LTD EC-256Felix K.
I just wanted to say how incredible the EC-256 guitar is. I recently bought this guitar as just something to take with me on road trips and to noodle around on when I'm traveling. I was absolutely blown away by the quality, playability and, most importantly, the sound. I own several very high end guitars, but my EC-256 has quickly become my go-to guitar for every situation. I have the vintage honey burst model with the factory relic'ing and flame maple top and it is absolutely gorgeous. I just can't imagine how ESP/LTD made such an incredible instrument at such a low price that sounds as good, if not better, than guitars that cost ten times as much!
Absolutely AmazingJeff George
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Jeff and was blown away by how genuine and energetic he is. After the meeting, I purchased the We Are Harlot CD and began to listen. Each song clearly had its own identity and simply rocked. Not taking away from the other musicians, especially the singer however Jeff's playing stood out to me as both exceptional and original. I recommend the CD to anyone who loves rock or metal and truly believe that Jeff will soon become the household name he deserves to be. Kudos Brother.
ltd MHB 400 by EspAlexander Cornel G.
I have been using this beautiful "tool" for the last 2 years on tour and it has never let me down. It is loaded with an EMG 85 in the neck position and I swapped the EMG 81 with the new EMG 57 in the bridge postion. It was not really neccesary, cause the 81 kicked ass with a good amplifier, but I simply like trying new things. Another nice feature is, that the EMG 85 in the neck postion has a really "beautiful and round" sound, not harsh or cold at all, so if you are doubting the ability of this guitar to do anything besides metal, I think you just at least give it a second try/thought!
Another feature that was crucial for me, is the longer baritone scale (27") , it is a pleasure tuning down to B, A or lower and the perfect string tension just amazes me everday when I pick up this guitar. It also stays in tune very well. Thumbs up to Esp Guitars!
ESP LTD M-1000EMark W.
Hey I just got a M-1000E a while back in snow white. And while I have owned guitars this nice they have all been around the $1600-$2300 range and this one sells new for $879. It may not stike everyone this way but to me that's saying a lot about this guitar that the closest guitar that I've owned that felt this good was twice the price. This guitar has one of the best fret levelling jobs I've seen any where near this price range. I can drop the string height and it goes straight to the fretboard and nothing sounds dead. All up and down the fretboard there's nothing but notes. Now keep in mind this is within reason, I guess if you just keep going down you'll kill them sooner or later, but you won't need to take them near that far. Just a few turns at the bridge and a small turn on the truss rod and boom there ya go. Low action that lets you go very FAST and very little sting tension for a 25 1/2 scale neck. At 440 pitch it feels more like 24 3/4.
And the frets just one thing about the guitar, the EMG's sing, the floyd stays in tune, and the finish is awesome. So for $879 isn't bad, since it would seem that every dollar of that is in the guitar's quality. I also have coming the ESP Arming Adjuster, and as soon as I have it I will write a review on it.
ESP LTD MH-330FM-FR [stgsb]Loka
This was issued to me on November 7th, 2013. This thing makes beast distortion with it's custom ALH-200 pickups, I have it hooked up to this combo amp with the middle all the way up and instantly I get the thrash noise I look for. It's green burst goes very well for my character and the music I make, then twice as fancied with it's cream white binding. The paint was applied to it very thoroughly, I may bump into things a lot but it has never chipped on me. The pickups themselves are my kind of sound, and the special floyd rose is very good considering all the divebombing and tremolo-ing I commit. The jumbo frets make movement easier for the skill I've developed ever since I've had it. It's iconic headstock is still as pointy as ever, the 6-in-line is just a great looking shape itself. The locking nuts stay in place like they should, even when I play my hardest. There's no signs of it falling apart on me at all so it's built to last for a very long, long time. Overall it has the right weight and look and noise for my elements \M/
ESP LTD M-330RBrian D.
I got this guitar back in 2013 and it is pure amazing. I put an EMG 81 in the bridge and an EMG 85 in the neck and its great for metal and also has good cleans.
This is my first ESP/LTD guitar. I've come close to buying several LTD models before, but always ended up with a Jackson or Schecter instead. So far I'm loving this guitar. The neck carve is very comfortable. I hadn't ever played an LTD 7 string before so I was a bit nervous about that. I find it much more comfortable than the neck on my Schecter SLS C-7. It's a beefier neck than the flat SLS neck, which for me is way more comfortable. It reminds me of my Jackson SLS3 neck (which is awesome), just wider (obviously since it's a 7).
I had also never used DiMarzio D-Activator pickups before, and I am definitely sold on these. Super clear, tight, and aggressive tones from the bridge, and the neck is a good compliment for cleans and leads. I was also a little concerned about reviews I had read where some were having issues with these guitars being too dark, but that is definitely not the case for me. I didn't have to tweak my settings at all on my 6505+ or my Mark V, and this guitar slays through either of my amps. The guitar is very resonant, and even bright sounding when played acoustically. It's the "snappiest" sounding guitar I own, which was kind of surprising to me (in a good way) since it's a neck through with mahogany wings. Build quality seems to be very solid and the fretwork looks and feels great. Alex definitely got the specs right on these, it's my new #1 seven string.
LTD OkkultistPhillip N.
Currently on Clearance, this guitar is a solid piece that will quickly become a center piece in any heavy, live performance.
The Duncan Blackout pickups absolutly roar and provide a nice, tight sound. The body style is unique enough to stand out , but not so esoteric as to seem out of place.
22 XJ frets, Ebony figner board and a maple neck combine well for a rhythm machine, while the V style lends itself well to leads higher up the neck.
This guitar is built for crushing power and speed, and I would highly recommend it to anyone, especially while its on clearance.
ESP LTD M-100FM STBC ReviewAbhinav B.
A great guitar to buy if you have a tight budget. It haas two ESP LH 150 pickups which are great for metal stuff like shredding. The body is made of basswood which makes it really light weight. The bridge is a Floyd Rose special bridge. It has a volume knob, a tone knob and a 3-way switch. This guitar comes in two colours, i.e. Transparent Black and Transparent Black Cherry.
Pros: 1) Lightweight
2) Good for shredding and metal stuff
3) Great for lead stuff
5) Really comfortable
Cons: 1) Does not dish out a heavy tone
2) Tuning is really difficult as it is a FR bridge
Conclusion : A great guitar for beginers and intermidiate guitar playes. If you have a tight budget, it's a great guitar to play. If you've got more than around 450 bucks, consider buying something better.
Throttle Body - Lead GuitaristChad17
Just a Picture that has that Look of a Gunslinger!! haha
Micheal Paget MP-600 reviewSynix
Brought this guitar used off Ebay for £500 and from the looks of the hardwear and such, as well as the cae it came in, it's had a well loved and played life. So, let's see how it arrived and how well it's held up to it's privious owner.
The guitar arrived in it's case (not an offical ESP) fairly well packed and seemed promising. Upon taking it out of it's first box however i was slightly startled to find two of the four locks were missing their hinges and so were doing nothing. However, upon undoing the two remaining locks and opening the case i was glad to comfirm the case had done it's job and the damage to the locks had saved the guitar.
The guitar itself had taken very little damage over time, a suprise considering it's a V and the points almost always chip. The hardwear is a bit rusty but still works flawlessly/
After set up:Wow, this thing blows me away, after slapping on a set of Erine Ball Hybrids (9-46) the guitar is playing like a dream, the only issue I had was that the low E saddle had been cut extreamly high, so high in fact that the string had a tendancy to pop out of the saddle during fast sections, a quick call to my local music store though and it was sorted for free as it was such a minor job.
Sound:The MP-600 comes stock with two EMG pickups; an 81 in the bridge and an 85 in the neck, classic heavy metal PU configeration and it dosn't disapoint! This thing sounds like a tank coming at you very fast all guns blazing on the high gain channel but despite EMG's getting the rag for having sub-standered cleans, these do give a nice set of them if you back of the volume on your guitar slightly.
Wow, is all I could say to this. Having switched to ESP from Ibanez because the marketing department of the latter compony appears to be full of spanners i was kinda worried that I'd never feel a neck as nice to play as the famed Wizard. boy was I wrong! the Thin U conture of the MP-600 is just amazing, not quite up their with the origial wizard but pound for pound it equals the Wizard II with flying colours! The ONLY complaint I have is the glossed back being sticky when your hands sweet but it's better then most glossed necks I've encountered and for those like me who know a little about building and modifing gutiars, a little bit 1000 grit wet/dry will sort the gloss out no problem.
A Stunning instrument I'm really sad to see discontinued, however it has hooked me on ESP guitars and I expect to see many more of them finding their way into my collection of guitars.