Dean Wayne Static Modifier 8 String

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  1. trickae

    trickae Ibanez Enthusiast

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    didn't wayne static dissapear in 1999?

    not digging the look and the 26.5' scale length for an 8.

    But meh it does the job for some of the ss.org members.
     
  2. TomAwesome

    TomAwesome I LIKE JUICE!!!

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    26.5" is actually a pretty decent scale length for an 8 as long as you're not tuning down too much from standard. It's adequate for F#, F, I've even tuned my Schecter down to drop E with its stock strings with no problems; and it sounds good across the whole range of the guitar.
     
  3. Cbricker

    Cbricker SS.org Regular

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    The Dean MLs (for me) are among the most comfortable guitars I have played. While I am nervous about this one, being an eight-string, I do look forward to at least trying it out. What I am excited for is that the ML is now becoming a guitar rather than just an icon of a great player. I love Dime (i actually own the cfh ML with the lightning bolt) but it seems like the ML has just been attached to him and only him. Good to see Dean expanding there lineup and expanding on a great guitar.
     
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    I want to fight alligators with that guitar, dude.
     
  5. eguitaruk

    eguitaruk 7 string noob

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    Im not a big fan of the ML shape but that just looks epic, Maybe i could be persuaded.
     
  6. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I wonder why they didn't keep the chrome hardware like they did with the pre-release ad with Wayne....

    [​IMG]

    Would have looked a lot better, IMO.
     
  7. Wings of Obsidian

    Wings of Obsidian Banned

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    I'm still trying to figure out wtf is the point of building Wayne Static an 8-string and putting his name on it.... -_-
     
  8. Ben.Last

    Ben.Last Formerly Lern2Swim

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    Refer to my previous post.

    Here's a preview:

    His name is not on it.
     
  9. The Norsemen

    The Norsemen A Viking

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    Move the bottom strap button a little bit, grab a 3in strap, and ML's balance just fine.
    I can't imagine this being different. You can always weigh down the body. You aren't running a marathon with it. :fawk:

    Honestly, My first thought when I saw Wayne Static and 8 string was Really? as well.
    Other than the styling, I don't see this guitar offering up anything other ERG's aren't already doing as well or better.

    To me, the proportions of the guitar look like they took the 6 string and expanded it instead of the guitar being designed around an 8 string platform.
    That in my eyes, makes me think it won't be as comfortable as other 8 strings. The 24.75 neck on the 6's are a bit cramped and that one looks to be as well.
    But hey, there will never be a left handed version for me to find out hahaha
     
  10. Rational Gaze

    Rational Gaze LithiumDawn Voicebox

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    I can never get over how fugly this Dean body type is. Regardless of who plays/played it.
     
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    Blood Ghost SS.org Regular

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    I'm excited for it. A little cheese is cool with me, I love my Deans. No graphics, no problem!

    [​IMG]
     
  12. TheSixthWheel

    TheSixthWheel bangetzit

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    I'd be modding the headstock, couldn't possibly look any worse than what it does right outta the factory.

    EDIT: Just saw this on the dean site -
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    25 (6 and 7 string versions) to be made worldwide...weeew, talk about upper fret access. What is that, 29 frets then another 5 for the hell of it?
     
  13. TheOnlyKtulu

    TheOnlyKtulu SS.org Regular

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    They must have their reasons. I had a Private Label Strettavita once, and it had a 24.5" scale, so I guess we'll have ask Zelinsky.

    Just wanted to know if you did any mods on yours.
    Mine: Changed to DiMarzio Ionizer & Eclipse (though they are, like, 1/4" outside the outer chords, but that's ok, as long as they are wider than the chords, so I've been explained), changed both volume pots to get them coil splits, and the tone pot to have the phasing on the bridge.
    Of course, I had to do the entire re-wiring again.

    What about you?
     

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    macgruber cat enthusiast

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    you do realize the last response to this thread was over 5 years ago, right? dudes probably playing a 10 string by now.
     
  15. BangandBreach

    BangandBreach Kaboom.

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    How many alligators could you fight with a 10 string?
     
  16. Sumsar

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    Lol took me some time before I realized that this is pretty much a litteral necrobump, since Wayne Static died in 2014
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Uh... I got some news...
     
  18. MoonJelly

    MoonJelly brainless and deadly Contributor

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    I was sad when I heard he died...but that article seems (un?)intentionally funny. ....She found the decedent dead in the bed...sounds kinda like a lyric from a Static-X song. That, and why bring up that he had a history of gynecomastia dot dot dot--next and previous sentence unrelated.

    Good ol' man boobs Wayne, how he would've wanted us to remember him.

    All this aside, I have always liked Dean Z's and ML's, I grant their QC is hit and miss certain years, but I bought a Black Gold Z in late 2005 (MIK) and I never would've sold it had I known it would be the best I've played to date. I had the action down to about 1-2.5mm and dimarzios in it with a series/parallel tap. Man I miss that guitar.
     

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