#2
I dont know exactly what you mean by "shred"
But on Metallica's S&M, James plays an esp EC on "The memory remains"
#3
Yeah the'yre very good. They're basically like a les paul, but better for metal/shred with a more comfortable neck.
#5
Can you sweep?
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#6
For that sort of stuff, you'd probably do better with the LTD MH. My friends looking at the MH-50, and they're pretty good. The upper fret access would be much better than that on the EC.
#7
while most people owuld think that a single cutaway would be harder, it really isn't.

i have long fingers, and that might be part of it, but getting to the highest frets on a 24 fret EC500 isn't a big ordeal. probably on the lower 3-4 strings but on the highest three getting up there isn't a huge ordeal.
the neck access on the ESP EC is MUCH better than any LP ive played.

give it a shot and see if you like it
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#8
But if your hands are a little smaller like mine, single cutaways do throw some trouble when playing on higher frets. At least I have a LITTLE more trouble on my Gib LP Studio than on a regular strat-styled axe. But...the trouble isn't enough deterrent for me to not love my LP or sway someone else away from a single-cut guitar
#9
are esp ec guitars hard to "shred" on?


Yes.


If you suck.

Seriously though, they're surprisingly "shreddy" for a singlecut guitar. Good fret access too.

However if you're playing an SG at the moment you'll take a while to get used to it, maybe a Viper would be a better choice. Similar neck but better fret access.
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#10
as the aboev poster said, it would be an easier transition to look into a viper series.
but im making the jump from an SG to an eclipse as well..
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#12
Matt Heafy from trivium used to use some ECs, but you should just try to find one and try it out.
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#13
^^I agree. I can shred/solo on mine just fine. It has better access than you'd think.
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#14
alright sweet. haha and at the end of the day, if your good enough you can shred on any guitar. but yea il just try it first
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He used gibsons.

unless your talking about before that.... even then that must been a hella long time ago
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