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post Oct 8 2007, 06:15 AM
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Hey , guys, I recently put an Ibanez RG2550e on hold from a guitar website, so I should get it when it comes into stock. But i've been considering canceling my order and buying one of the Dean Dimebag Darrell guitars instead (not sure which one). So what do you guys think? Should I stick with Ibanez or go with Dean? I am strictly wanting a guitar for metal and shred stuff, as I already have classic rock and blues covered. Thanks smile.gif


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post Oct 8 2007, 06:21 AM
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Well, I would have gone with the Ibanez, just because I think the Dean ML is one of ugliest guitars ever created... laugh.gif


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post Oct 8 2007, 06:26 AM
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Stick with Ibanez! My reason is 24 frets fretboard! Dean Darell model has only 22 - you WILL feel the lack of those 2 frets!


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post Oct 8 2007, 06:39 AM
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I was actually looking at the Dean Razorback V which has 24 frets, and another reason I like this guitar is because it has a whammy. The Ibanez V doesn't. If it did I would just get it.


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post Oct 8 2007, 06:44 AM
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Well, you said you ordered 2550e? That one has whammy, so i don't see the problem! smile.gif You did a good choice with that RG!


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post Oct 8 2007, 06:48 AM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Oct 8 2007, 12:44 AM) *
Well, you said you ordered 2550e? That one has whammy, so i don't see the problem! smile.gif You did a good choice with that RG!


It's really because a Flying V of any kind I feel has great high fret access. Plus it looks killer imo, but I seriously appreciate your input. I'm still really thinking about it.


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post Oct 8 2007, 02:10 PM
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IMO, Flying V is more unconfortable than Ibanez is. Thats because in the highest frets the freatboard is very big and the acces to this frets isn't as easy as it seems...
So I think Ibanez is better to play wink.gif


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post Oct 8 2007, 02:29 PM
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Any " V " shaped guitar will also suck when your playing sitting down just because it slides off your leg, Just thought id let ya know ! smile.gif


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post Oct 8 2007, 05:11 PM
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Yeah, John is right - V shapes are a pain in the ass when it comes to playing sitting.


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post Oct 8 2007, 06:00 PM
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QUOTE (botoxfox @ Oct 7 2007, 11:21 PM) *
Well, I would have gone with the Ibanez, just because I think the Dean ML is one of ugliest guitars ever created... laugh.gif

Oh, so it was the Dime V you were after... huh.gif V's sticks out from your body, so they will get dinged quite easily.


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post Oct 8 2007, 07:17 PM
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There is a new series of Dimebag guitars coming up with 24 Jumbo frets and emg 81 pickups (V and Razorback). My advice: Take the Dean to be recognized, take the Ibanez if you want to be called a whimp^^



Dammit i dug my own grave...


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post Oct 8 2007, 07:38 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Oct 8 2007, 08:17 PM) *
There is a new series of Dimebag guitars coming up with 24 Jumbo frets and emg 81 pickups (V and Razorback). My advice: Take the Dean to be recognized, take the Ibanez if you want to be called a whimp^^
Dammit i dug my own grave...

laugh.gif laugh.gif yeah, how deep do you want it to be, that grave that is


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post Oct 8 2007, 07:54 PM
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Man... the RG2550e .....I would do just about anything to obtain that !! Awsome looking and great spec.


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post Oct 8 2007, 07:55 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Oct 8 2007, 08:17 PM) *
There is a new series of Dimebag guitars coming up with 24 Jumbo frets and emg 81 pickups (V and Razorback). My advice: Take the Dean to be recognized, take the Ibanez if you want to be called a whimp^^
Dammit i dug my own grave...



It's actually.....practice hard to be recognized - take any guitar that suits you! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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post Oct 9 2007, 04:40 AM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Oct 8 2007, 01:17 PM) *
There is a new series of Dimebag guitars coming up with 24 Jumbo frets and emg 81 pickups (V and Razorback). My advice: Take the Dean to be recognized, take the Ibanez if you want to be called a whimp^^
Dammit i dug my own grave...


laugh.gif laugh.gif

Crap, I just can't freakin decide.
This is the one your talkin about, right?

Razorback

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post Oct 9 2007, 05:01 AM
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Crap, I just can't freakin decide.


Then you'll have to visit a music store and try both guitars (on the same amp, the best would be the amp you have at home) and make you decision afterwards.

Oh and yes i meant those 25,5'' razorback/v guitars with emgs and 24 frets

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post Oct 9 2007, 05:28 AM
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Go for the Ibanez man.
I have the RG2550e and it's better than any Dean will be (exception of the USA models probably)
You're basicly paying for Dime's name and the shape of the guitar with the Deans. The tremolo on them are licenced and not original, you can get much better for the money.
The tremolo on the Ibanez is of the same quality (if not better) than an Original Floyd Rose, there is no going wrong with that guitar.
Ibanez guitars can do any style really, you shouldn't worry about versatility - it has 3 pickups, whereas the Razorbacks have 2 (which are EMGs) which will limit your versatility of sound.
Imo I would take any prestige Ibanez over any Dean. That's just me though. I just feel that Dean charge more just because half their guitars say Dime on them, which is a shame...


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post Oct 9 2007, 05:32 AM
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Well, any signature model by any brand tends to be overpriced...


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post Oct 9 2007, 05:37 AM
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QUOTE (CyanideChris @ Oct 8 2007, 11:28 PM) *
Go for the Ibanez man.
I have the RG2550e and it's better than any Dean will be (exception of the USA models probably)
You're basicly paying for Dime's name and the shape of the guitar with the Deans. The tremolo on them are licenced and not original, you can get much better for the money.
The tremolo on the Ibanez is of the same quality (if not better) than an Original Floyd Rose, there is no going wrong with that guitar.
Ibanez guitars can do any style really, you shouldn't worry about versatility - it has 3 pickups, whereas the Razorbacks have 2 (which are EMGs) which will limit your versatility of sound.
Imo I would take any prestige Ibanez over any Dean. That's just me though. I just feel that Dean charge more just because half their guitars say Dime on them, which is a shame...


Yeah, the only reason I'm really considering the Dean is because it's only a few hundred more bucks than the Ibanez, and isn't just exhorbintantly priced. Thanks for all the info. smile.gif


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Jackson RR24 (Randy Rhoads)
Ibanez RG2550e
A ripoff brand acoustic guitar
and a Yamaha Classical guitar :)
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post Oct 9 2007, 10:44 AM
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OK, after much deliberation, I have decided to buy the Ibanez. Hopefully I'll be able to buy the Dean or a 7-string in a few years. Thanks once again for all your help everyone. smile.gif


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Ibanez RG2550e
A ripoff brand acoustic guitar
and a Yamaha Classical guitar :)
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