This was my second Jackson in a year, First being my Dinky 2016.The soloist is a great guitar, flawless. My first neck thru, allows such easy access to upper frets, amazing. Tuned to standard without any adjustments with 42-09 gauge. First Jackson Dinky was 04 have been with them since. Older ones have a better Floyd Rose. 04 Dinky NEVER BROKE A STRING EVER. It sold me. The 04 Floyd rose fed strings thru backside not cutting string ball. No string slippage. New ones are not, That's the difference. Have had strings pull out of tremolo.