ESP 2018 Preview is up: lots of new 7 models

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by cardinal, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. Frostbite

    Frostbite Periphery Shill

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    TBH I like the contrast. It's subtle enough to not ruin it for me at least
     
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    A-Branger SS.org Regular

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    same, plus you also would need black coils too.

    Im like you I kinda like the look of it and learned to associated with hipshot. Having it an all black it would kinda look "cheap" in my eyes, kinda because cheap hardtail bridges are my only point of reference. Maybe they would do look amazing. And maybe people havent really though much about it, and since no request to them, they havent build it. It only takes one brave brand or bunch of email request to make it happen

    Kinda like pickups with the chrome pole pieces. Its "standard", but there are full black pickups, maybe an all pitch black hipshot bridge could be a nice touch for some guitars, like a special thing, but I like the "standard" way they look more
     
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    Black lettering and Hex pole pieces instead of the screw/slug combination. As others have already mentioned, this will make the tone a little tighter/sharper, especially on the high-end and low-end.
     
  4. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I kinda wanna try them. The regular black Winters I tried were... eh? :ugh: Surprisingly dark sounding.
     
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    So both of these have Blackened Winters?
     
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  6. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Looks like the Nazgul(or Pegasus)/Sentient set, given the screw/slugs.
     
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    Damn... Was really hoping they were Black Winters.
     
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    Second one! Yes please!!!
     
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    Oh man, this is nice
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    How does LTD compare quality-wise?
     
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    Those are supposed be on the same level as the 1000 Deluxe Series, so they should be pretty nice.
     
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    Niiice! :mike:
     
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    For me, the headstocks on the multiscale guitars look too old fashioned for the concept, but good that the straight fret is the 5th.
     
  14. possumkiller

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    That's the single thing putting me off them. A reverse pointy inline would fit a lot better. Even reversing the existing headstock would've been ok. That non reverse vintage plus headstock just doesn't flow with the angles of the fan at all.
     
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    This one could be awesome...with an ebony fretboard.
     
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    Kinda like em... but im really glad that the lower end models finally dont have that fugly model name inlay at 12th fret.
     
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    2018 may be the year I purchase an ESP instead of an Ibby...
     
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    It's hard to do with a 100% stainless steel bridge.
     
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    The bridge plate is aluminum isn't it?
     
  20. Petar Bogdanov

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    I could have sworn it was also steel, but according to Hipshot's website, it's actually brass.
     

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