Mystery Man joins Dean Guitars (Kerry King)

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  1. thrashinbatman

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    Right where the curve at the wings begins, there's like a weird bump that makes those points at the end look literally tacked on.
     
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    Is it going to have the 24 5/8" scale?
     
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    Implying his BCR was nice.
     
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    The headstock is fine to me but I'm not a fan of the body.
     
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    So bc rich has nothing now.
     
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    They have abalone.
     
  7. DrakkarTyrannis

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    HE NEED SOME MILK
     
  8. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I know people are all "WTF DOES BC RICH HAVE NOW!?"

    But if this means they can make tribal-less Speed Vs, then

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    Not sure how they managed it, but that thing is even more pug fugly than I imagined. I can't wait to see the shitty tribal ones that are inevitable. Dean has a knack for making really ugly designs. And the designs that aren't outright awful are ruined by their dumb fucking headstock or V shaped string through plates.
     
  10. MaxOfMetal

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    I don't get the hate for the Dean V headstock or stop bars.

    I think they work on the ML, V, and Z pretty well.

    The Cadillac with them is pretty bad. Though, I think the Cadi in general is pretty ugly.
     
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    The Dean headstock is cool

    The Cadillac is awesome

    Dean makes good stuff when they aren't making horrible trashy graphic nonsense (I say that as an owner of a Graphyte Modifier that I desperately want repainted)

    Kerry's V is ugly and that headstock is fail.

    Thanks for coming to my TedTalk
     
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    He looking like he got that hourglass shape tho...

    T H I C C
     
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    I'm just waiting for the Dean flaming dice/poker card/dragon tail King, with chinese symbol fret inlays and a giant block heel, weighing in at just 13 lbs....
     
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    Idk for me Dean has never represented anything unique, original, or tasteful. It more seemed like someone in their garage tinkering with someone else's work. A Flying V copy. But with a smaller Flying V body for a headstock. An Explorer. With a Flying V body for a headstock and a Flying V tailpiece. Ooh I know! What if we put the front half of an Explorer on the back half of a Flying V and finish it off with a Flying V body headstock! Even better! The front half of an Explorer on the back half of a Les Paul! With a Flying V body for a headstock!
     
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    Eh, the same could be said for a lot of brands.

    I'm not saying Dean is anything special, I just don't get the hate for such wholly inoffensive, safe-playing guitars.

    You can't complain about them being "unoriginal" and then complain when they do something original. :lol:
     
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    It's not original tho. It's the same old recipe. Take someone else's design and twerk it. It's the same shape as his BCR with the wing tips altered to look "cooler" for legal reasons.
     
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    I was speaking to the examples originally quoted.

    I just don't see this kind of animus when every other brand makes a silly V, or a derivative design.

    Sure, this new signature guitar is ugly, I think we all knew that was going to be the case going in, but the regular Dean stuff is so inoffensive that they're getting sued for being so boring.

    Boring isn't bad. Those are different things.

    ESP has been ripping off everyone (and still does domestically) longer than Dean has been around. Boring can be great.
     
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    Hey...HEY! The Dean ML is wonderful and is everything good about the Explorer and V put into one.

    I never paid them much attention and when Dime fanboy-ism was a thing I avoided them like the plague..until I played a Razorback for the first time and it was the most comfortable guitar I'd ever played in my life. I didn't know guitars were supposed to be that comfortable until that thing. Now I'm addicted to the Modifiers and as a fan of big guitars it's my favorite thing. The V end is good for resting on your leg when sitting and playing and the Explorer end is also good for sitting down. The design just works in all the right ways.
     
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    I can only speak for myself, but the headstock is stupid huge, and it's on everything. With certain guitars, like the ML or V, it kind of works, but I think the z looks better with the inline. Same with the string through plate.

    I really like the ML and Z, actually, and regret that I never bought one of the straight 6 models.

    I saw a kid bring some sort of dean to a meet and greet to be signed a while ago and the headstock was damn near bigger than the kids head. I can't imagine they balance well.
     
  20. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    It's really not that big. :shrug:

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    That's just compared to another 3x3, it's actually significantly shorter than just about anything all on one side.
     

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