#2
If it's anything like my LTD MH401QM, it'll be very good. I hear agathis wood is really bad, though, but I'm not sure why. If you have $200, do consider bumping up to the 401.

These are definitely good for metal and shredding though. They have thin necks and pickups that are ideal for metal.
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#4
When you buy an ESP, always go for a model that's 400 or above. Never go below the 400 mark, because the build quality is very bad and the quality of the wood (agathis) is crap. I'd save up so you can buy a 401 series that's used.

Go used and try to get a dis-continued 400 series, or a 401 series MH.
#5
Quote by sashki
I wouldn't trust that tremolo. It's hard to find a good licensed floyd in that price range.


Yeah I forgot about that. The 401 has a Floyd Rose Special, which I'm assuming is a lot better than the licensed one. You could take your chances but it may wear out quickly and not stay in tune. Bumping up to the 401 is probably the best course of action.
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#6
Quote by guitar_freak696
is this guitar any good for metal and fast things? should i save up for it?

http://www.zzounds.com/item--ESPMH250



i know no metal. but it seems like a good guitar. emg pickups and all. i suggest go to a music store and see how it feels to see if its good for you. i dont like the agathis body tho. i mean if your metal, i think you will be better looking for a basswood body.

for me tho.. personal opinion, my friend has an RG550 from classified. got it for 200 and it sounds so damn good for metal.

my final suggestion to know what you shud save up. go to a music store and try some ibanez, jackson, schecter, esp, maybe dean. take what feels amazing and sounds amazing to u.
#7
For 500 bucks and up you can get a Jackson DKMG with real EMG pickups- the 81 /85 actives. This guitar isn't terrible, but it isnt all that great either. Agathis isnt the best wood for a body, and the pups seem like they are crap. You want something that is Alder or maybe the more fragile basswood in this price range. You can easily get a Japanese Jackson Dinky for that money, or even a nicer LTD. For 200 extra bucks you get nicer pups and an all around nicer guitar:

The LTD MH-401

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-MH401-Floyd-Rose-Electric-Guitar?sku=520115
http://www.youtube.com/user/RichManofAction

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#8
Quote by squareimage
i know no metal. but it seems like a good guitar. emg pickups and all.
The guitar doesn't have EMG pickups. It has ESP LH300 which are designed by EMG. They are crap pickups.
#9
Quote by DIMEBAGLIVEDON
The guitar doesn't have EMG pickups. It has ESP LH300 which are designed by EMG. They are crap pickups.


oh. arent they emg pickups still cuz they are designed by emg? just not the 'emg'? and i never actually seen this guitar. for you maybe it is crap pickups. maybe to others it sounds amazing who knows. sorry, i dont really know lots about the the pickups.
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#10
Quote by Richmanofaction
For 500 bucks and up you can get a Jackson DKMG with real EMG pickups- the 81 /85 actives. This guitar isn't terrible, but it isnt all that great either. Agathis isnt the best wood for a body, and the pups seem like they are crap. You want something that is Alder or maybe the more fragile basswood in this price range. You can easily get a Japanese Jackson Dinky for that money, or even a nicer LTD. For 200 extra bucks you get nicer pups and an all around nicer guitar:

The LTD MH-401

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-MH401-Floyd-Rose-Electric-Guitar?sku=520115


+1. I have one (Look in my profile for a picture, and I made an NGD thread too if you search the model name), and it is super awesome, as I've mentioned before.
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#11
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oh. arent they emg pickups cuz they are designed by emg? just not the 'emg'? and i never actually seen this guitar. for you maybe it is crap pickups. maybe to others it sounds amazing who knows.


Nah man- hes not trying to be insulting- hes saying the truth- Those aren't emg pups. They are EMG for ESP...its like calling a epiphone les paul a gibson.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-MH401-Floyd-Rose-Electric-Guitar?sku=520115

If you look, this guitar has real EMGs- the active ones. ^ By blindly advising that EMGs are the best for metal without looking at if they are top of the line emgs or not, you're gonna mislead somebody into purchasing something they won't like.

Those are crap pups- for that money you can get real pickups
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#12
Quote by Richmanofaction
Nah man- hes not trying to be insulting- hes saying the truth- Those aren't emg pups. They are EMG for ESP...its like calling a epiphone les paul a gibson.



thanks for clearing that up.