NGD First seven, finally a real member

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  1. Low Baller

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    Nothing you guys haven't seen before an LTD M-17. Money is tight and will be for a while so I figured my best bet was to sell some gear I don't use and get a seven I can upgrade later on. I read many threads here and this may be helpful for some people in my position.

    I hit guitar center and tried the RG7321, a Jackson dinky, and of course the M-17. I also considered a douglas but ended up too apprehensive about buying a guitar I didn't try first even though they look cool, and are dirt cheap, also a 7 Bari was appealing but decided not to roll the dice.

    Honestly I have neve been into ESP or LTD, I have played ibanez for ten years you could call me an ibanez afficianado. I played the RG7321 and just wasn't feeling it. The feel of it was good, nice neck, of course for the price the pick ups are not going to wow you. I had a hard time dialing a decent tone. The Jackson for me didn't feel right and sound right.

    The LTD surprised me I love the neck if I am going to have a plain black I like it matte no gloss. It's a chunkier neck the body feels nice and the pick ups....I can get a decent tone but I am not playing live. I can get a decent clean sound on my Roland microcube and with the metal zone I dial way back on high and mids. The pick ups are nasally and high so I dial back the tone a little and mid and highs and the sounds decent. I am confident I can spruce it up on my interface too.

    Here's my opinion not that it matters on these guitars. Just because I chose the LTD it doesn't mean it's better then the Jackson or ibanez. I advise anyone tight on money or looking for a guitar to hot rod to try all of these out they are the same league but have differences. As I said I am an ibanez guy but I just got better tones and for some reason just liked the thicker neck of the LTD maybe after ten years I am feeling change. Many people claim they can get better tones out of the Jackson or ibanez which leads me to believe it depends on the players preference.

    When it comes to these guitars don't expect a Cadillac to cruise in. Think of these guitars more like honda civics if you leave then as is they will get you were you need and not break your wallet. Or you can hot rod into a street racer and throw some nice rims on there and even out run a Cadillac. I plan eventually to swap pick ups in the future but have to wait. I will budget my future pick ups to be 80 so $280 will get me an ideal guitar that will sound like 600-800.

    It feels good to finally have a seven, I feel like now I am officially a member of this fine community.
     

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    ONE OF US. ONE OF US.

    HNGD!
     
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    solid choice! welcome to the club! \m/
     
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    Toxin no, i don't drink vodka

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    bloc tha vagina finda

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    Damn if that's the case, then I'm never gonna be a real member.
     
  7. Low Baller

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    Just tape another string to your six string and there are technically seven strings on the guitar. It's not illegal but frowned upon like counting cards at a casino. I have been taken out back and beaten a few times here but never kicked out.
     
  8. HaloHat

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    I've been called a real member. But I didn't even have a guitar then.
    Whats up with that :scratch:

    :scream:
     
  9. Low Baller

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    Did you do certain....favors for a member.

    All bad jokes and innuendos aside this community is cool and not super exclusive IMO at least. In my post I wasn't implying you must have a seven to even be a member also there's a lot more to this site then just seven strings and any musician could get something out of it.
     
  10. MAJ Meadows SF

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    Welcome to the fold! Sounds like you made a very informed and practical choice. Nicely done. Congrats! Any idea what kind of pickups you are going for? $80 budget on the used market should land you a decent set; or dump it all into a bridge pickup for now, save and go after a neck later. What's your music style and tone preference?
     
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    I may be able to raise the budget if I wait. I play a lot of different styles so preferable a versatile pick up. I looked at dimarzios there's a lot of info also Duncan nazgul, sentinent. I don't know were to start and hard to tell from desription.

    I would like a pick up that can play some brutal metal, I actually primarily use the neck. I would like a pick up that can do metal, jazz cleans, I would love acoustic like cleans but think I will need to add a five way switch or coil tap for that. I don't like too much of a high output I lean lower but of course not muddy. Smooth leads would be nice too with some lower mid output. But it would be nice for the neck to have a good pinch harmonic and funk tone but nothing too nasally or too hot.
     
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    welcome bro! now that you are part of the club, you wont want to leave!
     
  13. MAJ Meadows SF

    MAJ Meadows SF on a tone quest

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    You might want to stray from the Nazgul for those needs. I'm not saying it has some versatility, but it is pretty hot. The Pegasus would probably be more suitable for the bridge; I have had one and really enjoyed it for a wide variety of music. The Sentient is a solid neck pickup, so that's a good place to start. There are some great DiMarzio options as well.
     
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    The advice is much appreciated, it's really hard to know were to start. Do you know what dimarzios also fit in the category I am after?
     
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