#1
Any use one of these?

I'm thinking of getting one for 13-52's for tuning BEADF#b and C (Inflames/Soilwork/Amon Amarth).

Do heavier gague strings work well with this guitar?
Good tone for metal etc?

I can't try one out as none of my local guitar shops seem to stock them, everyone seels Eclipse and Vipers...

P.S. This is just for alternate tunings, I have a Gibson LP std for standard tuning.
#2
This thing was made for metal.
I can't see why heavy strings won't work, as long as you keep them tuned low.
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#3
Yeah, they'Re good for metal, but I think you'd be better off with an Eclipse or a Viper for the Bands you've mentioned. Just because of the pickups.
#4
Quote by DarkValo666
Yeah, they'Re good for metal, but I think you'd be better off with an Eclipse or a Viper for the Bands you've mentioned. Just because of the pickups.



Ahh yeah, for the EMGs, although I do write my own stuff aswell. Also I don't want another LP design 1s enough lol. And I don't want a trem ^^.

So now I have a viper to consider aswell :P

In terms of tuning do ESP's hold tune well? Reccomended strings (I currently use Rotosound)


P.S. My current amps are a Peavey VK112 and a Marshall DSL 201 / JCM2000.
#5
esps are great for drop tunnings, the scale they use is somewhat long and good for tension, for the tunning you want though i would suggest a truss rod adjustment for optimal playability
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#6
get the ESP LTD MH-1000NT instead. Save ur money. It's only $500 now as its on clearance.
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-MH1000-Duncan-Pickups-Electric-Guitar?sku=423297

its almost the same as the Horizon. It just has the LTD name, has lots of abalone and tuners and bridge is different. and its made in korea but the quality is really good.
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#7
Quote by DarkValo666
Yeah, they'Re good for metal, but I think you'd be better off with an Eclipse or a Viper for the Bands you've mentioned. Just because of the pickups.


Personally I wouldn't. Pickups are always interchangeable so that's probably not as important when choosing between guitars.
#8
Also, active pickups are a highly specialised tool that are of no use unless you have a very specific type of rig and playing style. It's pretty much a given that if you're on here asking for guitar buying advice then you are not going to be one of the very small percent of people that will actually get any use out of active pickups.
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