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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-01-2001, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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dean 7 strings... - has anyone tried them?

for the past year or so, i've been thinking of getting one of those dean 7 string acoustics, but i haven't heard much about them. *has anyone out there played a dean 7 string? the acoustic? what did you think of them?

i want to replace my ibanez aj307, because i've been having problems with it since the beginning... *the electronics don't work correctly (only the middle five strings show up when i plug in), and there's a big hump in the fretboard where the neck meets the body, making the 13th fret on the low B unplayable, and the string spacing at the nut is way too narrow... i've fixed the intonation by jamming pieces of paper next to the saddle to get it to stand up straight... * but for 700 bucks i shouldn't have to worry about all of this... *now i know why the aj307 was discontinued...

my rg7621 however has continued to be a great instrument for the past 2.5 years, even after being submerged in water for a few hours... *
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-01-2001, 07:57 PM
 
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Hmmmm......underwater?
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-01-2001, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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yeah, *my basement flooded, and my 7621 was on the floor in its case (which i found out is not waterproof)... *but the 7621 still plays great... *which has me convinced that its hardcore

i could only wish my aj307 was as good... * which is why i'm interrested in that dean acoustic 7... *
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I've heard that the Dean 7-string neck is wider than most, and very thin. *I've heard it described as feeling like a 6-string bass neck. *I suggest you try it out to see what you think for yourself.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-02-2001, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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thats a good idea... * * also much easier to do than i thought... * last night i got a sweet deal on an mlx7... i'll be playing it on friday...
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-02-2001, 11:43 AM
 
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are you talking about the $180 dean mlx7's from musiciansfriend? when you get it, can you review it? because for $180 new, it seems like a very good deal.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-02-2001, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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sure i'll review it, but it takes me a realy long time to become unbiased about a guitar... *
i'll be sure to give my first impressions... *
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-04-2001, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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just got the mlx7 not ten minutes ago... * *

first some background info on myself. i have been playing guitar for five years, 7 string for 2.5 years. i also have been playing 5 string bass for about 3.5 years. the first band i played in was a highschool jazz combo, so i've had lots of theory early on, though reading music is still an insurmountable challenge for me... *anyway here it is.

so far so good... * a few minor flaws in the finnish and the back of the neck... *the first thing it did when i wore it with a strap was lean toward the (heavy) *headstock... its very loud when its unplugged, and the sound and playablity out of the box is pretty good... *looks like it might actualy be better for jazz than my ibanez... *massive body... * yeah, lots of flaws in the finnish, just found a big dent in the lower tip of the V... * *came with a 6 foot cable and a couple of allen wrenches... *frets are done pretty cleanly, the fingerboard is painted... *not sure why... *on the truss rod cover, the words "ML-X7"... this thing is BIG... * i'm having trouble determining if the serial number is a sticker or engraved... * plate at the (big, square) neck joint is engraved with "Dean" in sort of a diagonal signature style font... *jack wiggles alittle bit... * hopefully this won't get worse... *the neck needs *slight* adjustment... * grover tuners on a V shaped headstock in a 3/4 arrangement feel very solid... *has GHS strings... *dot inlays on fingerboard... *frets seem to be medium, *slightly* smaller than the frets on my rg7621... *the neck feels pretty good... *needs some breaking in though... *nice and round on the back (good for me, don't know about you)

in conclusion, i would not pay $500 for this guitar. which is why i paid $200 with 2nd day air:biggrin: * this is denfinitely NOT a sredder axe... *nor is it realy appropriate for playing like KoRn... *it is however good for playing Pantera, Metallica, Phish, Jazz, and maybe some jam band stuff... *though the shape of the guitar might send a weird message to people at a jazz club... * *the body is very resonant, and the sound is pretty good and punchy with lots of warmth... *the shape is VERY different from anything else out there, and the feel is alittle akward at first, but i was able to adapt to it rather quickly... the guitar weighs nowhere near as much *as i was affraid it would... all of the major flaws seem rather superficial, so if you just want a guitar to have fun with but sounds decent, then this is the guitar for you. if you can still get it for $200 (with shipping). *i'm VERY happy with this guitar... *though i have been a big fan of dimebag darrel for about 10 years... *

i will post more comments as they come to me
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which finish did you get?
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black... *
with the finnish on the one i got being in the shape its in, i don't know how the charcoal grey one would look... *
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Quote: from bchaney on 11:27 pm on May 4, 2001
black... *
with the finnish on the one i got being in the shape its in, i don't know how the charcoal grey one would look... *
I have a DEAN MLK -7 and it plays very good the nice thing is the wide neck that is cool for playing that strange cords and also iot is cool when you bend your strings a lot :-)
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Quote: from Two hands31 on 8:38 am on May 2, 2001
I've heard that the Dean 7-string neck is wider than most, and very thin. *I've heard it described as feeling like a 6-string bass neck. *I suggest you try it out to see what you think for yourself.
Yepp the neck of My DEAN MLK-7 is wide and thin and I find it very nice to play [email protected]#$% cords that is easy with this guitar ;-)
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