The LTD TED-600T is a new TE-shaped guitar customized by Ted Aguilar of Bay Area thrash titans Death Angel. You’ll first notice its “white on white” design aesthetic, with a Snow White finish, white binding, white controls, and white covers on its EMG 60 (neck) and EMG 81 (bridge) pickups. The TED-600T offers neck-thru-body construction with a mahogany body (with maple cap), 3-piece mahogany neck, and a TonePros locking TOM bridge with string-thru-body design.
One of the most popular EMG’s, the 81 is the one that started a revolution. Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the tone was designed with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high end cut, and fluid sustain. Traditionally used in the bridge position of your guitar, this humbucking pickup will make your leads slice right through even the densest mix. When used in both neck and bridge positions the sound can only be described as blistering. Other recommended pairings include the classic 81/85 setup and the versatile 81/60 combo.
The 60 humbucker packs plenty of output with a balance of thick, boosted mids, big lows and singing highs. Featuring close aperture coils, similar to a mini-humbucker, this model produces rich harmonic overtones with plenty of sustain. Due to its ceramic magnets, the EMG 60 has a full treble response and loads of output great for distinct single-note solos. The 60 provides clarity and character to your guitar and works very well in the neck position. Like all EMG active guitar and bass pickups, the 60 installs without the use of a soldering iron, making it easy to do at home.
ABOUT TED AGUILAR
Since 2001, Ted Aguilar has handled guitar duties for Death Angel, one of the highly influential thrash metal bands out of California’s bay area. Ted powerful, precise and crazy fast rhythms are perfect for his band’s complex arrangements, and he handles it with style using his LTD TED-600 signature series guitar.
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