Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Jackson RR3 Guitar review!

The Jackson Pro Series RR3 Rhoads™ - Alder body, bolt-on maple neck and compound radius rosewood fingerboard.
The Jackson Pro Series RR3 Rhoads™ comes equipped with Seymour Duncan® humbucking pickups, Jackson low-profile double-locking tremolo and black hardware.
Jackson Pro Series RR3 Rhoads™ main features include:
  • Black Finish
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Bolt-On Rock Maple with Scarf Joint Head Stock
  • Neck Dimensions: 1st Fret: .745”, 12th Fret: .810”
  • Tuning Machines: Sealed Die-Cast Tuners
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with Compound 14” to 16” Radius
  • No. of Frets: 22 Jumbo Frets
  • Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan® JB™ TB4 Humbucking Pickup
  • Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan® Jazz™ SH2N Humbucking Pickup
  • Controls:
    Master Tone
    Volume (Bridge Pickup)
    Volume (Neck Pickup)
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose® Licensed Jackson® Low Profile JT580 LP Double Locking 2-Point Tremolo
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle:
    Position 1. Bridge Pickup
    Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
    Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Strings: NPS, Gauges:
    .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042
  • Scale Length: 25.5” (648mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1-11/16” (43mm)
  • Jackson 6-In-Line Pointed Headstock
  • Compound (14” to 16”) Fingerboard Radius
  • MOTO Shark Fin Position Inlays
  • Ivoroid Binding on Neck and Headstock

The price varies from £500-700

The guitar is absoloutly amazing for all metal heads out there, however there are minimal disadvantages.
The first being the Floyd Rose, if you have never had one, they are extremely difficult to maintain, and do not allow alternate tunings without ruining the setup, unless you either block the bridge, or look into products such as the tremol-no.

If I were to go back in time, I would personally buy the Jackson dinky, as the V shape does get boring after a while and becomes annoying for playing, (you have to sit in a classical position). Either this, or a Ibanez S-series, without a Floyd Rose. Although don't get me wrong, with a Floyd Rose you can create some pretty amazing dive bombs and new tones, however it'd be likely you'd keep it one one tuning.

For further details just ask! :)

My rating - 8.9/10, as it sounds brilliant, plays well and is just amazing. Downside - not versatile at all, and doesn't feature EMG pick ups


  1. This reminds me that I need to pick up my old guitar.

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  2. good review, cool blog, following.

  3. This makes me want to play rock band all over again...

  4. LOL I wanna play electric guitar right here right now !

  5. Love them ol' flying V's
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  6. A friend of mine got this guitar and says he's very glad with the purchase.

  7. been wanting to get a new metalhead guitar lately but still undecide..this one may be it :)

  8. Nice review. Makes me wanna learn how to play guitar.

  9. I had a guitar like this one when I was 12. I sold it a couple of years ago for £250, worst mistake of my life :(

  10. Wow, this is really in depth, I'm actually considering getting this.

  11. I SO WANT ONE OF THOSE GUITARS! I'm jealous now...:(

  12. Looks way better than my shitty Ibanez :P

  13. tbh that shit is pretty ugly, go with a gibson or fender

  14. Excellent review man.. I've been looking into purchasing a new electric for a while.

  15. that looks like something kirk hammett plays.

  16. I'm not a fan of these style guitars, but I love this blog!

  17. That's a pretty sweet guitar!

  18. That is a pretty fine guitar!

  19. Sounds like a great guitar!


  20. this is really win, thank you for gear review, i am a starting musician, so this will be many help! thanks! -following-

  21. thats a mighty fine axe if I must say!

  22. OOoh it's so beautiful. The gear review is so helpful and I'm glad I found your blog!

  23. Nice, could you do a review for a nice acoustic? I'm looking to buy.

  24. looks like you could murder the shit out of someone with that thing

  25. I still have my finger exerciser to strengthen the fingers for piano and guitar usage... should get back into it really...

  26. I'm really wanting this guitar now, great review

  27. sounds like an awesome guitar man!

  28. digging the guitar as much as i am the blog.

  29. That's very nice, thanks for sharing. :)

  30. Hey, nice post, looking forward to the next ones. :)

  31. Wow, thanks for all the comments guys, means a lot! I will look at your blogs in a few days time when I'm less busy and follow too :)

    @Gamerman - Sure, I only have 2 cheapish acoustics but I'll do one, anything you particularly after in a review?