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EC-1000 See Thru Black Cherry, LP-Shaped Guitar from LTD in the Deluxe EC series.


12 user reviews
Prices starting at $949 Average price: $949

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  • Manufacturer: LTD
  • Model: EC-1000 See Thru Black Cherry
  • Series: Deluxe EC
  • Category: LP-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 10/07/2006

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LTD EC-1000 See Thru Black Cherry user reviews

Average Score:4.9( 4.9/5 based on 12 reviews )
 11 reviews92 %
 1 user review8 %
tjon90108/10/2011

tjon901's review"Good mid level ESP EC model"

LTD EC-1000 See Thru Black Cherry
The EC LTD line has been a mainstay of ESP guitars for many years. It provides solid quality hardware and electronics for a decent price. These are LTD guitars so they are like ESP's Epiphone. They are made outside of Japan but are made to the exact same specs. So this guitar is like 1000 dollars cheaper than the ESP version. You get a lot of value for money with this guitar. On this model you get a mahogany body and a mahogany set neck. The fretboard is made of rosewood but other finishes get an Ebony fretboard for some reason. If they can put it on one why cant they put it on the others? The fretboard has 24 jumbo frets. Up top there are locking tuners and an Earvana compensated nut. Down at the bottom there is a tonepros locking bridge. The electronics are great with an EMG 81 in the bridge and a 60 in the neck. Other finishes get Seymour Duncan pickups. The controls are simple with a set of volume controls and a master tone. Up top there is a 3 way toggle to switch between the pickups.

UTILIZATION

The playability on these models is great. The EC models look like LP's but play like super strats. The body is thinner than what you would get on most Les Pauls so the weight is a bit less. The jumbo frets and flat radius fretboard let you get a nice easy action. The Earvana compensated nut helps correct intonation up and down the neck so your notes sound more in tune with each other. The locking tuners and locking bridge should be standard on every guitar. The locking bridge prevents the saddles from falling off when you are changing strings. This can mess up your intonation. Locking tuners prevent your guitar from going out of tune accidentally like if your headstock was to hit something.

SOUNDS

The EMG 81 and 60 is a commonly used set in ESP guitars. It gives you good distortion and good clean sounds. The 81 in the bridge is a serial killer. It has a crazy high end gain but isnt harsh. It very clear and you really hear what you are playing. It does not clean up well but that is what the 60 in the neck is for. The 60 does not have as much output but this makes it better for bluesy leads or clean playing. It has a great clean tone which is something most active pickups do not have. If you are looking for an even more organic tone from the 60 and the 81 you can do the 18v mod to the EMG's. The 18v mod lets the pickups run from two 9v batteries instead of one and this gives you more headroom and a more organic tone overall.

OVERALL OPINION

I think this model is going to stick around for a long time. It is perfectly priced and has all the features most metal players expect and demand. The locking tuners and locking bridge are something you wont get on a Gibson no matter how much you pay and the EMG pickups are the standard when it comes to metal music. ESP didnt throw in some cheap throwaway pickups for you to swap out on the first day. They give you a ready to rock guitar that can go straight from the box to the Gig.
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gapo66607/08/2006

gapo666's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

LTD EC-1000 See Thru Black Cherry
Just a quick message to say that Marshamer must have a sight problem because an EMG with gray logo, it is a 60 and not a 81. In addition, I have already seen several times this guitar store, no doubt the neck pickup is an EMG 60.

USE

Just a quick message to say that Marshamer must have a sight problem because an EMG with gray logo, it is a 60 and not a 81. In addition, I have already seen several times this guitar store, no doubt the neck pickup is an EMG 60.

SONORITS

Just a quick message to say that Marshamer must have a sight problem because an EMG with gray logo, it is a 60 and not a 81. In addition, I have already seen several times this guitar store, no doubt the neck pickup is an EMG 60.

NOTICE GLOBAL

Just a quick message to say that Marshamer must have a sight problem because an EMG with gray logo, it is a 60 and not a 81. In addition, I have already seen several times this guitar store, no doubt the neck pickup is an EMG 60.
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Jow00712/21/2004

Jow007's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

LTD EC-1000 See Thru Black Cherry
- Corps Acajou
- Manche 24 cases al mahogany 3 pices
- Key rosewood, Jumbo frets
- Benchmark in the flag and model Douzima box
- 2 Emg81 Active, three-position controller
- 2 volume knobs and one tonalitbr /> - Mechanical oil bath
- Binding with abalone on the handle the head and body fittings dorbr /> - Stop-bar tailpiece and Tune-O-Matic
- Form type Gibson Les Paul
I have the black model (which for me is really best: p)

The good of the cot a violin really irrprochable and finish is perfect, I command Promusictools by 1100 at a price of a box included ESP and frankly I do not regret it ...
I decline may be a small point because I'm pretty quiet and strong binding tends out but hey I like it anyway!
For the worshipers of ESP approach some of that scratch, you will see less than 1000 (still a huge amount!) Was a product that is as beautiful and quality of the ESP model, and is the same ...

UTILIZATION

So it's the bomb!
I love it simply, the handle is big enough to Gibson LP style, it was well in hand, I have to just change the strings because I prefer a larger say anything else but pulling on the handle is nickel ...
Access to GHGs is quite difficult but hey there are still 24 cases when it does this by forcing a little: D. ..
The form is to be played idalie sitting or standing, it is pleasant to play and it is not too heavy compare a Gibson ...

SOUNDS

Enoormee! Simply ...

Positions bridge:
Slamming in his very clean, and the distortion is the heavy artillery, panzers came out!
I usually play the metallica and I must say that this mic is really huge, its a very big, very dense and serious distortion ...
I prefer to clean distortion that is normal considering his position ...

Middle positions:
I like this position for the clean sound, mixing the two pickups gives both low and middle sound, the agreements are clearly evident and it is frankly enjoyable ptites our ears!
on the other hand I do not like this position disto

Handle positions:
I love it too, his wins and loses in low precision, but what is beautiful! The style intro solo of Welcome Home Sanitarium Metallica sound wonderfully disto ...
It's beautiful!

Frankly since this guitar I'm crazy for EMG! The sound is wonderfully clean hovering, in Drout and distortion ...
Microphones very powerful, but that will delight all the worshipers of its clear that metalheads ...
EMG Congratulations!

OVERALL OPINION

It's been four months that I present and I do not regret it.
I was looking for this sound and I was fortunate to come upon it after some research unlike other.
I tried many guitars before, like Jackson, the Bc rich ... Enough metal type guitars, but nothing has as much convinced that the EC-1000 ...
The report price is exellent quality as I say, the Ltd. is not envious of her older sisters ESP.
The construction is exemplary and well cared for, this guitar is really gniale!
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Damage of puppets02/11/2005

Damage of puppets's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"A gem!"

LTD EC-1000 See Thru Black Cherry
The Features and especially the finish of this pretty Corenne are at least "surprising":

- Mahogany body,
- Channel 3 al 24 cases spices mahogany
- Blinding with abalone, which follows the contour of the guitar (neck, head and body),
- Rosewood fingerboard, inlaid with abalone taken in the name of the MODEL entered the 12th box.
- Nut Ervan good support for strings,
- Mcaniques self-locking oil bath,
- Black hardware,
- Fixed bridge type Tune-o-Matic/Stop Bar
- 2 EMG 81 active pickups,
- 3 potentiomtres (2 volumes + 1 Tone)
- 1 slecteur 3 positions.

The handle is in the vein Epiphone / Gibson.
This guitar is also available in black fittings avecun dor. Trs nice as well but I admit that I had a crush on this beautiful red "mahogany" table flaming. : P

UTILIZATION

The handle is comfortable and well finished trs. The key is lgrement round, which takes a little getting used to, especially when you're used to those of Jackson or some Ibanez.
The bars are prcises, Access in acute is not as easy as on a Stratocaster or a SG but the shape of the heel and a small dcoupe derrire the cutaway does not make it impossible for all (all are fawn achte not a guitar for his trains Paul Treble Access in). At worst it makes the guitar vertically as does Zakk Wylde Les Paul with the time to play a solo and everything is accessible without problem until the 24me box. ;)

The self-locking mcaniques greatly facilitate the change of strings and the weight of the guitar is trs correct. Especially mahogany, which is to be rput heavy.

SOUNDS

This guitar is perfect for genres of music I play.
I t enjoyable surprised by the versatility of EMG 81. I had heard that these mics taient Reserved exclusively METAL is Fully wrong! I'm playing a lot of metal, I always carry hand a wide range of sounds that I turn my ds DIFFERENT knobs on the guitar and I change the micro selector 3 positions.

Whether clean, crunch on, or saturated I always thought my account of Contents sound. The sound is certainly trs dynamic but still clear and prcis. Or even Edge! This is one more instrument to bring out a mix or be heard as a group without having to push the volume too.

APRS good if it is to play only in clean or crunch it is clear that these are not the best mic in the world but remains acceptable even when.

J'apprcie much the two volumes to refine rglages when I change the micro slecteur to switch their heavy metal sound a little bluesy for example.

The bridge pickup is the one I use most. This is the most dynamic and adapts to both saturated as rhythmic solos.
The handle makes the well clean. It dlaisse some dynamics to compensate for dlivrer a more massive and packed with much more severe Submitted.

This is exactly the combination I wanted to sound!

The position intermdiaire dlivre bluesy sound nice in clean and saturated me parat adapts plans to address rockabilly, jazz or even to the level of saturation by the amplifier dlivr branch on which the guitar.

The mahogany gives rsonances beautiful notes and handle al highlights a long sustain, which can even be on a show almost infinite saturated its powerful!

Although sr, it is on all the lights that really goes the dynamics of the EMG 81 and the harmonic whistle better, but even when jai t bluff made by a Marshall MG30DFX and later on my multi-effects Boss GT-8 connected to a PA system.

Edit September 8, 2011: After seven years of use, I start getting tired of the sound of EMG 81. I bought a team of Ibanez passive pickups only recently to play in drop C # (the EC-1000 I use only normal tuning) and I find the clarity and pr radical decision EMG is an advantage as a inconvnient. There is a lack of standard and mdiums tural "prsence" my taste compared to passive pickups on my Ibanez.
So I think to change the pickups soon. Probably by Seymour Duncan.

OVERALL OPINION

It's been a few years that I have and I do not regret my purchase.
It's a versatile guitar and trs enjoyable take control if only one likes radius not extremely flat and pretty finish.

I wanted a Gibson Les Paul to departure. But my budget limited me to try to amend other models less coteux (BC Rich, Epiphone, Ibanez) and finally t have a long drawn Ltd EC-400 found in store for a test.
I finally came across this little sister of The Eclipse of what the ESP EC-1000.

The only complaint I can do now this guitar is the lack of a split microphones.
t would have the icing on the gteau! But this lack is compensated by the still prsence of 2 volumes that allow rgler indpendamment the output level of each microphone.
Moreover, when the slecteur intermdiaire is positioned and the volume of the pickup is low enough we can get closer to the lens of a single coil.

I also had the opportunity to compare my EC-1000 Gibson SG with a friend for some time and I confirm that apart from the impressive weight of the SG (vritable a tree trunk!) The EC-1000 is very close to the Gibson style. Particularly in the handle and the key.
Sr level is that a wood is a little hollow compartment of the mahogany SG body that is in full while the EC-1000 should be half full but did not enlve qualities provided, which are more compar quhonorables an instrument that is about a few hundred euros more ....
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