Excerpt: The pickups kinda suck, they're just plain passive pickups, but if you change the strings to something thinner like 9's it sounds better, definitly not for metal or power chords. If you play rock or more picking style's it's perfect.
Excerpt: i play in a hardcore band, tuned to drop B and i love this guitar, when i play it through my 5150 the sound cannot be beat. i have tried to match it to my epiphone les paul custom, and the sound of the open low B is better on my EC50. worried about $200? no way. i have had to do minimal maintenance, but i beat the daylights out of this thing. i recently acquired a more expensive LTD, and i can't use it, i like my EC50.
Excerpt: well, the only guiatars ive been playing are starter guitars. (epiphone sg, a fender...squier lol) i consider this a begginers guitars and it rocks!! the sound is advanced compared to my brother's squire and my friends sg. its very metal.