i am NOT bashing jackson or similar manufacturers because clearly they make quality instruments that tons of players and pros love.
however, despite my unending admiration for their offset v guitar, i find that jacksons in general dont seem to have a lot of vibe going on. like i'll pluck a string, and its like the wood barely does anything and the note sounds dead and dry. this is only an observation of the ACOUSTIC qualities of the various jacksons i've tried. is this intentional or am i clearly having bad luck with jacksons? i've noticed this about a few ibby's as well. i just figured a less resonant body was ideal for their market (perhaps better note separation?). Is the idea to make the guitar a blank slate for the pickups to shine through more?
of course all this is referring to the "shredder" oriented axes. on all the ones i noticed this weird "deadness" on the action was of course super low and with a floyd rose.