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shrednbuttah
post Jun 5 2009, 12:26 AM
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So a while back I posted trying to look for an amp or a way to upgrade my set up. With college starting back up and me having to move I decided to just save the cash I had for a time when I could shop around. Instead of an amp though I'm looking to upgrade my guitar (a MIM strat). I like playing blues, but I also want to be able to play harder rock and even some metal on my new guitar. Guitar center is running a deal for the next two weeks where I can trade in my strat and get store credit along with 15% off any other purchase. So I've been making trips to different guitar stores and playing a whole wide array of instruments. I liked certain schecter, jackson, and ibanez products, but they didn't seem to be of the best value or fit me right. I really like the way ESP's play, and gibsons too.. and have narrowed it down to about 3-4 different guitars.

ESP MH-1000
http://www.guitarcenter.com/ESP-LTD-Deluxe...954-i1175986.gc

ESP EC-1000
http://www.guitarcenter.com/ESP-LTD-Deluxe...629-i1149002.gc

Gibson SG Standard
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Gibson-SG-Stan...509-i1149261.gc

Les Paul Studio
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Gibson-Les-Pau...843-i1149141.gc

I'm trying to keep the price below 1,500$ USD, I have some good money saved.. but not quite the 2,500 to drop on a standard les paul haha. Any Suggestions?


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post Jun 5 2009, 12:30 AM
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Used Les Paul Standard, or aim for the ESP versions of those ltd guitars


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post Jun 5 2009, 02:11 AM
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I really like the SG standard, it's a great guitar, really depends on what you're after. I'm not a big fan of Les Paul Studios, i think the standard is just so much more guitar.
Personally if i was getting just one of those I would probably go for the EC 1000 but with the Seymour Duncans for a more versatile guitar.
Like Zakk Wylde said, a used Les Paul Standard is really a good idea though...
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post Jun 5 2009, 04:09 AM
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what about

http://www.guitarcenter.com/ESP-Standard-S...653-i1149019.gc

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post Jun 5 2009, 07:55 AM
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QUOTE (shrednbuttah @ Jun 5 2009, 05:09 AM) *


+1000 biggrin.gif

That is an AWESOME guitar!
I know 'cause I've had one smile.gif

For that price (1499$) it's probably one of the best guitars you can get!
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post Jun 5 2009, 12:01 PM
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QUOTE (shrednbuttah @ Jun 5 2009, 05:09 AM) *


That's what I was talking about!
The ESP blows the ltd series out of the water and the built quality is on Gibson Custom Shop level!


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post Jun 5 2009, 12:16 PM
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QUOTE (shrednbuttah @ Jun 5 2009, 05:09 AM) *


I have an Eclipse I and I love it!


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post Jun 6 2009, 08:19 PM
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what about the Satriani model Ibanez js1200 or something?


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post Jun 6 2009, 11:02 PM
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post Jun 13 2009, 06:01 AM
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So my standard eclipse 2 came today and it looked absolutely amazing. However the b string was broken.. so I decided to completely restring the brand new guitar. When I loosened and clipped the final remaining string the lock below the bridge fell to the floor since it was suspended by the strings. I noticed then that the bridge itself was rather loose. I fed the new strings back through the lock and fed the E through and started to tighten it and it sounded fine. Then I moved on to the A string and started to tighten and heard a really bad buzzing noise that wouldn't go away.. no matter how I tightened or loosened the string the buzz wouldn't go away. So now I'm left wondering what to do.. probably just gunna try to take it to guitar center tomorrow.


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post Jun 13 2009, 03:22 PM
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Yeah, take it there, and maybe get it set up properly? Nothing's as anoying as new gear that's not working....


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post Jun 16 2009, 11:47 PM
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Finally after much delay.. the epic ESP standard eclipse!!
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post Jun 17 2009, 03:46 AM
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damn....that's one B.A. quilt top haha. what finish is that?


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post Jun 17 2009, 03:50 AM
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wow, it reminds of chocolate...freaking beautiful


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post Jun 17 2009, 06:01 AM
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QUOTE (Marshmall0wz @ Jun 16 2009, 10:46 PM) *
damn....that's one B.A. quilt top haha. what finish is that?

amber cherry sunburst


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post Jun 17 2009, 09:11 AM
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I am so jealus i really want an esp


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post Jun 17 2009, 09:42 AM
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Pretty nice! Gratz!

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post Jun 17 2009, 12:23 PM
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Wow, the finish is awesome man, congratulations! smile.gif


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post Jun 17 2009, 12:58 PM
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Love that top!!!! Congrats!!!
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