#1
hi, i played a friends esp ltd ec 1000 today and it was great. I can afford a 400 series so how do they compare?

will the 400 series be anywhere near as good?

thanks
#4
to my hands they felt almost identical. the only difference to me was the abalone binding everywhere
#6
is the diference only that small on the ec or also on the other series?
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#7
Quote by SquierLolz
is the diference only that small on the ec or also on the other series?


good question
#9
i wish theymade a ltd ec with a floyd :P
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#10
I asked this question some time ago too, you can maybe not see any difference, but there is, the EC-1000 should be better in all aspects. Build quality and quality control the most. I have decided to go all the way and buy a real Eclipse instead after I tried both the EC-1000 and the Esp Eclipse in the store. There is nothing wrong with the 400, but if you can afford it, go for a higher series. Damn, I just found another guitar that I want, Yamaha SBG1000, and I can't decide between the Eclipse and that. I will have to go to the store and try both those out again.

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#11
The quality should be the same for both because they are both made in Korea, both in the same factory. Things besides looks that set the EC-1000 apart from the EC-400/500 are the tuners (ESP locking vs. Grover) and the bridge (Tonepros bridge vs. generic TOM bridge). Playability wise, the EC-1000 will have better intonation and tuning stability. But you should be happy with both.
Last edited by steel337 at Mar 30, 2008,
#12
Better hardware on the 1000, and abalone if you like that. 2 extra frets on the 1000 as well, but that moves the neck pickup towards the bridge, so the tone should be a little different there.
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