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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-22-2010, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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I just traded an Ibanez RG550 for an ESP LTD EC-1000.


Now I know what you are thinking... SACRILEGE!!!


But I cannot believe the build quality of this guitar. Its equipped with active EMGs, and has spertzel locking tuners as standard. The guitar totally wails and to be honest, sounds better than most Gibson Les Pauls I have played. I am completely blown away. I wasn't sure what to expect from a Korean built guitar (I still harbour some of those old sentiments of shoddy workmanship, completely unfounded really) but they have outdone themselves. Its incredible. And apart from an issue I have heard of the straplocks acting up everyone seems delighted.


Anyone else have experience with these guitars?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-23-2010, 04:15 PM
 
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Good trade. Those EC's are nice guitars.. Congrats
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-23-2010, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Its really turned me on to the idea of buying an ESP Eclipse... if they are much better than this EC-1000 then I think I've found the perfect guitar!!
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-24-2010, 03:34 AM
 
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The LTD's are great, the ESP's are a step up again!
I was playing my mates ESP Eclipse II, 81/85, set neck Ebony board.... mmmm

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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-24-2010, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Holy smokes!

At this rate I will want an ESP Eclipse next. I played a 2008 Les Paul Standard last week, and this LTD blows it away. I was sceptical about the EMGs, but they are perfect!

Anyone selling an Eclipse cheap?? XD
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-24-2010, 09:48 AM
 
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Re: Holy smokes!

What?! No pics? :P This thread is useless without pics! Get some up of that beast
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-25-2010, 08:12 AM
 
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Re: Holy smokes!

I just recently purchased a ESP horizon frii and it is an awesome machine. I really liked the wizard style neck on the Jems and thought it would initially be hard to adjust, but thankfully no.

Beautiful guitar, recommend anyone to try them.
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-25-2010, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Holy smokes!

Hahaha theres a lot of love for ESP in here right now.

we need someone to come in with a negative attitude! Or a 'in Japan there is only one master-crafter... Ibanez'!


Pictures will come soon, my camera is currently out of action.

Congrats on the horizon, post pics!!
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-28-2010, 08:23 PM
 
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What?! No pics? :P This thread is useless without pics! Get some up of that beast
+1
We need pics or it didn't happen.
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-13-2010, 07:01 PM
 
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No pic, no comments
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-14-2010, 10:43 AM
 
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Re: Holy smokes!

Ok, heres a few pics:









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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-14-2010, 11:52 AM
 
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Re: Holy smokes!

That Is Beautiful.... You Should sell that and Buy lots of Double Bass strings! Some are worth 405 Quid...
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Re: Holy smokes!

Did you put an ESP decal on it??? If not, than it's not an LTD, but an ESP. I've had three ESPs in my day: black M-II, orange M-II, and a turquoise Mirage Deluxe. They were all great, but I favored the Mirage over the others. I only sold them to go down to only Ibbies.



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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-18-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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Re: Holy smokes!

Sweeet...
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