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I've always loved the Jackson's necks, so I risked and bought this guitar blindly. Right when I started playing on it, I felt this relief of "not screwing up", but even the contrary. I tested a lot of 8-string guitars, but this one is the best in it's price range - great manifacturing, very comfortable neck, especially if you're into shredding - Jackson were always amongst the top notch in this category and this guitar makes no exception. Totally recommend!
Something very interesting in this neck, ultra thin and easily playable even for neophyte or experimented, and pickups are quite powerful when used with amps like Mesa Boogie Dual or Tri Rectified and great cabs that ring.