Darkest Hour's cofounding guitarist details his brand-new signature ESP V and offers up sound secrets gleaned from producer/singer Brian McTernan.

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Above is Mike’s ESP LTD EC-401 that he’s overhauled by taking out the tone circuit, moving the pickup selector down by the master volume (notice that he even sawed off the tip to lower the chances of accidental switching), and beefed up its sound with a set of Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash humbuckers.


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