• Void

    [Help!] LTD EC 1000 VB

    Greetings everyone!
    After selling my Schecter Omen 6-FR, I'm about to get an EC 1000 VB Deluxe, but I'm afraid about some details. First of all, I never played a Les Paul shaped guitar, and I can't test it out since I'm ordering it online. The thing is I always play in the same pose as classic guitarists (using my left leg as the main support), does it hold up that way? Or is it uncomfortable? I can't help but imaging that it won't hold steady and my right arm will get tired fast (I downpick a lot). The low-end of the body seems to be much bigger than strat guitars, so I suppose I'll find the bridge higher, forcing my arm into some weird pose. I don't know, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit
    How's the higher frets access? It looks like quite a trouble. As long as I can play up to the 22rd fret without any trouble I'm okay
    Hope I explained myself well
    Sorry for the broken english!
    Thanks in advance!

    • Geetarguy70

      Dude I have one and it plays and sounds great. It's on the heavy side and very good tone. Mine is the ebony board with Emgs. Enjoy your new geetar!

    • deus ex machina

      My bad, doublepost.

    • deus ex machina

      Yes, it will feel different. It's just a matter of getting used to it, tho.

      Fret access on EC's not bad, but I've played guitars with better access, TBH.

      • Antoon

        You can't test it out? Just get to a guitar shop and try one out. EC's are very different to play for me to a Schecter C guitar ( own a C1 ATX and have played a EC 1000 but didn't like it ). Weight balance is different so you will have to adjust though if you right handed and rest it on you left leg ( i.e. between your legs ) you should be fine. I love LP style guitars, but they somehow don't suit me. It's all in the feel of YOUR hands though. Buying unseen only if you can return the guitar or switch for an other guitar for me.

    • Road King

      Yes, you can play Les Paul shapes in the classical position. That's how I've always done it.

    • Void

      Thanks for the feedback everyone!
      There is no way I can test it. I live in a rather small city, there are only chinese replicas and a few mid-range B.C. Richs, no ESP at all
      There is this little shop that imports instruments upon request at very low prices, but it is more than a thousand miles away
      I ordered them an EX 401fm, but thanks to the pseudo-socialist bitch we have for a president here in Argentina, it didn't pass through customs. Apparently they don't have info about that guitar in their end, so they can't apply the accurate taxes.
      So my choices are either this, or the EC Vampire Bio-Tech... which I'm not even sure if it is already on production. Does anybody know? I haven't found any videos or pics of anyone with it
      At least now I know it isn't impossible to play it the way I do

      • Antoon

        EC 1000 VB vs Biohazardtechskullsonguitar
        Set-Neck Construction vs Bolt On
        Gold Hardware vs Black Hardware
        LTD Locking Tuners vs LTD Tuners
        Tonepros Locking TOM Bridge & Tailpiece vs TOM bridge

        EC 1000 looks to be a better instrument to me ( set neck and locking bridge and tuners ) but then again there will probably be a price difference.....

    • Norseman

      Ah man that sucks!

    • Nate@SwiftMusicMN

      Just tried it out, works fine for classical position it works great. Upper fret access is much better than other LP styles I've played.

    • Nate@SwiftMusicMN

      Just tried it out, works fine for classical position it works great. Upper fret access is much better than other LP styles I've played.

    • Geetarguy70

      I've played mine on top, reverse cowgirl and spoon and it always sounds great

      • Void

        EC 1000 VB vs Biohazardtechskullsonguitar
        Set-Neck Construction vs Bolt On
        Gold Hardware vs Black Hardware
        LTD Locking Tuners vs LTD Tuners
        Tonepros Locking TOM Bridge & Tailpiece vs TOM bridge

        EC 1000 looks to be a better instrument to me ( set neck and locking bridge and tuners ) but then again there will probably be a price difference.....

        The biohazardtechskulsonguitar is actually more expensive regardless of it's worst components. Basically you're paying more only to look cooler

        Just tried it out, works fine for classical position it works great. Upper fret access is much better than other LP styles I've played.

        Good to hear that man!
        I'll just go for it

        I've played mine on top, reverse cowgirl and spoon and it always sounds great

        HAHAHAHA!
        Now I'm stuck with these weird mental images

    • deus ex machina

      Biohazard guitar looking cooler is... not exactly how I'd put it. :p


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