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Old 2005-06-17, 21:04
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are sure about that? i was considering a *-50 Esp LTD (or *-100) with some nice seymour duncans instead of the stock pups. can anyone confirm that ? i know that stock pickups on cheap guitars suck but what about the craftmanship? they have decent reviews...

You'll still get shitty licenced floyds like the above poster mentioned, as well as cheap ass woods and the like. Plus, LTD's aren't known for their craftsmanship, maybe ESP's are, but not LTD's.
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Old 2005-06-17, 21:46
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Fucking, alder and shit, same as high-end guitars. I'm not saying they're nice, but that's as friggin decent as you get for $400. I suppose a $1000 guitar for you is decent.
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Old 2005-06-17, 22:40
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Plus, LTD's aren't known for their craftsmanship, maybe ESP's are, but not LTD's.

depends on the ltd....

it's the same thing you get between gibson and epiphone... not all epiphones suck. hell, give me a epi elite sg standard over a gibson sg special.
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Old 2005-06-18, 00:06
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Not all alder is the same quality. There's multiple grades, and the cheap guitars would have the lower grades.
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Old 2005-06-18, 02:07
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Solution?

Put active pickups into a guitar with lower grade woods (ltds, etc) and put SDs/Dimarzio's/whatever flavor you like into a guitar with high quality woods.
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Old 2005-06-18, 10:24
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ok...has anyone else noticed that this thread should be in the guitar section...just an observation...
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Old 2005-06-18, 10:33
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Fucking, alder and shit, same as high-end guitars. I'm not saying they're nice, but that's as friggin decent as you get for $400. I suppose a $1000 guitar for you is decent.

You get what you pay for, sure.
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Old 2005-06-18, 14:13
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ok...has anyone else noticed that this thread should be in the guitar section...just an observation...

Yeah, I was wondering that for a long time.
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Old 2005-06-18, 15:13
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Put active pickups into a guitar with lower grade woods (ltds, etc) and put SDs/Dimarzio's/whatever flavor you like into a guitar with high quality woods.

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Old 2005-06-18, 16:44
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Solution?

Put active pickups into a guitar with lower grade woods (ltds, etc) and put SDs/Dimarzio's/whatever flavor you like into a guitar with high quality woods.



solution??? for what??

Btw that "statement" or conclusion or whatsoever you might call it.. it's bullshit..

active pickups picks up the tone from the guitar just like any pickup, but before it gets sent to the output jack of the guitar, it gets amplified so that the signal overdrives the amp... this is the whole idea with high output pickups
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Old 2005-06-18, 17:23
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What he said makes sense... unless you REALLY love that EMG sound.
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Old 2005-06-18, 23:43
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What he said makes sense... unless you REALLY love that EMG sound.

i expected YOU to say that

but seriously though.. emg's werent made for the single purpose of making cheap guitars sound good.

i'd stack emg's up against any duncans or dimarzios in a high end guitar. hell i made the conversion from dimarzios to emg's in my rg and i like it just fine....
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Old 2005-06-19, 02:39
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No one said they were made to make shitty guitars sound good..

If you like that sound then great..

Look at Zakk he plays Les Pauls made of top notch wood and he sitll uses EMG's.. why?

I guess because he likes them
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I didnt mean it like it was an end-all be-all conclusion.
It just makes more sense. Passives will sound better in a high quality(wood) guitar than in an low quality alder guitar. EMGs wont sound extremely different between the two. I own Duncans and EMGs, I liked the duncans in my Mahogany bodied guitar more than in my oldass warlock with crappy wood.

And I didnt say EMGs dont take any tone from woods, they do, but nowhere near as much as passives.
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Old 2005-06-19, 02:58
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Look at Zakk he plays Les Pauls made of top notch wood and he sitll uses EMG's.. why?

Yeah, I love his tone. I dl a penatonic video of his from Young Guitar and he plays shit w/ his LP's and it sounds fucking great.
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Old 2005-06-19, 13:17
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I didnt mean it like it was an end-all be-all conclusion.
It just makes more sense. Passives will sound better in a high quality(wood) guitar than in an low quality alder guitar.

that's all subjective. one might like the sound of passives in an alder guitar more than a "higher quality wood".

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EMGs wont sound extremely different between the two.

yes they will. wood isnt the only thing that influences the tone.
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I own Duncans and EMGs, I liked the duncans in my Mahogany bodied guitar more than in my oldass warlock with crappy wood.

and i'm sure you'd also like the emg's more in the mahogany guitar than in the warlock with "crappy wood".

either way.... it's all just your opinion.
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No one said they were made to make shitty guitars sound good..

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Old 2005-06-20, 23:12
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That's a beautiful axe.

There's some sense in getting used guitars too... get to see how well they hold up under pressure. You have to be careful though.
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Speaking of woods....what type of wood would an Ibanez RG270 be made of? And is there any way to find out what year my RG was made? Like with the serial number or something... Thanks
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Old 2005-06-21, 00:51
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Speaking of woods....what type of wood would an Ibanez RG270 be made of? And is there any way to find out what year my RG was made? Like with the serial number or something... Thanks

www.ibanez.com

there should be a link for product info.
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Old 2005-06-21, 03:33
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RG's are basswood, as far as I know.
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