Help me choose a baritone!

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  1. TacticalRepublicanDildo

    TacticalRepublicanDildo Member

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    It won’t let me include my links to the specs, so I guess you’ll just have to Google them..? Sorry about that.

    Chapman ML1 Baritone or the ESP LTD Viper-201B?
    Chapman has a better scale (28” vs. ESP’s 27) and the ESP has a better price. ($450 vs. ESP’s $350)


    My biggest concern right now is pickups. I can’t find much about either set online, so I’m reaching out to you guys for help.
    ESP LTD-150B/150N vs. Chapman Sonorous Zeros. Any experience with pickups from these guitars?
    I really don’t want to have to replace anything in these guitars, so I’m most likely to go with whatever has the better sounding pickups.. and these guitars are nowhere around me, so I cannot try them myself.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Flappydoodle

    Flappydoodle SS.org Regular

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    What do you want the guitar for? Metal?
     
  3. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire Drink Sunny D, pet kitties.

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    the chapman pickups are pretty solid for stock pickups. I didn't like em as much as my agile baritone's stoc pickups but they're still solid. I'd go with that one if you're not too concerned with switching out the pickups anytime soon.
     
  4. TacticalRepublicanDildo

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    Metal is the only kind of music my ears will accept, me boi
     
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  5. TacticalRepublicanDildo

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    Thanks for the reply!
    I love some of the Agiles, but as of right now they have nothing good in stock in terms of baritone 6’s, except for a $500 Intrepid 30”. I mean, it’s a fucking awesome guitar, but idk if I want to commit to a 30” scale. I’ve played a 30 before and it feels more like a bass to me than a guitar.. Also I’m cheap af and my usual routine of odd jobs & succin behind the dumpster at Red Robin ain’t gonna get me that kind of play money anytime soon. Lmfao:yesway:

    In all seriousness, I’m thinking the Chapman will most likely be the better guitar.. I just like the idea of saving $100 and being able to put that towards a Whammy!
     
  6. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire Drink Sunny D, pet kitties.

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    ehh chapmans and ltd are relatively comparable as far as quality ime. it's more a matter of which specs you like more. I find that LTD/schecter tends to offer better specs for the buck when compared to similarly priced guitars.
     
  7. TacticalRepublicanDildo

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    Thanks again from the input. I actually recognized your name from YouTube. I watched a video of yours where you play a Mushok with Bareknuckles (I think..?)
     
  8. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire Drink Sunny D, pet kitties.

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    yup, that's me. I've tested a pile of pickups in that guitar.
     

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