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post Jan 20 2008, 10:27 AM
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Ok so im looking at getting either of these guitars, mostly for metal but also for some neoclassical shred. Which is better and what do Dean guitars feel like when being played?

http://www.deanguitars.com/dean_winter_06/...n_razorback.htm

http://www.deanguitars.com/dean_winter_07/...rback_v_exp.htm
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post Jan 20 2008, 01:44 PM
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Im positive you listen to Trivium. I think Corey's V would be better because Razorbacks are bulky and heavy. But having a razorback is a real prestige! Ive never played any of those guitars, im just stating the obvious problems you may face with a razorback.

I sotra like Ibanez guitars better.
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post Jan 20 2008, 01:54 PM
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Nobody can tell you how guitars feel like because it's too individual. Go to a store and try both v and razorback. Be aware that those are huge guitars and it might look silly if youre a small guy...

For the tone: Not everybody likes the dimebuckers so you might wanna go for the emg/24 fret versions of those guitars.


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post Jan 20 2008, 01:55 PM
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I can't stand Dean guitars. Lets all cash in on a dead man. That is good of them.

Plus they aren't fun to play. sad.gif

I much prefer Parker, Caparison and ESP for the money


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post Jan 20 2008, 03:03 PM
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Per an interview with Rita Haney in this month's guitar world, who's the executor of Dime's estate, her and Vinnie Paul work closely with dean from the piles of sketches they have from DbD. These could have legitimately been guitar ideas that Dime would pitch, but I do agree that they've taken it a little far. So far every guitar except the razor back (he had a stealth, which they released this year at WNAMM) I've seen pictures of Darrell holding a similar one. But yeah, it is a touch ridiculous when you go to their site and they have more DbD sigs than they have other guitars they offer.

Edit: But, in all fairness, the ML was a model of theirs before Dime made it popular. It's almost like criticizing Gibson for making too many Les Pauls or Fender for too many strats I guess.

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post Jan 20 2008, 03:14 PM
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QUOTE (Goliath @ Jan 20 2008, 02:03 PM) *
Per an interview with Rita Haney in this month's guitar world, who's the executor of Dime's estate, her and Vinnie Paul work closely with dean from the piles of sketches they have from DbD. These could have legitimately been guitar ideas that Dime would pitch, but I do agree that they've taken it a little far. So far every guitar except the razor back (he had a stealth, which they released this year at WNAMM) I've seen pictures of Darrell holding a similar one. But yeah, it is a touch ridiculous when you go to their site and they have more DbD sigs than they have other guitars they offer.

Edit: But, in all fairness, the ML was a model of theirs before Dime made it popular. It's almost like criticizing Gibson for making too many Les Pauls or Fender for too many strats I guess.

And all the merchandise as well that they sell. Take it way too far.


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post Jan 21 2008, 12:41 AM
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It's not just Dean, they're cashing in on the "brilliance snuffed out before it's time" / "musical martyrdom" wave that everyone assigns to any celebrity that is killed (by someone else or drugs).


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post Jan 21 2008, 01:07 AM
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I would go for the Razorback V.

I think it looks cooler, and it is alot lighter than the ML, But still heavy. The tone is great, and the feel and playability is superb.
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post Jan 21 2008, 01:32 AM
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I believe V's are great for live shows when you're standing, but I hate practicing on my V sitting down. Might just be me though =)
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post Jan 21 2008, 01:39 AM
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Most people do, when you get used to it though, its very comfortable. Now i love playing my V Sitting down.
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post Jan 21 2008, 02:46 AM
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V for sho smile.gif But id check out the new schecter V's smile.gif having a Dean DbD is a little.. over the top i always think..


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post Jan 21 2008, 03:19 AM
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Its $1800 in Australia and i have been told that for $1800 you can get a much better quality guitar with an original floyyd rose trem. Would this be a better idea to look at other brands?
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post Jan 21 2008, 03:28 AM
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I love Deans the Dimebucker in the Razorbacks are sweet, I also like the Dean from Hell.


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post Jan 21 2008, 03:42 AM
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QUOTE (jammer91 @ Jan 20 2008, 11:44 PM) *
Im positive you listen to Trivium. I think Corey's V would be better because Razorbacks are bulky and heavy. But having a razorback is a real prestige! Ive never played any of those guitars, im just stating the obvious problems you may face with a razorback.

I sotra like Ibanez guitars better.
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Yeah i do listen to Trivium biggrin.gif I love Ibanez as well, My main Guitar now is an ibanez rg 350dx but i need a second guitar because im keeping my ibanez in Drop D and im doing my year 12 performances. I was mainly looking at these guitars just because they look so cool. I'm mainly playing metal and these seem the best for metal for under $2000 Australian, what do you think?
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post Jan 21 2008, 06:20 PM
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+1 for practicing with a V sitting down. It's very comfortable for me. An offset V, I have more problems with, but a V or King V is fine. I have to play with guitars over my left knee that aren't V's .

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And if you're going to shell out that kind of cash and don't mind NOT having a tremolo, but rather obscene sustain and insist on a Dean, I say get the Dave Mustaine VMNT1. I like the body/neck better than the Dean Razor V, and I like the Live Wires better than the Dimebucker.

Of course, those are both highly subjective features.

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post Jan 21 2008, 09:19 PM
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QUOTE (Goliath @ Jan 20 2008, 03:41 PM) *
It's not just Dean, they're cashing in on the "brilliance snuffed out before it's time" / "musical martyrdom" wave that everyone assigns to any celebrity that is killed (by someone else or drugs).


Yeah, Dean just do it to a greater extent - Dimebag has becomet THE face for the whole Dean guitar brand, I'm not in favour of their marketing tactics on this one but my mates rave about them. tongue.gif

Having said this however, Gibson ran a cash in on Hendrix's memory pretty recently as did Fender with Joe Strummer which I found pretty sad + 1 to Ibanez and Schecter (for as far as I'm aware) not doing it yet. blink.gif

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post Jan 21 2008, 09:23 PM
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I like dean guitars (kind of), but they just dont play the way I would like them to. But if i could, I'd happily get a double guitar by dean, such as the one Michael Angelo Batio uses.


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