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Discussion in 'In Flames' started by Blackthorned, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. Blackthorned

    Blackthorned Member

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    This has probably come up before but can anyone tell me the pickups that Jepser and Bjorn use? Am I correct in assuming that Bjorn plays an ESP Eclipse as his main guitar? Any help appreciated!
     
  2. Bozz

    Bozz Guitar God

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    Well, Bjorn used to play a custom ESP Eclipse, and Jesper played an ESP Explorer...But now they both play Gibsons. Bjorn plays a Les Paul Custom, and Jesper plays a Voodoo Flying V...they still use the same pickups that they used in their ESP's though - I think they're EMG 81's and 85's...could be wrong on that, but I'm pretty damn sure.
     
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    Ah 81 and 85 - the choice of a generation! Thanks for that Bozz. I really like the Eclipse. Esp make great guitars.
     
  4. NFU

    NFU I like pie.

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    I beleive the neck pickup in jespers voodoo V is stock, and the bridge is an esp 81...at least it was that way in the trigger video.
     
  5. HeadCrusher

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    true!
     
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    ESPs = expensive :-(
     
  7. Blackthorned

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    The LTD's were cheap imported from the U.S before ESP stopped it. Still, they are pretty good value for what you are getting.
     
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    Unfortunetaly ESP doesn't create it's own modells.
    They only copy and slightly change famous guitars of other companies...

    EXP = Gibson Explorer
    Eclipse = Gibson SG
    KH1 = Jackson Soloist
    ...

    I doubt that they are that much better than the original (if at all...)
     
  9. Blackthorned

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    No guitar is original now though; they all borrow from those popular models.
     
  10. Zero888

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    @headcrusher: the Eclipse is a les paul and the viper is the sg. and ive played both esp and gibson models, and i prefer the esps over the gibsons any day. as for the soloist, that and every other guitar on the market are just a cop off of the strat.

    Jackson has alsol copied all previous existing guitars, the only difference is jackson makes the guitars with more curves and sharper points
     
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    Sorry, you're right of course, i mixed it up...
    So why are the Esps better?
    As for the Jackson - Strat - Rippoff thing: ok, there were these two guitars (les paul, strat) in the beginning. nevertheless I wouldn't say that the others are rippoffs. The Jacksons are Superstrats with a floyd rose, at least one humbucker and so on. So I'd say the improved the strat a lot!
     
  12. Bozz

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    In the same respect, ESP has taken the Les Paul, SG, Exlplorer, Strat/Soloist etc. and made them WAY better...Although Jackson's do rule, they're a step down from ESP. Prove it to yourself by comparing a few models the next chance you get.
     
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    Yeah, I'll give them a try!
    Unfortunetaly there are not some many dealers in my area that have them in stock...
     
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    @headcrusher, there is just something about the esp guitar, its just got this great feeling. my close friend who plays a gibson les paul studio played my low end ltd ec-100 and said it played better than his $1500 gibson
     
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    I am planning to purchase a ESP guitar in a few months time, and would like to try and emulate the same sound as Jesper (think "Jesters Race" type of sound).

    However i would like some help in deciding on what guitar to buy and what amp to purchase, keeping in mind that i dont want to spend over $900 on a guitar and about $400 on a amp.

    I am ordering from this store, so my choices are a bit limited, but its better than nothing.
    Thanks in advance guys.

    http://www.venuemusic.com.au/SubCategory.asp?CatID=43&SubCatID=109
    Guitars

    http://www.venuemusic.com.au/Category.asp?CatID=44
    amps
     
  16. HeadCrusher

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    For a JTR sound you'll need a Gibson Explorer (which Jesper played around that time) and I think a Marshall Amp. No idea which one he used exactly. Nowadays Björn and Jesper play Peavy 5150 Heads through 2 Marshall 4x12 cabs.
    As for the guitar-price thing: I'd suggest a Epiphone as this is in the Pricerange. As I sayed I only played an ESP KH once which feeled great actually but the pickups were completely done so I can't tell you about the sound...
     
  17. InFlaymz

    InFlaymz In Flames addict

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    who cares who ripped who off... ill buy that one there... the cheapest one, because I'm poor.
     
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    does any one know how to make ur own pickups?
     
  19. Meanspark

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    make your own? hum maybe use old ones, you MUST be good in electronics though. are you?
     

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