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Jackson Guitars and Marty Friedman Team Up for the Pro Series Signature MF-1

February 4, 2021
The signature model is loaded with passive EMG MF humbuckers, a mahogany set-neck with scarf joint, and an ebony fretboard.
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Jackson Debuts 2021 Electrics Collection

January 14, 2021
Highlights include new models from Marty Friedman, Misha Mansoor, and more.
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Hooked: Marty Friedman on Black Sabbath's "Into the Void"

December 29, 2020
The former Megadeth lead guitarist and shredmeister remembers being dumbstruck by Tony Iommi's imposing sound.
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Jackson Announces the New X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert Bass CBX IV

November 6, 2020
The Megadeth bassist's signature model features EMG pickups, a HiMass 4-string bridge, and more of Ellefson's personal touches.
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Jackson Expands Pro Series Dinky DK Platform

September 10, 2020
Updates include the brand-new Pro DK Modern EverTune 7 and Pro DK Modern HT6 MS plus several new finishes.
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Rig Rundown: Revocation & Gargoyl's Dave Davidson

August 26, 2020
He fronts two menacing bands with his “Ferrari-like” signature Jackson, but he’s also got a soft spot for his vintage ES-335.
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Jackson Announces Upgrades to Adrian Smith Signature USA Models

July 13, 2020
The models feature a lightweight alder bod and a bolt-on quartersawn maple neck with a hand-rubbed urethane back finish.
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Wrath Reborn: Lamb of God's Willie Adler, Mark Morton & John Campbell

May 28, 2020
Despite parting ways with founding drummer (and brother) Chris Adler and the uncertain fate of a summer tour with Megadeth, the trio discusses their eponymous 10th LP’s triumphant declaration of identity.
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Rig Rundown: Intervals

January 1, 2020
Prog-metal architect Aaron Marshall shows off a pair of dazzling Mayones prototypes before he explains using a small digital footprint for tons of tones.
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Rig Rundown: Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Joel Hoekstra and Chris Caffery

December 25, 2019
Huge arena-rock guitar tones meet heavy-metal Christmas jams on one of the year’s most successful tours. Go behind the scenes to see how the guitar tandem kick out the holiday jams.
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Jackson Spectra JS3V Review

September 12, 2019
An active 5-string with a price in contrast with its sophisticated, stealthy looks.
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Jackson Introduces the JS Series Spectra Bass and Refreshes X Series Concert Bass Models

January 27, 2019
The JS Series Spectra Bass JS2, JS Series Spectra Bass JS3 and JS Series Spectra Bass JS3V all feature a brand-new offset body shape.
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NAMM '18 - Jackson SL4X Soloist Demo

January 26, 2018
Take a listen to the company's only model that sports a triple single-coil setup.
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Jackson Introduces New Mick Thomson Signature Soloist Models

January 26, 2018
The USA model sports a graphite reinforced through-body three-piece quartersawn maple neck, 12”-16” compound radius ebony fretboard with 24 jumbo frets, and a pair of Mick's signature Seymour Duncan Blackouts pickups.
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Rig Rundown: Power Trip

January 3, 2018
Learn about the lean-and-mean power tools these Texans use for their style of classic thrash metal.
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Jackson Announces New Scott Ian and Adrian Smith Signature Models

July 16, 2017
Ian's King V KVXT a 24.75” scale, mahogany body, maple neck with neck-thru construction, 12”-16” compound-radius rosewood fretboard with 22 jumbo frets and pearloid block inlays, and Duncan Designed pickups.
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Jackson Guitars Announces New Signature Models

January 22, 2017
Signature Jacksons abound with the introduction of new guitars bearing the names Phil Collen, Gus G., Marty Friedman, and Misha Mansoor.
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The Year in Gear 2016

November 28, 2016
Come with us, time travelers, as we revisit a year’s worth of axes, amps, stomps, basses, baritones, and other tools of our music-making trade—all deemed worthy of the Premier Gear Award.
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SNAMM '16 - Jackson Guitars Scott Ian King V KVT, SLAT7-FF, & SLAT8-FF Demos

July 20, 2016
Learn about some new extended-range instruments and get the scoop on the new signature axe for Anthrax's head thrasher.
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Jackson Releases New Artist Signature Models

June 25, 2016
The new batch features Def Leppard’s Phil Collen, Revocation’s Dave Davidson, Scott Ian of Anthrax, Periphery’s Misha Mansoor and Lamb of God’s Mark Morton.
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