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Old 02-09-2013, 11:32 AM   #1
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Jackson slx soloist or Dean ml 79?

So I was looking to buy a new guitar and I'd like to keep my budget to around $600. the Jackson slx Soloist and Dean ml 79 w/ floyd are both in that price range and seem to have that heavier sound that I'm looking for. So I was just wondering, which one would you recommend?
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:37 AM   #2
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I personally would keep away from Dean at all costs.

If i had no choice of another guitar, get the Jackson. But if you're willing to go used, you can easily get something like a used older Pro Series Jackson like an SL3 with that sort of money.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:47 PM   #3
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The 79 series Deans aren't bad guitars. I see them as the Epiphone version of their Time Capsule guitars. The Deans you should avoid are the cheaper ones.

The biggest difference between the 79 and a USA guitar is the neck profile. The USA Deans have a thick neck profile and the ML79 is a slim neck.



Personally, I'd try both guitars if it's possible. The Jackson will probably have better specs out of the box though.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:49 PM   #4
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I've never been a fan of Dean's low and mid range line of guitars. I'm not terribly familiar with the Soloist, but I've never heard anything particularly bad about Jackson's build quality regardless of price (I can't say the same for Dean).
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:04 PM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback guys. They should have those models at a local guitar center so I'll try 'em out and see how they sound
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:08 PM   #6
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I play a Jackson SL3 Soloist and it's been really good. The neck profile is fantastic and the build quality is excellent, though the setup from the factory was awful. The stock pickups were poor as I found the JB to be 'OK' at best (sounded much better in a different guitar) and the Hotrails were absolutely terrible but they were easily upgraded to Bare Knuckle items. I'd rather take a Jackson over a Dean any day.
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The 79 series Deans aren't bad guitars. I see them as the Epiphone version of their Time Capsule guitars. The Deans you should avoid are the cheaper ones.

The biggest difference between the 79 and a USA guitar is the neck profile. The USA Deans have a thick neck profile and the ML79 is a slim neck.

Personally, I'd try both guitars if it's possible. The Jackson will probably have better specs out of the box though.
That is an excellent way to put it. The 79's are the equivalent of an Epiphone Les Paul Standard.

The 79's are well built and are done in the same factory as Korean LTD's and most Schecters. Their necks are very thin (by my standards) but play well. I would recommend looking for the Dean AT3000 model over the 79 though. They're the same thing, except the AT3000 comes with excellent pickups (the Time Capsule in the neck is my favorite clean pickup of all time) and a carved maple top vs the flat top on the 79. The AT3000 even says "ML79" on the back of the headstock.


As for which is better... that's entirely up to you. Play both and see what you think. Keep in mind ML's are giant guitars and take a bit to get used to
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