Jack­son Pro Se­ries Mick Thom­son SL2

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We’ve spo­ken to Mick Thom­son a few times so we feel con­fi­dent stat­ing that he’s a man who cares about the de­tails. Ev­ery facet of his gui­tars is the re­sult of con­sid­er­a­tion and the hard­est test­ing con­di­tions you can get; in the eye of the Slip­knot storm on the road. The re­sult is an in­stru­ment that’s con­fi­dent in bridg­ing gaps. “You’ve got the [tonal] in­gre­di­ents of a Les Paul Cus­tom in it with the shred­abil­ity of a Su­per-strat,” Mick told us at the begin­ning of the year. “That bridge re­ally brings it to­wards a fat Tune-oMatic tone.”

We said: “We love how pared back Mick Thom­son’s Soloist is – there isn’t even a truss-rod cover – and a hard­tail bridge with lock­ing tuners is prac­ti­cal for riff­ing hard. The Jack­son’s sus­tain, fa­cil­i­tated by its Sey­mour Dun­can Black­outs and neck-through con­struc­tion, is quite breath­tak­ing. If you’re af­ter the ul­ti­mate metal gui­tar, then it’s the Mick Thom­son Soloist. Its har­monic re­sponse and note sep­a­ra­tion when play­ing through filthy lev­els of gain is un­beat­able.”

£789

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