ESP NAMM 2020 thread

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by HeHasTheJazzHands, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    The TW models don't really split, there's a separate stacked single coil within the same housing as the humbucker coils.

    It's literally two pickups in one.

    It's usually the SA. It would be interesting if they went with something different.
     
  2. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Hey I don't care how it works, if I can get a single coil tone out of an EMG 57/66 set I'm pretty stoked for it. Pretty cool tech-wise though.
     
  3. possumkiller

    possumkiller Square Dance Caller

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    Holy freaking burl veneer.

    I guess I will just buy a used prestige.

    Every bit of that shit is fucking hideous.

    I bet now that they "upgraded" the M1000 they will discontinue the white one which is like the only tasteful LTD M they make.

    Sorry ESP but I think I'm done holding out any hope. If I ever get enough money to piss away on a custom order I might order something nice.
     
  4. OliOliver

    OliOliver SS.org Regular

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    Guess I'll be doing some shopping next year
     
  5. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    SSO: bUt eSp dOeSnT uSe Ss fReTs sO tHeY sUcK
    ESP 2020:
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    They've been around since last year.
     
  6. Crash Dandicoot

    Crash Dandicoot » Supra-ise!

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    I'm not sure why SS frets became such a deal breaker for (what seems like) the majority of this site. I totally understand the benefits and given the option I prefer them, but to avoid guitars completely because of it... You're gonna miss out on a lot of great gear. Seems like a similar issue to new instruments being PLEK'd or not - it's advantageous, no doubt, but it isn't a requirement. As far as I'm aware ESP doesn't PLEK their instruments and if you wanna talk about nice fretwork, they're one of the first you should be considering.

    Bench racing guitars based on a spec sheet, man. I don't get it.
     
  7. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Because it sounds better than "just don't have the money". :lol:
     
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    c7spheres GuitArtist

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    It's a miracle anyone in the past could even play guitar. With all those shitty amps and guitars it's amazing anything at all even got done. I bet a lot of people today that are use to these really nice instruments would probably call pretty much any of the guitar greats' guitars and amps garbage. We are all spoiled nowadays.
     
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    JD27 ESP Cult Member

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    I don’t get it either, I just consider it a bonus if it has pickups I like or locking tuners. Chances are I’m changing most hardware out anyway, so as long as the guitar itself is what I want, I’m good.
     
  10. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    This is something we are all guilty of. There are many times when I have to take a step back and realize this.
     
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    c7spheres GuitArtist

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    I think things that are easliy upgradable is a plus. Frets and pickups can be upgraded fairly easy, but when it comes to rerouting the body or something it can be a deal breaker for me. If I found a guitar that I wanted and it just didn't have frets or paint job I wanted I'd get it and then repaint it etc.
    - Also, Nickel steel frets last longer than most people keep their guitars anyways. .
     
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  12. Crash Dandicoot

    Crash Dandicoot » Supra-ise!

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    Reminds me of an older joke:

    "The audience tried to enjoy Hendrix's performance, even though his pedals were not true bypass."
     
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    xzacx SS.org Regular

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    FWIW I have a 707TW-R in my main guitar and think it sounds really killer—really pristine single coil sounding cleans.
     
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    Zado SS.org Regular

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    That's why I find hilarious when people say they can't play Strats due to the neck heel. It's like "hey can't run, I don't have my running shoes".
     
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    c7spheres GuitArtist

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    I've always been interested in these. Can you tell if they are Alnico or Ceramic-Steel magnets? The EMG site says Alnico V in the description but the instructions and spec sheet says they're ceramic steel.
     
  16. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    IIRC the 707 series is alnico. It's why for the longest time it was assumed to be the 7-string version of the 85.
     
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    c7spheres GuitArtist

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    Yeh, I use 707's and always though the TW's were Alnico but I got confused cause the spec sheet contradicts that. I'll have to confim with EMG sometime. Thanks.
     
  18. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I really think it was a fuck up on the spec sheet. It's always been alnico to my knowledge.
     
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    xzacx SS.org Regular

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    I've always assumed they were Alnico since that's what the site says, but TBH I really don't know for sure. I really like it so I never looked much further into it. I have an 81-7 in the bridge and the 707TW-R in the neck and couldn't be happier with how it sounds.
     
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  20. I play music

    I play music SS.org Regular

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    Well a ss refret costs around 400€ here. So if a guitar below 1000€ has them already that's a huge plus. Not a deal breaker but what you get for the money is just better.
    I don't only like them for longer live but also because they stay smooth and shiny all the time. Nickel frets have even turned greenish on one of my guitar and I have to polish them every time I do a restring.
     
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