#1
I play some rock but mostly metal(heavy, thrash, metalcore and some death metal) and i was wondering if i should get the RR5 of EC1000. im looking for something that looks awesome, has durability, stays in tune and has great tone. please help
#2
I say no doubt, the EC-1000.
i think UG should have a sub forum to the gear ads... for like recording equipment. not just guitars and amps and that stuff
#4
I think the EC has EMG's so it'd be more suited for what you're looking for, i think the RR5 has passive Seymour Duncans, so if you not looking for so much gain, the RR5 is better.

I love me a Jackson with EMG's though (i know this one doesnt), but yeah go for the EC
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#6
ec-1000
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#7
There's a lot of factors you are not accounting for here

Different scale lengths
Different number of frets
Different Shape (not a big deal but some people bitch)
Passive or active?
Different body woods
To Floyd Rose or not to Floyd Rose.
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#8
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Depends on the model. Do you want the Ec with EMG's or Duncans?
What is your amp?
Is it the RR5FR or RR5 stop tail. Personally I'd take the RR5.



ok no trem on rr5 and emg ec. i think im prob getting either a randall g3 or bugera 333 i dont have a great amp now
#9
Quote by Metlhead443
There's a lot of factors you are not accounting for here

Different scale lengths
Different number of frets
Different Shape (not a big deal but some people bitch)
Passive or active?
Different body woods
To Floyd Rose or not to Floyd Rose.



im aware of all these. and i just wanna no this will sound better in the end and on the rr i wanna go with no trem and active on the EC. i want a heavy tone thats still natural and very clear.
#10
well, your sound is going to be shaped by your amp more than the guitar
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#11
EC1000 all the way, you will not be dissapointed
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#12
EC1000 without a doubt. That guitar is amazing for the price. I so very nearly bought one and I'm massively in debt >.<
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#13
Should you choose to expand your genres at all go for the RR5.

Versatility pwns IMO

Plus if you shred it will be easier on the RR than the EC.

I'm not saying you can't shred on the EC it's just harder from what i've played.

However if you do choose the EC....get it in purple...mmm...
#14
Rr5.
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#15
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I think the EC has EMG's so it'd be more suited for what you're looking for, i think the RR5 has passive Seymour Duncans, so if you not looking for so much gain, the RR5 is better.

I love me a Jackson with EMG's though (i know this one doesnt), but yeah go for the EC
The passive Seymour Duncans can do what he wants, and they can do more then metal. The TS might not like EMG's, as I know many who don't (including myself). Most Jacksons come stock with Seymour Duncans, and Jackson is known to be a well known metal brand.

Try the guitars out through a good amp. Make sure to try the EC through a tube amp though, as you'll hear the full potential of the active pickups. RR5 it doesn't matter.

I'd personally go with the RR5, as I prefer a passive pickup. However, there really is no right or wrong choice here, as I think both the guitars are of great quality.
#16
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ok no trem on rr5 and emg ec. i think im prob getting either a randall g3 or bugera 333 i dont have a great amp now


Well if you're getting a Randall, look into DeVries. I hear they make great guitars if you've got a Randall amp.

EDIT: I've found that the Eclipses have big heels... so playing the higher frets is more difficult. Keep that in mind.

But in this situation, you really can't go wrong.
Last edited by mamosa at Sep 6, 2009,