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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by 63dot, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. erlendaasland

    erlendaasland TDPRI Member

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    ESP Custom "Kimono" Esquire

    I recently got hold of this 80's ESP esquire. It's a very light weight guitar with a nice, slim neck and an extremely twangy pickup.

    The bridge switch position is configured with a capacitor in series with the volume pot (and the tone pot disconnected), making it a subtle high pass filter. The middle switch position is configured normal with the tone and volume controls connected. The neck switch position is configured with a capacitor in parallel with the volume pot (and the tone pot disconnected), making it a sublte low pass filter.

    Summary: Kickass sounding and kickass looking guitar :)

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  2. Boomhauer

    Boomhauer Friend of Leo's

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    Might still be the "honeymoon" phase, but I'm madly in love with my ESP LTD Viper 10:
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  3. RunPickle

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    Oh do I love my LTD EC-1000 Deluxe.
     

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  4. Tony474

    Tony474 Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

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    Funny this thread should pop up again right now, because I've just come in from tonight's gig, at a new pub venue, where for the first time in a while I used my ESP 400-series Strat as mentioned in post 7. Bloody glorious! Had some nice compliments from the audience. ESPléndido!!
     
  5. Boomhauer

    Boomhauer Friend of Leo's

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    Er, how do you remove the volume and tone knobs?
     
  6. Hiker

    Hiker Poster Extraordinaire

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    Boomhauser, the knobs on mine take an Allen key/wrench.

    Here's the LTD EC-50 that arrived a few days ago.
     

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  7. Boomhauer

    Boomhauer Friend of Leo's

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    Hmm...I didn't see a set screw on mine. Maybe I'll have to look again.
     
  8. Boomhauer

    Boomhauer Friend of Leo's

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    Yeah, no set screws at all on mine
     
  9. knopflerfan

    knopflerfan Tele-Afflicted

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    Southpaw Guy - absolutely beautiful ESP strat-style. Love the purple fade and pickguard/controls choices. WmSimpson - a truly understated, gorgeous tele.
     
  10. Torz Johnson

    Torz Johnson Friend of Leo's

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    Here's a bit of an ESP oddity. Before production of Robin Guitars started in Houston, they were made in various factories in Japan, including ESP. I got this one at 48th St. Custom Guitars in NYC when it was still there; it was something of a U.S. headquarters for ESP at the time and they were also putting out awesome strat style guitars with their own 48th St. label. At first I was baffled by the ESP branded hardware on it until I dug up the ESP/Robin connection. This guitar may look outdated in the year 2014 but it's a real player. I still think it's a thing of beauty. :D
     

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  11. RevMike

    RevMike Poster Extraordinaire

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    No guitars, but my one and only bass is an ESP LTD Vintage 204. I love that bass. Looks cool, plays amazing and was super cheap. It has sort of the road-worn or "faux-jo" look to it.
     

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  12. Hiker

    Hiker Poster Extraordinaire

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    My Dimarzio Super Distortion just arrived for the bridge position, and this will be wired with a push pull 500k pot for the tone position.

    The Bourns pots look good with those brass threads, and I may order one of them for the project. For now, the neck pup (LH-150) will be paired with it.
     
  13. 63dot

    63dot Friend of Leo's

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    ^^^

    so much goes well with Super Distortion, even vintage PAF strength like yours.
     
  14. tacomamc

    tacomamc Tele-Afflicted

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    I have an LTD ST-203, done in their version of relicing. It plays and sounds better than any of my previous starts did, and this is with the ceramic bar magnet pickups. I've since routed it for a (really ugly) Carvin neck humbucker I've had since the early 1990's. I've swapped the bridge for a full sized block, and added a graphtec nut and string tree, but it plays fabulously, and sounds great, and the trem now stays in tune even with heavy use. It is kind of ugly though in its current state. I will probably remove the rest of the paint, and possible refinish it in flat black.
     

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  15. Wildhawk

    Wildhawk Tele-Meister

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    No ESP's but 3 LTD's if they count.

    TE-202 ST-203 and EW-Z

    Books are a blast from my 80's past. :cool:
     

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  16. 63dot

    63dot Friend of Leo's

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    Modded out LTD Viper with aftermarket Bigsby B50, chrome bridge, Grover locking tuners, beige nut and pickup rings, and two gold knobs changed from a stock all-black hardware, fixed bridge scheme.

    A push-pull coil split option is added to both of the stock humbuckers. Tone knob is disengaged.

    I will probably change this to two weaker output humbuckers and change the neck pickup to out of phase to get Fender type sounds instead of loud humming single coil mode of these passive EMG pickups.
     

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  17. patch2

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  18. patch2

    patch2 NEW MEMBER!

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    Hi. Greetings from Ireland, just saw your ESP Strat, lovely guitar , I have the same guitar with the only difference being the machine heads are Deluxe and pickups changed to Duncans, was trying to find out the year, I've had for about 25 years now and love it. is there any where I can find out the year it was made and would it be of any value? many thank's!!
     
  19. TeleinTX

    TeleinTX Tele-Meister

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    My #1, 2007 ESP Navigator N-TE-ASR

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  20. TeleinTX

    TeleinTX Tele-Meister

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    2007 ESP Eclipse
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