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Thread: NGD: RC7E

  1. #1

    Join Date: Sep 2011
    Location: Adelaide, Aus
    ME: Schecter Jeff Loomis
    MA: Ovation 2778AX Elite
    Rig: Blackstar HT Club40, E530

    iTrader: 0

    NGD: RC7E

    Well curiosity got the better of me and I decided to order the Dean RC7E in the tiger eye finish... 7 months ago.
    I ordered this from Gearhounds knowing it was a pre-order but they never gave an actual date of when this would be available and were pretty bad with the replies. I would have been happy if they just gave a rough estimate of the month it was expected to be in but to not give updates on the site or via email is pretty bad IMO. Shitty customer service for the loss

    On the other hand they did a epic job of packing this thing.

    And the reveal!!!!

    Got some goodies with it (not that I'll be wearing it too much though ).

    Quilt Maple Top
    Alder Body
    25-1/2" Scale
    1-7/8" Nut
    Cooley Spec. 24 Fret Bolt-On Maple Neck
    Maple Fingerboard
    Black Cooley Custom Inlays
    Grover Tuners
    Black Hardware
    Floyd Rose FRTS2000 7-String Bridge
    EMG 707 Pickups
    Hardshell Case Included
    Finishes: Tiger Eye,

    The neck is different to what I was expecting. I was expecting the most paper-thin neck there is out there (fell for the hype!) but it's a bit slimmer than an Ibanez. One thing that I didn't expect was how flat the neck would be. I haven't been playing much at all since I started my shitty day job, but my hand got tired very quickly but I think I have to get used to it as I'm coming from a Loomis. Plus, I need to stop being a wimpy girly-man and just play more guitar.
    Sound-wise it's much smoother than the Loomis but still has nice bite. Legato and leads sounds way better on this but riffs sound better on the Loomis due to the hard ash giving it that grunt.

    I fucking love the cutaway. It's amazing and there are no problems with my hand getting in the way unlike when I play the Loomis. Fretwork is pretty good as well. I'm still fighting it a bit to have it be completely comfortable but the whole guitar needs to be setup properly and have 10's on there.

    Even though Dean is a pretty questionable brand, this guitar is pretty damn good and I'm glad I've got one. Plus...

    dat quilt!

  2. #2

    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Location: Norman, OK
    ME: Gibson SG Special
    MA: Yamaha FSX700SC
    Rig: Fender Deluxe VM

    iTrader: 0

    I played one of those (or some other Dean Cooley model, who knows) in the store and when I closed my eyes, it felt like my thumb and fretting fingers were going to touch because the neck was so flat and thin

  3. #3

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Herndon, VA
    ME: Jackson Soloist
    Rig: Fractal Audio Axe-FX II

    iTrader: 4 (100%)

    I like the look on that one. The necks on those are way too thin for me.

  4. #4

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Grays, England
    ME: LTD SC600 / UV7BK
    Rig: JMP-1>VHT 2/90/2>Zilla's

    iTrader: 7 (100%)

    That's a really nice looking axe, congrats
    I'm so metal I shit bats

    My band > WALK IN COMA

  5. #5

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Lake District, UK
    ME: RGD2127z/Apex 100
    Rig: Diezel Hagen/Zilla's

    iTrader: 11 (100%)


  6. #6

    Join Date: Mar 2010
    Location: Los Angeles
    ME: Schecter
    MA: Yamaha - Nylon
    MB: OLP MM3
    Rig: V2 / Titan

    iTrader: 0

    these axes play really well, grats!

    "The most important thing I look for in a musician is whether he knows how to listen." -Duke Ellington

  7. #7

    Join Date: Mar 2009
    Location: Bay Area

    iTrader: 0

    Those come with some serious quilt tops dont they

  8. #8

    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: Edmonton
    ME: Kramer Proaxe
    MB: Ibanez SR605
    Rig: Mark V/5153

    iTrader: 9 (100%)

    Deadly look axe man and needs to be abused.
    Learn to be quick anyone can be slow

    Do you look at the toilet paper after you wipe?

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