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Rating and Reviews: Jackson Adrian Smith SDX

This shred-able axe includes the HSS pickup configuration and Floyd Rose tremolo system preferred by Iron Maiden guitarist, Adrian Smith.

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"Jackson San Dimas" submitted May 14, 2013

By Patrick H in Gardner, MA
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Musical Background: Playing for 16 years at home.
Music Style: Blues, Rock, Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Thrash, and Hardcore.
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Overall: Just bought this guitar and I enjoy it a lot. When I first got it out of the box the nut locks were loose and it was wicked out of tuned. Easy fix though. At the high frets a little buzzing but nothing size 10 deans won't fix if not easy tweek. Definitely wonderful guitar for its price. Seems it is definitely worth more for its value. Has that Charvel San Dimas feel to it. The stock jackson bridge pickup is decent better then expected (dimarzio sd imitation). The neck pickup is decent for cleans. They are wicked quite compared to bridge. Honestly it kicks ass through my Peavey 6505+ enough said ;).
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"This is a amazing guitar" submitted July 28, 2014

By Justin M in Ruckersville, VA
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Musical Background: 8 years guitar , 4 years Drums , 3 years Bass
Music Style: Metal , Blues , Southern rock ,lil bit of country
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Overall: This guitar is great , the humbucker is Awsome for metal and rock , the single coils have a beautiful tone for clean tones and blues , you can get so many tones from this guitar , the Floyd rose on it stays in tune Very well , you can go crazy with it and it's still in perfect tune , this guitar has sold me to jackson , and is now my primary instrument , I just can't put it down, Almoast considering ordering the other adrian smith model ,best part though it only took 3 days for it to come
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"Great Buy!" submitted December 8, 2013

By michael driggs in west yarmouth, MA
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Musical Background: Jam at home, I own Gibson Les Pauls, Epiphone Casino, Charvel San Dimas, Jackson SDX
Music Style: Rock n roll
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Overall: I picked up this Jackson about a month ago, With a professional setup by my local guitar shop, this sounds and plays as nice as my San Dimas Charvels. When I first plugged it in, I noticed fret buzz, and notes would drop off on the B string around the 12th fret. The neck definitely needed adjustment. On most guitars this is an easy enough task, but this model, the neck needs to be removed from the guitar. Lots of work. 90 bucks later after the setup, This is a great buy.
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"Jackson Adrian Smith" submitted March 16, 2015

By Rachel B
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Musical Background: Long time, jam at home
Music Style: Rock
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Overall: I bought this guitar as a birthday gift for my husband. He absolutely loves it because of the great sound. He says it is "Awesome!" It came packaged exceptionally well, double boxed and very secure. I will definitely buy from zZounds again. Thank you.
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"Got A lemon" submitted January 7, 2015

By Michael Abbott in Odessa, MO
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Musical Background: 35 years plus playing. Les Paul, Hamer, Strat.
Music Style: Classic rock, Hard rock,
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Overall: Just got this Adrian Smith SDX. Right out of the box had issues. First the fret ends were very sharp. Not dressed worth a darn. Not even playable. The neck plate was very crooked. Not straight at all. Don't know how it sounds because I can't even plat it with the sharp frets. Did not expect the poor level of quality control from Jackson, even on their imports. After all it is their name on the instrument. I will not purchase another from this site or any other online site because of this experience.
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"Disappointed " submitted June 28, 2015

By Chuck B in York, PA
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Musical Background: Jam at home, light band playing
Music Style: Rock
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Overall: Well, it looks good. The humbucker sounds awful, very sterile. The single coils are terrible. The neck has a bad buzz at the 2nd fret D string. I had to take it to guitar center to have it looked at and they can't get the action much better than too high. If I was Adrian Smith, I'd be embarrassed to have my name on this guitar.
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