#1
Hello UG!

Well, after 4 years of playing I have finally attained my second guitar. After countless hours of trawling the Web and guitar stores looking for the guitar that's right for me, I finally found it. As of Thursday I became the proud owner of an ESP LTD EC-400 TSB!

(Apologies for the large photos & shoddy clarity close up, it's a camera phone)









This guitar is everything I could have asked for. The neck is fantastic to play (Thin U style I believe) and the body suits me just fine. The Seymour Duncan JB/59 combo works an absolute treat, and is as versatile as I could have hoped for. Aesthetically I think it's gorgeous, I love the flamed maple top (very well matched) and how the finish changes hue and brightness under different conditions.

I'll most likely make a proper review of the guitar once I've got to know it's ins-and-outs more.

Just thought I'd share!
I'm going to create the procrastination club, just later...
Last edited by Saint of Steel at Oct 5, 2008,
#2
Wait a second, is that a Spider underneath a MG?!?

Just kidding!

Nice guitar, have a free e-beer on me!
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#3
nice guitar, man
Gear n Shizz:

Washburn X50 Pro
Epiphone Korina Explorer
Line 6 Flextone III 75w
#4
Thats a beauty! Enjoy that thing my friend!
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#5
I was waiting for some amp hating...

Ah, the Spider does the business, and the MG was part of the starter pack I bought many a moon ago. Finances willing I'll be able to upgrade my amp situation before or after purchasing some form of electro-acoustic.
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#6
The guitar looks nice.so now you can buy yourself a new amp In my opinion its always better to have a better amp than to have a good guitar and a crappy amp.I myself have that little marshall and i know its crappy and line 6 is...hmm...a line 6
#9
thats really nice man, i always liked that sharp cut out on the ESP's
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#10
Very nice. That's the guitar I plan on getting as well. If only I had the money.
#12
very nice, i thought you had to go up to the 1000s to get a figured top, guess i was wrong (or else they brought out a new model).
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#13
Quote by Dave_Mc
very nice, i thought you had to go up to the 1000s to get a figured top, guess i was wrong (or else they brought out a new model).


I had originally wanted an EC-1000 a while ago, but realised that I didn't particularly need 24 frets, and the small differences in hardware (which are few and far between) were not worth an extra £250.
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#14
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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Et tu, br00tz?
#15
sexy sexy sexy.
I'm usually not too fond pf that kind of finish, but it fits that guitar well
#16
The Sytematic Chaos poster almost makes up for your "mini stack of doom". Almost....

JK, and awesome guitar. Very classy looking.
#17
VERY nice looking. And if your looking for a cheap but still really nice amp, the crate v series (the v18 and the v33) in particular are all tube and only like 250, I just got the v33 and it sounds great. But anyways, guitar looks great, congratz dude!
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#18
I knew I was asking for trouble when the amps got in the shot...

Put it this way, are there any UGers out there who wouldn't want a guitar upgrade after having the same crappy beginners guitar for nigh on 4 years? The Line 6 does it's job and at the time was great value for money, the amp situation will be rectified as soon as funds are permitting now I have a new guitar.
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#19
yeah, definitely. i normally advise buying a new amp before a guitar, but it does depend on how good the current guitar is. black and white advice is generally a bad thing... i mean, i'd personally rather play a good guitar through a microcube, or a spider, than a $50 pos through a nicer amp. of course, though, if you already have the good guitar, i'd rather buy a new amp than buy a slightly nicer guitar...

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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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Et tu, br00tz?
#20
There's an enormous chrysalis on your guitar in the second picture. Use the gravity gun to stun it then walk over the bulb for some extra health.
#21
great looking guitar
Gear


- Epiphone Les Paul
- SX Strat (w/ Fender Vintage Noisless Pickups, TBX Control, and an active circuit board for +25dB mid boost)
- Marshall DSL40C
#23
Silly man.

Do I see a bottle of chloroform on the table in the first pic?
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B.C. Rich Pro X Mockingbird Hardtail
#24
Quote by Wylde_Man
Very nice guitar!! Gotta love LTD's.

May i ask what it weighs, and if it is neckheavy?


Ta mate.

Couldn't give you an exact weight, but it's not back-breakingly heavy like some LP shaped guitars. There's weight to it, but it's not overbearing. Assuming you aren't a complete wimp then it's an entirely manageable weight.

Neck heavy? Nope, not in the slightest! Stays where it's supposed to when you're standing.

I'm still to find a fault with this guitar, the only possible niggle I have at the moment is the lack of an extra tone knob, but then as I use the tone controls sparingly this isn't much of an issue at the moment.
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#25
I have one of these on my EXTENSIVE GAS list. When i got the viper i have now, i was choosing between it and a similar EC. I picked my viper over the EC because it seemed to have better fret access. I sort of regret it now, because mines a neckheavy SOB. If you get a chance to weigh yours and want to compare it to my viper, mine weighs 8lbs.
#26
Nice one man, hope it plays as nice as it looks.
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