LTD M-100FM review by ESP

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.9 (148 votes)

Sound — 9
Sound : With the EMG pickups this guitar sounds amazing it had an 81 and 60 in it at first but i swapped the 60 for an 85 and it sounds even better im using it with a usa made Peavey bandit and no pedals the pickups are silent ( no buzzing) on the bridge pickup it has a nice bright sound and on the neck pickup it has a nice rich tone this guitar can handle anything fron jazz to technical death metal

Overall Impression — 9
i mainly play metal, this guitar handles it perfectly i have been playing almost 3 years, i also own a 90s Epiphone Explorer with Seymour Duncan livewires and i have owned jacksons and Ibanez's the seymour duncans have a much better clean sound than EMGs nothing i would've asked befor buying, this guitar is great if it were stolen, i would hunt the theif down and stab them with the pointy headstock, this guitar has sentimental value. i love just about everything about this guitar, i just wish it had a little more sustain and its really light aswell which is cool i had an LTD EC-50 with EMG 81 85 before this and i like the neck on the EC-50 better, but this guitar is much prettier and i love the Floyd Rose

Reliability & Durability — 9
Reliability & Durability i have played this guitar Live and for exams at school with no problems at all, i have smacked it on the computer desk too many times and not one scratch the hardware is very solid, my guess is it will last i dont know about the strap buttons, as i put a DiMarzio locking strap on it I wouldnt do a gig without a backup but i probably wouldnt need a backup with this i play this guitar alot, and the finish is still like new the guitar is at least 2 years old

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Action, Fit & Finish : this guitar had a perfect setup when i got this, it was in C Standard, this guitar can be setup quite easily, i have had it as low as drop F and tuned it back to d Standard and re did the action in less than 15 minutes Pickups were fine when i got it Bridge was Routed properly and stays in tune after massive divebombs no flaws on this when i got it it was all working everything was smooth, so no complaints.

Features — 8
Features : Made in indonesia 24 frets, the neck is a little thicker than an Ibanez, but not too thick flamed maple top superstrat style licensed Floyd Rose stock electronics are passive volume, tone , 3 way selector ESP pickups, but i changed them to EMGs ESP tuners

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