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So I was checking out This guitar and I don't want the floyd rose, but I like the inlays and the overall aesthetic to it. I looked at a few more and I found one with the same inlays and everything, but it had passives.

Is there a good ESP that looks like that under around $700 with the actives?

Or, if you have a better model, or better guitar from a different company, feel free to tell me.

It doesn't have to have the inlays, but I like what I've heard of how it sounds and I liked the look. I just don't want the floyd rose or passives.


I play Metal (Dream Theater, Megadeth, Sleep, Nevermore, etc.), Rock (Led Zeppelin, Blue Oyster Cult, Jimi Hendrix), and some other stuff, I play mostly metal though.

My gear is in my sig, not even sure if passives or actives would make a difference through my amp. Thanks for the help.


EDIT: More specs are a set neck, a thin neck (Not too thin, not too thick) and preferably strat or V shaped.
Last edited by Ironic Maiden at Apr 12, 2011,
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The ESP H-1001...
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The ESP H-1001...
It's a bit more expensive though, I might be able to flex it a bit.
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The H-1001 is a great guitar imo, if you can stretch your budget do it. You could always just block the trem?
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how about

http://www.schecterguitars.com/International/Products/Guitar/Hellraiser-C-1.aspx

http://www.schecterguitars.com/International/Products/Guitar/Blackjack-ATX-C-1.aspx

http://www.schecterguitars.com/International/Products/Guitar/Hellraiser-Special-C-1.aspx

no idea how much they are in the US but those are nice guitars


and you can also put actives in your current guitar if you like it. i put emgs in my schecter tempest custom and now its amazing.
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how about

http://www.schecterguitars.com/International/Products/Guitar/Hellraiser-C-1.aspx

http://www.schecterguitars.com/International/Products/Guitar/Blackjack-ATX-C-1.aspx

http://www.schecterguitars.com/International/Products/Guitar/Hellraiser-Special-C-1.aspx

no idea how much they are in the US but those are nice guitars


and you can also put actives in your current guitar if you like it. i put emgs in my schecter tempest custom and now its amazing.

I'm so dumb. I have a Schecter hanging 2m from me and didn't even think of them because he said ESp in his thread :') But yeah those are really good too.


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The H-1001 is a great guitar imo, if you can stretch your budget do it. You could always just block the trem?

They also come with a string-thru, that's why I said H-1001
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Ibanez RG7321FM w/ DiMarzio Bridge pickup
Roland CUBE 40XL
Digitech RP355

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I don't want the trem because of the setup.
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how about

http://www.schecterguitars.com/International/Products/Guitar/Hellraiser-C-1.aspx

http://www.schecterguitars.com/International/Products/Guitar/Blackjack-ATX-C-1.aspx

http://www.schecterguitars.com/International/Products/Guitar/Hellraiser-Special-C-1.aspx

no idea how much they are in the US but those are nice guitars


and you can also put actives in your current guitar if you like it. i put emgs in my schecter tempest custom and now its amazing.
I'll check them out, the only problem is that I don't really like the neck thickness of Schecters. All of them, including the one I have, are all really thick from what I've played. However, I'll try these out and see if I like them.

I also added a couple of more specs that I would like to have if possible.
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Quote by Ironic Maiden
I don't want the trem because of the setup.I'll check them out, the only problem is that I don't really like the neck thickness of Schecters. All of them, including the one I have, are all really thick from what I've played. However, I'll try these out and see if I like them.

I also added a couple of more specs that I would like to have if possible.

The Schecter ATX and Hellraisers are supposed to have (slightly?) thinner necks than your Omen and my Damien Elite though

EDIT: Also, I have the CUBE 40XL too
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Ibanez RG7321FM w/ DiMarzio Bridge pickup
Roland CUBE 40XL
Digitech RP355

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hmm well you could also watch out for a LTD MH 400. i picked one up a while ago for €150 incl. hsc. they have emg 81/85 combo and come with and without FR
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#10
I'd just get that one and block up the tremolo. I have a battery blocking the trem on my ibanez and I'm happy with it.
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If you love everything about it, you could, at the very least, just block the trem. Other than that, if you want to stay with ESP's, you could always save a little more and stretch for the H-1001
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#12
I think Seymour Duncan have made something, that turns passives into actives, by changing the pot or something which has a blackout pre-amp on it.
#13
I'm not sure about past models, but recently it's been that the MH1000NT has passives, and the MH1000FR has actives.

You could always get the NT and swap the pickups for actives though.

Or get an MH350/MH400/MH401 (I personally recommend the 400 over either of the others).
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If you love everything about it, you could, at the very least, just block the trem. Other than that, if you want to stay with ESP's, you could always save a little more and stretch for the H-1001
But wouldn't I still have to deal with the hassle of the setup from the Floyd?
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not really, once you set it up once and get the right bridge height all you have to do is keep the tension on it when you change strings and etc. you could block both sides of the trem so it wont move at all, just be careful you're not putting too much tension on anything and that you use something that wont scratch up the inner cavity.

I have a AA battery in mine and I'm gonna block it up with some wood when I get home from college because I'm afraid that the tension might break the battery and leak battery acid the inside of my cavity.
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You could buy a Tremol-No system.
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You could buy a Tremol-No system.
Maybe I will do this. I just heard that even if you block the trem it's a pain in the ass. I would like to be able to use it if I do have one too.
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Maybe I will do this. I just heard that even if you block the trem it's a pain in the ass. I would like to be able to use it if I do have one too.


The main thing people don't like about the floyd is the tuning after restringing and the locks. Stringing a Floyd is, and don't let people make it difficult, the easiest thing in the world. Run the ball end through the head stock tuners and then run the other end to the floyd, cut of the slack, and tighten. It's THE easiest way to do it. Faster than stringing a regular trem and you don't have the turn the string around the tuner or make a crazy knot or something. Then you don't have to use the locks at the nut (you can leave them off) and just leave the fine tuners at the bridge alone and use the guitar like a regular hard tail or, better yet, lock it up anyway, and then fine tune. You'll have even more stability. Trust me... it's well worth it...
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The main thing people don't like about the floyd is the tuning after restringing and the locks. Stringing a Floyd is, and don't let people make it difficult, the easiest thing in the world. Run the ball end through the head stock tuners and then run the other end to the floyd, cut of the slack, and tighten. It's THE easiest way to do it. Faster than stringing a regular trem and you don't have the turn the string around the tuner or make a crazy knot or something. Then you don't have to use the locks at the nut (you can leave them off) and just leave the fine tuners at the bridge alone and use the guitar like a regular hard tail or, better yet, lock it up anyway, and then fine tune. You'll have even more stability. Trust me... it's well worth it...
Thanks, I have more confidence in it now.
But, occasionally I will change tunings, like I'll drop tune a bit, and I've heard that it's a bit of a pain?

Also, I like to use mildly thick strings, like 11's or 10's. I heard you need to set this up differently and it's a bit of a hassle.

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Have you considered Edwards? I'm just putting it out there, I didn't actually check if they have what you want.
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I haven't yet, I'll have to check 'em out, thanks.
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Quote by Ironic Maiden
Thanks, I have more confidence in it now.
But, occasionally I will change tunings, like I'll drop tune a bit, and I've heard that it's a bit of a pain?


If you're trems blocked you can drop tune it as much as you want. A trem block, or a tremol-no, is going to allow you to do everything you can do on a hardtail and even more (with the tremol-no which is really an excellent option. You won't have to worry.
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If you're trems blocked you can drop tune it as much as you want. A trem block, or a tremol-no, is going to allow you to do everything you can do on a hardtail and even more (with the tremol-no which is really an excellent option. You won't have to worry.

Alright, maybe I'll just get a tremol-no or something