#1
I was thinking of buying an LTD 400 series and putting in some EMG's in it to give it a better sound. Problem is i dunno which EMG i should go for and where i should place them like 81 in neck or bridge. I like the sounds of the 81 and 85 would they be a good combo together?
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#2
yeah, very good combo, that's what I have in my LP.
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#3
Which position should i put the 81 the neck or the bridge ? cause i aint an expert so i dunno
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#4
81 in the bridge, 85 in the neck or a 60 if you want good cleans.
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#5
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81 in the bridge, 85 in the neck or a 60 if you want good cleans.


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#6
To solve your little dilemma, except if your buying the H-400, all of the 400 series LTD's already have EMG's in them anyways..
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#7
EMG standard killer combo and most common ones:
- EMG 81s (neck and bridge)
- EMG 81 (bridge) and EMG 60 (neck)
- EMG 81 (bridge) and EMG 85 (neck)
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#9
buy a 400 series LTD.. most have EMGs anyway.

I've got the EX 400 and that came with an 81 in the bridge and a 60 in the neck.

If you get a 50, and put EMGs in it, you won't be saving that much money. Plus the 400s come with a mahogany body, grover tuners, etc...
#10
Sorry i meant the 250 and 200 models got a bit mixed up..the 400 series all have emg's or seymour duncans in them. Should i save up more for a 400 series or buy a 200/250 model and attach some emg's to it?
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#11
Save up, DO NOT get the ones lower than 400 coz they tend to use cheap crap wood, Agathis.
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#12
Yeah, don't get anything under 400, unless it's a second hand 300, which you'll need to upgrade the p'ups in.
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#13
yep, i agree. Modding a 200 / 250 / 260 to 400 is pointless. The build quality isn't half as good as on the 400s.

Save up for a 400.. mine was £589 (which isn't that much for the quality)
#14
Funnily enough from where i come from the shops dont get M-400 or MH-400 which have tremolo systems installed on them. So I decided to check for a good ibanez with good wood and neck and install emg 81 in bridge and 85 in neck. Any suggestions for which ibanez i should look for ? P.S must have a tremelo installed.
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#15
RG1570 or any S-Series Ibanez. H-H Prestige models are quite expensive and some also have neck thru such as the RG320Q, RG220H, and RG220A. You can also try finding a 2nd hand Ibanez which has either Edge, Edge Pro, or Lo-Pro Edge installed on them.
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#16
RGT42DX.. - tremolo + basswood body (but would still sound pretty similar)

SAS36FM - mahogany body (like the LTD) + tremolo

I'd go for the SAS36FM.. around £320.. then the EMGs will set you back another £120 or so.

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#18
^ Both trem arent that good. The RGT42DX have an Edge Pro-II and the SA series have SAT Pro. Edge Pro-II are made out of almost the same as Edge III's metal, which is soft and easy to lose tuning. Sure it will hold for a few couple of months but later, the knife edges will wore out and you will lose tuning drastically. Not really recommendable as a lot have complained about it.

The SAT Pro bridge isnt a floyd rose bridge. Its a floating-vinta-style trem, and doesnt have any double locking mechanism such as a locking nut to lock the strings in place. Loss of tuning is much more prone in this bridge.
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