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Leftee
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Oct 1st, 2018 07:21 AM   Edit   Profile  

I guess you could also call it an accidental Dean - like the last one.

I’ve been prowling for a V. It’s one body style I’ve never owned. Specifically I was looking for a nice used Reverend Volcano. They seem to be quite hard to find.

I’ve long been a Michael Schenker fan. Since before I started playing guitar. His jump to Dean spawned a bunch of MS models. I found a shop on Reverb that had a couple of lefties. The issue was that they were lefty versions of the righties that sold for $399. But the lefties I found were listed at MSRP - $599. So I tossed them an offer for $399. They accepted it.

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reverend mikey
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Oct 1st, 2018 09:40 AM   Edit   Profile  

Eric, you make my head spin! You've really had the GAS lately! (I should talk, right?!)

Don't know if I've ever seen one of those (but then, I've never hankered to own a V: owned an Explorer copy once though) - interesting paint job and "pick guards"...

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Leftee
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Oct 1st, 2018 09:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

I’m such a huge Schenker fan. This isn’t a stretch for me.

Hey, at least my gear is inexpensive. (-;

LeftyMeister
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Oct 1st, 2018 02:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

Wow! That's an eyeful!

Leftee
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Oct 1st, 2018 03:00 PM   Edit   Profile  

Very tactfully put. LOL!!!

Mick Reid
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Oct 1st, 2018 04:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

What ever you do... don't run with it!

Someone'll loose an eye for sure!!!

It's "V"-ery pointy ;^)

That's one body style I've never been attracted to, but if you're happy, we're happy!
Congrats.

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Oct 2nd, 2018 10:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

LOL at Mick.
I would love to play a "V" style someday.
I have a left handed B.C. Rich Mockingbird that's a little "neck heavy." How comfortable are the "V" style?

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Oct 2nd, 2018 10:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

That guitar requires this strap.

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Leftee
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Oct 2nd, 2018 10:56 AM   Edit   Profile  

Ja!

Leftee
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Oct 2nd, 2018 11:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

I bought the strap that made sense. Half black, half red.

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Leftee
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Oct 2nd, 2018 12:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

I do know that sitting and playing a V is not all that doable.

Mick Reid
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Oct 2nd, 2018 03:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

Have you ordered the half black/half red Spandex unitard yet????


Leftee
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Oct 2nd, 2018 04:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

Uhhhh... negative ghost rider.

woody
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The prairie

Oct 2nd, 2018 04:31 PM   Edit   Profile  

“I bought the strap that made sense. Half black, half red.”

Oh hell ja!

Mick Reid
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American-made in Oz!!
Oct 2nd, 2018 04:54 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Have you ordered the half black/half red Spandex unitard yet????"

"Uhhhh... negative ghost rider."

What if I pay for it???

But you'd have to obey FDP Rule #37...


Leftee
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Oct 2nd, 2018 06:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

If you pay for it you have to wear it.

Leftee
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Oct 3rd, 2018 04:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

This guitar arrives tomorrow.

It's not my only acquisition, lately. There are others in other forums. (-;

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Oct 4th, 2018 12:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

I’m so glad I bought this! It is beyond cool.

And now I see why MS often has the V riding on a leg. That even works well sitting.

The setup out of the exceptional packaging was prettty good and almost in tune. The nut is plastic, but it is actually cut correctly. I won’t need to get my files out.

Fit and finish is excellent.

It weighs 6lbs 13oz. Neck is comfortable and is not scrawny, although it’s not Gibson beefy either.

Of course, the pots are backwards.

I bridge pickup is bright and hot. Ohming it out I found it to be 15k.

When I restring it I’ll pull that half of the pickguard and fix the pots. I just ordered a pair of B&W Seymour Duncans on Reverb. A ‘59 and a Jazz. I’ve never had that set before but I’ve heard great tones from them.

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LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Oct 5th, 2018 11:59 AM   Edit   Profile  

15K? Wow!


Leftee
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Oct 5th, 2018 12:47 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have never liked any of the pickups that have come in any Dean guitar I’ve bought.

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