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Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by Church2224, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. park0496

    park0496 SS.org Regular

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    Silly questions... Is that the metric size? Did you use the hipshot posts with the original inserts?
     
  2. JD27

    JD27 ESP Cult Member

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    Not silly at all, it is Metric. They come with stud inserts as well, but I used the originals. They are standard M8x1 threads so they work with the original set.
     
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  3. Flappydoodle

    Flappydoodle SS.org Regular

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    Question for ESP folks:

    Which would you choose:

    • E-II HORIZON FR
    • E-II HORIZON-III FR
    Two very similar guitars. The regular Horizon is set neck, whereas Horizon III is neck thru.

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  4. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    There is no wrong answer here. Both guitars are very similar and excellent. The HIII hangs a bit different due to the offset. I don't find the HI/II uncomfortable, but the HIII can feel a little more comfortable.
    Other than that, the HIII is alder body, HII is mahogany. The HIII will be a little bit brighter.
     
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  5. Dineley

    Dineley SS.org Regular

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    Id go with the black cockstock. Easier to move it later if need be since its not as "metal" plus its just so sick
     
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  6. Flappydoodle

    Flappydoodle SS.org Regular

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    Great point, thanks.

    I already have this guitar:

    https://www.espguitars.com/products...?category_id=1963530-horizon-series-guitars-3

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    So I figure the Horizon FR would be exactly the same aside from the bridge. I can't find one of the FR models to try near me, hence asking here. Since I already have the fixed bridge version, I feel fairly safe buying blind.

    I was/am intrigued by the funkier shape of the H3, and the neck thru design though, hmm...
     
  7. Mathemagician

    Mathemagician SS.org Regular

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    I love the H2 headstock, but I love neckthrough. That would be a toughie. But you already own the superior bright white one. So hmmmmm. Go H2 for superior headstock tones.
     
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  8. JD27

    JD27 ESP Cult Member

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    Either would be awesome. I prefer the cockstock on the H-3 body though, so for this particular comparison I’d probably prefer the Horizon.
     
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  9. wannabguitarist

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    Not real ESPs, but I recently sold the MV300 (might regret this later) I've loved for the past 5 years:
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    And picked up a gorgeous EC1000 from 2006 (I think):
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    With the Jacksons:
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    It came with an Air Norton/Evolution combo and I'm not totally sold on the tone so I'll be dropping in an EMG 89/81TW set tonight and tuning it to Drop-C for some 00's metalcore nostalgia :lol:
     
  10. AlexCorriveau

    AlexCorriveau I am the liquor

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    Samark SS.org Regular

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    [​IMG] Does this look legit to you ESP experts?
     
  12. Crash Dandicoot

    Crash Dandicoot » Supra-ise!

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    I've seen that one floating around various Japanese websites for a while. Nothing looks immediately suspect.
     
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  13. JD27

    JD27 ESP Cult Member

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  14. Samark

    Samark SS.org Regular

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    Thanks very much to thsee above posters!

    That’s Maverick with the lawsuit headstock in the brochure...hngggg
     
  15. Defmelonn

    Defmelonn SS.org Regular

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    What year is that mirage??Had the same one awhile back. Sold it for a profit, but its the one i wish i did not sell.



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    JD27 ESP Cult Member

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    They made Mirages in this configuration 1995-1998.
     

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