Esp Eclipse ACSB
I have been looking at this guitar for some time now and also at some Gibson Les Pauls. I'm leaning more towards the Eclipse mainly because it plays better and I like the more modern, edgy look.
I haven't had a lot of time to try it out so I was just wondering how you would rate the tonality of the instrument in comparison to a Les Paul? I love midrange and bass with a healthy amount of distortion (not fuzzy) and I like the thick tone mahogany delivers.
Also, I have noticed the Eclipse 1 seems to be missing at every shop I go to. I live in the States, does that have something to do with it? I've been hearing the only ones available here are the Eclipse 2 models...why is that?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks. :D
I own a Eclipse and a LP studio and both are great guitars. The ESP is nicer to play and looks damned sexy but just I love the my LP sounds
Might be just the pickups though, Iv kinda gone off the emgs and Im thinking about putting some duncans in there
As far as I know you can only get the eclipse II in the states
there was a lawsuit on the eclipse I body shape, so yes - only the eclipse 2 is available in the sates :hat
as far as sound - from MY experience, the eclipse has proven more versatile. the les paul has GREAT crunch, but i didn't find it very good for metal (I own an R8).
Eclipse's IMO sound good for anything (with the right PUPS ;))
Thanks guys. Would any of you recommend the Eclipse for a Randy Rhoads-like tone?