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ESP Endorsement

Discussion in 'LORD' started by Lord Tim, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Lord Tim

    Lord Tim That guy from LORD

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    I am pleased and honoured to announce that I have joined the ESP Guitars family as an endorsee. :)

    As most of you know, for the last 16 years, I've played an amazing custom guitar that was hand-built to my exact specs by Greg Fryer. This guitar has gone with me around the world several times, around Australia countless times and has been played to death in the studio on literally hundreds of recordings. But due to the wear and tear on the proprietary hardware (some of it impossible to get since the companies that made it 16 years ago are now out of business), and due to Greg no longer making custom guitars, it would have worked out to be a very expensive and time consuming process to repair and replace the parts of the guitar that were failing. I decided it was finally time to lay the beast to rest.

    It's been no secret at all that I'm a big fan of ESP Guitars. For many years, my band mates in both Dungeon and LORD have used ESP and I've been raving about them to everyone who will listen, despite not actually even playing them. If it wasn't for my custom guitar, I would have been playing ESP years ago. For me to say that I believe they are the best guitars in the world today is more than marketing hype when you put it into that kind of perspective.

    The upcoming Saxon tour will be the last time I will be using my Hybrid IV guitar. I then take posession of my shiny new ESP M-II guitar which is being customised to my playing style as we speak by the good folks at bMusic.

    I would like to say a huge thank you to Ando from CMI and Shane from bMusic for their amazing support and willingness to take me on board as an endorsee of ESP.

    And there you have it! All of us in LORD are now proudly using ESP. Exciting times ahead! :)
     
  2. Aussie_Metalchild

    Aussie_Metalchild Bass player from LORD

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    Welcome to the family mate ;)
     
  3. Fester

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    I'm sure it's a guitar fit for a king, but

    :cry: you're going to play a normal shaped guitar!
     
  4. Lord Tim

    Lord Tim That guy from LORD

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    For now... but soon it'll have cool custom art at least! :)
     
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    Fester Member

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    I suppose a normal shape allows for a 'larger canvas' for cool artwork :p
     
  6. Winmar

    Winmar Pillock of society

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    Very nice - good work!
     
  7. Lord Tim

    Lord Tim That guy from LORD

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    Anyone wondering what an M-II looks like, this is it:

    [​IMG]

    Mine will be just like this, but with extra switches and eventually neato custom art. :)
     
  8. Pethical

    Pethical Tom

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    wicked! grats.
     
  9. Acey Jendell

    Acey Jendell Jonesey

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    It sucks that you're retiring such a rad guitar, but ESP's tend to be pretty good quality.
     
  10. MetGreen

    MetGreen KFC Maniac!!!

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    Awesome. What kind of custom art are you thinking of?
     
  11. Acey Jendell

    Acey Jendell Jonesey

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    He should get the SMPM.
     
  12. Lord Tim

    Lord Tim That guy from LORD

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    HAHA! I think I'll pass! ;)

    It'll be a variation of the new Set In Stone artwork. (Yep, got the art done already for the next album! Wheee! :D)
     
  13. Ace Frehley

    Ace Frehley Waking the Dead...LA GUNS

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    Congrats Tim

    The best part also now is that your endorsed by a brand and company that has George Lynch's back also. Very exciting as i know your a big fan of Mr Scary himelf

    I gotta admit, it will be very different seeing you perform with a "strat shaped" body guitar. looking forward to it
     
  14. ImprintedLife

    ImprintedLife Arriving Somewhere.....

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    Congratulations Tim, I do remember you mentioning your fondness of ESP with me many times, nice to see LORD 100% ESP!
     
  15. Bliss

    Bliss New Metal Member

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    Yaaay!!! Congrats :)
     
  16. AdamS

    AdamS Biggest LORD fan EVER

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    Awesome dude! Major congrats! :D
     
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    Nebulous Daniel

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    Haha! Good work.
     
  18. Awake_In_Animosity

    Awake_In_Animosity Fearing a Blank Planet

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    Oh LOL!
     
  19. Lord Tim

    Lord Tim That guy from LORD

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    *gives you my half-eaten bowl of fuck all as a prize* :D
     
  20. Awake_In_Animosity

    Awake_In_Animosity Fearing a Blank Planet

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    How about a copy of the Audiophile edition of Ascendence instead?
     

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