA: Ibanez AJ307CE
    MB: Fretless Precision mutt
    Rig: Mesa F-30

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    Photos showing said GIGANTIC HEADSTOCK are conspicuously absent.

  8. #8

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Lake District, UK
    ME: RGD2127z/Apex 100
    Rig: Diezel Hagen/Zilla's

    iTrader: 11 (100%)

    That's hot as fuck.


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