#1
Hey, so I was wondering whether I should go for the Jackson RRTMG or the Dean VMNT Dave mustaine signature. The RRTMG costs about 850$, but along with the hard case it comes up to 980$ and the VMNT is around 1000$(which comes along with a hard case). So they're pretty much the same price. And I'm in India so I can't play the guitar before I buy it :/ (a friend of mine is getting it for me from the US)

Oh also do you guys have any other suggestions for a fixed bridge V with hot pickups?
#2
Out of those 2, I'd get the Jackson because I love their necks.

It's unfortunate that you cannot try any guitars before you buy them, though.
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#3
I'd go with the Jackson because I have yet to play a single non-bass Dean that didn't feel like a toy. I've played a single Dean bass that was pretty nice but anything with 6 or more strings... nope. Wouldn't pay even half the asking price.
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Oh also do you guys have any other suggestions for a fixed bridge V with hot pickups?

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#5
Wouldn't get that Jackson without playing it first

I'd go for the Dean myself.
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#6
Played the VMNT and loved it. One of the nicest guitars I've ever played hands down. Would have bought it if it didn't cost so much. It's not like other Dean's were even the high end stuff is still kinda shitty. They really pay attention with these.
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Played the VMNT and loved it. One of the nicest guitars I've ever played hands down. Would have bought it if it didn't cost so much. It's not like other Dean's were even the high end stuff is still kinda shitty. They really pay attention with these.


Indonesian or Korean ones?
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#8
In this price range and if I couldnt try one first I would simply buy the one that I visually like more and has a specs that I fancy. Cheap Deans, like cheap BC Riches, have a bad reputation but these are not actually cheap. If you get a bad one or not depends on quality control and luck. Either of them could end up being made on a bad day and that happens with every brand of guitar. Even (especially? ) Gibson.

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#9
I got a shoddy RRTMG I had to send back, the guitar had really sharp frets out of the box.
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I got a shoddy RRTMG I had to send back, the guitar had really sharp frets out of the box.



You had a lifted fret and a miscut nut (your high E was too close to the end of the fretboard and was slipping off) IIRC.


FWIW, I got an RRXMG brand new and had no problems.
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#11
Damn, I guess I'm back to square one :/

Btw where are the Dean VMNT's made? Indonesia or Korea?
And how are the Live Wire pick ups?
I'll be running it through an Amptweaker Tight Metal, so I need hot pickups with a high output.
I read a review where the guy said the live wire pickups shorted out :O I'm so screwed if that happens to me :|

Ooo the jackson RRXMG's are made in India. It's the weirdest thing, they make them in India but they don't sell them here. The only jacksons which are sold here are the JS series -_-
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Damn, I guess I'm back to square one :/


I read a review where the guy said the live wire pickups shorted out :O I'm so screwed if that happens to me :|



Cant help you more but this has nothing to do with Livewire but something gone wrong with a wiring. Can happen with any pickup really.

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Damn, I guess I'm back to square one :/

Btw where are the Dean VMNT's made? Indonesia or Korea?
And how are the Live Wire pick ups?
I'll be running it through an Amptweaker Tight Metal, so I need hot pickups with a high output.
I read a review where the guy said the live wire pickups shorted out :O I'm so screwed if that happens to me :|

Ooo the jackson RRXMG's are made in India. It's the weirdest thing, they make them in India but they don't sell them here. The only jacksons which are sold here are the JS series -_-


They're not. The RRXMG's are Indonesian.

Older Dave Mustaine Dean's are Korean but the newer ones are Indonesian (They're overpriced for Indonesian guitars in Europe I think)
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#15
Huh, My friend got an RRXMG which said made in India o.O
And so did one or two review on youtube I think
(Meh, I don't know. I may be wrong.)
#16
I've seen some reviews saying it's made in Indonesia.
Like this review:
http://livetoneguitars.blogspot.com/2014/04/jackson-guitars-jackson-rhoads.html
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#17
If you're still looking then I'd go for the Jackson, not just because their my personal favorites, but also because even their lowest-end models can kick a mid-priced Dean's arse any day, in terms of looks and performance AND craftsmanship (kind of a silly thing to say about an import guitar but it really is true). I looked into getting a Dean a while back only because Dime had one, but when I went to go play it in Guitar Center, it felt like something along the lines of a cheap Epiphone. But Jacksons however, again, my personal favorite, and my next guitar, because not only do they look killer, they also feel and sound killer as well. Also, Jacksons are lighter so that helps your back and neck out in the long run as well. Good luck either way.