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Old 04-20-2013, 08:16 PM   #1
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Unhappy FAIL or What were they thinking .

Is there a brand or a guitar you were looking at that you cant help but think .. what were they thinking ( for a rang e, or a specific model ) .

i.e im right now shopping for an ESP Eclipse ( which is a les paul model with a belly cut and a slimmer neck ( more for shredders or metal ) than a les paul standard . ... im looking for a guitar without EMG's , i want the duncan sh-4 sh-2 set .


i was looking at ESP website .. my budget is 1800 $ .

THE ONLY AVAILABLE COLOR WITHOUT THE EMG'S IS : SILVER SPARKLE

http://www.espguitars.com/guitars/e...lipse2-ssp.html

this ( form a company thats known for being the metal shredders company , is possibly the biggest fail ive seen . this guitar is simply horrible , has totally no reselll value and look it was made for KESHA or AVRIL LAVIGNE . who put sparkle and glitter on a heavy metal oriented guitar ????



this is the only eclipse available with duncans .


so people share you dose of fail ( a color , a model ) ??
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:22 PM   #2
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:23 PM   #3
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What are you talking about?
That guitar screams metal.

Why do you need a black guitar to play metal, how boring....
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:28 PM   #4
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I'm guessing he just wants an ESP.

I reckon this is a cool thread idea, better than the standard "Ugly Guitars" type.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:45 PM   #5
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I've already gone on record saying the Music Man Armada looks like the designers ate at Sonic so much that the fast-food chain's signage became the basis for the guitar's design.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:56 PM   #6
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/ESP-Kirk-Ha...w-/160728553778

>Take a perfectly good looking KH2
>plaster it with the ugliest decal in the world
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:01 PM   #7
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It's all well & good to have an ouija board guitar* until you're playing live and the spirits heckle you by grabbing the plectrum to spell out "You SUCK!"








* though honestly, it SHOULD have been done on a cigar-box guitar. Hmmmmmmmm...

EDIT: just suggested that to John at Red Dog Guitars- a maker of very nice cigar-box guitars.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:24 PM   #8
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1- buy eclipse with EMGs
2- buy duncan pickups
3- install duncan pickups
4- sell EMGs
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:25 PM   #9
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Is there a brand or a guitar you were looking at that you cant help but think .. what were they thinking


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Old 04-20-2013, 09:25 PM   #10
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dude just get the guitar you want and put whatever pickups you want in yourself. sucks it cost extra money but you'll be happy. i love my esp ltd ec 1000 vb its beyond perfect and the esp eclipse probably pushes it to 11.

also just grab a jb jazz set on ebay i just got another set for 76 bidding. right now i been seeing lots of good pickups go for cheap. seems like no ones bidding lately.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:29 PM   #11
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There is nothing wrong with the sparkle, I kinda dig it. The new ESP logo looks like ass though. I'd go used just for that alone
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:33 PM   #12
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dude just get the guitar you want and put whatever pickups you want in yourself. sucks it cost extra money but you'll be happy. i love my esp ltd ec 1000 vb its beyond perfect and the esp eclipse probably pushes it to 11.

also just grab a jb jazz set on ebay i just got another set for 76 bidding. right now i been seeing lots of good pickups go for cheap. seems like no ones bidding lately.

Yeah the guitar prices (and accessories) on Ebay have been extremely low for a little while now. It seems that prices go up during the summer and come down during the winter.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:39 PM   #13
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1- buy eclipse with EMGs
2- buy duncan pickups
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Yeah, apparently TS couldn't figure that one out. Find a used Eclipse and use the extra money to buy yourself a pair of Bareknuckles instead.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:48 PM   #14
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Yeah seriously, you could just grab a lesser Eclipse and chuck the Duncans in yourself.
The only fail or "what were they thinking" that comes to mind right now is OP's thread.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:09 PM   #15
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LTD Deluxes and Schecters with their abalone binding.
Dean with their horrible habit of plastering graphics on their guitars.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:21 PM   #16
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LTD Deluxes and Schecters with their abalone binding.
Dean with their horrible habit of plastering graphics on their guitars.

Yeah I really hate 99% of graphics smeared on guitars; so stupid.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:30 PM   #17
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this guitar is simply horrible , has totally no reselll value and look it was made for KESHA or AVRIL LAVIGNE .

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Old 04-20-2013, 11:16 PM   #18
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arent the pots and everything different going from active to passive . ?????

btw im just saying that ESP have like 8-9 model with emg and only one with duncans . i ca understand that since theres probably a lot of people who will buy esp for emgs .. but if you had to carry only one color for a passive pikcups , would you put it SILVER SPARKLE ???? i probably would have put black or sunburst just to make sure the color wont turn down potential buyer .
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:55 AM   #19
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I bought a guitar with EMGs, got a BKP holy diver set, the place I got the guitar and the pups installed with new pots for like $290 or something like that. And they gave me $100 for the EMGs. Sweet deal.

Pots only cost $10-15 each if that and its always nice to solder with new stuff anyway. And you can wire it up the way you want. I am currently digging parallel/series I just did with my P-rails over the coiltap all guitars come with.
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:58 AM   #20
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I have been watching the EMG craze get worse for the last year and a half. They come in everything. They must be cheaper than passives when bought in quantity. Personaly I think they suck.
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