Metalheads like ESP/LTD like fat kids like cake!! SHOW YOUR ESP/LTD!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fatbassman, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. fatbassman


    Oct 17, 2008
    Snohomish, WA
    I think ESP and yes, even some LTD's are so under rated, it's not even funny.... Ok, it is kind of funny, because for $295 I just picked up a 2000 model TA-500. This is a beautiful neck through bass with EMG HZ's and an EMG active preamp! Funny cause I LOVE this bass - besides its SO METAL!!!

    So who else rocks an ESP??? Let's see em!


    Here's mine... well at least it's one like it - too lazy to go get a pic at the moment
  2. Linkert


    Oct 24, 2006
    "like fat kids like cake" - offensive?
  3. Nope, fact, I <3 cake.
  4. fatbassman


    Oct 17, 2008
    Snohomish, WA
    Self depricating humor.... I'm a fat kid and I LOVE cake ;) But not as much as my ESP / LTD!
  5. phatduckk


    May 24, 2006
    SF Bay Area
    ya +1 on cake.
  6. Linkert


    Oct 24, 2006
    Some might take it the wrong way. And yes, I love cake to. But it's unnesecary do go with those types of jokes. It's like if I made a title with a ni**er joke. Some will take it, and Bill Cosby will go nuts!
  7. fatbassman


    Oct 17, 2008
    Snohomish, WA
    Really?!?! Comparing the n-word with a well known social euphamism (and in most normal circles a funny and exceptable one)???

    ANYWAYS.... I'm kind of done with this.... What a thread kill

    Can we move on? Does anyone want to post a pic of their esp?
  8. lowendgenerator

    lowendgenerator All panic, no disco.

    Mar 26, 2006
    Ouch, someone's getting whacked with the ban-stick for that.

    I'm a fat kid, I love cake and metal, but I can't get into the ESP/LTDs to save my life! I'm stuck in Fender-land. I can totally appreciate the instrument, but it's just not for me.
  9. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    Don't like the sound. Love the guitars, though. Pepper from Down plays a cheap LTD, and he sounds magnificent. Give me Warwick or Spector any day.
  10. ManOnStreet

    ManOnStreet Guest

    Oct 29, 2006
    I'm metalhead, i like cake although i'm not fat at all lol . And really don't get into ESP/LTD, it look cool and seems like fit good for Metal for its appearance but the sound does not, i did have some LTDs like F-4e, D-4, D-5, used to love the look but never felt satisfied with the sound, so i sold it out.
    I made a record with these LTDs and a cheap Squier J bass, and the J cut thru the mix, give me some punchy sound that i want.

    P/S: but i think ESP version is far better than the LTDs.
  11. chanson

    chanson Supporting Member

    The Tom Araya ESP/LTD's are the only thing by ESP that I like. The rest is just too mediocre in my opinion.
  12. j0n0j0n0

    j0n0j0n0 Guest

    Jul 17, 2007
    Australia, Brisbane
    LTD's do i fine job for metal but they're the cheaper option, if you want real metal tone that cuts through the mix buy a warwick or spector for sure.
  13. ManOnStreet

    ManOnStreet Guest

    Oct 29, 2006
    Yeah, for the price of both brands you commended, how can it go wrong ? :smug:
    I think the thread is going to talk about some "good bang for the bucks" stuffs not to comment about some hi-end basses.
    For the price that i used to got D-5 Ltd bass (about 450 bucks), i think we should go for Schecter basses :hyper:.
  14. ROON

    ROON Guest

    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Racial jokes are on a whole different level to fat jokes. I think you're overreacting. I used to be an absolute porker (in fact I still am!) and I foudn the title pretty funny.
  15. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Can we just start a show your cake thread?
  16. I have a JM 500 I love it, post pics in about 10 mins

    EDIT: sorry for late pics...


  17. LDonnie


    Aug 3, 2008
    I can't help but to think of Araya when I see ESP/LTD . He has a great sounding bass, so perhaps thats why. I like the looks and sounds, but I am more partial to Music Man type sounds.

    P.S. Cake ftw!:D [​IMG] (Not mine)
  18. Zoidberg523

    Zoidberg523 Guest

    May 26, 2008
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Well, I don't have it yet, but I have this on layaway at the local shop!


    I play metal, and I'm fat, and I LOVE cake (especially with ice cream!)
  19. Here's me playing my B-2005 30th anniversary 4-string. It looks tough with being all satin black with an ebony fretboard.


    Just recently, though, I bought a 2008 Am St Jazz V..

    I will be selling the B-2005 soon.. haha.

    And yes.. Cake is delicious!
  20. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    I like the ESP vintage P/J bass (it is expensive though) but after playing a LTD at a jam night (not sure which one), I have decided that metal for me sounds better IMO with 5 string Stingrays or 4 string Fenders.

    To each their own.

    P.S. I am more partial to pie FWIW, then cake.