#1
Hey guys, so about 2 months ago I got my first electric guitar. And I really didn't have the time to post a NGD (school & stuff). So without further ado. Here's my LTD EC-50 in Olympic White and my Peavy Vypyr 30w


Full Body Shot


Sexy Bridge Shot


Another Bridge Shot


Rig Shot

REVIEW:

She plays pretty awesome, she just feels right in my hands. Very comfortable. Love the belly cut. I specially love the deeper cut for the fret access, and the bevel on it is super comfy. It's got XJ frets and and Tune-o-matic bridge, bends are a dream with XJ frets and the wrapped around bridge. Sound wise, well, the pickups are meh. They give me a PokerFace. And besides, you can't really tell much about the tone from a modeling amp like the Vypyr (which is awesome and I can't get enough of the tones it gives), altough the pickups have nice lows, punchy mids, I'm missing on treble, I like trebly tone.

So, umm...

Thanks for reading!
Gear:
LTD EC-50
Vypyr 30

Sanpera II funds: $206

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#2
Those strings should not be over the bridge like that. It's supposed to be through the opposite. I would change that. Other than that nice guitar!!
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#3
Quote by xkreedx
Those strings should not be over the bridge like that. It's supposed to be through the opposite. I would change that. Other than that nice guitar!!

It's actually a preference. Zakk Wylde does it on his guitars. It makes the strings a little more floppy then they normally would
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#4
Quote by xkreedx
Those strings should not be over the bridge like that. It's supposed to be through the opposite. I would change that. Other than that nice guitar!!



its called top wrapping. it gives the stings a more slinky feel. (makes 11's feel like 10's)
i also think it give a bit of a rounded warm sound.

Joe Bonamassa does it with all his guitars..... and i think Billy Gibbons may as well.

theres nothing wrong with the way its set up
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#5
Quote by DamagingExcess
It's actually a preference. Zakk Wylde does it on his guitars. It makes the strings a little more floppy then they normally would


Why would anyone ever want their strings to be more floppy?
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#6
Quote by xkreedx
Why would anyone ever want their strings to be more floppy?

Like DamagingExcess said, it's preference. Zakk Wylde probably likes it for bending pinch harmonics.

Back to the OP, HNGD! That's a pretty sweet starter set up.
#7
Quote by xkreedx
Why would anyone ever want their strings to be more floppy?


Easier bends! Really bends are a dream on this.

Also, some people say it improves tone because you can press the bridge flat against the guitar but I haven't heard any difference in tone.
Gear:
LTD EC-50
Vypyr 30

Sanpera II funds: $206

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Last edited by Output at May 8, 2011,
#8
Quote by Pac_man0123
Like DamagingExcess said, it's preference. Zakk Wylde probably likes it for bending pinch harmonics.

Back to the OP, HNGD! That's a pretty sweet starter set up.

Zakk wyldes strings will be anything but slack though have you seen the gauge he uses?
#9
that method over the bridge keeps the tention of the strings but makes them slinky and easier to bend. to their not floppy while playing, and just come lose as butter when you bend. thats how zakk gets those crazy pinches with his strings (which are some crazy extreme light top super heavy bottoms)
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#10
HNGD!!!!!

I know people who knocks on inexpensive guitars but these are actually pretty damn nice. Have fun with your new rig and remember try not to get the police called for noise too many times.
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#11
Quote by xkreedx
Why would anyone ever want their strings to be more floppy?

You can have the thickness of 11's and the security of having less of a chance of the breaking with the feel of 10's. That's only the first thing that comes to mind
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#12
Quote by DamagingExcess
You can have the thickness of 11's and the security of having less of a chance of the breaking with the feel of 10's. That's only the first thing that comes to mind


I could understand the appeal. If the heavier gauge keeps the tone of thicker strings the same but allows for a more bendable note for easier harmonics and bends in general, I see all the appeal in the world. Plus, you can lower your bridge and tailpiece further I believe with such a setup which also has it's benefits on an action standpoint.
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#14
Quote by Output
Easier bends! Really bends are a dream on this.

Also, some people say it improves tone because you can press the bridge flat against the guitar but I haven't heard any difference in tone.


I don't know about improving the tone but it should improve the sustain I reckon, it's an interesting idea but I don't have any TOM bridge guitars so I can't try it. I'm looking at buying one soon though so I'll definitely give this a shot though.
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#16
Quote by nitestick
I don't know about improving the tone but it should improve the sustain I reckon, it's an interesting idea but I don't have any TOM bridge guitars so I can't try it. I'm looking at buying one soon though so I'll definitely give this a shot though.


Yeah, I forgot to mention that. It did improve sustain pretty well. It had close to none before.

Thanks guys
Gear:
LTD EC-50
Vypyr 30

Sanpera II funds: $206

Quote by JKHC
I know....in dumpsters, closets....what next? I'm going to stand outside for the rest of the day. Maybe a guitar will fall out of the sky and I can catch it.