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Anybody seen all the new ESP/LTD stuff?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mfbolton, Feb 17, 2013.


  1. mfbolton

    mfbolton Bassist for The Dam Dams Supporting Member

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    Looks like ESP/LTD has made a lot of changes for 2013. Some pretty cool stuff. I'm particularly interested in the new fretless in the LTD Vintage line.

    What do you all think?

    http://www.espguitars.com/basses.html
     
  2. darkstorm

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    Its disapointing to see they are making fender clones now. Theyve had some nice original shapes and are now doing fender lookalikes which is sad direction to me.
     
  3. Righteous Thunderer

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    +1. I understand why (just look at the market), but it's still disappointing.
     
  4. Dave W

    Dave W Previously bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    Why do they no longer make any ESP Standards? All they seem to have are ESP Sig models and LTD.
     
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  6. mfbolton

    mfbolton Bassist for The Dam Dams Supporting Member

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    They've always made Gibson clones, why not add some Fender.

    I'm also digging on the new BB-4. Pretty cool take on an active PJ.
     
  7. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope Supporting Member

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    Very disappointed not to see a single NEW ESP LTD 6 string guitar.
     
  8. johnson79

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    I like what they are doing. Some nice new basses.
     
  9. FourBanger

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    The Fender clones are not totally new, but they redid the lineup a bit for 2013.
     
  10. johnson79

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    Looks like there are quite a few new 6 string guitars. You mean basses?
     
  11. khutch

    khutch Praise Harp Supporting Member

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    They still make plenty of their own designs, do they not? I kinda like the Vintage 214 fretless. An unlined P/J fretless for those who can't afford a Tony Franklin! It is always a disappointment when a company you like announces new products and none of them appeal to you. But that is the norm really. I don't think any of the recently announced basses appeal to be as much as that Vintage 214 FL.

    Ken
     
  12. mcblahflooper94

    mcblahflooper94

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    The BB-4 looks beautiful. I'd buy that in a second, if I had the dough.
     
  13. Charley Umbria

    Charley Umbria I'm Really a Drummer Supporting Member

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    I was wondering the same thing. What happened to the ESP (not LTD) Vintage 4? I had a chance to play one in a store a few weeks ago. The clear-coated relic job was pretty lame, but the bass was very well-built and felt fantastic. If the ESP Vintage basses sound as good as my ESP-built St. Blues PJ, they're definitely worth a look.
     
  14. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope Supporting Member

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    Yeah - I mean bass - is there any other kind of guitar? :bag:

    I wish they'd offered at least ONE new 6 stringer.
     
  15. Wallace320

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    Surveyor's always the best:)

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     
  16. Duuuuuuuuuude

    Duuuuuuuuuude

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    Their basses seem nice but I've never been a fan of their headstocks. Too metal for me.
     
  17. rickwebb

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    Might be slightly late on this one, time-wise... Last August i bought myself one of ESP's LTD Series 8-string basses, the B-208. Very well-made guitar for the price ($449 plus tax, etc.). I'd love to see what they'd do with a production 12-string bass...
     
  18. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

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    I'm kinda digging the Ax bass. I like how they left the "e" off the end so Gene won't come after them!!

    The Vintage stuff is cool, too.
     
  19. 4dog

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    What exactly makes the headstock "metal" ?
     
  20. bassvi

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    Anyone ever play one of those neck-thru Vipers with the active electronics? I've always wanted an SG type bass that could do modern tones in addition to the vintage sound....
     
  21. Duuuuuuuuuude

    Duuuuuuuuuude

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    I'm sure they're finely made instruments so I'm not pooping on anyone. But for me the headstock too pointy. The 2 on 2 headstock looks like some kind of black metal dragon wing and the 4 inline headstock kind of has that steve vai shredder vibe. Both perfectly fine genres, just not my bag
     

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