#1
Hey guys so i was lookin for a 7 string guitar to buy in the future(hopefully soon) and i came across this interesting guitar by esp ltd.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/ESP-LTD-MH-417-7-String-Electric-Guitar-584496-i1503630.gc

I have no idea if its out already or not yet, i was just wonderin what people thought about it. It seems cool, let me know what you think. thanks everyone b4 hand!!!!
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#2
That sounds really nice, except for the active EMG pickups (I'm just personally just not a big fan of them). It'd be crazy with some Blackouts, I think..
#3
yea it looks nice, and im a huge active emg fan, so hehe humpy time...well maybe
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#4
i think this is a really good guitar. i personally love the emgs. go and get it
#5
i know, i think esp went crazy and decided to make an affordable 7 sttring guitar with actives on it.
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#9
Quote by TheAbsentOne
That sounds really nice, except for the active EMG pickups (I'm just personally just not a big fan of them). It'd be crazy with some Blackouts, I think..
It would be easier to swap in EMG X-series. Same concept as SD Blackouts but their output is much closer to the original EMG active pickups and they fit previous EMG systems perfectly, whereas Blackouts can throw a bit of a fit with certain iterations of the old connection systems.



Anyhoo. I've tried the MH-417, really nice guitar. I would have bought one except whenever I think of playing a seven string I always think of a Mayones, and I can't bring myself to buy something that will "make do", I'm more of a save-up-and-buy-the-real-thing person. Plus I really wish it wasn't satin black, I'm fed up of every seven string guitar and most other super-Strats being black. What's wrong with green? Or blue? Or yellow?
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#10
Oh so you actually tried it out. How did it play and sound?
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#11
Sustain could have been better and the neck pickup was a touch on the muddy side, but those would be my only real compliants. I'm also not a fan of the control layout (master tones can **** off) but that could just be me. I can't remember there being any problems with the inish or construction of the guitar, or if there were then they were too minor for me to remember. It was a tiny touch on the neck-heavy side, but that's to be expected with seven strings; the only seven I've tried which hasn't been neck heavy is the ESP NT-7 and that's only because that has a weirdly thin neck with uncomfortably close string spacing. The MH-417 has a much more regular string spacing, like any six string ESP. The neck feels a bit flatter than six string ESPs but even I could cope with it, and I normally hate flat necks.
The thing that really struck me was how clear the low B string was, though it could be that I'm more used to hearing seven strings with passive pickups.

I can't say it was flawless, but certainly it's the best sub-£1000 seven string I've found. I would have bought it if I didn't have such a raging hard-on for Mayones seven strings.
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#12
hey thanks for the review of the guitar it helped man.
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