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Old 02-09-2007, 10:22 PM   #1
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New NAMM ESP Alexi-200

This is pretty sweet guitar, for the price im assuming its going to go for (under $500??)

Basswood bolt on Alexi.. Those aren't fun, but how can you not say this guitar isnt sexy...

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Old 02-09-2007, 10:47 PM   #2
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The price is $420 and the neck joint really isn't that bad, lol.

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Old 02-09-2007, 10:53 PM   #3
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lol ESP expert come to the rescue o-o
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:20 PM   #4
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The white one is nice.

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Old 02-09-2007, 11:42 PM   #5
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The necks are natural-finish in case you were wondering, I was.

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I still don't understand his use of the EMG-HZ pickup, even in the $1000+ version of the guitar.

I had a guitar equipped with them and they suck.
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:54 PM   #7
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Always wanted to try the real thing, but it's really way too expensive
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Old 02-10-2007, 12:09 AM   #8
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Always wanted to try the real thing, but it's really way too expensive
Yeah they're 2k now instead of 3k (which was crazy, lol).

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Old 02-10-2007, 12:49 AM   #9
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Always wanted to try the real thing, but it's really way too expensive
I don't see the appeal of the Laiho model. It is way overpriced. You can get a real USA Jackson Rhoads and have a nice chunk of money left over. Or you could get a custom shop guitar (Jackson, ESP, whatever...) or even an ESP SV Standard.

If someone actually wants to pay 2500 for some guys name, then of course they are free to do so.

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Old 02-10-2007, 03:20 AM   #10
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I would be pretty damn interested to try out this model.

For the price it seems pretty cool too.
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Old 02-10-2007, 04:17 AM   #11
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I used to hate V shaped guitars but for some reason I'm starting to think it doesn't get much more metal then having the V shape. Yes that's damn sexy one day I will own a V that's for sure.

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Old 02-10-2007, 11:00 AM   #12
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I agree with the ESP Alexi being retardedly overpriced, but the LTD(400?) one is perfect.. If it came in better colours (a quilt top?? thanksss) I would definately take one
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Old 02-10-2007, 11:30 AM   #13
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I love V's, and i liked the Laiho a lot. But i need a neck PU. And one thats not an HZ lol. Or else i might have bought it a long time ago. I played one at Sam Ash and if you can imagine a setup on it, it was a good guitar.
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Old 02-10-2007, 11:41 AM   #14
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If I was looking for a V (that wasn't a Carvin heh) I would pick that up and swap the stock HZ for something else, put on some locking tuners and call it a day! I dig the shape of his V, very nice!

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Old 02-10-2007, 03:21 PM   #15
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I've heard weird things about the neck profile on Laiho's guitars, anyone have more info?

I don't personally see the appeal in non-symmetric (asymmetric?) Vs, but I know many kids who drool over the Laiho models. And from what I've heard, the cheap ESPs wipe the floors with the cheap Jacksons.
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Old 02-10-2007, 04:28 PM   #16
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Ive only heard the Laiho necks are to die for.. I would love to try one out soon, we just got an ESP dealer in town last november so hoping they start stocking them instead of all Eclipses/hetfield and hammett models =[
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Old 02-10-2007, 05:06 PM   #17
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The necks aren't asymmetrical afaik, just normal. The only like "weird" profiles are the Lynch and Mustaine.

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Old 02-10-2007, 05:08 PM   #18
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I still don't understand his use of the EMG-HZ pickup, even in the $1000+ version of the guitar.

I had a guitar equipped with them and they suck.
Its a signature guitar. Alexi uses the HZ pickups, so thats why its in there.
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Old 02-10-2007, 05:14 PM   #19
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Its a signature guitar. Alexi uses the HZ pickups, so thats why its in there.
Some people don't seem to understand the meaning of "signature model" it seems because everyone bitches about that.

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Old 02-10-2007, 07:19 PM   #20
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Re-read my reply.

I said I don't understand HIS use of it. Not that I don't understand why it's in the guitar.
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Old 02-10-2007, 07:23 PM   #21
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Re-read my reply.

I said I don't understand HIS use of it. Not that I don't understand why it's in the guitar.
He uses it with a booster because it's quieter than using the actives and he likes the tone, that's why he uses it.

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Old 02-10-2007, 09:47 PM   #22
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But active EMG's are like really ....in' quiet, and in my limited experience with HZ's they sounded like ....e.
Surely (cheap-ass)passive pickups with a booster are gonna' make more noise,or maybe i'm missing something.
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:24 PM   #23
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in a guitar world interview he said he uses HZs with the booster because it works well with his preamp. the rest of what he said didn't make a lot of sense. he said he didn't use actives because they wouldn't work well with the booster. i guess he didn't realize that if he used actives he wouldn't need the booster, thus eliminating that issue. or maybe its because he didn't make it through high school and isn't smart enough to figure it out jkjk COB are awesome
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:38 PM   #24
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The active preamp EMG uses isn't balanced and has a noisier signal than their straight-up passives do (not usually noticed by normal users), thus if he were to use a booster the signal would be made even noisier which is less desirable. People are like "omg the 81 is hot" ... not really, especially when using a lower-gain preamp like Alexi uses.

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Old 02-11-2007, 03:57 AM   #25
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I'm not a big fan of Laiho's tone, but hey, it works for him. Sometimes you just have to find the right combo for your ears.. He has found his, apparently.
This combo features the HZ because it works well with his rig.. for his tastes.

Also, I think the whole "actives have less noise" thingy comes from actives not picking outside noise and interference as easily as passives.
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