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> Esp Ltd Ec-1000 Vs Ibanez S470, Anyone played both?
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post Jan 7 2009, 03:42 PM
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http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product?sku=516629X

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http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product...itar?sku=519933



Ibanez is $100 less. NOT B-stock. I'm assuming has crappy pickups. Has a trem. (I know the EC-100FR exists)

Both are mahogany bodies with maple tops.

Anyone here played both?


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post Jan 7 2009, 03:46 PM
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Well, for the pickups, I think you're right wink.gif The LTD has EMG pickups, for the good brand you know wink.gif Ibanez doesn't have a brand, so probably not that good. They both look killer. I think the LTD/ESP has a more dark sound, more for hard riffing. Ibanez is often more for solo stuff. Try to get in a store where you can test both!


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post Jan 7 2009, 03:47 PM
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this is the only time i will say this.




get the LTD



the current S series are a little whack these days....welll....only the non prestige ones....the older S's are amazing and one of the best...but there are a list of flaws with the design of the current S's i could go into, but ill spare you the time so go with the LTD


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post Jan 7 2009, 03:58 PM
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Strictly speaking from a component quality vantage point, the ESP is miles apart in superiority compared to that Ibanez.

LTD : Tone Pros Bridge, Active EMGs, Quilted Top, inlays, 24 frets - VS. Ibz: no name pick ups, 'zr' trem, 22 frets


The quality difference between these two guitars is massive, yet the price gap isn't. Get the LTD you won't be disappointed man - if you need to save up a bit more I would suggest you do that.
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post Jan 7 2009, 04:00 PM
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I'm leaning toward the LTD in a big way.





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post Jan 7 2009, 04:36 PM
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I do have a S470, without the maple top, but I've never played the EC-1000. So I'll just tell you what I like about the S470.

+ It stays in tune like no other guitar I've played (with a tremolo)
+ I love the neck
+ It's light
~ The Pickups are relatively good, I dig the neck pickup, replaced the bridge with a dimarzio evolution (see this blog post about more details).
- It doesn't have much sustain on the high strings

Speaking of the quality, I can only say that I haven't found a single flaw yet. The factory setup was crappy tough.

The S470 is imho a great shred guitar, the ESP seems to be a great choice for riffing and heavy stuff.

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post Jan 7 2009, 05:36 PM
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My voice will go to ESP, but you should definitely check them both out and see what fits you the most. I would go for LTD any time of day.


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post Jan 7 2009, 06:35 PM
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The 1000 series is the highest LTD in terms of quality and comes very close to an ESP standard eclipse. It's heavy like a les paul, sounds like a les paul but is easier to play due to a thinner neck/better cutaway.


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post Jan 7 2009, 07:58 PM
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ADDED TO CART!

Thanks guys!

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post Jan 7 2009, 08:07 PM
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Sweet lookin axe jer. Hope it's as killer as they say.


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post Jan 7 2009, 08:16 PM
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Nice guitar hope i can owe a esp one day


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post Jan 7 2009, 08:18 PM
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Sweet lookin axe jer. Hope it's as killer as they say.


Thanks!

I've not heard a guitar with these kind of reviews in the under $1500 range before.

People everywhere sing the praises to this model. And you see a TON of pros playing them. (or the ESP Eclipse model)

Don't see how I can go wrong really.

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