Poll: Which Guitar To Go With
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I'm currently looking at the ltd iron cross, ltd snakebyte, and the ltd vulture. All three of these guitars have hetfield pickups, bodies made of mahogany, and ebony fret boards. I'm currently leaning toward the snakebyte, as it is my favorite aesthetically; however, I'm curious to learn if the different body styles of each guitar will result in different tones or not. Below is a poll so that you can cast your vote to help decide which guitar I will purchase, as someone who wishes to primarily play groove, thrash, and the occasional nu-metal riff.

Snakebyte: http://www.espguitars.com/products/17034-ltd-snakebyte-blks?category_id=1963396-james-hetfield

Iron Cross: http://www.espguitars.com/products/9396-ltd-iron-cross-sw?category_id=1963396-james-hetfield

Vulture: http://www.espguitars.com/products/17038-ltd-vulture-blks?category_id=1963396-james-hetfield
To be honest, the biggest difference between them will be the body shape/aesthetics, and that largely comes down to personal preference.. All 3 choices have mahogany bodies with set-necks, and the EMG Hetfield pickups, so they will sound very similar (There will be subtle differences, but they'll all be in the same ballpark, tone-wise).

There will also likely be some small differences in the necks, so if at all possible, try before you buy. But any of those 3 would be solid choices for what you're looking to do!
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Beware with the snakebyte. It's a heavy sumbitch. Comfy and balanced well, just has some weight.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to try any of these guitars due to my crappy location. The only high quality gear within 100+ miles of me is owned by friends of mine who also had to order all of their gear online.

Yet another reason not to attempt a guitar swing. (Assuming you are talking about weight and not sound when mentioning heaviness.)