#1
ok, so i went to soundcontrol to try out a dean ml xm(for playability not tone), but unfortunately they didn't have one. so i tried out the dean from hell, and whilst it sounded good it felt like the strings were really far apart(might just be 'coz im used to a strat) are all deans like this? or will i need to try out the xm to see? other than the that i thought it felt perfect, so thats my only concern heh.

thanks in advance

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#2
The Dean ML shaped guitars have pretty much the same setup as far as your issue.
Peavey 5150 combo
1989 Ibanez RG750
MXR 10 Band EQ
Dean MLX
Spider III 15W
Yamaha FG700S

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