I love my DBK.
Because it's a real workhorse. Straightforward, no frills, no needless fancy stuff, just quality build, playability and sound.
I'm not a lover of the VWH to be honest, I've always been comfortable playing low key guitars, not to say that I don't like the look of flashy guitars, I'm just not too drawn to them.
I like the finish on the DBK, it adds to the fact that it's not seen as some sort of guitar you have to polish and worry over every time you finish playing it.
My DBK has developed loads of dings and I like it that way.
I'm also more comfortable with dots as opposed to vines, it's all a visual thing, but when playing at speed it just helps me to focus more on what I'm doing...ice cream.
I welcome the bubinga stripe, it gives me the added assurance that my skinny neck will hold up over time (it's a tough wood, I'm currently carving 2 fully bubinga necks and it aint an easy task)
In short, they are both made with the same attention to detail, the only things that make the price difference are the elaborate inlay, finish and gold hardware.
The pickups are obviously quite different, but having had a VWH (only for a short time I admit...bills) and then the DBK, I initially wanted to get back to the EVO's.
I started experimenting much more and found the Breed's to be amazingly versatile, they really can cover a lot of range.
If you're buying and are torn between the 2, then I'd say save yourself some money and get the DBK.
P.S. To add, don't let the fact that SSV plays VWH's sway your decision process. They ain't VWH's anyway, they've been so bastardised over the years that they are just a white guitar that suits his needs.
(Edited by ripl3y at 11:33 am on Jan. 12, 2002)