Victor Kovalchuk's Modded LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Vintage Black

ESP ALL ACCESS COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT! Let's talk about guitar mods for a moment. At ESP, we do our best to pair what we consider the best components for each guitar, keeping in mind that by definition, music and tone are subjective, and each person is going to have their own styles of music and their own preferences as to what sounds great. More than any other thing that affects the sound of an electric guitar, the pickups are crucial to their impact on tone in the same way different microphones are to the sound of a voice. That brings us to Ukraine-based All Access community member Victor Kovalchuk and his LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Vintage Black that he's recently modified with a set of Fishman Fluence Modern pickups. For some people, the stock set of EMG 60 and EMG 81 pickups in the EC-1000 VB are perfect; others will want to explore different tone options. ESP offers a wide variety of different pickups in our various guitars, from EMG to Seymour Duncan to Bare Knuckle to Fishman and more. But if you choose to personalize your ESP with your own choices in aftermarket hardware and components, that's cool too. Word to the wise: make sure you know what you're doing when swapping pickups, or take your guitar to an experienced tech for help. You can check out Victor's band Strike Each Other on their Bandcamp page.

If you're doing cool music with your ESP, ESP E-II, or LTD guitar or bass, upload a video to the ESP site and we might select you as the next ESP All Access Community Member to feature on our front page where thousands of other players can check you out! Get the details here.