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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
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Iceman Ic-300 vs Esp LTD viper 1000

Hello, I'm looking into getting a new guitar, and i was first looking at the prestige series of ibanez, but decided that id rather spend around 400-500 and get a better amp instead.

On guitar center used I found both an ic-300, and an ltd viper 1000 for 400$ each.

I like the fact that the viper has emgs, however I honestly don't know much about esp's.

Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 08:27 AM
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Re: Iceman Ic-300 vs Esp LTD viper 1000

Play both and see what you like better. Imo if that Viper is in good condition then I would get that just cause they're quite expensive :P
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 08:51 AM
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Re: Iceman Ic-300 vs Esp LTD viper 1000

I'd take the Viper, personally. EMGs vs Ibanez stock pickups, 24 frets vs 22. The Viper also has nice binding and inlays. The 1000 series (LTD Deluxe) are great; I have an M-1000. The Viper just seems like you're getting more for your money.

But speedabob is right. Play both and decide which you like better.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-14-2010, 07:53 PM
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Re: Iceman Ic-300 vs Esp LTD viper 1000

Apples and oranges, so like everyone else says--try them and see what you like better. Personally, I'd go with the Iceman--always thought the LTDs were junk.

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