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post Dec 2 2016, 01:09 PM
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I had no idea I was going to buy this.

I was actually trying to help my friend sell it to another friend to give to his son. And for the price $450 it was a steal. Just too much guitar for that price, so I purchased it and now if my friend's son wants it he can buy it from me.

It's an LTD (by ESP). It's tuned to Drop B and it's not a baritone. Custom paint job by a local artist, EMG 81 on the bridge, EMG 60 on the neck. 24 frets, grover tuners. The back of the neck has been stripped so it's very fast.

Anyway, I love it and the cool part is that finally I'm going to start writing with someone again and this will help me get out of my rut.

My old drummer is the current drummer for a band called Kelen Heller, which are pretty popular in the east United States. Their producer is Rick Beato who has worked with many famous bands. Anyway, one of the guitarist left the band about a month ago and we've known each other for 20 years - so we both have Saturdays to ourselves and decided to write music together along wth a mutual friend that is a vocalist.

Here's a pic of the guitar and a video of a song the guitar was used on (not in the video but the song was recorded with it)



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post Dec 2 2016, 01:25 PM
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Very nice indeed!
Love the artworks.
Effective Video as well.

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post Dec 2 2016, 02:17 PM
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nice, that custom paint job alone was probably close to that price
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post Dec 2 2016, 07:40 PM
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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Dec 2 2016, 08:17 AM) *
nice, that custom paint job alone was probably close to that price


Exactly my thoughts.

He just dropped it off to me at work. The frets are candy. Very similar to a PRS but maybe a dash more room between the frets? Sort of like Ibanez seems to have wider frets. The neck is flatter and less rounded than a PRS too. Really a great feeling guitar.

The action is SWAAAAAAAA - EEEEET!

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post Dec 2 2016, 10:47 PM
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very nice cool.gif


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post Dec 3 2016, 08:29 AM
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congrats spock. that's some paint job, it looks fantastic. smile.gif


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post Dec 3 2016, 10:20 AM
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NICE!!!!! Give us a video when you can!!

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post Dec 3 2016, 11:34 AM
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i'll sneak it into the house today. My friends are coming over around noon to start working on stuff - looking forward to it. I guess we'll be playing in Drop B. I figured I'd leave this guitar in the tuning it's been in all it's life.


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post Dec 3 2016, 01:54 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Dec 3 2016, 04:20 AM) *
NICE!!!!! Give us a video when you can!!

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I'll have to learn how to play guitar again first, but I will.
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Looks awesome! from distance it has a steampunk vibe to it which I really like!


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post Dec 3 2016, 07:03 PM
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Indeed - that' what struck me too - it's very steam punk.

Well I've had about an hour to play around with it and I can say without a shadow of a doubt it is the absolute best $450 guitar I have ever played.

It feels good, sounds good, is solid. Still not my American PRS' though - I just don't think anything will ever feel like an extension of myself as much as those - but I could not be happier with the money I spent, even though I did have to sneak it out of our savings account.
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post Dec 4 2016, 08:08 PM
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Cell phone recording!! Anything!!!! smile.gif

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QUOTE (Spock @ Dec 3 2016, 02:03 PM) *
Indeed - that' what struck me too - it's very steam punk.

Well I've had about an hour to play around with it and I can say without a shadow of a doubt it is the absolute best $450 guitar I have ever played.

It feels good, sounds good, is solid. Still not my American PRS' though - I just don't think anything will ever feel like an extension of myself as much as those - but I could not be happier with the money I spent, even though I did have to sneak it out of our savings account.



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post Dec 11 2016, 01:32 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Dec 4 2016, 02:08 PM) *
Cell phone recording!! Anything!!!! smile.gif

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I'll do a cover song as I don't have lyrics yet to anything original. I'll have to find something written in Drop B, but I was thinking of tuning up and playing Judith by A Perfect Circle. I just listened to that song a couple of days ago and use to play it in a cover band I was in. Mer de Names is still one of my all time favorite albums. I did use the tremolo quite frequently during that song so I'll have to work around that.

I truly wish one of you guitar video gurus lived close enough to come look at my space and help me set up a practical video recording area. One where I'm sitting down and can comfortably control the computer in arms length while the whole guitar stays in the frame without me trying to be a contortionist.

That's an open invitation to you Todd - you'll see first hand I'm not a rabid brown shirt.
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post Dec 11 2016, 06:19 PM
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How about a quick solo with just a cell phone over this weeks SUNDAY SHRED CHALLENGE? THat would work just fine smile.gif No need to go to such great lengths imho. Just to share a quick vid seeing the guitar in action would be plenty cool IMHO. You can always go all high production and such when time permits.

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QUOTE (Spock @ Dec 11 2016, 08:32 AM) *
I'll do a cover song as I don't have lyrics yet to anything original. I'll have to find something written in Drop B, but I was thinking of tuning up and playing Judith by A Perfect Circle. I just listened to that song a couple of days ago and use to play it in a cover band I was in. Mer de Names is still one of my all time favorite albums. I did use the tremolo quite frequently during that song so I'll have to work around that.

I truly wish one of you guitar video gurus lived close enough to come look at my space and help me set up a practical video recording area. One where I'm sitting down and can comfortably control the computer in arms length while the whole guitar stays in the frame without me trying to be a contortionist.

That's an open invitation to you Todd - you'll see first hand I'm not a rabid brown shirt.


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