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xucphra
post Dec 23 2007, 10:46 PM
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Well, to begin with, I'm personally not a big fan of Deans. I just bought this one as I was on vacation; since I had forgotten to bring one. The guitar sounds decent; it plays well, and is moderately comfortable. The great thing about this guitar was the price. It was 230$. Description after picture.



* Neck Through Construction
* Solid Mahogany Body
* Maple Neck with Rosewood Fingerboard
* Dual Humbuckers
* Tune-O-Matic Bridge
* String-Throught Body Design
* Classic Dean V Ferrule Pattern
* 24 frets
* 25.5 Scale
* Black Hardware
* Razor Wire Inlay

I had to add a Floyd Rose about a month in, because it didn't come with one =\

I'd give it a 6/10.


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post Dec 23 2007, 10:59 PM
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Why don't you like Dean? I never played Dean but it seems like they are great brand smile.gif


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post Dec 23 2007, 11:01 PM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Dec 23 2007, 10:59 PM) *
Why don't you like Dean? I never played Dean but it seems like they are great brand smile.gif


Because michael angelo batio plays them?

I dont care for them either, really korny painjobs and shapes.


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post Dec 23 2007, 11:04 PM
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Well, they aren't bad; I've just never really liked them as much as other brands for example. And also they don't seem to have the same quality as a Schecter for example [even though the two are in completely different leagues]. They just aren't good quality guitars in my opinion

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post Dec 23 2007, 11:57 PM
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QUOTE (Tjchep @ Dec 23 2007, 11:01 PM) *
Because michael angelo batio plays them?


Now what does Angelo have to do with it? LOADS of bands use their guitars, go to their website and see the ARTISTS page.

Some of their shapes are really ugly but they have great designs and vendetta is one of them. I didn't care about them either until i saw the 2007 guitar designs. MAB1 and RC7 are one of the best guitar designs ever made - they look aggressive, sharp edged, headstock is perfect (many brands have crappy headstock), body shape is really cool so these 2 models got me in Dean. Ibanez is still in my TOP 3 guitar brands because i like 95% of Ibanez models.

That's why i really wonder why somebody who is not a fan of some brand buy it's guitar smile.gif


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post Dec 24 2007, 12:02 AM
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It was the cheapest that got my attention


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post Dec 24 2007, 12:03 AM
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QUOTE (xucphra @ Dec 23 2007, 11:04 PM) *
They just aren't good quality guitars in my opinion


If they would suck, they wouldn't have some of the major players signed for them: Vinnie Moore, Schenkers, Rusty, Angelo, Darell and MANY MANY more smile.gif


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post Dec 24 2007, 12:08 AM
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Lol, Okay. I know. I'm not saying they suck; I'm just saying they aren't as good as some other brands


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post Dec 24 2007, 12:10 AM
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Pavel dude, I'm just being a jerk!

I knew you liked Angelo alot, I just couldnt resist throwing it in there, I have not really looked at all the models of the deans, some are nice, some.. just I dont like them..

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post Dec 24 2007, 12:12 AM
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Just out of curiosity, and to prove my point happy.gif, Would you prefer to buy a Dean or an Ibanez?


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post Dec 24 2007, 12:14 AM
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I know some models are really ugly and their most selling ML shape is totally ugly to me but it doesn't make the brand crap smile.gif I also love Vai (you can say it by guitar i have) but it doesn't mean some brand is better and some is worse. In 2008 my Dean RC7 will arrive and i will have both Ibanez Vai signature and Dean Rusty Cooley signature - if you ask me which one is better i will have BIG troubles answering that question biggrin.gif biggrin.gif as i am sure RC7 will be as good as JEM is.


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post Dec 24 2007, 12:20 AM
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Fair enough. I'm content with my guitar. I guess you could say I made a bit of an over-generalization; if it makes you happy happy.gif


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post Dec 24 2007, 12:23 AM
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The cheapest models are always the cheapest - same goes for each brand. What do you think - is Squire by Fender a good guitar? No - it sucks - but it doesn't make Fender a bad brand for that reason biggrin.gif Same goes for some ultra-low-end Ibanez guitars - the more you pay the more you get smile.gif

Still - have fun with Vendetta! smile.gif


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post Dec 24 2007, 12:44 AM
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I don't use it as much as for example my Schecter, but it's not a bad guitar


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post Dec 24 2007, 01:30 AM
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Not Deans Best, but still a great guitar for the price, IM surprised you dont like Deans, Deans are some of the best guitars ive played, im in love with my new MS Custom smile.gif
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post Dec 24 2007, 01:38 AM
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Well that sounds like it was an ok deal for $230.00 especially with the neck through construction smile.gif .Im with you on the Dean brand though,just personally i could always find a beter guitar fo the amount of money to spend.Thats just how i feel.It would be cool to post a pic of the guitar now after you modify'd it with the Floyd Rose.Was it hard to change it from a string through to the Floyd?


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post Dec 24 2007, 02:32 AM
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No, it wasn't tough at all. Quite simple actually.

I'm taking some pictures to post up; along with the modified version of the review

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post Dec 24 2007, 06:17 AM
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QUOTE (xucphra @ Dec 24 2007, 10:46 AM) *
It was 230$.


$230??? blink.gif I don't believe you.


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post Dec 24 2007, 07:10 AM
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I love higher end dean guitars, not a fan of the low end, my favorite has to be the Dean Acoustic V biggrin.gif. really Dean captured my attention with their amazing headstocks and V's but thats about it, the Dave Mustaine Custom is like... if someone gave me one as a gift .. id.. probably cry smile.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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post Dec 24 2007, 04:51 PM
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It actually was 230$. It was the cheapest decent guitar in the whole store. And I was on vacation; so I didn't want to get anything too expensive, seeing as I have 2 guitars back at home.


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