#1
Seriously, most ESP/LTDs I've played have really thick frets that make it uncomfortable to slide. Does anyone else notice this? Other than that most ESPs are fine, the frets just really bug me.
#3
It differs from model to model.

Many of ESP/LTD's customers prefer the Extra Jumbos, myself included, and some prefer the smaller, skinnier ones.

They do have models with the smaller frets though, just check the specs on their guitars on the website.
#4
Lots people like that. I hate the little frets. Have you ever played that new EVH sig model? Tiniest frets known to man.
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#6
They make it easier to tap/ Hammer on etc...
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#8
The frets must be big and high then. I don't like that myself. The intonation isn't as good and it is hard to slide. Bending notes is easier but it isn't worth that you pay in sliding.

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#9
Extra Jumbo frets.
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#10
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i dont like them, it feels cheap imo.

The hundreds of players in the 80's who helped bring this fret size into the public eye would disagree. I personally think finished necks feel cheap, and abalone binding looks it.
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#11
It's not the frets IMO. I find it's the neck. Too wide IMO (and I know how stupid that sounds)
#12
and less pressure on the strings is needed to play the note, (I think) allowing for faster playing, and like previously said, easier to tap/hammer on.


I think bends are also easier, but this is more due to fret height I believe.
#13
ESP guitars are aimed at metal players. Tapping.
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#14
i like the extra jumbo frets, but i agree that it aint for everyone, i also think u need less pressure to make a note
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Seriously, most ESP/LTDs I've played have really thick frets that make it uncomfortable to slide. Does anyone else notice this? Other than that most ESPs are fine, the frets just really bug me.


Why are you sliding on an esp? If you are playing blues then get a blues guitar. ESP have large frets because they help with techniques that are common in metal. hammer on's and pull off's are easier when you are playing fast with large frets.
#16
it's comfortable (to me) and if they're large enough they give an almost scalloped-neck feel. that's a great thing for quick bends and fast solo-ing. it's all dependent on your tastes, but i think it feels a lot better for metal-lead style stuff

EDIT: look at ibanez guitars. thin necks and huge frets perfect for Vai, Satch, Gilbert, Li, and others.
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#17
Those frets are more suited to metal, I find them comfy to play on.
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#20
If you slide correctly then you should have no problems sliding on jumbo frets. I slide on scalloped frets without any issues at all - and that is mostly the equivalent of centimeter high frets.
#21
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Lots people like that. I hate the little frets. Have you ever played that new EVH sig model? Tiniest frets known to man.


are you talking about evh, ebmm, or peavey? I want to know so I can go check it out. I totally dig small frets for shredding and tapping.

whoever said big frets are not good for blues is a retard. big frets give you way more sustain and better string bending. as for sliding up and down, thats technique. dont blame the guitar.
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