The LTD ZH EC-7B Black Aqua Satin is the signature guitar for Zach Householder from Whitechapel. His signature guitar features DiMarzio D Activator 7 pickups and LTD locking tuners.

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.

Zach Householder is one of the three guitarists that make up Whitechapel’s front line of axe men. Utilizing syncopated rhythms and gut-wrenching breakdowns, Zach and Whitechapel are known for their massive sound and relentless onstage onslaught.

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”.