Jackson Predator: A Guitar That Never Was But Totally Should’ve Been – Part II

The Jackson Predator

by Michael Rogers

To pick up where we left off in Part I, I had to go to eBay for some better parts for the task of resurrecting this long forgotten guitar.

The first order of business was a good neck. I found a Jackson Performer 19mm neck from a Rhoads V that totally fit the bill for a little over a hundred bucks. Yes. The Performers were the low-ball successors to the Concept Series introduced in 1994. The Performer Series guitars were introduced in 1995 and were originally manufactured in the Chushin Gakki plant in Nagano Prefecture, Japan, next to their more expensive Jackson Professional counterparts. The Performer necks of that era were the same until production was moved to Korea.

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Jackson Predator: A Guitar That Never Was But Totally Should’ve Been – Part I

The Jackson Predator
by Michael Rogers

Jackson? I thought the Predator model was a late eighties Charvel thing? It was!

Anyone who knows me knows I play guitar. They also know I’m a bit of a mad scientist when it comes to the instruments I play, too. I don’t care for the modern aesthetics of instruments. I yearn for real Indian rosewood with a compound radius beneath the fingers of my left hand. I love the sustain and punch of the old, big-block Takeuchi-made tremolos of the early to mid-nineties.

I love old Japanese guitars.

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Instagram is Useful

by Michael Rogers

Okay, so after messing around with it on my phone, I found ways to make some use of Instagram.

It wasn’t easy.

I still stand by original criticisms of Instagram. For a guy like me, who’s very much about web development, working from a cell phone can be tedious.

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Instagram is Useless

by Michael Rogers

I seriously forgot just how utterly useless Instagram really is.

To start off I created an Instagram account today. Actually, I’d forgotten I had one already, which just shows how useful it was to me before.

Anyway…

I starting putzing around with it and realized, HEY! I can’t upload anything to it from a computer! How worthless is that?

Seriously.

I really don’t have much use for cell phones. Not when it comes to graphic design anyway.

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Repressed Thinking Bothers Me

by Michael Rogers

People sharing memes, sharing memes, sharing memes. It irks the fuck out of me sometimes.

I despise the whole “me too” thing.

What Oscar Wilde said is even more true in our time than in his own when he wrote: “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”

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