This AW-7B is the signature guitar for Whitechapel front man Alex Wade. Made to give you the same brutal, thrashy tones with the Swamp Ash body and powerful D-Activator pickups (Also favoured by Rob Zombie guitarist John 5). The neck is a thin U shape which makes the 7-string feel like a 6-string guitar and will have you flying up and down the Ebony fretboard in no time. It has a fixed bridge (w/string thru) for increased resonance and sustain because the strings have more contact with the body but with LTD locking tuners to keep you in those low baritone tunings for longer.
DIMARIO D ACTIVATOR 7
Active humbuckers have a distinctive sound: powerful, clean, open-sounding, with excellent harmonic overtones and very tight lows. This also fits the description of a great 7-string pickup, if the problems associated with active pickups — sterile sound and limited headroom — could be eliminated. The D Activator 7 models do just that. And it doesn’t need batteries.
The Neck model has both power and clarity — the low “B” string stays solid and doesn’t sound like mud with extreme overdrive, and the high strings sing all the way up the neck.
The D Activator 7 Bridge has the same loud yet clean sound as the best active humbuckers, and killer harmonics. The low “B” string is all about attack, not mud. It responds instantly to hard or light picking. In a word: it rocks. No batteries required.
ABOUT ALEX WADE
Guitarist and songwriter of Tennessee deathcore giants Whitechapel, Alex Wade is known for his massive tone and high-energy performances. Alex’s signature seven-string guitar offers neck-thru-body construction and comes with an aggressive-sounding set of DiMarzio D Activator pickups.
ESP Company, Limited is a Japanese guitar manufacturer, primarily focused on the production of electric guitars and basses. They are based in both Tokyo, Japan and Los Angeles, California, United States, with two distinct product lines for each respective market. ESP Company manufactures instruments under several names, including “ESP Standard”, “ESP Custom Shop”, “LTD Guitars and Basses”, “Navigator”, “Edwards Guitar and Basses”, and “Grassroots”. www.espguitars.com