Poll: ESP LTD Viper Deluxe 1000 or Dean Deceiver
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View poll results: ESP LTD Viper Deluxe 1000 or Dean Deceiver
ESP LTD Viper Deluxe 1000
21 95%
Dean Deceiver
1 5%
Voters: 22.
#1
Hey everyone,

Which do you think would be better buy?

An ESP LTD Viper Deluxe 1000 in Olympic white(with SD pickups etc.)

or.....

A Dean Deceiver in Classic White(with EMG's)

?????

They are both good guitars, are comparable in quality and features and price exactly the same.

Any thoughts or suggestions?
#2
I would personally take the LTD, never played a Dean I liked.

Have you played either of them? That's the best way to decide, as always.
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#5
Definitely go with the LTD. The only Dean guitars that I have ever played that I actually like are the more expensive USA models
#7
Quote by VVolverin3
I would personally take the LTD, never played a Dean I liked.

Have you played either of them? That's the best way to decide, as always.

Seconding that... that and I'm a bit of an LTD fanboy
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
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Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#8
With Dean, you have to go big or go home. They are not good budget guitars, and even when you blow a shitload of money it's for the cool shapes rather than full out playability.
#9
LTD. deans, apart from US made ones (even this generalization has its exceptions), tend to be very hit or miss. I also don't like how they sound or play, for the most part

1000 series LTD's are very good for the money. if you like how it plays (I've met people who don't, but they're few and far between), you'll really like it.
#10
Thanks for the input guys, clearly, almost by unanimous decision the ESP LTD viper 1000 deluxe seems to be the guitar of choice.

Do you think that the guitar is a good buy for the price of £673.00

I'm assuming you are aware of the spec.?
#12
LTD's in Europe are EXTREMELY Pricey... in american you can sometimes be paying $950 for a $750 guitar... esp and ltd + europe... there's something absolutely wrong
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