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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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I bought a new Dean MAB-1 Armor Flame

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I ponied up and decided to buy one. I ended up get one of the signed ones and it's #3 out of the 100 signed ones.

I know alot of guys don't like MAB's playin but you have to admit the man has some serious technique and is super clean while playin fast. I am no slouch but I know I would like to have some of that man's chops.

A note about #3 from the guy sellin it

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Congratulations! This is the first one that Michael signed with his full name. Both Number 1 and Number 2 only have MA Batio on them.
Here are pics of my guitar notice the back of the headstock #3 baby.





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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 03:38 AM
 
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Re: Anyone check out the new Dean MAB-1 Armor Flame

my friend actually played MAB's and his crazy multi-neck guitars and he says the guitars have crazy low action and play fast. The paint is a little over the top but I still like it, the only thing I'd really change is block inlays since for some reason I've never liked blocks (more of a triangle/pyramid guy myself even before I knew about Vai and jems)
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Looks like a cool guitar, but MAB has one of the worst shred tones I've ever heard, IMO.
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Looks like a cool guitar, but MAB has one of the worst shred tones I've ever heard, IMO.
+1! Cool guitar and I agree that MAB's tone is bad.
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Re: Anyone check out the new Dean MAB-1 Armor Flame

paint job is a bit over the top for my tastes...
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I like it, but listening to MAB, is like your ex-girlfriends psycho babble B.S. It's so hard to take him seriously when he opens his mouth. What a Maroon!!

The guitar looks very sweet though!!
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I like it, but listening to MAB, is like your ex-girlfriends psycho babble B.S. It's so hard to take him seriously when he opens his mouth. What a Maroon!!

I thought he came across as a really nice guy...as for the chops, each to their own
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yea, MAB is a really nice guy, actually once I was with some friends at hard rock live here in mexico city and one of my friends went out, so this guy with funny hair comes and starts talking to him, he speaks spanish perfectly, so they start talking about music and things like that and my friend said "well I play guitar, really fast you know?" and MAB said "really? I play guitar too! we should jam someday!!" hahaahaha, the show was about to start so my friend was just going through the door when another of my friends went outside to buy a soda and starts screaming "OMG MAB!! did you see him! hes right there!" and ran really fast to get an autograph haha, my other friend was just amazed how nice was MAB with regular people (I mean not famous)
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Re: Anyone check out the new Dean MAB-1 Armor Flame

Not really my style, but that's a cool 3D paint job anyway
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he is a really nice guy, he is pretty funny too when he does those funny voices
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thread updated since I just bought one.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 05:49 PM
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Re: Anyone check out the new Dean MAB-1 Armor Flame

Congrats!

I thought those were USA made for some reason. On another note, I hate when guitar manufactures use pickup rings and a center single coil. HSH looks better with no rings, while HxH looks good with or without.
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Looks like a cool guitar, but MAB has one of the worst shred tones I've ever heard, IMO.
...nothing wrong with MAB's tone when he was playing a Jem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OafqpMXDEg

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I hate when guitar manufactures use pickup rings and a center single coil. HSH looks better with no rings, while HxH looks good with or without.
I just hate pup-rings -PERIOD-
Only if mounting is impossible without them (on a carved top?) they're acceptable.

As for the guitar, not bad, but:
-puprings
-no lopro
-korean
-block inlays are ok, but don't match the paintjob in this case.
-paintjob is nicely done, but a bit 00s...come on, it's already 2008! do something new
-"don't put in dumpster"-sticker always cracks me up (I know it's mandatory -recycling related)
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Re: Anyone check out the new Dean MAB-1 Armor Flame

Love the paint job I wish there were more guitars like this to choose from

And I really liked the BSB jem tone in the youtube clip too
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