A guitar player with such a complex approach to leads and rhythms requires a guitar that will never put up any limitations to what can be done. That was our mindset in working with Buz McGrath of Unearth to create the LTD Signature Series BUZ-7 QM. It’s a 7-string neck-thru-body design at standard 25.5” scale, making it incredibly playable for everyone. The BUZ-7 QM offers a comfortable alder body with a figured quilted maple top, with a five-piece maple/walnut extra thin/flat neck and 24-fret ebony fingerboard. It also features a Floyd Rose bridge and Grover tuners. The flexible sound of the BUZ-7 comes from its Fishman Fluence SRC Signature active pickups, with a push-pull control on the tone knob that allows you to select between pickup voices. For the neck alnico pickup, the up position offers “Modern Passive Attack” tone, while the down position provides “Modern Active” tone. The bridge ceramic pickup gives you “Modern Passive Attack” in the down position, while the up position is “Modern Active” tone. This model utilizes a standard 9V battery. Available in See thru Black finish.
FISHMAN FLUENCE SRC SIGNATURE
Stephen is a player’s player, preferring to concentrate more on his music than equipment. “My signature pickup set has the full range of tones that you’re looking for. Voice 1 is similar to the tone of the original Modern Humbucker Fluence set. And for the second voice, I like a bit more heat, some hot stuff on it… more edge, so that’s in there too.”
Each Fishman Fluence pickup has two distinct and useful sounds on-board. These sounds start with the revolutionary Fluence Core, the heart of Fluence tone. From this Fluence Core we then create the classic timbres and tone — colors you expect from great guitar pickups — as well as some you’ve never expected.
“I was never the super-critical guy. I’m not much for specs, but I like clean, full sounding pickups. We put Fluence in and I jammed on them for 45 minutes and thought… ‘these things are freaking great…’ I didn’t want to stop playing.”
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