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Old 02-20-2013, 07:14 PM   #1
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Esp Ltd Ex-50

What do you guys think about this guitar as a second guitar for someone who plays exclusively metal and has played for 6 months? I play system of a down, megadeth, coheed and cambria, and iron maiden mainly. I love the explorer shape and from what i have heard, the humbuckers are better than others in the price range and it is more of a rhythm guitar as i dont shred, i just play rhythm. My budget is $250 and this guitar is $250 new.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:35 PM   #2
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It's probably not going to be much better than what you already have.

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Old 02-20-2013, 08:02 PM   #3
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OK
Current Amp: Vypyr 30
Current guitar: Squier Bullet Strat
Budget: $250
Favorite Artists: Mastodon, coheed and cambria, system of a down, iron maiden
Preferences: Explorer or strat
Pickups: HH configuration
New or Used: It doesn't matter. I'll take a new or used.
Location: Northeastern Ohio
Thanks.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:11 PM   #4
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LTD 50 serie is a good beginners guitar, much better than what you get with starter packs but its still a beginners guitar and it has an added burden of being a low end model. Meaning lower quality control etc. But if you get a good one, it is a good and perfectly functional guitar after proper setup. I have two better guitars than my F-50 and yet I still enjoy playing it. I love the shape, the neck and just how it feels. Not in a hurry getting rid of mine, infact I am considering upgrading the pickups. Cheap brands, of course.


So, if you are looking for upgrade, dont bother. Save more and aim for middle range Explorer of any brand. But if are alright with a sidestep, just wanting other guitar of different shape and for different tuning I see no reason why not.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:16 PM   #5
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I'd go for an Ibanez X series guitar or maybe a used Pro-Series Jackson. Those are going to be noticeably better than the EX-50, for roughly the same price. If you can save up another $50 or $100, your options are going to be WAY better.

I'd look around on eBay, Craigslist and especially local pawn shops in your area. You can find some pretty awesome stuff for not a lot of money if you look hard enough.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:17 PM   #6
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What would be a good middle range explorer?
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:18 PM   #7
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:45 PM   #8
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I have actually looked at that. Plus, there is a used one for $250. I might still wait, but when i want to upgrade I'll look for a used one of that. Thanks for the advice.
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