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post Dec 4 2009, 12:19 PM
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Hi,
I just bought a dbz darkside bird of prey matte black any other users here? anyone know of any reveiw sites.
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post Dec 4 2009, 12:20 PM
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Any pictures of the new guitar? I may be being silly and forgetful but I don't believe I've heard of the guitar before. And Congratus on the new gear of course smile.gif

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post Dec 4 2009, 01:37 PM
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I've never heard of the guitar either. how is it?


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post Dec 4 2009, 02:21 PM
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*Construction/Scale: Set Neck/ 25.5

*Body: Alder

*Neck/Fingerboard: Mahogany/Ebony

*Frets: 24

*Inlays: Dark Side Series

*Pickups: EMG-81/EMG-85

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When you think of Premier, think of DBZ guitars! Dean has managed to do it once again. His new company, DBZ Guitars is infecting the music business like a rampant virus! Though not a disease, Dean's new line of guitars are bringing a breath of fresh air to the industry. This Darkside Bird of Prey Matte Black ranks at the top of the list. With it's solid construction, the fit/finish of this "bird" is spectacular, and with a price like this, how could you go wrong!?
List Price: $1,373.00
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DBZ Guitars Introduces New Metal-Oriented "The Dark Side of Dean" Guitar Line
August 05, 2009

DBZ Guitars is pleased to announce a new series of distinctive metal guitars, "The Dark Side of Dean." This line is a new offering of uniquely carved masterpieces straight from the darkest depths of legendary guitar builder Dean B. Zelinsky's mind. "The Dark Side series is designed for the sophisticated player, who is searching for the ultimate 'over the top' metal instrument," says the CEO and DBZ Guitars founder.

Zelinsky is no stranger to metal. His guitar creations are played, and have been played, by metal & rock royalty on stages across the world for decades. Armed with 30 years of knowledge and experience, DBZ has created a guitar line like no other specifically for his fans and fans of the genre. "Great tone, feel, and incredible playability have always been the bottom line. But now, by embracing advances in woodworking technology, we can create anything we can imagine. 'The Dark Side' line is no exception. We've pushed the boundaries to create sculpted masterpieces with more tone, feel, and magic than anything I've ever created," he says.

The "Dark Side of Dean" consists of three unique and darkly ornate models:

DBZ Bird of Prey The Bird of Prey is a carved masterpiece that unites form with function. It's available in a variety of custom colors and graphics with a highly contoured body. Bird of Prey comes standard with EMG active humbuckers providing all the intensity and depth needed to compliment it's intense design. The Bird of Prey's easy access 24-fret neck gives players the ability to tear up the fretboard in style while lending their music a visual punch to the gut.

DBZ Venom The Venom is a deeply visceral V-style guitar. Like the Bird of Prey, Zelinsky uses modern technology not only as a method for precision and efficiency but as a means to realize the menacing sculpture that lies beneath the tone wood. The Venom comes loaded with EMG pickups, original Floyd Rose tremolo, and show-stopping graphic options.

DBZ Halcyon The Halcyon is a radical re-imagining of a classic style. It is a sleek, double cutaway guitar that balances classic functionality with modern metal sensibilities. Like the Bird of Prey and The Venom, the Halcyon is loaded to the hilt with EMG pickups, original Floyd Rose Tremolo, easy 24-fret access, and set-neck construction. It's available in high impact colors and radical off-the-hook graphics, including the Vertigo and the Death Dealer.


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post Dec 4 2009, 04:28 PM
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i tought DBZ was dragon ball z, i freaked for a minute biggrin.gif


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post Dec 4 2009, 04:52 PM
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QUOTE (Adrian Figallo @ Dec 4 2009, 09:28 AM) *
i tought DBZ was dragon ball z, i freaked for a minute biggrin.gif


I was totally expecting some hideous lookin' thing for the same reason.


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post Dec 4 2009, 05:11 PM
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one of the lutheirs from Dean guitars (cant remember the name) left dean because their quality was so horrid now,

and this is his creation (the company) DBZ



really metal looking guitar, cant go wrong with that one!


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post Dec 4 2009, 06:19 PM
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QUOTE (Marc_Maiden @ Dec 4 2009, 04:11 PM) *
one of the lutheirs from Dean guitars (cant remember the name) left dean because their quality was so horrid now,

and this is his creation (the company) DBZ

Dean B Zelinsky.
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post Dec 4 2009, 07:03 PM
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Great guitar! Maybe a little TOO Metal for me (and hell, I am a Metalhead!)

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Yeah it's Dean himself! He left his own company to start from scratch with DBZ. Must be hard not to be allowed to build the guitars you originally designed (the ML, Cadillac,the Soltero...)

I can understand why he left though! Dean guitars are building overpriced American Made guitars and Korean versions that aren't worth the money. Also they throw signature guitars out to just about anybody willing to play a Dean while making money of the deceased Dimebag Darrel (more than 20 Dimebag signatures?!?)

I would really like to have a Dean but only a USA made from their golden years...


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post Dec 4 2009, 09:44 PM
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Can't be that bad as long as it doesn't have to do anything with Dragon Ball Z wink.gif I thinnk I read a review in a German guitar magazine recently, and as far as I remember it was a good review, but hey, you own the guitar, so you should give us a review here wink.gif


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post Dec 5 2009, 12:25 PM
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Congratulations smile.gif

I agree, you should write a review for us smile.gif
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post Dec 5 2009, 03:08 PM
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I will put up a reveiw and pics over the weekend but take listen guys I was shocked at the price when I looked for this guitar on google it was priced between $999.00 and $1666.00 so just out of curiosity I did a search on ebay and I got it brand new (not ex demo) from Beatstreetmusic for £504.00 plus £72 shipping what was totally amazing was delivery took just two days by dhl! now I am really not connected in any way at all with beatstreetmusic this is the first time I have ever heard of them so if anyones interested in buying one try ebay comes with hardcase.
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Wow congrats on getting it mate (for such a good price too!). Guitar looks great to me (reminds me of Batman gear laugh.gif ) and I'm sure it sounds cool for metal! You should put up a small review and sound samples if you can....


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that case is huuge! smile.gif Congratulations! smile.gif


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My local store is getting a bunch. Gonna have to try a new brand!


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post Dec 8 2009, 10:35 PM
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Woa.. congrats! biggrin.gif
That guitar just screams metal!

I've never been a fan off odd shapes like that though, they are cool to look at, but i mostly dislike them because i dont find them comfortable to sit and play with smile.gif


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post Dec 9 2009, 12:15 AM
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Hi,
thnx for all the replies and most of them were good observations "That case is Huge" lol and it is f***ing enormous! but seriously could do with some advice here.
I want to put up a reveiw and I expected to just plug this thing in and give you a fair idea of this guitar I`ve been playing a few years and was`nt expecting any probs but here they are any tips would be welcome.
This guitar is great! but I have not played a guitar with a tremolo before and this one is so sensitive. Problem is no matter what guitar I play I always end up resting my hand near the bridge I find it good for shreds and handy for muting but that does`nt work on this because it really is that sensitive. I find it awkward "back to beginner" to play with my hand just floating in the air. any tips?
apart from that the sound is great the neck is about as fast as it could get and it looks superb. Its light and you really can divebomb to hell and not go out of tune but its going to be awhile before I put up a youtube vid.
The reveiws I have read are totally wrong about some things. Quite a few say that you have to be careful not to stab someone because its too long but thats not right I think they`re just looking for something funny to say. I will put up a vid in a couple of weeks but even then I will play something safe. Years of 335 type guitars Idid`nt realise how different this would be.
My son says he will do a vid for me he`s brave lol
I think some of the instructors here would love this guitar easily gibson quality.
so any tips please
Not much of a reveiw but I`m not blaming my tools this guitar is a beaut and if you get evicted you can live in the case!
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post Dec 9 2009, 01:08 AM
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QUOTE (Darktime @ Dec 9 2009, 12:15 AM) *
Hi,
thnx for all the replies and most of them were good observations "That case is Huge" lol and it is f***ing enormous! but seriously could do with some advice here.
I want to put up a reveiw and I expected to just plug this thing in and give you a fair idea of this guitar I`ve been playing a few years and was`nt expecting any probs but here they are any tips would be welcome.
This guitar is great! but I have not played a guitar with a tremolo before and this one is so sensitive. Problem is no matter what guitar I play I always end up resting my hand near the bridge I find it good for shreds and handy for muting but that does`nt work on this because it really is that sensitive. I find it awkward "back to beginner" to play with my hand just floating in the air. any tips?
apart from that the sound is great the neck is about as fast as it could get and it looks superb. Its light and you really can divebomb to hell and not go out of tune but its going to be awhile before I put up a youtube vid.
The reveiws I have read are totally wrong about some things. Quite a few say that you have to be careful not to stab someone because its too long but thats not right I think they`re just looking for something funny to say. I will put up a vid in a couple of weeks but even then I will play something safe. Years of 335 type guitars Idid`nt realise how different this would be.
My son says he will do a vid for me he`s brave lol
I think some of the instructors here would love this guitar easily gibson quality.
so any tips please
Not much of a reveiw but I`m not blaming my tools this guitar is a beaut and if you get evicted you can live in the case!


I recently experienced the exact same thing actually when i got my new Schecter.
95% of all playing i have ever done has been on a guitar with a fixed bridge.

But a strange thing happened.. after a few days or so my hand had automatically repositioned itself to a spot where muting is great but where the tremolo dont react. I didnt focus much on it, i just had it in the back of my mind that my hand always need to rest on a different spot, and eventually it did.

So my advice is to just play alot and you will get used to it and find the right spot smile.gif

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post Dec 9 2009, 11:25 AM
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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Dec 9 2009, 12:08 AM) *
I recently experienced the exact same thing actually when i got my new Schecter.
95% of all playing i have ever done has been on a guitar with a fixed bridge.

But a strange thing happened.. after a few days or so my hand had automatically repositioned itself to a spot where muting is great but where the tremolo dont react. I didnt focus much on it, i just had it in the back of my mind that my hand always need to rest on a different spot, and eventually it did.

So my advice is to just play alot and you will get used to it and find the right spot smile.gif


Thanks for that I will persevere cos I really like this guitar oddly the difficulty has kinda rekindled my interest, thnx for your help
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