November 2018

ESP

ARTICLES

Riff Rundown: Mastodon's "Roots Remain"

August 5, 2018
Bill Kelliher elaborates on how he uses open notes, bends, and hammer-ons for this Emperor of Sand track.
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Rig Rundown: Zao

July 11, 2018
Even on borrowed gear, the metalcore pioneers are able to bring the thunder with a handful of ESP guitars, some Mesa/Boogie firepower, and a stash of gnarly fuzz pedals.
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Riff Rundown: Mastodon's "Sultan's Curse"

May 27, 2018
Guitarist Bill Kelliher slows down and articulates the nuances to the band's Grammy-winning single from 2017's Emperor of Sand.
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Corrosion of Conformity Reclaims Its Crown

April 10, 2018
It’s been 13 years since the classic lineup of these purveyors of punishing Southern metal released an album, but now the quartet has returned with an ambitious and raw tour de force.
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NAMM '18 - ESP LTD M-1007MS Demo

January 26, 2018
Take a listen to the company's first 7-string, multi-scale monster, which comes loaded with custom-designed Seymour Duncan pickups.
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Rig Rundown: Animals as Leaders [2017]

December 20, 2017
Investigate how progressive rockers Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes weave emotive jams with 16 strings, both tube heads and digital amp modelers, and a stockpile of stomps.
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Quick Hit: Traveler Guitar LTD EC-1

December 11, 2017
If you’re burned out on TSA hassles or have even given up on traveling with a guitar, here’s a way to fret more and fret less at the same time.
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Tetrarch’s Diamond Rowe: Flamethrower

October 26, 2017
Get out the way! The rising shred star burns up the fretboard on her band’s new album, Freak.
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Rig Rundown: A Day to Remember

October 25, 2017
The adventurous metalcore crew explains how their guitar idols influenced their traditional-meets-digital setups.
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ESP Introduces Limited-Edition KH Ouija Models

October 5, 2017
The production of the two models are limited to 25 pieces available worldwide for the ESP version, and 666 pieces available worldwide for the LTD version.
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Rig Rundown: The Dead Daisies' Doug Aldrich and Marco Mendoza

August 30, 2017
The hard-rocking collective gives us a tour of their gear and shares some of their favorite tone tips.
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Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher Channels Pain and Gain

April 28, 2017
With hearts plagued by sorrow, new amps that go to 11, and a new ESP Sparrowhawk signature model, the 6-string riff-master and his bandmates made the powerful—at times elegiac—new album, Emperor of Sand.
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NAMM '17 - ESP Guitars EC-1000P Demo

January 22, 2017
The Japanese brand adds a piezo-equipped guitar to their popular single-cut series.
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ESP Expands 400 Series with the LTD H-401, LTD M-400, and M-403HT

January 10, 2017
A trio of new 400-series guitars with Seymour Duncan pickups.
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ESP Guitars Announces the Cult '86

December 28, 2016
A tribute to the guitar that helped put Vernon Reid and Living Colour on the map.
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ESP Guitars Unveils New Artist Signature Models

December 21, 2016
The company announced new signature guitars for guitarists Bill Kelliher, Brian “Head” Welch, and Lars Frederiksen.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: ESP George Lynch Skull N’ Bones

December 18, 2016
After 15 years of pining, a guitarist finally scores the ’80s hair-metal guitar of his dreams.
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Dillinger Escape Plan’s Swan Song

December 15, 2016
Ben Weinman discusses the band’s 20-year evolution in the metal scene, guitar philosophies, and how everyone in the group gave their best-ever studio performance on their final album, Dissociation.
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ESP LTD B-1005SE Multi-Scale Bass Review

November 21, 2016
Boutique looks, quality components, and impressive tones converge in a unique new 5-string.
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Rig Rundown: Pierce the Veil's Tony Perry

October 19, 2016
The lead guitarist behind the post-hardcore band discusses what specs he likes in his signature ESPs and why he prefers going digital on the road.
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