#1
The guitar the Dimebag Darrel used (correct me if I'm wrong) I have always wanted to acquire. It just looks so Metal.

Has anyone had any personal experience with this guitar, is it reliable. Good sound, etc?

Really any kind of feedback at all is welcome, I just want to talk Razorback.

And yes I have done some research, I just want to know some people's honest opinions.
#2
I have a couple Deans that I love.

If you decide to get one, don't buy one of the entry-level ones: $500 is my minimum price for considering a new Dean.
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#3
Dimebag never actually played a Razorback. He was killed a short time before he had the opportunity to.

But in my honest opinion, I wouldn't be caught dead with one. They make you look like a complete and utter Dimebag wannabe, and even the hardware in the higher-end ones is not that great. Seymour Duncan Dimebuckers are a load of arse and a Floyd Rose Special in a guitar they're asking $1000 for is very silly money.
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#4
If you want guitar that dimebag actually used look at Dean ML models.

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#5
I have never played a Dean that I liked; every single one I've tried has felt plasticky and horrible. Pickups always seem to be fuzzy and muddy through gain.

Personally, I would never buy one but that's possibly just me.
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I have never played a Dean that I liked; every single one I've tried has felt plasticky and horrible. Pickups always seem to be fuzzy and muddy through gain.

Personally, I would never buy one but that's possibly just me.

I wholeheartedly agree.
In the same price ranges, i always found better options than Deans.
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#7
I like the feel of my Razorback, but she remains in her case as she's battered to hell. She sounds really horrible though.
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#8
A Razorback, like most of the extreme-looking "metal" guitars is largely a piece of costume and adornment, like guyliner, black leather and studs. It's for the guy who's got five or six guitars already and is going to be playing over the top metal shows. Even then, the real metal players will likely giggle a bit if you pull one out. It's a great way to line the pockets of the people who are profiting off his death.
#9
I quite like the FBD ML. But I'd never go for a Razorback.

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#10
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Dimebag never actually played a Razorback. He was killed a short time before he had the opportunity to.

But in my honest opinion, I wouldn't be caught dead with one. They make you look like a complete and utter Dimebag wannabe, and even the hardware in the higher-end ones is not that great. Seymour Duncan Dimebuckers are a load of arse and a Floyd Rose Special in a guitar they're asking $1000 for is very silly money.


This, pretty much.
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#11
Hmmm. Thanks all for the resourcefulness of your experience!

I ask, however, what would be your choice metal guitar? (or other genre if need be).
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Hmmm. Thanks all for the resourcefulness of your experience!

I ask, however, what would be your choice metal guitar? (or other genre if need be).


I am really partial to androgynous type gutiars. For instance, I have an Ibanez S model, and an old LTD H model (with the cockstock). They are superstrats, but they are relatively really rounded, so they don't look terribly out of place in any genre.

PRS Custom guitars are also very popular for that look.

There's also the Les Paul, which is basically cheating/god mode. It is never aesthetically out of place, ever.
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I ask, however, what would be your choice metal guitar? (or other genre if need be).

My recipe for a metal guitar starts with at least one relatively high output pickup-usually in the bridge- then a dash of attitude...

Guitars I own that I play metal on most often:

Dean Special Select EVO (HH)
Dean Time Capsule Cadillac (HH)
Malden Bad Karma (HH, individually coil tapped)
Electra Omega (HH, individually coil tapped)
Fernandes Ravelle Elite (HH, Sustainer)
Fernandes Ravelle Goldtop LE (HH)
RockBeach Camelback III (HSS)

Besides those, my G.A.S. list includes and/or I would recommend:

1) almost everything by Fernandes

2) the Godin Redline HB or Velocity

3) several Reverend guitars, specifically those with the new RailHammer pickups: the Reeves Gabrels sig II, the Volvano RA, the Sensei RA series, Kingbolt RA series and both Bayonets. The Chisel or Anvil pickups are the hottest; the HyperVintage is voiced more like a traditional HB.
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Hmmm. Thanks all for the resourcefulness of your experience!

I ask, however, what would be your choice metal guitar? (or other genre if need be).

Explorer, V and/or Soloist
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Explorer, V and/or Soloist


This.

V's are so comfortable to play, but I know a lot of people don't like them for some reason. But it's all preference.
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#16
V and Explorer are always good choices, lots of great guitars in those shapes. Thing is that if they feel good in your hands. I like V's myself both standing up and sitting down but not all agree. Never tried Explorer myself and I do have an itch for one.


And I agree Offworld, Les Pauls are like a cheat codes. It doesnt matter if you are playing in Church gospel music or B-tuned Death Metal in bar gig Les Paul shape looks amazing. Always. Case in point on the right:
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In V's the Jackson X serie guitars (RRXT, KVXT and such) seem to be great bang for the buck. Pickups leave something to be desired (Duncan Designed or EMG HZ) of but otherwise specs look great. Neck through construction and all. With Les Pauls there is too many to list.

What is your price range anyway?

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Hmmm. Thanks all for the resourcefulness of your experience!

I ask, however, what would be your choice metal guitar? (or other genre if need be).

Paul Reed Smith Singlecut;
Paul Reed Smith Custom;
Gibson Les Paul;
Gibson Explorer; or
Gibson Flying V

in that exact order.
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#19
I really like my Dean. I don't find the dimebucker as harsh as most people, It's actually very thick and meaty, definitely the thickest sounding guitar I have and I have a LP copy with a JB in the bridge. I also find the FR to be just fine, though like most it is a pain to work with and adjust. Stays in tune well, fast neck, but the look is the main problem. Fits the metal I usually play, but nothing I play currently on the road. Still a mean guitar. Looking to swap it for a more "rock guitar" PM if you're interested!
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#20
Please don't get a Razorback. Way overpriced and they look terrible in my opinion. What style of metal do you play? (bands etc.) what's your budget? I know that I love my Ibanez RG3120 Prestige. Real shredders guitar, but it is extremely versatile as well. Something like it will cost you far less than a Razorback and will arguably be built better, will sound better, and will definitely look better. The used market is a pretty good place to get yourself a great guitar.
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Please don't get a Razorback. Way overpriced and they look terrible in my opinion. What style of metal do you play? (bands etc.) what's your budget? I know that I love my Ibanez RG3120 Prestige. Real shredders guitar, but it is extremely versatile as well. Something like it will cost you far less than a Razorback and will arguably be built better, will sound better, and will definitely look better. The used market is a pretty good place to get yourself a great guitar.



No question that Ibanez RG is a good guitar but considering he was asking about Razorback I am pretty sure he is looking for something more flashy than yet-another-Superstrat guitar. (which I am personally sick of. I would honestly take Razorback instead )

But yeah, without budget we cant really recommend anything.

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