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    Default Dinky Vs Soloist

    Is it called Dinky because of the smaller body it has? and does it mean that a Soloist Model has a different body from a DK2? Also, im wondering, are there noticeable differences on the neck of a soloist compared to the necks of other Jackson Strats? (dkmg/dk2/dx10) such as, more C shaped, more flat , or what? thanks guys, i just really wanna know what makes the soloist different aside from being neck thru

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    The only difference is that soloist is a neck thru guitar while dinky has a bolt-on neck. Both have standard Jackson's neck type.
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    There are differences in the neck sizes between models but it has nothing to do with dinky vs soloist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich#6 View Post
    There are differences in the neck sizes between models but it has nothing to do with dinky vs soloist.
    hey rich, do you particularly know these differences or is there a thread dedicated to it? all i know is that the KV2 has the medium fret speed neck but i dont know about the others..

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    hey rich, do you particularly know these differences or is there a thread dedicated to it? all i know is that the KV2 has the medium fret speed neck but i dont know about the others..
    If you look up each model on their website it lists all the neck dimensions at the 1st and 12th.

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    Here is some info on the Dinky.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Dinky Now I own both a SL1 and a DKMG and the Soloist neck feels more comfortable in my hand then does the DKMG. Both guitars are good but the Soloist stands out as the better guitar overall in ease of playing and comfort and sound quality and craftsmanship; but thats just my opinion. Now the necks just feel different in terms of size the Soloist just plain feels feels a bit smaller. Now this is just my opinion so take it w/a grain of salt

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    I agree with the above. I've ownd about 15 different Jackson from across all the years..save for a SD Jackson...and all the necks feel a little different honestly. I wouldn't say any of them felt bad...just different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordsho90 View Post
    Here is some info on the Dinky.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Dinky Now I own both a SL1 and a DKMG and the Soloist neck feels more comfortable in my hand then does the DKMG. Both guitars are good but the Soloist stands out as the better guitar overall in ease of playing and comfort and sound quality and craftsmanship; but thats just my opinion. Now the necks just feel different in terms of size the Soloist just plain feels feels a bit smaller. Now this is just my opinion so take it w/a grain of salt
    All USA made Jackson have necks, that feel more comfortable than imprort's ones.

    By the way, there are two neck types available for USA Jacksons : standard (soloist, dinky, kelly, rr) and speed (king v and warrior). I had both DK-1 and SL-1. I think that the difference in feeling is connected with the neck finish. Soloist has painted neck while DK-1 is naked
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    My PC1 is technically a Dinky, but since it's built to Phil Collen's specs I dont think it's typical. The neck on the PC1 is a bit chunkier then a production dinky or SL1. I prefer larger necks in my old age. I also prefer unpainted necks with big frets. The PC1 is just about perfect!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr.distortion View Post
    I think that the difference in feeling is connected with the neck finish. Soloist has painted neck while DK-1 is naked
    This is the big difference for me. I prefer the unfinished necks of the dinkys over the painted necks on the soloists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiderman View Post
    This is the big difference for me. I prefer the unfinished necks of the dinkys over the painted necks on the soloists.
    If it's a USA Dinky (DK1), then the neck will be oiled. If it's an import, it has a matte satin finish on it. Over time, the matte satin will get more glossy with use.
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    Correct, I simply meant it isn't painted. The painted necks aren't as smooth to me. My hand "sticks" on the painted necks vs. the necks on the dinky's. I have both imports and USAs. But thanks for the correction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr.distortion View Post
    All USA made Jackson have necks, that feel more comfortable than imprort's ones.

    By the way, there are two neck types available for USA Jacksons : standard (soloist, dinky, kelly, rr) and speed (king v and warrior). I had both DK-1 and SL-1. I think that the difference in feeling is connected with the neck finish. Soloist has painted neck while DK-1 is naked

    Bud I think you're way off base here.. I owned a really early dinky reverse which had a neck that was very thin, felt almost too thin. I have an '84 soloist which has a bare neck (like the dinky I'm talking about) and they felt as if the only thing they had in common was being made from wood.

    Now I understand this specific Dinky's neck could have been one-off/custom but this I highly doubt. It was a 24 fret bolt-on and I recall it feeling shorter than the soloists neck - cramped feeling.

    I too have a few soloist's from the early era (low serial numbers) and their necks all feel (size wise) very close, however, the bare neck soloist has its unique feel above the rest but in terms of dimensions it is the same.

    Maybe this is just a case were I've only had the elderly guitars, so I couldn't speak on anything newer than '90s... maybe the newer Dinky's neck profile is similar to the soloists nowadays?

    When I sold that Dinky, I recall feeling as if I'd never buy another one, it felt really cheap to me. Hope thats not offensive to those who do like 'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiderman View Post
    This is the big difference for me. I prefer the unfinished necks of the dinkys over the painted necks on the soloists.
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    HWND you hit the nail right on the head about the Dinky's neck having that cramped feeling. I have owned a few old Charvels w/the naked neck and they were just as comfy to play as the painted neck of my Soloist; so I am not to sure that the finish has anything to do w/it.
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    DK1 feels pretty good to me... So does a Soloist.

    I don't care for painted necks, if they're painted with lacquer. They feel "sticky" and get little balls of goo on them, they need to be wiped down often, and usually I notice about halfway through a song.

    Soloist necks (painted with polyurethane) don't bug me at all.

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    Dinkys are cool. The only one I have is neck-thru “C” 24 fret with a stinger. I guess I could also count my Demon as a dink too. It has about the same body size. Don't really care about neck finish. They all play the same to me.

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    If that "Dinky" is neck thru, it's a Soloist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr.distortion View Post
    All USA made Jackson have necks, that feel more comfortable than imprort's ones.

    By the way, there are two neck types available for USA Jacksons : standard (soloist, dinky, kelly, rr) and speed (king v and warrior). I had both DK-1 and SL-1. I think that the difference in feeling is connected with the neck finish. Soloist has painted neck while DK-1 is naked
    The kelly should be in the speed neck group.

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