#1
Hey, as a lead guitarrist of an Heavy/Trash Metal band I will buy one of these 2 (Both from Gibson) beauties, but first I'd like to get an opinion about what Guitar is faster for soloing and what feats better the lead position.
Any kind of help and sugestion will be apreciated

Ps: I'm not talking about the Faded versions.
#2
They're both brilliant lead guitars, in a case like this it all comes down to opinion really. Me, I'd go for the V, but then that's because I already have an Explorer.
#3
I would go for the V, but if you want some nice metal guitars, check out ESP. The EX series is a spin off of the Explorer and I think is much cooler. They have V's, but they are the 07 models and won't be coming out till March, but that's like a week or two away.

http://www.espguitars.com

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#5
The Gibsons you are looking at are about $1000. The ESP's will be about $600-$700 and IMO won't feel as cheap.
Guitars
Agile 3100 CSB
ESP MH400 w/ Trem-Setter
Epi G-310
Applause Acoustic

Amps
1968 Fender Vibrochamp - Great amp, only $100 fixxer-upper
Line 6 Spider II

REMEMBER, ALL TONE IS SUBJECTIVE!
#6
Those are Esp-Ltd . I'd like a guitar with name if you know what I mean, one I can stay with for years.
#8
^ They are still ESPs, though. LTD is just the mass-produced ESP guitars. And what do you mean by one you can stay with for years?
Guitars
Agile 3100 CSB
ESP MH400 w/ Trem-Setter
Epi G-310
Applause Acoustic

Amps
1968 Fender Vibrochamp - Great amp, only $100 fixxer-upper
Line 6 Spider II

REMEMBER, ALL TONE IS SUBJECTIVE!
#9
If you think LTDs aren't axes you can live by, I feel kind of bad for you.
It's true, this stuff I make up.
~Dom~
#10
^ Exactly, plus, I can see that you like Metallica and, FIY, they mostly use ESP, except for the few Gibsons they have from the early days.
Guitars
Agile 3100 CSB
ESP MH400 w/ Trem-Setter
Epi G-310
Applause Acoustic

Amps
1968 Fender Vibrochamp - Great amp, only $100 fixxer-upper
Line 6 Spider II

REMEMBER, ALL TONE IS SUBJECTIVE!
#11
The problem is that in my country there arent any Esp, close, to try ^ ^(portugal)
Last edited by DeCk at Feb 24, 2007,
#12
Bah, I've seen Hetfield playing an LTD or two on stage.
It's true, this stuff I make up.
~Dom~
#16
Played an Explorer, never a V. Good thing I like Explorers more anyway.

To tell the truth, it was just kind of meh. Not really exciting, but not bad at all.

Oh, and if anyone says you can't play lead on an Explorer, punch them.
It's true, this stuff I make up.
~Dom~
#18
You know Arb, for a second there I thought you were going to tell him to get a strat.
It's true, this stuff I make up.
~Dom~
#20
^


Go with the Explorer. But quite honestly, you can't go wrong with either. It depends if you are one of the whiney little bastards who complain about sitting with a V. Both are splendid guitars...


(I just said splendid... )
#22
playing sit is for sissys kdg
Last edited by DeCk at Feb 24, 2007,
#23
Btw Shouldn't I find an explorer/v on esp website with a tremolo ?
#26
Quote by Dom5412
You know Arb, for a second there I thought you were going to tell him to get a strat.


i dont usually reccomend strats. really i dont. only HSS for someone who wants versitility.

^^ EWWWWWWWWWWW!
#29
I have both guitars and personally Both are great it all comes down to feel which shape you prefer i like the V so that is what i mainly use
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#31
i actually like the blood bath haha
looks mint!
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