#1
So through EQ, i was able to get my LTD EC-1000 to sound pretty much on par with my epi les paul standard (had another thread talking about the differences recording prior).

So what i am wondering, is what about the actual ESP Eclipse Series? What if i sell both guitars and get one of those....How do they size up against the LTD deluxe, do they sound larger? Do the seymour duncan models sound brighter/organic than the EMG models?

These are the questions, i am contemplating today.
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#2
If you need the two guitars for gigging like Chuckles said then no it would be a bad idea right now.

If not I read a long time ago about a comparison between the ESP Eclipse and the LTD EC-1000

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1269823&highlight=esp+eclipse+vs+ltd+ec-1000

a few posts down.

I think for what you want the ESP is a good idea.