LTD EC-100QM
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LTD EC-100QM

EC-100QM, LP-Shaped Guitar from LTD in the Standard EC series.

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Average Score:3.8( 3.8/5 based on 18 reviews )
 7 reviews39 %
 5 reviews28 %
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 2 reviews11 %
Value For Money : Excellent
Hatsubai05/27/2011

Hatsubai's review"Don't buy"

LTD EC-100QM
The ESP LTD EC100 is part of the lower end of guitars that LTD offers. It's meant for people who are on a super tight budget and are just starting out. It has an agathis with a quilted maple top (which I think is a veneer), a bolt on maple neck with a rosewood fretboard, 24 extra jumbo frets with dot inlays and the name at the 12th fret, a 24.75'' scale length, two humbuckers, two volumes, one tone and a three way switch.

UTILIZATION

These guitars are pretty awful. For one, they use agathis wood. This wood is a wannabe mahogany that sounds pretty muddy and dull. I'll get to that in the sounds section, however. The bolt on construction means that there is tons of room for error, and since these guitars don't have a ton of attention put into them, there are some big gaps in the neck joints in these. This hinders overall tone. The fretwork is awful, too. The edges are sharp, and the frets aren't properly leveled. This makes it pretty woeful to play every time you pick it up.

SOUNDS

The guitar sounds dull and like ass, period. The stock pickups are awful and muddy. No matter what you EQ the amp at, it'll always sound like shit. Seriously, don't even bother replacing the pickups on this model as it most likely won't make it sound any good. Even EMGs can't save this thing. The agathis wood isn't helping it either. It's a poor man's mahogany, and it sounds atrocious. Take the worst qualities of basswood and mix that with some dullness. That's what agathis sounds like.

OVERALL OPINION

I highly recommend avoiding these guitars. Seriously, it's not worth considering. There are so many other guitars out there for a much better price, especially once you look at the used market. I always try to recommend buying the 1000 series if you're looking at LTDs, but if you can't afford one of those, buy a used 400 series or something. It'll be way better than this piece of trash.
Hatsubai05/27/2011

Hatsubai's review"Don't buy"

LTD EC-100QM
The ESP LTD EC100 is part of the lower end of guitars that LTD offers. It's meant for people who are on a super tight budget and are just starting out. It has an agathis with a quilted maple top (which I think is a veneer), a bolt on maple neck with a rosewood fretboard, 24 extra jumbo frets with dot inlays and the name at the 12th fret, a 24.75'' scale length, two humbuckers, two volumes, one tone and a three way switch.

UTILIZATION

These guitars are pretty awful. For one, they use agathis wood. This wood is a wannabe mahogany that sounds pretty muddy and dull. I'll get to that in the sounds section, however. The bolt on construction means that there is tons of room for error, and since these guitars don't have a ton of attention put into them, there are some big gaps in the neck joints in these. This hinders overall tone. The fretwork is awful, too. The edges are sharp, and the frets aren't properly leveled. This makes it pretty woeful to play every time you pick it up.

SOUNDS

The guitar sounds dull and like ass, period. The stock pickups are awful and muddy. No matter what you EQ the amp at, it'll always sound like shit. Seriously, don't even bother replacing the pickups on this model as it most likely won't make it sound any good. Even EMGs can't save this thing. The agathis wood isn't helping it either. It's a poor man's mahogany, and it sounds atrocious. Take the worst qualities of basswood and mix that with some dullness. That's what agathis sounds like.

OVERALL OPINION

I highly recommend avoiding these guitars. Seriously, it's not worth considering. There are so many other guitars out there for a much better price, especially once you look at the used market. I always try to recommend buying the 1000 series if you're looking at LTDs, but if you can't afford one of those, buy a used 400 series or something. It'll be way better than this piece of trash.
MGR/Keegan van der Laag03/02/2004

MGR/Keegan van der Laag's review"ESP LTD EC-100QM"

LTD EC-100QM
I bought this guitar at AXE Music in Calgary, AB (Canada) for $450 CAD, about, around Christmas last year. I needed an electric guitar, as my Walden Acoustic just wasn't cutting it.

The tone is absolutely excellent when you play it through the right amp, and the two humbuckers in it may be welfare, but they're no joke. The neck action on it is wonderful, making it a joy to play, and you don't have to press hard on the strings at all to keep it from buzzing. The action isn't so low on it that it buzzes and rattles all the time, either. It's nice and sturdy (it could probably take out my Jazz Bass if it tried) and the Quilt Maple finish on it is INCREDIBLE. The machineheads are lovely in their responsiveness, it tunes like a dream, and I haven't broken any strings on it yet. Three knobs, enough to get some tonal variety out of it, and the side-mount jack is nice and comfortable. The headstock looks wicked, but who really cares about that, right? Well apparently all the people who I've showed it to care. You can get everything from a low rhythm growl out of it to a high, crooning twang.

It has a couple tuning issues, in terms of STAYING in tune, but that's probably because I never had it properly set up. On the wrong amp, the tone sounds a bit dead on the low end. Up top around the fifteenth fret, you start to lose a bit of quality on ANY amp, but it's not intolerable. It's an import, so the little plasticy bit on the pickup switch is crooked and doesn't sit right, but I've noticed that on American Gibsons, too, so I'm not overly concerned. It might be a tad on the heavy side, although that is how I like my guitars, most people whine and complain about it. I have no major complaints about this guitar at all.

Solid and tight, no glaring flaws at all. A wonderfully crafted piece of guitar.

Most people buy ESPs for metal and drop tuning and distortion, but the ESP humbuckers have a much nicer tone than the crunchy-no-matter-what EMGs on the high end ESPs. This is an EXCELLENT guitar for $450 Canadian, perhaps a little on the heavy side, but it's beautiful both in sound and appearance.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Fudrudler10/28/2003

MGR/Fudrudler's review"ESP EC-100"

LTD EC-100QM
I bout it from Musicians friend for about $180. it was on sale.

The bridge pickupsounds pretty good it's a duncan designed pickup that is supposed to be like a JB. The neck is pretty good fits me well enough. not great but its not a high end guitar. The neck pickup has a good Clean sound

The neck pickup is designed after a Seymour Duncan Jaz> it sounds great clean butt is hard to distort.

It seems pretty strufy so far

Its good guitar for the beginner or the pro on a budget

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/SEAN MITCHELL02/12/2003

MGR/SEAN MITCHELL's review"ESP EC-100"

LTD EC-100QM
I BOUGHT THIS GUITAR AT A LOCAL MARS MUSIC FOR ABOUT $300 IN A GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE

COMES WITH GREAT PICKUPS, TUNE-O-MATIC BRIDGE, NICELY BUILT GOOD FOR THE PRICE. SOUNDS GOOD WITH ANY TYPE OF MUSIC. THE SETTING IN THE TOGGLE SWITCH, COOL HARD WARE

A LITTLE HEAVY AND THE VOLUME KNOB CHANGE WHEN USING TOGGLE SWITCH

BUILT FORD TOUGH , LIKE A ROCK

A GREAT GUITAR FOR ANY SKILL LEVEL GUITARIST(IT AS MY SECOND)

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
07/20/2011

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good rhythm guitar for amateur"

LTD EC-100QM
This is a copy of Lespaul with 2 humbuckers and 24 frets.
Unlike what is stated in another review, the microphones are obviously not much of Seymour Duncan humbuckers but from home (ESP should not l! RVer for that price).

UTILIZATION

The handle is round as it should and the body is large enough without too much weight (that same equilibrated trs well from my point of view), both lments bottom of the instrument a guitar Size Sense e for the rhythm.
You really feel the vibrations spread throughout the body, it is enjoyable trs.

SOUNDS

The micro base amount are not monstrous, but do their job properly with good distortion, I do not particularly blame them.
This is correct for this price range.

OVERALL OPINION

I jou on this guitar a little over a year, I keep a good impression because the grip really enjoyable silent.
on the other hand of chrome parts (bridge, pots), the coating tended to go away fairly quickly, has not only shocked normment but I wanted to report it.

The report quality price rate band that I think is much better than Epiphone (unplayable instruments and chapters finishes) and low equivalent prs with Cort.
YaKuzA-GR11/28/2010

YaKuzA-GR's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good guitar! Try it!"

LTD EC-100QM
Everything has already been said.

Pretty simple, two volume, a split, two humbucker.
24 frets.

What Else?

UTILIZATION

The handle is very nice, it plays very easily on it.

Personally I love the Les Paul shape.

The only drawbacks are the weight (slightly heavier) and access to the 24th fret.

Readily obtained a good sound because the guitar is very simple.

SOUNDS

Personally, I play metal, rock, blues songs and some very sweet and it suits all the songs, but the best sounds are the sounds "Metal".

You put the split on the top and you turn down the volume a bit and presto, you have a super clear sound.
You put the split in the middle and you put the volume at about the middle and hey presto, you have a sound that approaches the Blues, Pop / Rock.
You put the split on the last position and you turn up the volume up and it gets you out a HUGE ITS METAL!

For now I still play on my first amp that is ... How to say ...? I dont know if its j'peut say here ... Raaah (crap).

Before I used a Squier Stratocaster, and with this amp, it was horror, but once I bought this wonderful guitar, I could finally enjoy the sound as I branch ~.

All the sounds are good I think.


OVERALL OPINION

For how long have you been using it?
3 months

What thing do you like most/least about it?
I really love everything in this guitar!

Did you try many other models before getting this one?
Not really a Start ', an Epiphone.

What is your opinion about the value for the price?
Buy EUR 110 new and I am therefore extremely satisfied: Excellent, just excellent ...

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?
Yes your eyes closed.
ProgressiveTom2503/06/2009

ProgressiveTom25's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

LTD EC-100QM
-> Made in Indonesia
-> Basswood body (or agathis according to sources ...)
-> Dark red flamed Maple top
-> Bolt-on maple 24 frets - Rosewood
-> Two humbucker Ltd.
-> 2 volume, 1 tone and a 3-position selector
-> Fixed Bridge

UTILIZATION

The guitar is generally well balanced and its weight is reassuring. Although the LP form is not particularly comfortable, the contours of the body make it a little easier to play.
The handle is comfortable, round profile instead, it holds well in hand. Although it is clearly suited to a rhythm game, it is still possible to send a few solos, 24 cases helping them get better access to high notes. The heel of the neck could have worked a little better.
The tuners hold well the agreement, even abusing bends furious!
Regarding electronics, is the weak point of this guitar: the volumes are not progressive at all (it's a little on / off) and the tone is useless ... Results: either we leave everything to the bottom either we change the controls (which I did).

SOUNDS

The guitar already sounds pretty powerful vacuum and vibrates quite well.
In clear sound, the microphone does wonders serious and can easily tackle jazz and blues records. The central position of the selector is well suited for play in tune. The mic sounds pretty cool and sharp metal and will be great for cleans to Metallica.

In the crunch, the bridge pickup offers good sound for all that is rock, punk, ...

But the chosen field of this guitar still sounds super saturated ... again the bridge pickup filled his role well. It has good dynamic and safe enough to play all styles of metal register. Yet he retains a certain roundness that makes it more comfortable with the sounds a little "garage" (St. Anger Metallica type).
The neck pickup will be reserved for solos for which he offers his very round and a bit "dirty" rather convincing: Satu mean + reverb + delay = perfect for solos!
The tone of the EC100 are very good (for this price range), especially for playing rock and metal.

OVERALL OPINION

In conclusion, this guitar is really versatile and its design does not limit the styles for full-bearded big hair ...
She is comfortable in most situations (except perhaps to play funk - humbuckers oblige ...) although it is clearly oriented rock and metal ...
For its price, it's a really good guitar that is not afraid to compete against more expensive models and that literally crushes (in saturated is really the word) alternative models of the same range (like some Ibanez example that really rotten mics - this by the way ...).
In short this guitar is really a good choice for beginners and even grow.
It may even make it evolve by changing the pickups (not necessarily for EMG) and electronics as the basis of this guitar is good.
Overall rating (in its price range): 9 / 10
8687701/06/2009

86877's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

LTD EC-100QM
Agathis body
Curly maple table
Maple neck, 24 frets
Rosewood fingerboard, Jumbo frets
Benchmarks by "dot" pearl inlaid with model name at 12th fret
2 micros ESP LH-100
Mechanical clutch, black hardware
Stop-bar tailpiece and Tune cottage-O-Matic
All for aprox. € 279

UTILIZATION

I bought my bass player has to offer is a guitarist, I had 2 days of testing and I play from time to time on it when I see it, I did not fully exploited. ..

use is very good, I felt comfortable on it (before I was on a Stratocaster-type guitar, I have to change guitars, and I often had trouble getting used but there it went very well)

little concern is the use of splitters and buttons volumes and tones, namely a 0 volume can leave the guitar lit depending on the position of the splitter)

SOUNDS

I play rock, metal, blues, folk ...
I really liked this guitar for rock and metal, it's a hell of a not very clear but very powerful and profound.

I try a combination head + cab on my head and peavey amp Line 6 Spider III HD 75 in what I did spend a lot of guitar, all it does not come out as well as the ESP LTD ec-100 ...

artificial and natural harmonics are excellent, clear and powerful by the guitar, bass heavy and very responsible manner (+ muscular + with the peavey and indomitable as I love them with the line 6).
the highs are clear and fast compared to my old guitar, very good for my 2 types of solos:
-Slow and atmospheric with lots of echo and delay depth
-Fast arpeggios, or wacky followed with a small delay or net.

I try with Line6 Uber Metal pedal, she fares better on the head spider, which is not the case for all metal and rock guitars ...

the default for me is the lack of precision in the notes has frets that are causes of evil thoughts

OVERALL OPINION

I therefore used for some time now and then after trying for almost 2 days intensively.

What I like about this guitar is the sound, and his appearance, mix together the classic Les Paul and the big rock power metal forged ESP

What I like least is its system of "I position the splitter so that the volume is adjustable" because I'm used to concerts and rehearsals to turn a little help from the volume very often not to make any unwanted noise.
I regret also frets that play a "clip the rope as a patient vomits to reach the ultra right note" ...

value for money is awesome, the word that is associated in my head with this guitar is "wow!", but compared to other esp ltd eclipse of the series most expensive, is very weak ... but as I say, to each his music and his means.
Marmotte66607/06/2008

Marmotte666's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

LTD EC-100QM
24 frets, two humbuckers Bolt, 3 and 3-position selector knobs. Instrument manufactured by indonsie.

UTILIZATION

The handle is ergonomic and enjoyable overall trs is good, provided that either form will appreciate the les paul. For one such instrument, the weight is reasonable, which can be a plus for guys like me who are not sized like logs.

SOUNDS

Rock, blue, hard, scratch that is versatile and microphones are not bad even if the lack of punch is a little felt in the metal register.
I use a line 6 spider III.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for several months. It is an instrument of good enjoyable dot look, with a visible red paint that leaves the wood, got no errors reported.
However, I have a small problem with my MODEL, frets tend wear out quickly, despite the strings elixir, I would not go up to say that the frets are bad quality but I don ' have never observed such rapid wear on my Previous quitar, even the most low-end ...