Dean Guitars Z 79

Dean Guitars Z 79

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Z 79, V/XPL/FB Shaped Guitar from Dean Guitars.

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Dean Guitars Z 79 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Dean Guitars
  • Model: Z 79
  • Category: V/XPL/FB Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 12/08/2004

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Dean Guitars Z 79 user reviews

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syel1984's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Dean Guitars Z 79
The 79 series are made in Korea, and the finish is rather good ... The model tested is a transBrasiliaBurst, and it is beautiful ...

Body and neck are mahogany, rosewood fingerboard ...
Channel Profile bonded C 22 frets, bone nut (a change quickly), head black Standard Dean V
Body and neck binding
acastillage chrome and hide microphones cream

crossing bridge (strings through), two zebra humbuckers, 2 vol 1 tone, 1 switch 3 positions

meca Grover 18 / 1 ... no worries at this level there, it fits perfectly the agreement ...

- The main faults are there, excellent quality / price, however ... you do not pay very expensive (500th about) and yet the violin is a good basis to work ... The finish is quite good, stable mechanical ...

- 7 / 10: just because one is far from the U.S. models but also far from their price ... the finish is really good but the sound lacks bass and a bit of punch ...
Also, change the nut of the outset for a graphite nut and knobs are simply unusable ...


The handle is really fantastic, not too broad, but not too round ... Gibson fans will feel a little cramped, but that is the profile that most closely matches ...

Access to acute is extremely simple, sticking the handle is made only from the 15th fret and the standard form gives free passage to explore ...

Then it's a matter of taste. It is a form explored, so the gauge, weight and ergonomics require a period of adaptation, the play area on these guitars being pushed forward because of the back of the guitar, the wing ...
For those who already know some of these forms, you will appreciate the low weight and especially the fantastic balance of all ... The fastener is placed on the joint of the neck, back, and it will move a few inches depending on your taste, stability will remain unchanged ... no unwanted nose dive, you can give it to you, it does not move ...

In general these guitars are worn down just to offset the footprint of the wing, but you can ask. You will find the position you're ...
Your servant has honed this type of form, neither wing nor postion the switch does bother me, but again, it's a matter of habit ...

- 8 / 10: efficient use, but 8 ... because 10 is a handle Vigier ...


And that's where it gets tough ... The original pickups are awful and completely unusable knobs ... These are Korean series, so all would necessarily catch somewhere ... and in fact, in the end you say that this is not a bad thing, let me explain:

Even a buyer of a high-end guitar necessarily think to change its electronic customize their instrument. Here, it becomes a necessity given the poverty of the elements, but in the end we found there, as there are chances that you have in any way changed the pickups. From this point of view, it saves time and money to buy. The trick is to order his guitar and microphone along with the seller and get free installation (which is not too hard) ...

The violin is an excellent starting point for a mid-range instrument rather interesting. For my part, I tested a Dimebucker SH13 and Alnico II Pro (bridge) and a SH2 Jazz (neck) to finally opt for EMG 81/60 for granted very low. The guitar was never at fault, if not the lack of serious chronic Korean models (that makes up the EQ, do not panic) ...

The choice of microphones is obviously very important in the texture of sound, but the violin proposed here is very well made and offers a good starting point.

- 8: Note how this section? I put 8 because what is interesting is the violin, the guitar itself, not the package proposed by the commercial brand. Electronics as poor is there simply to reduce production costs. In contrast, the violin provides work, so no problem to him is a good note.


Test a little surprising in the end. I expected to find a guitar rather than entry-level and then finally it is a guitar with some adjustments may well come tickle models a € 900/1000 ...

In fact, for lower costs Dean seems to have tried to remove everything that could be removed but for the first time since I tested guitars, really without compromising the intrinsic quality of the instrument ...
Let's input, the electronics are muddy, change pickups and knobs (and selector, given the quality of the rest) ... Like most models the middle class a bone nut is replaced by graphite.

However, everything else is excellent craftsmanship: the Grover pafaitement take the floor, the bridge tune o matic is beyond reproach, the handle is really nice and all perfectly balanced, which for this kind guitar is rare, including the high end.
The sound is itself quite variable. The violin is rather neutral and react significantly from one config to another, always with the characteristic lack of serious but not insurmountable ...

In fact, buying a 79 'Dean is purchased mainly from a violin equipped, but just what comes with sound just for show. In principle, it may be questionable because some say it's ugly to deliver a package is half over ...

In fact, I find it rather interesting in that many of us change in any case their microphones to put those they want. It makes it possible to pay any cheaper and can accommodate microphones directly of his choice, leaving you a pair of microphones pourraches if something goes wrong ...

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