#1
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jac...itar?sku=512230
Jackson RR3 Rhoads
22 frets
Seymour Duncan JB (bridge) and Jazz (neck) passive pickups
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http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP...itar?sku=516684
ESP LTD MH-400
24 frets
EMG 81 (bridge) and EMG 85 (neck) active pickups
Licensed Floyd Rose


I'm currently leaning on the ESP. I play metal by the way.
However, I really love the looks of the Rhoads.
#2
even though i like the Rhoads design a little better i would have to go with the ESP.
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#4
esp def looks good - 24 frets - you play metal
i'd go with the esp, friend of mine had a 7 string and it was really nice..
i've been thinkin of getting me one myself
#6
the pickups on the esp are better, plus 24 frets, go with the esp
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#8
i would deffinately go with the rhoads.
a better design...by far
great pickups
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#11
LTD hands down im not a huge fan of the Bolt On Rhoads at all. also the trem on the MH-400 is also replaceable with an OFR i think but im not too sure just gotta get someone to do it too see if it works
#13
Quote by DementedHippie
the pickups on the esp are better, plus 24 frets, go with the esp



I would definately argue that EMGs aren't necesarily better than the Seymour Duncans.


If you've got a high gain tube amp, then sure, the EMGs are great for metal... but they can hardly do anything else, and have terrible cleans.

Whereas the JB, while not being the meanest metal pick up around, is a great all around pickup that is also very versatile.
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#14
looks like the jacksons getting owned. i think at this level you've really gotta get your hands on both of them rather than reading raw specs. i'll tell you you won't be dissapointed with the hardware and build quality of the ltd 400 / 500 / 1000 series, but i can't recommend it over jackson.
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#15
Randy Rhoads for the win, IMO
and later on when you have more money, put in some Bare Knuckle Pickups
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#16
Quote by Osiris77
Jackson JBs are one of the most versatily pickups on the market.


jackson JBs?

The pickup brand is Seymour Duncan, Jackson installs them in their guitars, they are not made by Jackson!
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#19
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jackson JBs?

The pickup brand is Seymour Duncan, Jackson installs them in their guitars, they are not made by Jackson!


yup while older models had the duncan designed pickups
#20
Quote by azn_guitarist25
LTD hands down im not a huge fan of the Bolt On Rhoads at all. also the trem on the MH-400 is also replaceable with an OFR i think but im not too sure just gotta get someone to do it too see if it works


The 06 rr3's are a direct swap for a OFR (im not sure about the 05's and older), and i have another guitar with EMG 81/85, and i like the JB waaaayyyyyy better because i play a mix of clean and distorted stuff and i find the JB more versatile.

So all in all go and try out both guitars, but i highly recomend the rr3
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#22
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The 06 rr3's are a direct swap for a OFR (im not sure about the 05's and older), and i have another guitar with EMG 81/85, and i like the JB waaaayyyyyy better because i play a mix of clean and distorted stuff and i find the JB more versatile.

So all in all go and try out both guitars, but i highly recomend the rr3


i know about jackson trems that it needs to be a JT580 or something like that with 580 at the end.