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Offline harmonics

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ESP guitars
« on: December 18, 2017, 07:14:43 am »
hi
what's your opinion about ESP-LTD?
i said that because someone said ESP wanted to be close to Gibson

but it  would never happened lol
is it really true ?

was it about the ec 1000 ?
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Re: ESP guitars
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2017, 08:39:40 am »
Considering all the companies that has a version of a single cut body, this makes them no closer to Gibson than anyone else. If they were, theyd be getting sued, like PRS was back around 2001.


Does the ST or the TE series make them seem like they want to be close to Fender?  Or the V series like Jackson?

Not many do anything terribly original. Its about finding a fit and a feel that works best with the player.

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Re: ESP guitars
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 03:38:40 pm »
what's st or te?

the ESP/ltd  models like the ec 100 really look like the Gibson lp custom
with a lower price
and with EMG pickups
that's all

after, that with the EC 1000 +sh1 sh4 : does it really sound like a Lp with a higher price
i don't know because i have not this model
they were made to give more power to modern player and with a little price vs a Lp Standard 2018 for example ( the hp series cost a lot of money, more than before)
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Re: ESP guitars
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2018, 07:54:19 pm »
hi
what's your opinion about ESP-LTD?
i said that because someone said ESP wanted to be close to Gibson

but it  would never happened lol
is it really true ?

was it about the ec 1000 ?
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If hard rock / metal are your generes, they are definitely worth checking out. The EC 1000s are well built and come with locking tuners, EMG, Fishman Fluence or Seymour Duncan Pickups.
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Re: ESP guitars
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2018, 08:55:48 am »
The eclipse models are thinner than a Les Paul, and have a different neck profile (usually a thin U). They have large frets and most models have a different control layout than the 2 volume, 2 tone on the Les Paul. The made in Japan Navigator series is a lot closer to a Les Paul - those are more in the replica territory. The shape is a little similar, but they are not very much like a Les Paul to me when you consider the overall feel.

The LTD models are good bang for the buck, but it's the MIJ stuff that really shines. My MIJ ESP E-II Horizon III in Reindeer Blue is stunning and the fretwork is immaculate. It's more of a super strat, but the shape of the horns is novel to ESP.

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Re: ESP guitars
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2018, 11:05:11 pm »
The LTD models are good value guitars. Weirdly enough it was something ESP USA created for the US market and weren't available in Japan until the last few years.

They're great guitars but the E-II is definitely a step up in my opinion.
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Re: ESP guitars
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2018, 04:19:06 am »
Besides all said, if you want an ESP and want it true to the Gibson in terms of construction, materials, looks and, to a lesser degree, sound, and don't want to part with a large sum for a Navigator, check the Edwards LP line. They can be had for surprisingly cheap if you're getting used, but new is problem because you have to import them from overseas.

 Long tenon set neck construction, correct wood choices, premium hardware and Duncan pickups. I've got two and I like them just as much as many of my Lester Standards real deals.

They feel a bit different, and sound different thanks to different pickups, of course. Edwards are not weight relieved but feel incredibly light (or atleast two of mine do), and with the JB on the bridge the sound is ofcourse more contemporary as you'd expect from a higher output pickup. That was really my only issue with them, the JB which I simply switched for a different pickup.

A buddy has a Jimmy Page lookalike Edwards that he put whola lotta love and an a2pro in the neck, and that guitar just completely nails those LZ tones to a T.

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Re: ESP guitars
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2018, 03:11:51 pm »
The Edwards guitars are definitely better than any LTD I've tried. Too bad you can only get them on ebay or something. I would love to try their Jimmy Page LP.