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EC-500S, LP-Shaped Guitar from LTD in the Standard EC series.

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LTD EC-500S tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: LTD
  • Model: EC-500S
  • Series: Standard EC
  • Category: LP-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 01/23/2007

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LTD EC-500S user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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BeQuietAndDrive's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

- Mahogany body
- Manche in al Ebne
- 24 Fret (24.75 ")
- 2 Micro Active: EMG 81 and EMG 60
- 2 Volume and 1 button Tonalitbr /> - Toggle: 3 positions
- MODEL name inlaid on the freight 12ime
- Body Colour: Black Satin
- Mechanical Color: Black Nickel

Résumé On paper, this guitar has everything to sound perfect:
- The micro are simply excellent microphone. By themselves, they are worth about 150.
- The wood used for the body is identical to that found on the Gibson Les Paul.
- The handle al (like the Gibson LP) and bne (in any case, the cargo board).
- The look is simple, and for my part, I find it dirty and class time.


Grip super simple. The handle grip a little, but the line is perfect. Fast Fret a little and talk about it more. I am not at all furious solo guitarist playing John Petrucci's, but I think Access in acute is easy.
By buying it I was hesitant to be lost on the handle ... It's not the case at all! Brands are easily found on the handle, and it sounds.
In weight, I would say this guitar has the advantage of having a body that is not too thick but not too late ... This non-scratching is not a toy, and it is not an instrument to impersonate a large pre-filled osteoarthritis.
With a strap of shit, the handle is simply a tendency to slide horizontally ... but there is! For me it is not a problem ... the contrary.

A résumé using fairly simple and not at all pnalise by the lack of mark on the box the handle. The guitar is a little heavy, but it is all reasonable. It is still lighter than a Gibson LP studio.


Feeling hot: Get Connected to the amp and test sounds clear and distortion ... APRS one hour, a feeling came over me ... dception I put the guitar and then I wait a bit. An hour later, I resume ... nothing, the strings are new, ca gche littralement sound!
Ultimately, the time the strings are worn ... and now it's up!

Directly connected to the amplifier means a dj's who of characters. In distortion or clean sound is just beautiful. I think a few do almost anything with this scratch: Metal, Blues, Rock, and many other things.

"I will try to make a more descriptive Retailer on that part later. >

In Manir gnrale résumé, the sound is standard. The guitar's own personality is super enjoyable to hear ... and play.


Be aware that for ESP LTD is like for Gibson Epiphone. LTD is manufactured in Kore, ESP in Japan. Needless to prciser the violin version of the Koren is of lesser quality but cheaper than the Japanese version. This may be a factor of choice, for my part, I play the card qualitprix report.

I think that, this guitar really quality assets. Micro, matrial, style and price! I have no regrets so far not my choice.

In the range of Les Paul in ESP (or LTD), the EC-1000 is a scam: it's just the EC-500 on which you pay the abalone possible hand. D'APRS me, the EC-500 is the best choice at QualitPrix. The EC-500S BKS, as it is a bit above the rest thanks its looks and its handle.

If you have any tunes, buy the ESP in ... at least the guitar will age better and probably will be of excellent quality. If you are a bit short financirement, fall back to using a LTD. You will not lose because in these prices I do not see the Les Paul that can compete with our little EC-500S BKS.

This scratching dfonce really!

hg6990's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

-Guitar Manufacturing Corenne
-24 Frets, 2 humbucker pickups active EMG 81 (bridge) and 60 (neck)
Gibson-style fixed bridge (tune o matic I think was called)
-A volume for each microphone and a tone that appreciate both pickups.
24 al-inning box mahogany 3 folds bne + key
: Mechanical-Groovers (holding agreement is correct, but I does a little due all the same ... this is not a meca car blocking the holding is effective but not perfect ...)
-Matt varnish, touch very pleasing, I love to do the shit disturber I would have wanted a discrete binding around the head of the handle

I put 8 because I prfr an EMG 85 in neck position and a knob for each microphone in shade, but it's agenda dtail.


-The handle is quite round, without being big, shapely, this is not the log of a les paul, but it is far from highways ibanez / jackson say it is closer to the sleeve SG (a pais little more) or other LTD and Schecter.
Me I think it fits perfectly in hand, neither too broad nor too pais, love it!
BMOL small, I can drgl one (I went from 12/54 draft standard, thus forcing) but nothing mchant.

Personally-I am not specially soloist, but the treble is acceptable to CASC without being transcendent

Nickel dcoupe the stomach is really very pleasant sitting, the balance is nickel to play standing.

A vacuum-guitar sounds dj not bad, can be a bit stiff and dark (but we must also say that I use strings not top ...)
The pickups are very well made (EMG) pte not a blast, very clean, APRS, we like it or not. on the other hand they have a tendency fcheuse fast Larsen (relative to the fact that they are active I think) but still manageable.


CF-my influences, I play in a group of Black / death metal, so it is perfect.

-For the moment I'm working on a home Valbee Ibanez (5 watts full tube) with a metal muff electro harmonix home, the trio is dtonant!
Soon, I will make the acquisition (in 3 days!) A Half Stack Randall, and testing, the sound is terrible.

-The distortion is very clean and powerful both the Palm mutes sound really well, artificial harmonics out all alone, the agreements are very clear and legato phrase out alone. In acquire this guitar I had the impression of progress: all my phrass came out much sharper and more percussive sound really silent, it comes not only from the comfort of playing the instrument but also the quality of his violin and electronic sound that really brings out your game

"I love the heavy distortion and cutting once, cluck and acr COMAC for nickel metal really is.
The sounds were clear when (despite the reputation of EMG) are very good for the EMG 60, even if in play rope standard found them soft and too dark (but a set of 10 / 52 Ernie Ball Nickel and is) very clear for arpges and agreements, very mild for small blues jazz improvisation (even if it is not my forte.)
The clean sounds of EMG 60 are very soft, dark and compress the time they are mlodieux but they do not forgive.
The EMG 81 is not out of it for use in clean, dry nasal and it's really not made for ...

Bt-L or hurt, it's for the crunch: Pop-rockers and blues this guitar is not for you, the pickups are a really too clean and compress out fine crunch: they are steep, nasal and aggressive over the violin to the guitar sound does not offer specially fat, it does not catch up.

I put 9 because for the metal / extreme metal this guitar is perfect, but for those who have wished good crunch sound or brightest light / heat.


"I played this guitar since December 2007

"It is a guitar that combines the cot COMAC les paul, and its fine violin and revisit its active electronics. I love everything in this guitar sound: look (matte black ebony + key: beautiful) its ease of play (that's what struck me most and its really powerful, heavy and pr both cis.
Despite his lack of versatility (which I would fill perhaps one day changing the pickups neck) is a tool that I intend to keep not only for its sentimental value (it is a gift and it's my first good guitar) but also for its quality indniable.

-Before opting for this guitar I tried Epiphone SG, Gibson Faded SG, Washburn Idol 65, OLP John Petrucci. I hesitated a lot between Washburn and Gibson, but the habit of LTD has Washbrun carrying on and finishing the gibson pourrave silent so I dropped it.
-I got 700 euros, which I find truly balanced view of the quality of the instrument (I first saw a washburn idol cheaper but ultimately I liked less. ..)

-Since I do not think a lot of exprience price in 8 months, it's hard to judge, but I think I get tired of this guitar sitt ... unless I make a stylistic change to the acid jazz / protho-groove/funk-core well recess!

I-9 is for the lack of versatility and microphones dtails finishes (even if the finish is carrment neater than any other models I tried.)

Soon, one will be a year that I have and it sounds and plays just as well,
Cons by the hardware and starts sweating ragis oxidize, mchant but nothing really for the purists ...
In the same genre, matt varnish is very hard class, but is clean because if you rub it, it shines force (back of the neck area or sits right arm when playing.)

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