NGD: "Green Xenocide" Custom Shop 7-String Dean RC7 #2

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  1. zimbloth

    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    A few weeks ago I posted my Aqua Quilt custom RC7 in this thread, and I mentioned I had another "Green Xenocide" model too. Some folks such as Technomancer wanted to see it, so here it is! Just like the Aqua Quilt one, this is pure perfection. Apart from the one-off finish I had them do for me, it also features Abalone inlays instead of the pearl stock ones, direct mounted DiMarzio Blaze pickups in green, glow-in-the-dark side dots, a 26.5" scale, 16" radius, ultra-thin neck shape, etc.

    Just like with my other one, it plays like a dream and sounds awesome. I have a set of green BKP Holydiver 7s ready to go in this, but it actually sounds so good I may just leave it as is for a while. The Blaze in alder is a really good mix (I have an Ibanez APEX100 which also had this combination and worked great). Already planning out my next one :metal:


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    IbanezDaemon Raptus regaliter

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    Unreal!! The last one was jaw droppingly cool. This rivals it. Ultra cool!!
     
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    I'm not typically a fan of abalone, but damn it if those aren't some of the coolest looking inlays I've seen. It really fits with the black/green color scheme. I also like the headstock. There needs to be more deans with this style of headstock. Very cool artwork as well.
     
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    Primitive Guitarist Mastering Mastering

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    Nice one dude.
    You should go all out with green hardware too
     
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    yingmin Parker über alles

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    I don't understand a couple things you said in this and your other NGD thread:

    Also, in your other thread, you described this guitar as having BKPs. My question is, why order a guitar through a custom shop and then do all these mods yourself? Why not just have them install the BKPs, or 18v mod the EMGs, or what have you?

    That said, these are both great looking guitars, and I'm sure you'll be very happy with them.
     
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    Man...so you get these straight from Dean or something?

    I MUST get one after seeing these two!
     
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    Yeah I'm usually not into abalone either, but since this was going to be green I knew it would match perfectly. Glow in the dark side dots fit the theme also :)

    Haha that may be overkill a bit. Besides I dont think you can get an Original Floyd Rose in green. Maybe could get green knobs and things but I'm okay with how it looks for now.

    Because its cheaper for me to source the BKPs myself and install them myself rather than have them do it. Plus that way I get an extra set of EMGs or DiMarzios out of it.

    Dean does not sell direct, you have to go through a dealer.
     
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    Mother of god! Best RC7 ever! Congrats and hngd
     
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    Thank you dude!
     
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    Yup. Guitar of the month right there. She looks like an absolute monster. HNGD. :agreed: :yesway:
     
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    Looks sick bro!
     
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    Okay I can only "like" this ones and thank you once DUUUUUUDDE

    I gotta have one of these now! This is insane! Green is my thing and this just made me explode in my pants a little!


    So Killer!
     
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    mphsc lover of fine woods

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    That's really nice man, way to spec it.
     
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    Thanks guys! I am so stoked on this thing. I'm super grateful to be able to own this thing. These things are making the majority of my other guitars seriously expendable!
     
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    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    Looks pretty cool. You have like the only two deans I have ever liked lol. The blue one is by far my favorite though. I was blown away by that thing. I am sure it plays amazingly as well.
     
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    Holy crap that is nice!! It looks so much better with passives too. Has Rusty seen these? They are so much better than the stock ones.
     
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    Yeah it's really something. Dean makes a lot of nice stuff, sadly their Dime and Mustaine models get the most exposure. While they're quality, definitely not my thing looks and playability wise. That's the beauty of a custom shop. I can get what you want :)

    I'm not sure if Rusty knows about these. I don't really follow him or know his stuff. I think of it more as a me guitar more than RC ;) I'd imagine he'd dig it though.
     
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    Another amazing axe! I had never really considered a Dean before but that has now changed. Is it the usual 2ish year wait with their custom shop?
     
  20. Lorcan Ward

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    I haven't followed him in years either now that you mention it. How does it compare to your RG8527z J-custom?
     

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