#1
Hello guys!
(And girls I hope).

Got my ESP LTD ex400 in November.

Already ive made a tiny dent in the finish about the size of a drawing pins point and a scratch line from when the tail piece fell off; I didn't realise it wasn't screwed down so when I took all the strings off it just fell right off! Its very faint though and after getting all low about hurting my guitar I realised this is my guitar, its going to get marks and it makes it unique, all guitars get marks through life, unless they are collectors pieces right!? :P

What are your feelings about getting a tiny mark on your new guitar? :p

Anyway.

The strap buttons on it are pretty fat and to put my strap on I had to unscrew them, it seems because they came slightly loose since then I had tightened them back up, maybe a bit too much so the neck one just comes out now, I know this is a typical problem with guitar strap buttons and the guitar is in warranty so its not bothering me as such!

The balance on the guitar is strange, it does go nose down if i stand and let go.
How do people combat this? Is it exactly a bad thing?
How do people in bands deal with this, because the EX400 is a mighty fine guitar right? :p Maybe the balance is its only downfall..

Next topic.
Am I right in thinking the neck pickup (EMG 60, I think) is the one thats good for clean sounds?. Could I have some advice on what pickup to use for what?


Thanks for your interest and help!

David
My gear
ESP Horizon II FR (Seymour's with coil tap)
ESP LTD Ex400
Wesley Explorer/Dominator

Ashdown Fallen Angel 40w DSP

BOSS DS-2 Turbo distortion
BOSS AC-3 Acoustic Simulator
BOSS GE-7 Equalizer
Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9
#3
Beast of a guitar that one. Can't help on the pickups side of things, but when I got a massive mark in my guitar when it was less than 2 weeks old I nearly cried. But then I grew a pair and repaired it. Shit happens.
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#4
yeah i hear 60 is for the cleans and stuff and the 81 for rythm
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-Yamaha FG730S
-Crybaby 535Q
-Keeley TS-9
-ISP Decimator
-B-52 AT-212
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#5
lol, iv had ma new guitar bouta month, god few dents lol, not a biggie tho coz 2 of them ur on the bottom near to wer the jack goes in and the other is on the top but hardly visible due to the fact that its in a natural finish
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#6
Thanks guys.

Any info/tips/advice/experiences on the strap buttons?
My gear
ESP Horizon II FR (Seymour's with coil tap)
ESP LTD Ex400
Wesley Explorer/Dominator

Ashdown Fallen Angel 40w DSP

BOSS DS-2 Turbo distortion
BOSS AC-3 Acoustic Simulator
BOSS GE-7 Equalizer
Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9
#7
stap buttons?
ibanez rga121 ntf prestige
tanglewood tw28snq
marshall mg15dfx
jim dunlop crybaby
#8
The bits you attach the strap to
My gear
ESP Horizon II FR (Seymour's with coil tap)
ESP LTD Ex400
Wesley Explorer/Dominator

Ashdown Fallen Angel 40w DSP

BOSS DS-2 Turbo distortion
BOSS AC-3 Acoustic Simulator
BOSS GE-7 Equalizer
Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9
#9
ah, aint the stock ones good enough?
ibanez rga121 ntf prestige
tanglewood tw28snq
marshall mg15dfx
jim dunlop crybaby
#10
Read my original post and you'l understand :p
My gear
ESP Horizon II FR (Seymour's with coil tap)
ESP LTD Ex400
Wesley Explorer/Dominator

Ashdown Fallen Angel 40w DSP

BOSS DS-2 Turbo distortion
BOSS AC-3 Acoustic Simulator
BOSS GE-7 Equalizer
Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9
#11
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i ****ing dropped my new guitar, i was sad and pissed, then i got a new strap


I understand that. I got a Jackson Dinky with the Pile-O-Skulls graphic, I liked the way it felt but I just got it because it was a great deal and the paintjob, and I dropped it 10 minutes into our band's first practice with it.
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Stock Gibson Pickups from a 2005 V, I think they're a 498T and 500T set FS/FT
Duncan Distortion (regular spaced) FS

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#12
Ouch. With a problem like that, I'd either send it back under warranty (because it should not do that, even if you do screw it in too tight) or send it in for repair at your local luthier's.
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