#1
Hey guys,
just a random question.
Do you guys think its worth it to trade a Gibson SG Special for a ESP Alexi 600?
I own a Gibson SG Special, this guy that i know wanted to trade O.o (Both guitars are used, i am not aware of the chips and dings YET)

Worth it?

(Im a huge fan of COB and a huge metal head)
iMervyn
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Last edited by iMervyn at Jul 15, 2008,
#2
is it a ESP or LTD?

I would go for the ESP hands down. Gibsons are excellent but the ESP would be better for your style of playing
#3
Quote by leony03
is it a ESP or LTD?


i ..uh..dunno yet lol
i'm waiting for pics, and my stupid friend doesn't even know whether its ESP or LTD
cause its not his, he said its his cousins or something
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#4
well if you like to play the metal then i would assume the trade would be great in your favor but if your into a large variety of playing styles then the SG may be more well suited for you
#5
Quote by leony03
is it a ESP or LTD?

I would go for the ESP hands down. Gibsons are excellent but the ESP would be better for your style of playing


Thanks man, i'll consider
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#6
well find out if it is LTD or ESP. ESP's are worth a whole lot more than LTD's. It says on the headstock ESP or LTD so ask your friends cousin. If its LTD, then its not worth it i dont think. ESP, then go for it
#7
Quote by Altoidwithmelon
well if you like to play the metal then i would assume the trade would be great in your favor but if your into a large variety of playing styles then the SG may be more well suited for you



I agree that the ESP is in hell my favor lol, but i do occasionally play other styles
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#8
The Alexi 600 is an LTD. The site says "Floyd Rose bridge". I assume that's an OFR. I'd say, do it.

EDIT: And then sell your Razorback to some ignorant rich kid. The LTD is superior in features. Assuming you don't change tunings though.
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oh yeah? well larry king the slayer guitarist owns bc rich guitars. (i think)
#9
Quote by Green_Jelly
The Alexi 600 is an LTD. The site says "Floyd Rose bridge". I assume that's an OFR. I'd say, do it.


The Alexi 600 has 2 models, the ESP and the LTD.
it is not ONLY made in LTD.
The ESP quality is LOADS better.
Not to mention the price diff O.O
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#10
Quote by Green_Jelly
The Alexi 600 is an LTD. The site says "Floyd Rose bridge". I assume that's an OFR. I'd say, do it.

EDIT: And then sell your Razorback to some ignorant rich kid. The LTD is superior in features. Assuming you don't change tunings though.

I agree. But i hate the fact that it's only 1 pickup. that would drive me nuts.
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#11
Quote by iMervyn
The Alexi 600 has 2 models, the ESP and the LTD.
it is not ONLY made in LTD.
The ESP quality is LOADS better.
Not to mention the price diff O.O

The 600 is the LTD. The ESP one is simply called Alexi ESP. ESP's don't have numbers, just names.
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oh yeah? well larry king the slayer guitarist owns bc rich guitars. (i think)
#12
Quote by Green_Jelly
The 600 is the LTD. The ESP one is simply called Alexi ESP. ESP's don't have numbers, just names.


Go on the ESP website and check lol
www.espguitars.com

go to artists and choose alexi laiho
iMervyn
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#13
Quote by iMervyn
Go on the ESP website and check lol
www.espguitars.com

go to artists and choose alexi laiho

Yeah, that's what I just told you.
Quote by lizarday
oh yeah? well larry king the slayer guitarist owns bc rich guitars. (i think)
#14
It's going to be an LTD, I'm pretty sure. As mentioned, actual ESP's don't have numbers, just the name.

Still, the Alexi sells for almost twice the price of the SG. Obviously some of that is the fact that it's a signature guitar, but it probably is also a higher quality instrument. Especially if you consider Gibson's quality control, especially with cheaper instruments (even higher end, to be honest).

The SG is more flexible, but I'd still take the trade, honestly. Assuming, of course, that his is still in prime condition and isn't jacked up in any way.

I'd sell the Dean, and replace the SG with something similar (or better) in flexibility. After playing the Alexi, you'll realize how poorly made the Dean is. If it's an older Alexi, it'll have the passive EMG-hz, which I would replace with either a better passive pickup (like a Seymour Duncan) or an actual active EMG (like the 81), or (even better) a Seymour Duncan Blackout (which the new Alexi's come with).

EDIT: Keep in mind that if the Alexi has that passive EMG, the real EMGs in the Dean will probably sound better at first. But once you change the pickup in the Alexi, you'll see the difference. They are different woods though, so you'll have to see which you like better at that point.

The Alexi is maple and alder, and the Dean is all mahogany. The Alexi has an ebony fretboard, which is a lot nicer than the rosewood of the Dean. The Alexi also has an OFR, which is miles above the one the Dean uses. The Alexi also has a much nicer neck, in my opinion. It's a lot faster and smoother. The guitar is also a neck-thru, which I find a lot nicer than set-neck of the Dean. The neck-joint on the Dean can be a real pain in comparison, to me.
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#15
Thanks loads guys!
iMervyn
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#16
Quote by Green_Jelly
Yeah, that's what I just told you.


Sorry dude, my bad.
I just checked the site.
=D
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#17
Quote by iMervyn
The Alexi 600 has 2 models, the ESP and the LTD.
it is not ONLY made in LTD.
The ESP quality is LOADS better.
Not to mention the price diff O.O


The ESP isn't called the "Alexi 600."

There's also no way in hell that the guitar is an ESP, it's an LTD. I thought that much was obvious with you guys.
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#18
Quote by Colgate Total
The ESP isn't called the "Alexi 600."

There's also no way in hell that the guitar is an ESP, it's an LTD. I thought that much was obvious with you guys.


Sorry guys =P
My bad...
iMervyn
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#19
Quote by kool98769
I agree. But i hate the fact that it's only 1 pickup. that would drive me nuts.


Not really when ever i play on my Les Paul i only use the bridge pickup. LTD hands down.

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#20
Its ideal to have 2 pickups, but 1 suits me fine
iMervyn
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