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post Mar 19 2012, 09:38 AM
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I just got an LTD MH-50NT red, and it has ESP pick ups! biggrin.gif The guy that sold it to me got me all worked up about it, so I bout it because I am weak like that... Is this a good guitar? biggrin.gif Or is the dude that sold it to me going to get salesman of the month? lol! Anyone that knows all about guitars, please offer any pros or cons about this guitar, or upgrades I should look at, I would appreciate it much! smile.gif I payed $200.00 US- Any bad comments wont hurt my feelings. Thanks for any comments. smile.gif

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post Mar 19 2012, 10:08 AM
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I dont know, 200$? That seems too cheap, was it used?


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post Mar 19 2012, 10:08 AM
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QUOTE (TuckerG @ Mar 19 2012, 04:38 AM) *
I just got an LTD MH-50NT red, and it has ESP pick ups! biggrin.gif The guy that sold it to me got me all worked up about it, so I bout it because I am weak like that... Is this a good guitar? biggrin.gif Or is the dude that sold it to me going to get salesman of the month? lol! Anyone that knows all about guitars, please offer any pros or cons about this guitar, or upgrades I should look at, I would appreciate it much! smile.gif I payed $200.00 US- Any bad comments wont hurt my feelings. Thanks for any comments. smile.gif

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I do not know all about guitars but I can offer this:
LTD is ESP. It's like buying a Corvette and seeing parts that are stamped "Chevrolet". To the best of my knowledge, there is no such thing as an LTD pickup. Now, if your pickups said "Wal-Mart", then you could be worried (no offense Brandon! laugh.gif ). I just traded for an LTD and the pickups, neck plate, and headstock are all stamped "ESP". See my thread "Traded guitars today" and you will see in some of the posts how the guitar is referred to as an ESP / LTD. As for your particular model, I have no idea of the quality but, no, the salesman was not misleading you.... it is an LTD. I personally wish everything still just said ESP but that is only my personal preference.
Looking at this, $200 is the average price for this model.The Jackson I traded for my LTD cost substantially more and I traded even. However, the LTD suits me better, plays better, and sounds better. In other words, price is not the only thing to look at. If you like it, you got a good deal!

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post Mar 19 2012, 10:25 AM
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LTD by ESP is a bit like Squier Strats by Fender, I guess ? smile.gif

Either way, the ones I've seen up close are quality guitars, pure and simple. It's amazing what great guitars you can get for your bucks these days... enjoy it ! cool.gif


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post Mar 19 2012, 10:29 AM
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LTD seems to do just fine for this man here...



different guitar of course but don't be worried about the brand, LTD make dam fine guitars....

Enjoy your new purchase, get to know it name it, and it will serve you well untill you upgrade down the track...


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post Mar 19 2012, 11:03 AM
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QUOTE (JaxN4 @ Mar 19 2012, 09:29 AM) *
LTD seems to do just fine for this man here...



different guitar of course but don't be worried about the brand, LTD make dam fine guitars....

Enjoy your new purchase, get to know it name it, and it will serve you well untill you upgrade down the track...


Hehe! Jordan came up with the best example - although I am sure Andy's guitars are most likely moded wink.gif


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post Mar 19 2012, 11:31 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 19 2012, 07:33 PM) *
Hehe! Jordan came up with the best example - although I am sure Andy's guitars are most likely moded wink.gif



Hehe, true.... check out his "strap holder" haha cheap and nasty


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post Mar 19 2012, 11:38 AM
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QUOTE (JaxN4 @ Mar 19 2012, 10:31 AM) *
Hehe, true.... check out his "strap holder" haha cheap and nasty


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post Mar 19 2012, 11:39 AM
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LTD-M50NT are about $200-250 brand new. The action is probably quite high on it when you get it but once its setup it won't be half bad.



I had this bad boy for awhile its a LTD Alexi-600 not that bad of a guitar, played pretty good also. Just after awhile being a V it got on my nerves when I had to stand to play everything.


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post Mar 19 2012, 01:06 PM
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QUOTE (ElHombre @ Mar 19 2012, 09:08 AM) *
I dont know, 200$? That seems too cheap, was it used?

Yessir it was used! very good condition. Could pass off as new. smile.gif At least to me... biggrin.gif

QUOTE (JTaylor @ Mar 19 2012, 09:08 AM) *
I do not know all about guitars but I can offer this:
LTD is ESP. It's like buying a Corvette and seeing parts that are stamped "Chevrolet". To the best of my knowledge, there is no such thing as an LTD pickup. Now, if your pickups said "Wal-Mart", then you could be worried (no offense Brandon! laugh.gif ). I just traded for an LTD and the pickups, neck plate, and headstock are all stamped "ESP". See my thread "Traded guitars today" and you will see in some of the posts how the guitar is referred to as an ESP / LTD. As for your particular model, I have no idea of the quality but, no, the salesman was not misleading you.... it is an LTD. I personally wish everything still just said ESP but that is only my personal preference.
Looking at this, $200 is the average price for this model.The Jackson I traded for my LTD cost substantially more and I traded even. However, the LTD suits me better, plays better, and sounds better. In other words, price is not the only thing to look at. If you like it, you got a good deal!


ESP Pickups! I apologize! biggrin.gif

QUOTE (JTaylor @ Mar 19 2012, 09:08 AM) *
I do not know all about guitars but I can offer this:
LTD is ESP. It's like buying a Corvette and seeing parts that are stamped "Chevrolet". To the best of my knowledge, there is no such thing as an LTD pickup. Now, if your pickups said "Wal-Mart", then you could be worried (no offense Brandon! laugh.gif ). I just traded for an LTD and the pickups, neck plate, and headstock are all stamped "ESP". See my thread "Traded guitars today" and you will see in some of the posts how the guitar is referred to as an ESP / LTD. As for your particular model, I have no idea of the quality but, no, the salesman was not misleading you.... it is an LTD. I personally wish everything still just said ESP but that is only my personal preference.
Looking at this, $200 is the average price for this model.The Jackson I traded for my LTD cost substantially more and I traded even. However, the LTD suits me better, plays better, and sounds better. In other words, price is not the only thing to look at. If you like it, you got a good deal!

That makes me feel good good biggrin.gif Alright. Thank you sir

QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Mar 19 2012, 09:25 AM) *
LTD by ESP is a bit like Squier Strats by Fender, I guess ? smile.gif

Either way, the ones I've seen up close are quality guitars, pure and simple. It's amazing what great guitars you can get for your bucks these days... enjoy it ! cool.gif

Thanks Ben! It would suck if I didn't have this site to learn and share the experience biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 19 2012, 10:03 AM) *
Hehe! Jordan came up with the best example - although I am sure Andy's guitars are most likely moded wink.gif


Haha gosh I bet his is perfected as fat as set up with mods, but just the fact it is the same brand I feel so justified!! biggrin.gif It has the body style and set up of your grey striped guitar Cosmin, they had an Ibanez white with gold stuff that is the same model as the one you have with a hand grip, but it was $2,000.00...gah It was nice tongue.gif I just want to be able to play any guitar awesome, haha biggrin.gif

QUOTE (SpaseMoonkey @ Mar 19 2012, 10:39 AM) *
LTD-M50NT are about $200-250 brand new. The action is probably quite high on it when you get it but once its setup it won't be half bad.



I had this bad boy for awhile its a LTD Alexi-600 not that bad of a guitar, played pretty good also. Just after awhile being a V it got on my nerves when I had to stand to play everything.


Haha, I actually watched a bunch of you tube videos the past couple days, and decided to do a fret leveling job on it, and how to adjust the trust rod. I actually have the action very close, but If you have any tips, or a process that I could do the get it even tighter, I'd be willing to follow instructions sir. biggrin.gif I'd like to get the action really as close as possible.. Thanks for the input!

QUOTE (JaxN4 @ Mar 19 2012, 09:29 AM) *
LTD seems to do just fine for this man here...



different guitar of course but don't be worried about the brand, LTD make dam fine guitars....

Enjoy your new purchase, get to know it name it, and it will serve you well untill you upgrade down the track...

Man, that guy can play too! Thank much you for the input, I do want to name it, haha. I just really love it so much haha biggrin.gif Maybe because I'm really learning to play and excited, but its like I have to look at it and pick it up 50 times a day tongue.gif Can't go by the room it is in without picking it up! Is that normal? LOL biggrin.gif I even moved the light around where it is so it would reflect perfect when I walk by... ugh
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post Mar 19 2012, 01:13 PM
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QUOTE (TuckerG @ Mar 19 2012, 09:36 PM) *
Man, that guy can play too! Thank much you for the input, I do want to name it, haha. I just really love it so much haha biggrin.gif Maybe because I'm really learning to play and excited, but its like I have to look at it and pick it up 50 times a day tongue.gif Can't go by the room it is in without picking it up! Is that normal? LOL biggrin.gif I even moved the light around where it is so it would reflect perfect when I walk by... ugh



Haha, yea mate, i dont know if it's normal, if it isn't then we are both ab-normal then cool.gif

I was like that with the room too, always find an excuse to walk by and pickup.... then i got moved downstairs sad.gif


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post Mar 19 2012, 01:21 PM
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QUOTE (JaxN4 @ Mar 19 2012, 12:13 PM) *
Haha, yea mate, i dont know if it's normal, if it isn't then we are both ab-normal then cool.gif

I was like that with the room too, always find an excuse to walk by and pickup.... then i got moved downstairs sad.gif

Ah haha! yessir, that I fear is my destiny biggrin.gif Yea I'm down with abnormal for sure biggrin.gif
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post Mar 19 2012, 04:35 PM
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I used to have the exact same guitar (it can be seen on my early youtube vids). I had to sell my KH 602 and I bought mh-50 for 150 euros.

Well it's really low end guitar. You can get started with it but I would recommend at least 300/400 models. 50 - models are the cheapest of Esp/ Ltd series.

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post Mar 19 2012, 06:45 PM
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Congrats!! If you love the guitar, then that's really what you're after! In my opinion, when you "need" to upgrade....you'll know it! wink.gif Just keep practicing, and get out and play other guitars occasionally.

Regarding the setup, I personally discourage most people to attempt to modify at all. I feel that for a correct setup, there are so many factors working together, and without proper tools and training....you stand to fix one thing, but throw off a bunch of other things you may not notice at the time because you're so excited about the low string height, etc. BUT, some people disagree with my opinion on that, and feel that many are capable of doing a decent setup with the proper instructions. That's opinion.....but a PROPER setup is fact. It's science. It's intonation.

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So....enjoy your new guitar, and that "new gear HIGH"!! (My bandmates and I sing a little tune they put together, every time one of use gets some new gear. tongue.gif )


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post Mar 19 2012, 09:34 PM
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You payed a good price for it! It's a good sounding guitar made of mahogany and has a through neck! It is as close to LP you will get for this money! Also what I like about LTD you can add some upgrades and make it even better!
Congrats man! I think you got a sweet deal!


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Congrats man!! smile.gif

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QUOTE (TuckerG @ Mar 19 2012, 04:38 AM) *
I just got an LTD MH-50NT red, and it has ESP pick ups! biggrin.gif The guy that sold it to me got me all worked up about it, so I bout it because I am weak like that... Is this a good guitar? biggrin.gif Or is the dude that sold it to me going to get salesman of the month? lol! Anyone that knows all about guitars, please offer any pros or cons about this guitar, or upgrades I should look at, I would appreciate it much! smile.gif I payed $200.00 US- Any bad comments wont hurt my feelings. Thanks for any comments. smile.gif

-Tucker Green


The only real problem I see with the guitar you have is the floating trem. Its most likely not made from hardened steel, so it will wear out pretty fast. Then it won't be able to stay in tune and you'll eventually have to block it off. When it comes to long term reliability, the only floating trems I would consider are the Original Floyd Rose and the Schaller Floyd Rose. The top of the line Ibanez guitars also have great trem systems. But any other Floyd Rose Licensed trem that is on the market will not have long term durability.

QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 19 2012, 06:03 AM) *
Hehe! Jordan came up with the best example - although I am sure Andy's guitars are most likely moded wink.gif


The 1000 series LTD's are almost the same as their ESP equivalents. The LTD's are made in Korea and the ESP's are made in Japan. All the hardware is the same with the exception of the tuners. Also, some of the Korean Eclipse series guitars don't have maple tops.


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post Mar 20 2012, 01:33 PM
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Looking at the model, there's a bit of confusion as to what guitar you have. Here are the details, should you require them (if you haven't found this already):

Direct link: http://www.espguitars.com/guitars/ltd-stan...xe/mh-50nt.html



SPECIFICATIONS:

*Bolt-On Construction
*25.5" Scale
*Basswood Body
*Maple Neck
*Rosewood Fingerboard
*42mm Standard Nut
*Thin U Neck Contour

*24 XJ Frets
*Chrome Hardware
*ESP Tuners
*TOM Bridge
*ESP LH-150 (B & N) p.u.
*Finish: BCH (Black Cherry)

*Master Volume
*3-Way Toggle
*Master Tone

EDIT: Also, as Mudbone was saying, many don't realise the quality of the ESP LTD range. I have an EC-1000, the one Andy James is using in the video up there, and it's stellar. I've never tried one of the lower numbers, so it's hard for me to comment, Tucker, but I trust in their quality overall. It looks like it'll serve you well for a few years - I'm sure you'll appreciate the 24 frets and the upper-fret access!

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WOW I got confused! And thought about totally different instrument smile.gif
This one is a good one as well! LOL


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QUOTE (derper @ Mar 19 2012, 05:45 PM) *
Regarding the setup, I personally discourage most people to attempt to modify at all. I feel that for a correct setup, there are so many factors working together, and without proper tools and training....you stand to fix one thing, but throw off a bunch of other things you may not notice at the time because you're so excited about the low string height, etc. BUT, some people disagree with my opinion on that, and feel that many are capable of doing a decent setup with the proper instructions. That's opinion.....but a PROPER setup is fact. It's science. It's intonation.

I couldn't agree with this more!!! (And not just because I do Set-ups for a Shop.)
A lot of my Set-ups are basically re-setting the bad set ups and mistakes made by people who don't know what they need to do or how to do it.
When i confront them about what needs doing it invariably receives the answer "Well, my mate who's been playing for a few years told me that this/that was the problem and that I should do this/that to fix it!"
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Enjoy the new axe mate!!
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