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Old 04-21-2013, 01:47 AM   #21
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These are the Eclipse models from 2012 - most of these should still be easily attainable. There are some different options there.

http://www.espguitars.com/esp2012/g...se2-series.html

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1- buy eclipse with EMGs
2- buy duncan pickups
3- install duncan pickups
4- sell EMGs


This. It's kind of ridiculous to get mad that a guitar you like doesn't have the exact pups you want. Get the guitar you like for the sake of it feeling and looking good to you. There are tons of pickups out there - the JB/'59/Jazz & EMG 81/85/60 are pretty much "stock" pickups. The quality is there, no doubt, but they're all fairly middle of the road and relatively bland compared to what's out there. Just think of them as stock pickups with actual resale value.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:36 AM   #22
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This thread is stupid.

What was the TS thinking?
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:58 AM   #23
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OP: ESP allows all of their guitars to be ordered with either active EMG or passive Seymour Duncan pickups. You want a black EMG model with SD pickups? They'll do it. You want the silver sparkle with EMGs? They'll knock one up for you. There's usually no upcharge for this, you just have to wait a bit longer for it to actually arrive since they're done to order. Contact your nearest ESP dealer.

The only guitars I've ever really facepalmed at are things like limited runs which aren't actually that limited, or guitars which render the manufacturer's own products redundant (e.g. the Epiphone ES-339 'Pro' when the 'Ultra' version is vastly superior in every single way).
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:44 AM   #24
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Black Orange amps. There's this awesome deal on some Orange gear I want but it's in black.

Might have to think about it for a few days.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:35 AM   #25
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Black Orange amps. There's this awesome deal on some Orange gear I want but it's in black.

Might have to think about it for a few days.



That's dumb. Buy it up. No one cares what color your tolex is.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:14 AM   #26
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Black Orange amps. There's this awesome deal on some Orange gear I want but it's in black.

Might have to think about it for a few days.



If its black its usually a limited edition tolex colour.

dont be so shallow. Buy that shit up.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:16 PM   #27
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Dude, I have a basically NEW (only owner) ESP Eclipse in Amberburst with SD JB/59 pup for sale.

Much cheaper than $1800 with case and original EMGs included.

Shoot me a PM
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:57 PM   #28
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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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Don't forget the horrible spelling mistakes they made, on that guitar. Otherwise I actually think it is alright.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:05 PM   #29
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Black Orange amps. There's this awesome deal on some Orange gear I want but it's in black.

Might have to think about it for a few days.

Are you being serious? Do you really value the aesthetic over the function?
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:26 PM   #30
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I would never have a black Strat with a white pickguard.

Never ever ever.

Ever.

Ever.

Black Strat with a black pickguard? Sure.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:20 PM   #31
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Are you being serious? Do you really value the aesthetic over the function?

I hate to say it but for years I've looked at Orange amps and they've always been orange. It just seems so wrong to me for it to be black.

Like I said I'm still considering it, got a few days to make my decision.
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If its black its usually a limited edition tolex colour.

dont be so shallow. Buy that shit up.
Really? I was under the impression that black was fairly standard for Orange these days.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:06 PM   #32
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I would never have a black Strat with a white pickguard.

Never ever ever.

Ever.

Ever.

Black Strat with a black pickguard? Sure.

This. It's the boringest color ever on what I consider the boringest body style ever. And yes, I know Clapton and others have posted all this stuff about how the strat body is the best functional body ever.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:46 AM   #33
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I don't think the body shape is boring at all. I think it's a beautiful example, almost perfection.

It's just those colours remind me of Squier starter packs. Black on Black is a great colour.

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Old 04-23-2013, 04:57 AM   #34
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Needs black pickups & knobs, too...with the headstock color-matched to the body.

Maybe black chromed hardware.

Black coated strings, perhaps?






And an ebony fretboard!



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Old 04-23-2013, 06:48 AM   #35
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That would look like playing a black hole.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:01 AM   #36
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That would look like playing a black hole.



Strat shape aside I think it would look awesome. Matte/satin black body, shiny black pickguard, black nickel/chrome hardware. Lots of subtle details in the blackness, definetly not a all-shiny black hole.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:03 AM   #37
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It's not for everyone but it's not the worst thing I've ever seen. I dig the white one with emgs though
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:16 AM   #38
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Needs black pickups & knobs, too...with the headstock color-matched to the body.

Maybe black chromed hardware.

Black coated strings, perhaps?






And an ebony fretboard!





I used to have one like that

Black paint, pickguard, hardware, knobs, pickup covers, And a rosewood board. Looked sweet I'll try to find a picture but I can't make any promises, I sold it about 5 years ago
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:44 AM   #39
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Black-on-black with white pickups and controls always just makes me think you're copying David Gilmour. White-on-black with white makes me think you're copying Clapton. White pickguards with black pickups/controls makes me think you're ripping off Billy Corgan.

There are too many black and black-and-white guitars in the world

Get a shell pink body and a green pearl pickguard. Try chrome pickups. Nobody uses that combination. It'll be unique to you.
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Get a shell pink body and a green pearl pickguard. Try chrome pickups. Nobody uses that combination. It'll be unique to you.



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