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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Esp/ Ltd

what is the difference between the esp's and the ltd's? is it like squire and fender? or not quite that distinct?
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what is the difference between the esp's and the ltd's? is it like squire and fender? or not quite that distinct?
The difference from the ESP's and LTD's are the pickups. ESP's will usually have EMG Active pickups (e.g. 81, 85) or passive Duncans' (e.g. JB, '59). The LTD's will have passive EMG HZ-4's, or passive ESP LH-100 pickup's. I believe this is the difference between ESP's and LTD's. You either get high end (ESP) or low end (LTD) pickup's. Hope this helps!

ESP=Fender
LTD=Squier
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I believe ESP = MIJ and LTD = MIK.
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The difference from the ESP's and LTD's are the pickups. ESP's will usually have EMG Active pickups (e.g. 81, 85) or passive Duncans' (e.g. JB, '59). The LTD's will have passive EMG HZ-4's, or passive ESP LH-100 pickup's. I believe this is the difference between ESP's and LTD's. You either get high end (ESP) or low end (LTD) pickup's. Hope this helps!

ESP=Fender
LTD=Squier
ESP=Fender=Gibson
LTD=Squier=Epiphone

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 06:41 PM
 
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Re: Esp/ Ltd

There are several ESP Guitars with Active EMGs..
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There are several ESP Guitars with Active EMGs..
No one said there wasn't.
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There are several ESP Guitars with Active EMGs..
Yes, there are several ESP guitars with active EMG's. All ESP Standard models have active EMG's (e.g. EMG 81/85), or passive Seymour Duncans (e.g. Seymour Duncan JB/'59) stock. The only LTD Standard models that have the active EMG 81/85 stock setup are the MH-400, and MH-400NT. All other LTD Standard models have passive pickups. EMG HZ-4's, or Seymour Duncan JB's stock. No EMG 81 is in an LTD model unless it's the MH-400/MH-400NT, or it's a modded LTD.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 08:08 PM
 
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Re: Esp/ Ltd

Only difference is where they're made. ALL ESP guitars are made in Japan. All LTD models are either made in Indonesia(low end stuff) and Korea(higher end stuff).

When you goto the higher end LTD stuff it ain't bad and actually rivals a lot of the ESP stuff for the money.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-03-2006, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Esp/ Ltd

thanks, thats what i love about this site... you can always get some really great answers
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Re: Esp/ Ltd

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Yes, there are several ESP guitars with active EMG's. All ESP Standard models have active EMG's (e.g. EMG 81/85), or passive Seymour Duncans (e.g. Seymour Duncan JB/'59) stock
Instead of SD's on the M-II, we get ESP pickups instead. Still nice, though.
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ESP=Fender=Gibson
LTD=Squier=Epiphone

Except LTDs are quite a bit better quality and value than a Squier and 95% of Epiphones as well.
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Re: Esp/ Ltd

The Ltd Viper and Ec 400s have 81s
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LTD Deluxes are the best bang for the buck when it comes to getting an ESP quality guitar for a high-end LTD price...
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-06-2006, 11:14 AM
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Re: Esp/ Ltd

And the EC-1000.
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