#1
Alright, well I have no personal experience with Deans, but have of course seen both the ample love and hate for them on UG. But of all their models, I have to say there's just something about the ML that I really like.

Personally, I'm not really that big of a fan of Pantera or Dimebag. So that's most definitely not the reason I'm interested in getting one, least of all a Razorback. I already have a guitar suited extremely well for metal, but with the ML I was hoping for something that would sit somewhere a little closer to that hard rock side of things, and be more versatile.

So I was looking at the ML's, and while looks aren't my primary concern, the only finish I'd really get one in is the "Braziliaburst" though I'm not sure why on some of them it looks lighter and closer to a Gibson vintage cherry burst, and darker on others, namely the "Far Beyond Driven" Dime ML (which I wouldn't get, but I really like that finish).

I'd also prefer one without a trem, but I could really go either way if necessary.

And finally, I didn't know if there were any mid-level ones, as I've only seen them ranging from cheaper (anywhere from 200-600) to the Custom (2-4 grand).
Last edited by Delanoir at Aug 31, 2008,
#3
Get a traditional Dean ML rather than a Dime-raped one and you might not get ripped off so much....

or get a washburn dime that comes with EMG 81/85, they're good value here in the UK
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#4
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TSPXRW14L.jpg

you mean that kinda thing? good if you do, i think theyre the nicest looking guitars dean do.

i wish i could say ive played one, but they only had low end deans at my local music shop
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#6
I've got one of these:

http://www.8thstreet.com/prod.asp?pid=31828&n=Dean-ML-79---Silver-Burst

Fit and finish are great. very fast neck. I've got USA Exotic covered pickups in mine which are a bit hotter, But it's very versatile. The 79's are probably some of the best value deans out there. Like others say stay away from the sig stuff it'll probably run you a couple hundred extra for nothing. They are made in korea, but I have 2 korean deans and both are outstanding.
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#8
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The trans black finish is nice, definitely, but I don't like all the anniversary designs on it.

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http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TSPXRW14L.jpg

you mean that kinda thing? good if you do, i think theyre the nicest looking guitars dean do.

i wish i could say ive played one, but they only had low end deans at my local music shop


Yeah, exactly like that, actually.

[quote="'']Apparently the USA Time Capsule ML's are the dogs bollocks. And more of an old school metal/hard rock guitar rather than modern metal shred machine


They are pricey though, but we all know how you only select the very best for your rig Delanoir

Awesome, I'll be sure to check them out. About how much?

And thank you, I'll take that as quite the compliment, it means a lot.
#9
Originally Posted by Delanoir
The trans black finish is nice, definitely, but I don't like all the anniversary designs on it.


i think theres a similar design in the non-Anniversary version.

There's an ML version of this - http://www.deanguitars.com/images/summer05/BlackGoldV_large.jpg

and here's another with a oldie-r finish -
http://www.deanguitars.com/dean_winter_08/MLExoticBubinga_en.htm
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#10
I've decided that the one I'll probably get is a '79.

I'd love to get a TC, but I simply don't have that much money to drop (even if it's on a great guitar) right now.

The only thing that worries me is how good it'll be, and how long it'll last, being so cheap. And by that, I mean price, I haven't had a chance to play one yet. Can anyone with experience with one tell me what they thought of it?

I changed my mind about the trem though, and want one with a floyd. Of course, I'd have to switch it out with an OFR, upping the price by about $200 (I think). And maybe switch out the pickups (another $150 or so).
#11
Alright, well I've been checking out the Dean CFH.

Again, I'm not a huge Dimebag fan, but this guitar does interest me. Granted, I still like the '79 more, but I'm curious about something...

Aside from the paintjob, pickups, traction knobs, and hardware color... is it really any different from the '79 (with the LFR)? Is it any better made, or are they pretty much the same?