The Fake ESP Thread

The Fake ESP Thread

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Pushead and I are here to help verify ESP and LTD guitars. If you have, or are looking to buy a guitar that you're unsure of, post pictures and questions in this thread. Please post clear pictures of the front and back of the...
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Anthony V.

Scratchy pickups/volume knob sound

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Hey what's up everyone. I have an esp ltd 1000 with active 81s, I really like it but the volume knob makes this crackled sound. It also sounds bad sometimes. The last few days it's been working great other than the knobs....
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Alex S.

Rewiring a Ben Burnley BB-600BQM to melt pickups

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Hi,
I just received an ESP LTD Ben Burnley BB-600BQM Baritone, awesome guitar. It feature passive humbuckers and an active piezo, both available via separate output jacks.

I wonder if I could rewire the guitar, to...
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James K.

String Buzz

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What is the best way to get rid of string buzz? Intonation, action, tuning, truss rod ? I have an Evertune bridge....
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Need HELP with diagram for ESP STEF6

Need HELP with diagram for ESP STEF6

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Hello members of the forum and ESP owners!
So I decided to change passive pickups on my "spear" STEF6 for a set of active ones. As a result, I chose set *Stephen Carpenter Signature Pickup PRF-MS6-SC1* and *PRF-STR-BK1...
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Fishman Fluence install on ESP Horizon HRF NT-II

Fishman Fluence install on ESP Horizon HRF NT-II

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Greetings The below info has been posted here in case anyone may find it useful. I replaced the pick-ups on my 2011 ESP HRF NT-II from Seymour Duncan Blackouts AHB-1n / AHB-1b, to Fishman Fluence “Killswitch Engage”...
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shred4life

About 48th Street, NYC

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Hi, people. I am not sure this is the right place to ask, but I'll give it a shot. I recently bought a custom Horizon. It is an old one but very clean / not abused and it is definitely the real deal. There is a A5 sized...
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Fowleri

ESP arming adjuster

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Has anyone used the ESP arming adjuster? Is it better than other trem stabilizers? Is it hard to install?  ...
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How to spot fake ESP

How to spot fake ESP

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Hey guys, Do you have any knowledge regarding fake guitars and how to spot them?  Maybe guitar companies should start a database where we could register original guitars and verify their authenticity. I understand that, I...
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Blayne R.

Pick up height

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I just got my KH602 in and the bridge pick up is offset in height. The bottom end of pickup is screwed down all the way flush to bottom of casing, while the top of the pickup is standard height. Is this normal or should I be...
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alex s.

Regarding the ESP Maverick ?.

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Hello,   I've been trying to find out some info on the Maverick. I'm going to be purchasing one from a mutual friend of a friend very soon, but I do have a couple of questions Does anyone know the original production run of...
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alex s.

Ec ii 1007 pickup toggle issue ?.

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Hello,   So lately during practice ive been complaining my tone sounds too bluesy. My guys said im crazy and when i was playing around myself today i knew i wasnt crazy, i thought it was the battery. Wrong. I went to go...
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How to spot a fake ESP

How to spot a fake ESP

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Hi everyone, this is my first post here on the forum!!!  So here's the deal.
I am about to buy a second hand ESP Eclipse II VB with it's OHSC  (Standard Series btw). Here's the thing. I want to make sure it's legit. I...
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Painting your own guitar 101:  A guide in pictures. (56k breathes in toxic fumes))

Painting your own guitar 101: A guide in pictures. (56k breathes in toxic fumes))

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I threw this guide together out of old pictures of a Gibson Flying V I painted in 2009. The pictures were not meant to be used as a guide, but since I don't plan on documenting another paint job for at least the next several...
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Xytras S.

anyone ... viper 10?

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Hi I have arthrosis in my left hand... affects more my thumb. Need low action, low string gauge, extra sized frets... in order to make the playing act softer, I have a low budget and I am lerning... or try to.... Tried...
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