#1
I'm at odds which onme I want, Both have EMG HZ pickups, the Jackson is alder, the LTD is mahogany i think. The jackson has a trem though. AS someone who plays a bit of everything, mostly rock what would you get, or would you spend the extra 100 bucks on a Epiphone les paul?
#2
if you play mostly rock id reccommend the les paul so spend the extra hundred bucks. les pauls can cover mor eif you play more
#3
The LTD EX400 is mahogany. I know loads about it - it's what I'm getting. Never played a Jackson myself, but I played the ESP and my god it's hot.

Sod the Epiphone - nothing good about them.

Run with the ESP.

The EX400 actually has EMG 81/60's. Unless you mean the lower end EX260, which has ESP-EMG's. Dunno the specific model though.
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#4
I personally think explorers are one of the greatest guitars out there. I personally dont like EMG's unless you are just looking distortion and lots of it. But if you looking for cleans i dont suggest getting a guitar with EMG's in it.

I built an exporer but it had seymour duncans in it and i love em.
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#6
I have the LTD EX400, and its the nicest guitar I've ever played. I find it sounds great clean or with distortion. The EMG's give the guitar a nice bluesy sound clean, and because they are active, they give a powerful, tight crunch when the distortion is cranked up.