ESP LTD MH-1007ET or something else?

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  1. Veritas0Aequitas

    Veritas0Aequitas Member

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    Hi everyone,

    New to the forum but have lurked for a number of years.

    After playing for almost 20 years, I'm going to dive into my first 7 string and I'm pretty excited. Les Pauls have been my main axes for years now and I have a couple of nice custom ones as well as some from the Elitist line. I pretty much exclusively use Bare Knuckle Riff Raffs (A5) through my Diezel VH4 and Diezel 4x12 Rear Loaded cab.

    As far as 7's go, I have always loved the ESP guitars (super cool headstocks!) and have been shopping around for a 7-string and ended up settling on the MH-1007ET as a good intro. Here are my requirements:

    -25.5" scale (this is definitely as long as I want a guitar to be)
    -Black (because it's the best color)
    -Right around 9lbs or less
    -Fixed bridge of some sort so I can try different tunings
    -Not an Ibanez (not a fan)

    The only other guitar I was looking at was the E-II NT7 but I don't know if I can justify another $1000 just for the E-II on the headstock. I was looking at the Solar guitars (they look sick) but they're 26.5" sadly :(

    Does anyone have any other possible suggestions?
     
  2. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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  3. Veritas0Aequitas

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    Hey, thanks for the quick response!

    That's a logical question to ask. I thought about it but I just like the way the double cut guitars look in 7. Singlecuts just look weird in 7 to me. I do love the Eclipse series though.
     
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    I had one and I thought the evertune was cool at first, but I just could not get that guitar to sustain high notes at all.

    And if you want a hard tail for ease of changing things, then you definitely should steer away. To properly set it up, you're basically stuck with one tuning unless you want to set it up every time you change tunings.

    The neck was awesome, though. And it looked really cool, too.
     
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    These were some of my concerns with the Evertune as well... Sustain, tone, and ease of changing tunings. I wish they made a TOM or hipshot version of this guitar. I know there's the 417 but that seems like a significant step down in quality to me.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Can you do used? The first LTD ZH-7 sounds up your alley.

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  7. Veritas0Aequitas

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    I can totally do used. I was actually looking at at second hand MH1007.

    Everything about that guitar is cool except I was looking for a plain black guitar. No flame or quilt otherwise even the H-1007 would be an option. I almost pulled the trigger on an older ESP Horizon NT-7 with a TOM that was on Reverb for around $1250. Kind of regretting it now.
     
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    I'd say try and grab an H-1007 with a hard tail. I think they made an opaque black a few years ago, if not, you can usually find some trans-black models that are fairly dark.

    Try and find one used, if not, grab a new one. The old ones had EMG's, and the newer ones have Duncan's and hipshot bridges.
     
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  10. Veritas0Aequitas

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    What model is that?
     
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    https://www.jacksonguitars.com/search?q=broderick
    Jackson Chris Broderick Soloist.
    Or you could look used for a Jackson COW 7. Or maybe Jackson SL7H in Charcoal Grey if that's black enough :lol:
    I think there should also be old Stephen Carpenter ESP (LTD) models from before he switched to a longer scale length. You could search that as well, I don't remember the exact name of the model now though.
     
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  12. Curt

    Curt Where we're going we don't need neck pickups.

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    I vote yes on the MH1007ET. I played one and it was flawless.
     
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    Did you find it sustained the higher register notes? How was it tuning to different tunings with the Evertune bridge?
     
  14. Curt

    Curt Where we're going we don't need neck pickups.

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    I didn't ever get to tune it, it was already set for drop A when I played it. It sustained high notes just fine, unless you're grabbing ridiculously long slow bends like David Gilmour constantly its not really a huge issue, not drastically worse than a Floyd rose for example.
     
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