#1
Ok so i narrowed it down. i'v decided on these 2 guitars. THe more money i can save, the better. HEres the deal. I wanna get a kick ass V guitar but not burn a damn hole through my wallet. I was considering the V-500, but i figured it would be cheaper to get the V-200 and pop in an EMG 85 and 81. Please compare these 2 guitars and tell me what you all think. I could care less about the wood type cause im playing it all for metal through a distortion pedal. Which of these routes is the better choice? (P.S. it's gotta stay in tune good too!)

ESp V-200

ESP V-500
#2
the five hundred is going to be a hands down better guitar, better put togeather, better quality control, better pickups, better tuners, better wiring, and you'll probably be happier with the 500... ps, since noones asked yet (duh) what amp are you using? that can make a much more drastic difference in the sound you're getting.
#3
Im using some 75watt Kustom amp. Im running my guitar through a wah and a Digitech Metal master distortion pedal. Im looking for a new guitar that can stay in tune. Im pretty much scarred for life from my M100FM LTD that keeps on going outta tune cuz the trem is a cheap POS. I've tried salvaging it so many times but never succeeded.Also, im tired of retuning the trem for differnet tunings since i switch tunings like i switch underwear lol.
Last edited by Yach at Oct 24, 2008,
#5
my concern is mainly, "If i buy the V-200, will i be stuck in the same boat as i was with my M100FM?". regretting i paid 300-400 dollars for a P.O.S.?\
#6
500>200.
That is all.
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#8
The thing is, i dont have enough cash for it though. Im at a sucky limit of like $500. This way i figured i'm getting a Guitar i'm looking for through a brand i like. Its pretty hard to find a good cheap V guitar. I know i'm making a comparison similar to looking to buy a chevy cobalt or a corvette, but i'm low on Cash.
Last edited by Yach at Oct 26, 2008,
#10
500. I just got mine last month, and it will not dissapoint. The 200 won't sound good unless you mod it out a bit, and after those mods, the money you spend probably goes above the 500's price.
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#12
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500. I just got mine last month, and it will not dissapoint. The 200 won't sound good unless you mod it out a bit, and after those mods, the money you spend probably goes above the 500's price.


Well like i said earlier, im going to put in new pickups in it. And i'm going to spend the cash i saved on the 500 towards a new amp. As long as the guitar doesn't have a floating bridge im fine.
Last edited by Yach at Oct 27, 2008,
#13
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Well like i said earlier, im going to put in new pickups in it. And i'm going to spend the cash i saved on the 500 towards a new amp. As long as it doesnt have a floating bridge im fine.

The 200 is basswood (the 500 is mahogany) and its hardware and electronics aren't as good, not to mention the QC is probably worse.
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What in the world is QC?

Quality control.
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#17
Save up the cash for the V500, it has a set-in neck, better pickups and as said before the wood / electronics are superior.

Rather play you'r 'POS' guitar for a while more and get the real deal eventually
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#18
Will any of that matter if im switching the pickups and running my guitar through a multi effect pedal?
#19
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Will any of that matter if im switching the pickups and running my guitar through a multi effect pedal?

If you buy a guitar with EMGs and plan on swapping the pickups, you may as well look into a different guitar or something...

What multi effect pedal is it? What amp are you using it with?
#20
500!!!
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#21
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If you buy a guitar with EMGs and plan on swapping the pickups, you may as well look into a different guitar or something...

What multi effect pedal is it? What amp are you using it with?


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#22
Well, i'll tell you what im going to do. To resolve my dilema, im going to go down to my local dealer, have them order them in for me and play them both and see what i think. Thnx for the input though.