Re: My next guitar
the dbd tribute has the same pickups that the other regular production deans do, they are the same ones that are put in the other x model dean guitars.
If you wanted dime sound you'd need to switch the pickups out in it anyway. I have to tell you as well that the bodies are pretty thin and the neck profile is larger, more gibsonish, so it would depend on what your looking for.
Dime means just as much to me, he is the reason i picked a gutiar up in the first place, but i dont have any of his guitars because i always like the way my ibanez played, well at least up until recently when i got my dean 7 string, it made it much easier for me to play any style neck fluently, with the speed and precison that i have on my ibanezs .