View Full Version : Problem with an Esp Ltd ex-50

07-26-2011, 07:29 AM
Hello guys
first of all am a beginner guitar player so i don't know lots of technical stuff
i bought an Esp Ltd Ex-50
i plugged it to my G1xn Zoom then to my Ibanez amp
i started playing but the sound really sucks my ibanez grgr121ex sounds way better than the ltd
please download this
and listen to the sound of the guitar

is that sound right ? aren't there an unusual sound ?
i don't really know what to say but can u tell if this is how shall it sound or there is a problem or something !

a friend of mine told me that the pick ups height might be too high !
idon't know here are some pics :

hope u guys help me .

07-26-2011, 09:08 AM
I couldn't get your file to play but the pickups do look to high. Hold the strings down on the last fret and there should be at least 1/8" between the string and the pickups. :thumbs:
Welcome to Shred!! :thumbs:

07-26-2011, 10:02 AM
Yep, what Jon said. :thumbs:

And, I would ad, when you're setting the pickups, plug straight into the amp. Adjust them up and down and listen to where it sounds best. Also, don't worry if one side of the pickup is higher than the other. A lot of pickups sound better that way. Once you get the height where it sounds good, then you can fine tune the sound with the screw pole pieces, if need be.

07-26-2011, 03:02 PM
Thanks very much guys i really appreciate it
believe it or not but i was really mad about it i
You guys rock :)

well i've tried it , the unusual sound is not as high as it used to be it's lower but it's still there :(

07-26-2011, 03:10 PM
and here is another link :)

07-27-2011, 06:21 AM
Can't see the link. Does it do it with both pickups?

07-27-2011, 11:45 AM
yes man with both of the pick ups :S http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?2t3d6k659yx10uu

and now i think the links did show :) thanks man .

07-27-2011, 12:03 PM
I can download the one from mediafire, but the one from Oron looks like a site that you have to pay to be able to use.

07-27-2011, 12:46 PM
:thumbs: Ok, got to listen to one clip, your guitar pickups suck, there is nothing wrong with anything, buy some new pickups if you like the guitar otherwise trade it for something else.

07-27-2011, 09:01 PM
ibby's rule!!!!

07-28-2011, 06:25 AM

07-28-2011, 05:07 PM
Thanks very much guys :)
another question :D what would u recommend me if i wanna change these pick ups ?
i play thrash metal heavy metal and black metal my budget is about 200 $

Thanks again guys .