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I've got an ESP 7 and a DV 8 for alto. Both great pieces. The ESP is more versatile since you can take the spoiler out. It has a little more resistance and a narrower profile. It is more focused and a little less edgy, even with the spoiler. The bottom end is a little fatter on the DV. The ESP provides a more "pure" or "clean" tone. The response on the ESP is more traditional, whereas the DV feels sort of extreme.

I would recommend the ESP more for contemporary jazz and smooth jazz, whereas the DV is great for rock, funk, and when you want maximum edge. They are both very well finished, free blowing, and easy to play compared to many other pieces I've tried.
 
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