Dean NAMM 2020

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by Zado, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. cwhitey2

    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metal™

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    Go home...you're drunk. :lol:
     
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    gunch Riff Chugman

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    It's not horrible, a little big maybe, the logo isn't awful at least
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Man there's some bitch-eating-crackers reactions to that headstock. It's... so inoffensive. It's not good, but it's not bad. :lol:
     
  4. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    I genuinely question who buys Dean these days. I've literally never seen a Dean out in the wild for the past several years. The sad part is, Dean is so close to being a decent brand. They just need to change such small things to cater to a broader audience, but sadly they never learn.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    They still do a good amount of custom orders and the USA models fly off the shelves.

    They've been going through a big shift in management, and the second generation of Rubinson at the helm seems to be making good decisions.

    I don't think the brand will be big on the djent or ERG scene anytime soon, but that's historically never been where they've had the most success.

    The days of dozens of Dime variants, and cheapo guitars is pretty much over, thankfully.
     
  6. Mathemagician

    Mathemagician SS.org Regular

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    From the pictures they look to be taking a page from BCR’s book in the “let’s release a bunch of quality stuff without too many SKU’s and build up slowly”.
    Everyone seems to have noticed how much of the pie Schecter was able to take by just making nice looking safe instruments. And I mean safe in a good way. Quality, neat tops, good hardware.
     
  7. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I wanted to bring up the Schecter comparison as well. Going the route of trying to release some "safer" spec'd instruments and build up from there. Even at the time (~2013?) Schecter still had the same reputation Dean has now.
     
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    Omzig SS.org Regular

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    Yep id go for one of these (wish it was 24 fret) as long as it's a 12+ radius board

    Aslo i like the HS kind reminds me of the old 90's vesters CII design

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    Zado SS.org Regular

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    Na, I'm venetian, not a chance in hell for me to get drunk
     
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  11. Surveyor 777

    Surveyor 777 I measure things

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    Just my opinion, but I like the headstock that Ulvhedin posted much more than their current headstock. Even the one that Max posted is better than the current one.
     
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    efiltsohg SS.org Regular

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    the one that Max posted is on the current Nashvegas series
     
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    what decade was I supposed to be born in to think that painted on f holes on a solidbody electric guitar doesn't look absolutely stupid
     
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    stevexc Contributor

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    those aren't painted
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Those are real F holes. That's a Dean? Wow it's actually nice looking... I can't even believe I'm saying that. A nice looking Dean.
     
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    oh holy shit!
     
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    Probably the same decade that think these make your Mercury Tacer look cool.
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    DrakkarTyrannis WWSD?

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    mlp187 Burrito Master Contributor

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    Holy shit some deans I am interested in!
    I'm not really into single-cuts but holy shit that quilt top thoroughbred is looking reeeeeeeal good.
     
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