LTD EX-400

LTD EX-400

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EX-400, V/XPL/FB Shaped Guitar from LTD in the Standard EX series.

7 user reviews

LTD EX-400 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: LTD
  • Model: EX-400
  • Series: Standard EX
  • Category: V/XPL/FB Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 03/24/2004

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LTD EX-400 user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 7 reviews )
 4 reviews57 %
 3 reviews43 %
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heads on fire12/26/2011

heads on fire's review"Good but clunky."

LTD EX-400
Made in Korea
Construction: Set neck
Scale: 24.75"
Body: mahogany
3-piece maple neck
Rosewood fretboard
22 extra jumbo frets
Dot inlays with model name at 12th fret
EMG-81 (bridge) and EMG-60 (neck) active pickups
Volume, tone, 3-way toggle controls
Black hardware
Earvana compensated nut
Grover tuners
Tune-o-matic-style bridge with stop tailpiece


This is a neat guitar from ESP. I'm not terribly into big, angular, metal guitars, but this is actually a decent instrument. The guitar balances well, yet is on the heavy side. Unfortunately, due to the size and shape of this axe, it is easy to accidentally bang into the wall, door, chair, other guitars... It plays very well - the 24.75 inch scale is a good feel, with the strings having a bit more "give" to them than others. The neck has a good profile - a bit chunkier than I would have liked, but still, the neck felt nice, and I could lower the action to a great, highly playable height.


Performance-wise, this guitar excels in the tonal category. The pickups from EMG are more versatile than the look of the guitar would indicate. I could get nice blues tones, chugging metal, classic rock, a convincing chicken-pickin' tone, and even some buttery jazz tones from the neck pickup. The crisp, sheer output from these pickups means they take to effects very well. I would have preferred some kind of coil tap for added sounds, but what sounds that are available are quite nice.


This is a nice guitar overall. It's not for me - I can't hang with the big, pointy guitar look. I feel that they are too gaudy, and I want an instrument that I could take to any situation and feel at home. However, looks aside, this is a good axe, and for people that don't mind looking like a medieval warrior when playing a gig, this is a guitar they'd dig.

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

LTD EX-400
This is Made in core like all these ptites LTD, however, has not cardboard!
The handle is a handle al Rosewood, the body is solid mahogany (and apse) and the plate is in matt black aluminum. Channel 22 frets, bridge tune-o-matic, two EMG81, compensatory Earvana nut, a tone volume and slecteur 3 positions ... spcial compartment for the battery
The handle is varnished and body-neck junction dlicate if we believe that it is made of one pice ...


The lacquer handle is very pleasant Althoughthe dconcertant at the beginning, its shape because the last boxes are accessible without problem.
It is quite heavy (5kg) and looks a little ct handle, hence the need for a leather strap.
The sound is powerful, clear, and warm prcis, we feel the density of mahogany and potato EMG ...


I do a lot of Metallica, and this guitar is perfect, and I doubt you could find more adapted this budget. This is THE guitar fan of james.
I use a ME-50 on a branch with a sound equalizer paramtrique, and has all the distos are possible, I never approch me too prs of his Master.
Clearly, the gross dplaire some who will say that it lacks warmth finally with two 81 Not surprisingly, however, with the chorus lightweight sonorits we do everything gets " The Thing That shoulds not be "for example ...


I have since January, and I'm afraid to use it not to the user. The aluminum plate is a very pleasant texture, I do not get tired of looking at it. I had to buy it without trying it, diffcult to find in France I had to order it, but I'm not dcu.
This is a very good quality guitar with a modest price for all its qualities, a choice I would do without hsiter.
The ngatif point of trslgers problems finishing at certain junctions but very discreet ...

Meljin's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The spirit of the metal is in it ..."

LTD EX-400
You can find all the information below ncessaires.

The only difference mine has compared to others is that I painted the steel plate in white, finding that black on black making too monochrome.

LTD is a manufacture so everything is correct, but it seems a bit fragile. I reu used with most of the "spikes" by exploring the form of dpourvus varnish, even wood. Is it a weakness of the mark or a sudden my dear seller? I can not ever.


The handle is not enjoyable trs. I certainly never could touch Jackson, but by comparing moultes vidos I could reach the conclusion that ESP sleeves, or at least, LTD, taient much longer. Thus, I sometimes some problem for a few slides of agreements, the handle n'tant too late.

Ergonomics is, I think trs good as long as you do not mind dpenser ten euros. The entire guitar is not so heavy that was, even if it can RVer better, but most important is that to make a hole between the handle and the body of the guitar can balance all over the body. Thus, more "round itchy nose", which is indescribably more convenient!

Access in acute poses no problem living in "studio" quietly in a chair. Note that we will reach the diffficilement 21me hoop live condition.

The good sound ... The easy do you get? Instinctively I would say yes, because my Previous guitar a silent LTD F-100. However, APRS several months of use, I feel that this guitar in short "medium-high" range does not fully take advantage of EMG. Note that I have had several working expriences in terms of amps, which may be influenced me ...


Obviously it suits the style of music Metal, since we can safely say it is for a.

I get a big sound, trying to concentrate on my POD Dual tone: two of my guitar sounds, a left and a right to add ct "immersive" and "wall-o-guitar" ncssite that this kind of music.
So I play mostly with a POD X3 Live, even if I could also test it with:
- A 120 Peavey Transformer
- A cheap amp + an MXR Dimebag

TRS is a convincing, even if it will perhaps be too likely to want to cut the middles of the amp to make the sound heavier.
The neck pickup is, I think unplayable in distortion, it is that we use to clean these interludes Chres to us, it works well also trs this.

I put here 6 / 10 because I feel that the guitar does not lche the full potential of EMG.


I use it for ending for a year and is currently my 3rd guitar, but especially my Premire in the middle range.
It is also my Premire explore, which I love, I see myself playing with something else. Strictly speaking, an atypical MODEL Flying V, but my musical personality is REALLY that through exploring.

The report qualitprix is ​​perfect, since I bought it used, if I cared, I would that make a small concession to sell almost 50 to the same price I bought it!

But I'm a terrible disease undergoing GAS * laughs *. I'll let you look on the internet what it is, but let's say that I would do concrtement not have that choice, the guitar gave me most want both now Snakebyte.

The 7 / 10 corresponds to the CRITERIA "Good". Indeed, this guitar is good, obviously, but I think it does not MRIT honntement 8 / 10 is that the "trs good."

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

LTD EX-400
# Mahogany body with plate "Black Diamond".
Channel # 22 al 3 pices mahogany boxes.
# Rosewood fingerboard, Jumbo frets.
# Incorporated by "point", mother of pearl, inlaid with the name of the MODEL 12th box.
# 1 micro and 1 EMG-81 EMG-60, electronic active.
# Mcaniques oil bath and compensated saddle.
# Black hardware.

Why are we going to do more of these 24 has the MODELS? for me it's worth one point less.


The handle is a practice allows easy ACCS up around 20 frets. the guitar is a bit too heavy but the sound is the height.


It is suitable for the metal genre, it can easily be coupled with pedals (those of a microphone) is niquel!


TRS is a good guitar, just the plate a little too expensive, not because the model has the same CHARACTERISTICS.

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