#1
so i was checking out craigslist the other day and i found an add for an esp explorer for $150 and long story short i got it for $75 and it plays pretty good.


i do believe it is a copy, but that doesn't bother me much. what does bother me is that the electronics are messed up and i've never worked with active pickups or three humbuckers before





from what the guy told me the 4 switches are 3 coil taps and 1 switch to make the electronics active or passive. the main problem is that the 5 way switch is very quiet in positions 1 and 5. i have no idea where to find a diagram for this setup so any help would be great.

it also has a weird trem ive never seen before. can anyone shed some light on what it is?




thanks
Guitars:
Custom les paul copy with sun inlay
Epiphone les paul custom with emg 81/85
Hondo 80's star shape(project)
ESP explorer (project)
Epiphone dr200s
Epiphone ej200
pedals:
mxr doubleshot distortion
amp:
Raven rg100
#3
so this actually might be an esp? thats cool. the finish was done by one of the owners, its actually textured. its pretty strange and i might get rid of it one day because its not to great looking.
Guitars:
Custom les paul copy with sun inlay
Epiphone les paul custom with emg 81/85
Hondo 80's star shape(project)
ESP explorer (project)
Epiphone dr200s
Epiphone ej200
pedals:
mxr doubleshot distortion
amp:
Raven rg100
#5
it feels like it too hahah
Guitars:
Custom les paul copy with sun inlay
Epiphone les paul custom with emg 81/85
Hondo 80's star shape(project)
ESP explorer (project)
Epiphone dr200s
Epiphone ej200
pedals:
mxr doubleshot distortion
amp:
Raven rg100
#7
i could still use a wiring diagram for this thing
Guitars:
Custom les paul copy with sun inlay
Epiphone les paul custom with emg 81/85
Hondo 80's star shape(project)
ESP explorer (project)
Epiphone dr200s
Epiphone ej200
pedals:
mxr doubleshot distortion
amp:
Raven rg100
#8
How about a picture of the whole thing? I'd love to see a picture of the wiring too, bet it's real crowded down there.
#9
the wiring is quite a mess. im wondering if its ok to just get rid of the whole active circut and just have an on and off switch for each pickup and a master volume and tone
Guitars:
Custom les paul copy with sun inlay
Epiphone les paul custom with emg 81/85
Hondo 80's star shape(project)
ESP explorer (project)
Epiphone dr200s
Epiphone ej200
pedals:
mxr doubleshot distortion
amp:
Raven rg100
#10
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Holy **** that looked like granite.

Ha, I thought it was.
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