#1
Hey Guys! So I'm torn between these two beauties and can't decide which one to get. They're both used by the way and both near mint condition to me. First, let's talk about specs:

ESP LTD EC-1000 - $575 w/ hard case
2006 Vintage Honey Burst Model
Set-neck construction
24.75 scale mahogany body
Flamed maple top
Ebony fingerboard
Tone pros locking bridge
Sperzel locking tuners
Seymour Duncan pickups jb/59 combo
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ESP LTD M-1000 - $700
2008 Snow White Model
Set-thru body construction
25.5 scale Alder body
Flame maple top
Rosewood fingerboard
Original Floyd Rose
Grover tuners
EMG 81/81 active pups
references for pics


What do you guys think? I'm a big sucker for superstrats but I'm really considering the ec1000 reason being the ESP eclipse is one of my dream guitar so for now i'll be settled with only the ltd version. On the other hand, the m1000 looks pretty sweet and i'm sure the original floyd would do it's job perfectly. Aside from the prices, Let me know what you guys think and any inputs is greatly appreciated.

Oh and by the way, I play anything from jazz to technical death metal and I currently have an RG1550M and RGA321 both gorgeous superstrats.

Cheers!
#2
i think its up to your preference.

and do you want a floyd? i guess that is a big thing.

they are pretty similar guitars as far as quality goes.
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#3
I would go with the EC, I prefer the mahogany body, ebony fretboard, tonepros bridge and passive pickups. Plus you own already two superstrats so the EC would be something different to compliment your collection.
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#5
I guess it depends on your preference. Active or passive, floyd or non, scale length etc.
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#6
That would be a difficult choice for myself too but i would get the ESP LTD EC-1000 as i dont enjoy the floyd rose experience but i think active pickups are great so the ESP LTD M-1000 has its charms too.

Like the others guys said its personal preference.I would go for the ESP LTD EC-1000.
#7
The specs look better on the EC - and i prefer their look, but I had a sub par experience with one (which was a shame, was a beaut of a guitar).

Would be best to try both in all honesty
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#8
for my preferences, easily the EC. Plus they are much more sought after than the M line, so if you should decide to sell it later you'll probably have an easier time doing so.
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#9
I'd get the M-1000 because I don't have a superstat with a Floyd and EMGs. . .

I'm still not sure how I feel about the JB in an Eclipse but mine was free I'f you're thinking Les Paul sound in the EC then I don't think it will deliver though the '59 is sweet in the neck. Think rock/metal guitar in a Les Paul shape and you should be good.

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#10
So far, everybody prefers the EC1000. Now, can it handle B standard tuning with heavier gauge strings? If not, I can switch tuning with my 1550M which is currently at EB standard. For the M1000, i don't know but the OFR on it looks promising and i like to wank on whammy bars sometimes and EMG's are bonuses(i think).

If i play more into jazz-80's rock, which would have the tonal advantage but for if i went to low tunings which would give me more attack and tight low-end?
#11
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So far, everybody prefers the EC1000. Now, can it handle B standard tuning with heavier gauge strings? If not, I can switch tuning with my 1550M which is currently at EB standard. For the M1000, i don't know but the OFR on it looks promising and i like to wank on whammy bars sometimes and EMG's are bonuses(i think).

If i play more into jazz-80's rock, which would have the tonal advantage but for if i went to low tunings which would give me more attack and tight low-end?


For me the G string never stayed in tune when i had my EC in Drop C, and have heard other people having similar problems. That being said theres countless touring bands that use them in low tunings and I also know people who have them and they're fine for low tunings.

The EC with those specs is more equipped for the 80's rock (and is more versitile than EMGS), but arguably the M with EMG's may be better suited for lower tunings.
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Zilla 2x12 Fatboy
Line 6 PodHD500