#1
Or are they just metal machines?

I'm planning to get a custom guitar, though I want something that's versatile. I was wondering if ESPs fit that bill. If you roll back the gain on it, could it sound good for something like the blues?

Would I need to get the Seymour Duncans for them?
#3
Some esp's come stock with duncans

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#4
Yes but theres better options at ESP custom guitar price if you want something versatile.
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Yes but theres better options at ESP custom guitar price if you want something versatile.


Would I be able to order them custom?
#6
Last year in my school's jazz band there was a guitarist that had an ESP with EMGs 81 and 60 and it sounded great.
#7
some esps have the duncans. even mine gets a pretty good range out of it, and mine has the emg 81/60.
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Would I be able to order them custom?

Yes, but expect to pay at least $3000.
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Yes, but expect to pay at least $3000.



I got a quote for a natural finished one-pickup Viper


and it was over $5000


TS, your best bet as far as versatility goes, is no matter what guitar you get (it doesn't even matter what guitar you have really lol), get either humbuckers with coil-taps, or next best, get a combo of single coils and a humbucker.
#10
have a look into the ESP horizon with seymour duncans

they can be coil splitted too (not listed on the ESP usa website though, but they ship with push-push knob)
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Last year in my school's jazz band there was a guitarist that had an ESP with EMGs 81 and 60 and it sounded great.

agreed mine sounds great playing jazz, and blues
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#12
Any guitar can sound verstile if u can find the rgiht EQ on your amp.

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Not all ESPs come with EMGs so yes.



dude EMG's arent just for metal

theyre actually way more versatile than people think

metal's just their strong point
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If you don't even really know what would make a guitar versatile or not, you really, really should not be looking at the ESP Custom Shop. You're looking at around $4000 minimum there, and they're not going to be psychic and be able to tell exactly what you need, they'll only make it to the spec you give them so if you're not entirely sure on the spec you'r every likely going to end up paying thousands for a guitar that doesn't suit you.

The best way to get a good idea of what's versatile and what makes a versatile guitar, go to a store and try out lots of guitars. Every single one they let you put your hands on. Try and remember which ones did things you like, which ones did thing you didn't like, if there was any particular brand or style that felt better to you than others. That's the only real way to know what will be good for you.
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dude EMG's arent just for metal

theyre actually way more versatile than people think

metal's just their strong point

Exactly, it's like using a racecar for street driving. It can be done, but it's just made for racing.
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Quote by QuantumP7
Or are they just metal machines?

I'm planning to get a custom guitar, though I want something that's versatile. I was wondering if ESPs fit that bill. If you roll back the gain on it, could it sound good for something like the blues?

Would I need to get the Seymour Duncans for them?


If you need to ask questions like what pickups should be in it, then you need to put in a lot more research by actually playing guitars with different pickups and tones to see what suits you best. Better to find the tone you want in a guitar rather than relying on other people's ideal tones, one man's junk and all that
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Exactly, it's like using a racecar for street driving. It can be done, but it's just made for racing.
This analogy doesn't quite work. Using active pickups for lower gain music is like using a racing car on regular streets on a normal day... but still flooring the accelerator and trying to drive at 130mph in a 40mph zone.
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This analogy doesn't quite work. Using active pickups for lower gain music is like using a racing car on regular streets on a normal day... but still flooring the accelerator and trying to drive at 130mph in a 40mph zone.

It's worked for me, I had to turn down the volume knob a bit but it worked.