Mustaine left Dean and went to Gibson/Epiphone/Kramer

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  1. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Kirk has already worked with Gibson on some limited edition models, and Het very publicly stated that he didn't want to work with Gibson over some disagreements regarding a limited he was working on with them around the same time.
     
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    Yeah there's a weird warp in the middle of the picture that mightve been caused by photoshop. And they do seem real. Mustaine used one of them in the IG teaser clips he posted yesterday.

    And as Max said above, Kirk already worked with Gibson, and James had a bad experience with them. Gibson was supposed to release the Iron Cross in 2009/2010, but something happened, shit hit the fan, and James went to ESP instead. He pretty much quit using Gibson full-time since then, save for the occasional vintage Les Paul or Explorer. He talked about it on Instagram when he still used it.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Word on the street is that Gibson was being a little pushy as far as wanting some level of commitment and exclusivity, and that lead to a breakdown. In the aftermath they gave up on that, and Kirk's V happened while James peaced out of the whole deal.
     
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    Dave should just say: "They backed the money truck up to my house and so now I play Gibson."

    I'd at least appreciate the honesty :lol:
     
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    The anus is ugly only when you don't get it
    Which is relevant to owning guitars too...I suppose

    What to say...I'm always feel a big letdown when a guitar costs more than 1.5k and doesn't have a matching headstock
     
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    Wtf do you expect from Gibson? 99% of the guitars they offer have black headstocks.
     
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    That's one of the reasons it's a brand that puts me off
    And it annoys me because it's deliberate
    Look how glorious this is
    [​IMG]
     
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    I was hoping we were not going to see that silhouette logo ever again but here it is, bigger than ever :erk:
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Not sure why folks thought MegaDave was going to magically sprout good taste. :lol:
     
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    Zalbu More time than skill

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    I'm really digging all those V's, especially the Silverburst, but those Dean-ish inlays are atrocious

    I'd honestly be tempted to pick one up if the price was reasonable, which I doubt they will be until they hit the used market
     
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    I dig it too, especially how the moved the bridge pickup closer to the bridge. It will tighten up the attack and this will work nicely for downtuning.
     
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    The upper fret access looks really, really bad. Everything from 17th fret onwards is blocked

    That said, the silver one is hot. So is the natural Kramer with the V shaped string through
     
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    The neck joins at the same place as a King V or maybe slightly higher.
     
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    And apparently an epiphone version is coming so if overpaying for Gibson isn't your thing then....there you go
     
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    Forkface Feast on this.

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    man, few things in this forum have made me laugh as hard as this comment.
     
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    Spicypickles Sweeps & Mops

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    Some of you guys are crazy. The only model isn’t here that even looks remotely decent is the black v, the rest are hot trash.
     
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    Goddamnit, I can’t unsee that now :mad:
     
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    As the biggest Mustaine fanboy ever, I 200% agree.
     
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    The Silver rounded V and Kramer V looks good, aside from the inlays. I think it might have looked better with just dots, or smaller inlays or blocks even.
    The black custom V is the best looking one by far. The greenburst is hideous.
     
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  20. manu80

    manu80 Jackson for life !

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    the black one makes me think about the Dean DCR V released like 4yrs ago.
    I'd go for the silver if ever could...
     

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