#1
I have narrowed my next guitar down to two choices, a ESP LTD M-100FM or M-200FM. The 200FM has a neck thru but the pickups are ESP EMG and arent that great while the 100FM cost less but I could just get rid of those pickups and put in whatever I wanted which would probably be Seymour Duncan. If I got the 200 I prolly wouldnt change the pickups but they are so dead sounding. They are horrible but they arent great either. Input would be great, Thanks....
#2
Why not buy something stock with Duncans? Your looking at almost $500 to get the M-100FM + Duncans.

I'd say you get a Jackson from the pro line, made in Japan. It'll be much better quality than the, M-100 and they come stock with Seymour Duncans.
#3
with esp, you shouldnt get anything less than a 400 model. but, you should probably go for the 200FM. it will be more of what you want and you won't have to change out pickups unless you're looking for a different tone. i love esp guitars though. i have the ec-500 and i love it.
#4
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#5
Yes, I know there is more to it that the pickups, the neckthru design gives much better sustain but the floyd rose is the same and i dont use the coil tap. I am borrowing my friends 200FM and i love it but my ESP LTD H50 with a SD SH-6 in the bridge gives off a way better tone through distortion and clean. I just want input on whether it would be wiser just to let the sustain thing go and get better tone (100FM) or leave the sustain and settle for mediocre tone(200FM)
#6
Well seeing as the M-200FM uses agathis and the M-100FM uses basswood, the M-100FM is gonna be the better choice as long as you replace the pickups. A Duncan JB/59 set would work well.
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#7
Both use Agathis, they are basically the same guitar, just one is a neckthru and has EMG ESP Pickups while the other has a bolt on and stock pickups