Razorback V Two-Tone review by Dean

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.4 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.4 (42 votes)
Dean: Razorback V Two-Tone
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Price paid: $ 960.75

Purchased from: Ebay

Sound — 10
I play metal and it suits it perfectly from Pantera to Sabbath to Avenged Sevenfold to Trivium the dimebucker is just awesome the only slight downside is the fairly average Dean neck pickup - it's not bad - just average. I use a DigiTech Death Metal distortion and it sounds really crisp - not muddy a tall. It has a really crushing tone perfect for metal the dimebucker is a wee bit noisy but so are most high output passive pickups. the clean sound is really good with the neck pickup for chords and for trebly sounds the dimebucker is really good.

Overall Impression — 9
For metal this is the ultimate V. It is perfectly balanced and has every thing a metalhead needs. I have been playing for 3 years fairly solidly and I own many other guitars - a Strat copy, Les Paul Copy and my last guitar a B\.C\. Rich NJ V with a Floyd Rose speed-loader (keep away from the speed-loader) and this guitar is, by far the best guitar I own and have played (including various Gibsons, other deans, jacksons, ESPs and b.c. riches. if it was stolen I'd hunt the thief down take my old B\.C\. Rich V impale that through his scull then take my prized possession back with me.

Reliability & Durability — 9
This guitar needs locking strap buttons as the stock ones are really poor but apart from that I would gig with this any-day (and will be very soon) the hardware seems like it will stand a good bashing. the finish seems solid enough but after my last experience with a spiky V I wont take any chances with bashing it.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The guitar was perfect from when I got it and there were (and still are) no flaws with the paint.

Features — 9
I think this was made in 2006 in Korea. It has 22 frets and a 24 3/4 scale. It has a V profile neck which for some is a turn off but it works well with me - gives a nice feel when playing chords and a fast feel when playing leads. I think its a Mahogany Body and rosewood fingerboard. It has a licensed Floyd Rose which. well for lack of a better word. could be considerably better. it has passive pickups (dimebucker and a Dean pickup) It has a three way pickup selector and a single "dime traction" volume knob and a tone knob. It came with a huge Dean ahard-case.

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    Razorback [Ger]
    great guitar, great design, great to play with emg or Seymour Duncan Dimebucker All I can say is: Great Guitar
    mosherhamish
    mosherhamish wrote: [evo644 wrote: it says it has EMG pickups at the top, meaning the Razorback V 255, but then you mention it has a Dimebucker pickup, which indicates its not a 255 model, and you paid 970, dude, you've been scammed. You can get the Razorback V 255 for 800, and the 22 fretted V from 550 - 700 no i the price is in dollars
    woops i mean pounds lol
    mosherhamish
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    evo644 wrote: it says it has EMG pickups at the top, meaning the Razorback V 255, but then you mention it has a Dimebucker pickup, which indicates its not a 255 model, and you paid 970, dude, you've been scammed. You can get the Razorback V 255 for 800, and the 22 fretted V from 550 - 700
    no i the price is in dollars
    mosherhamish
    i've only realized ultimate guitar decided to put this under the razorback 255 which is strange as i didn't put that lol
    woof224
    Yea the guitars r mixed up. the razor 255 and 24 frets, emgs, and 25,5. but there pretty much the same thing otherwise
    kInG_Of_sHReD69
    yeh this guitar is sick...ive got the newer model explosion v with the emgs and it kicks ass (R.I.P. DIMEBAG)
    ItWillDo
    led,rainsong wrote: the top says it's 25.5 inch scale but he says it's 24.75 inch scale what's the deal?
    The Razorback (V) 255 comes with EMG's and a 25.5 scale (24 frets). The normal razorback (V) comes with a 24.75 scale and 22 frets with a SD dimebucker and some other pick-up. The top is talking about the 255, reviewer is talking about the normal one. Hope this clears some stuff up.
    stefan rose
    he has an older 22 fret 24 3/4 inch scale version of the razorback V.. the newer sperate 24 fret 25.5" scale verisons come with EMG's while the 22 fretters come with the dean and dime... simple
    Metallica_13
    Dean Rules!! i own the Razorback V Black and Green, everything about it rules, i cant say a bad thing about it
    GuitarPlayer716
    Hate to be a jerk, but I've gotta question the competency of this review. The top says it has an EMG 81/85 set, but then he talks about it having passive pickups and a Dimebucker. Anyone else see the problem here?
    BlisteringDDj
    GuitarPlayer716 wrote: Hate to be a jerk, but I've gotta question the competency of this review. The top says it has an EMG 81/85 set, but then he talks about it having passive pickups and a Dimebucker. Anyone else see the problem here?
    Yeah... Any comments on that reviewer?
    almost easy001
    well it says that Dean added EMG 81/85 but he bought it from e-bay the dude that owned the guitar before might have changed them, i dont know its just a guess
    Zero_Mike
    To my knowledge, some Razorback Vs have EMGs, and others have the Dimebucker.
    AngryGoldfish
    The newer models have changed because so many people were asking for the extended scale length and the EMG pickups. Trivium boys and the like, all endorsed such alterations.
    evo644
    it says it has EMG pickups at the top, meaning the Razorback V 255, but then you mention it has a Dimebucker pickup, which indicates its not a 255 model, and you paid 970, dude, you've been scammed. You can get the Razorback V 255 for 800, and the 22 fretted V from 550 - 700
    mosherhamish
    mosherhamish wrote: mosherhamish wrote: [evo644 wrote: it says it has EMG pickups at the top, meaning the Razorback V 255, but then you mention it has a Dimebucker pickup, which indicates its not a 255 model, and you paid 970, dude, you've been scammed. You can get the Razorback V 255 for 800, and the 22 fretted V from 550 - 700 no i the price is in dollars woops i mean pounds lol
    actually ive realised ulrimate guitar changed it from pounds to dollars wich is again very srtange lol sorry fro so many posts i just got a bit confused lol