Out of the Jackson Custom Shop comes this awesome Randy Rhoads bass in a black finish with really cool green bevels and matching green Jackson logo. Features include a maple neck, bound ebony fretboard with 24 frets, Jackson sharkfin inlays, Jackson bridge, and a reverse style headstock. It has a simple setup with a single EMG pickup and volume knob, and features an easy access battery compartment on the back of the body, making swapping out the battery a breeze. This great bass has a one of a kind look to it, and with the Rhoads body shape you can reach those upper frets with ease.
2006 Model, made in the US, this Jackson Randy Rhoads includes a 24 small-fretted ebony scalloped faingerboard. With an alder body and 3-piece maple neck, this beauty sings to you. It has a full-body black finish with yellow pianted bevels, not a pinstripe. It features an original floyd rose locking tremolo system, with one volume control and a single EMG 81 active humbucker. It’s finished off with Gotoh tuners and straplocks, and all hardware is gold.
Sound: I play Neoclassical Metal, and in all fairness, this guitar far exceeeds the standards. I use a Roland Micro Cube for practicing, and a Line6 Spider II for performing, with a DigiTech Metal Master and Dunlop Classic Crybaby, and the quality cuts through smoothly. It produces the perfect blend of treble and middle outputs, with just the right amount of bass to palm mute with. The pickup alone goes to show you why no switching or tone controlling is neccessary.
Action, Fit & Finish: The guitar, sense it was custom made, was produced with the utmost profession. The pickups and electronics were perfectly coordinated, as well as the rest of the instrument. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this beast. It handles very well and puts out like no other. Only a Gibson can barely match the quality, if that.
Reliability & Durability: The only thing I dislike about the reliability, is that since the neck is painted, it can be harder to go up and down the fretboard quickly, but that can always be fixed with some peripherals. The hardware gold plating will wear off eventually, but I’ve only had that happen after about 5 years of playing, so it’s not really a problem. The only reason I’d use a backup perfoming, is because the bridge setup causes it to mistune after a while, but if it were Tune-O-Matic, there wouldn’t be any such conflict.
Impression: As you’ve been told, I play Neoclassical Metal, which is the style such as Children Of Bodom, Sinergy, DragonForce, or Cacophony. I’ve been playing for about a year and a half. I also own a Gibson Les Paul L-6S, an ESP Custom Flying V, a BC Rich Warlcok SE, an Ibanez RG, and a Fender Stratocaster Special. If this guitar were stolen, I’d reorder it and cry myself to sleep, I love this guitar almost as much as my fiance. I love absolutely everything about it, and hate nothing. This guitar was designed after the stolen custom Alexi Laiho acquired from Stone’s Jiri. I love it the way it is, and wouldn’t want it any other way. Jackson’s custom shop is the best place to go for your custom.
This Randy Rhoads guitar solo from Diary of a Madman is one of my favorite guitar solos. The use of an exotic guitar scale coupled with the deep reverb creates a mood that fits this song perfectly. Displaying not only Randy’s guitar technique but also his song writing ability and musical maturity. As I said, this solo uses an unusual scale, (A B C D# E F G#) basically an A Harmonic Minor scale with an augmented 4th (D#). For the last part he uses a traditional pentatonic scale for a quick standard rock lick. I included the rhythm track with no solo for practice purposes.
“Randy, you are a super teacher. . .you listen to your students, you’re patient, and you clearly have a love for all kinds of music.”
– Suzanne P. (Retired)
“My son and I have been learning guitar with Randy for about 6 months. He makes our lessons fun with encouraging comments and a relaxed teaching style. We look forward to our lessons each week. ”
– Deb M. (Mom & 5th grade son)
“Randy Guitar gives me different versions of songs, both easier and more challenging, along with helpful suggestions. He’s by far one of the best teachers I’ve ever had.”
Maybe you don’t know who Randy Rhoads is when you play a Randy Rhoads guitar model innocently. Randy is one of the most talented and greatest guitarists and he has influenced many other notable guitar players. If you like Heavy Metal music, if you love Randy, please join us at Randy Rhoads guitar club, here you can talk and share everything about Rhoads Guitar, his signature guitar models, his contribution in heavy metal music, his short career as a guitarist, the accident that let us lose him forever, almost any topic about him with those who love Randy as much as you do. The luthiers from our workshop will also join in and share their experiences in building Randy Rhoads guitar and imitating Randy Rhoads’ performance tricks with all of you, no matter who you are, where you are from, a pro or a very beginner in playing electric guitar. And we welcome you to send to us message, discography, bio, personal memories, bootlegs and reviews, pictures or any info about Randy Rhoads that you want to share with others. We would appreciate your involvement very much.
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About Randy Roads Guitar
Randy Rhoads was born on December 6, 1956 at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica California
and died on March 19, 1982. From his birth until his death his life had centered around music.
His impact on the guitar world may never be fully understood, but his influence can be seen
through the many guitarist in the world of rock and roll, as well as the world of the classical
guitar, that list a major impact in their musical lives.
His full name is Randall William Rhoads. His love and understanding for music can rightfully be
traced back to his mother, Delores Rhoads, and to his introduction to music at such a young
age. Mrs. Rhoads has owned and operated the Musonia School of music in Burbank, CA since
1949. After graduating from UCLA with a bachelors degree in music she taught in the Los
Angeles School system before leaving to play professionally and to start her Musonia. Randy’s
father was a music teacher himself, but he left when Randy was 17 months old, leaving Mrs.
Rhoads to raise her three children, Randy, Kellie and Kathy, and to head the music programs
Musonia school of Music, Burbank, CA.
Our regular weekly feature in which we’ll share our pick of the guitar wonders You Tube has to offer. This week: The Double R
Videos of Randy Rhoads guitar are few and far between and, since his tragic death in 1982, his myriad fans still clamour of evidence of how great a guitarist he was. Even this rather antiseptic version of Mr Crowley shows the man’s incredible technique, and there’s surely nothing cooler than to white Marshall stacks.
Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist Tribute Randy Rhoads was a technical genius on his instrument, but that’s only half the story. Rhoads shaped the direction of Osbourne’s first two post-Sabbath recordings, Diary of a Madman and Blizzard of Ozz, which still stand as his best solo studio albums. Rhoads also was capable of pulling the best out of Osbourne onstage, a notable accomplishment in itself. This live set was released five years after Rhoads’s death in a bizarre plane accident, and it’s still a striking reminder of what was lost. Osbourne and company run through the Blizzard album in its entirety, adding a few tunes from Diary plus the Sabbath classics “Iron Man,” “Children of the Grave,” and “Paranoid.” The highlights are Rhoads’s guitar freakout on “Suicide Solution” and studio outtakes of his solo acoustic showcase, “Dee.” –Daniel Durchholz
Randy Rhoads was born on December 6, 1956 in Santa Monica, California and left us all to soon on March 20,His tragic death was the result of a private plane crash in Leesburg, Florida.Randy’s first success came to be when he joined a L.A. band known as Quiet Riot.He recorded two LPs with this band, Quiet Riot and Quiet Riot II.In 1980,Randy Rhoads joined Ozzy Osbourne’s band and recorded BLIZZARD OF OZZ and DIARY OF A MADMAN.
DIARY OF A MADMAN was the last one Randy Rhoads would ever make with anyone.
The Randy Rhoads tribute album came out on February 24, 2000 in Japan under Warner Bros. Records.
Rob Rock does the lead vocals for “Goodbye to Romance” ( a track from Ozzy’s classic debut Blizzard Of Ozz ) with Roy Z on guitar and “S.A.T.O” with Chet Thompson (of Hellion) on guitar. Chet Thompson was a private student of Randy Rhoads himself. Randy Rhoads tribute album was put together by legendary producer Michael Wagener. Roy Z was a last minute fill-in for Ace Frehley from Kiss.
Machine Head guitarist and Jackson Randy Rhoads Signature artist Phil Demmel is a fervent Randy Rhoads fan.
In the Feb. issue of Guitar World magazine, Demmel explained how he became a Rhoads follower and why he painted his signature Jackson Demmelition with polka-dots after watching Rhoads perform live.
“I remember watching Randy Rhoads play,” said Demmel. “I was so impressed by how he performed with such passion. He felt every note that he was playing. He believed in everything that he was doing.”
Demmel was so inspired, that he decided to pay homage to Rhoads by using the same polka-dot paint job on his own Jackson model.
“He is a legend, and he was taken too soon,” said Demmel. “So on my signature guitar, I use [Rhoads’ signature polka-dot] paint job to pay tribute.”