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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-25-2009, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Schecter C-1 Hellraiser (No FR) vs. Jackson DKMG(T)

I've got the choice between buying each of these guitars. Which one would be the better choice?

Both have Active EMG's (81/85 on the Jackson, 81/89TW [modded 85 with push/pull pot] on the Schecter).

Thank you for any help..
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-25-2009, 08:16 AM
 
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Re: Schecter C-1 Hellraiser (No FR) vs. Jackson DKMG(T)

Go play both of them and see which one you like the most.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-25-2009, 01:49 PM
 
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Re: Schecter C-1 Hellraiser (No FR) vs. Jackson DKMG(T)

Schecter makes the better guitar at that price range! I've owned 3 schecters all were great, easily adjusted and had quality parts! The trems on the schecter (Gotoh is better than the Jackson IMO. But the previous advice is golden dude --Go play them and then decide!!!!!!
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Re: Schecter C-1 Hellraiser (No FR) vs. Jackson DKMG(T)

The DKMGT doesn't have a trem so the quality of their trems doesn't matter in this case. The C1 doesn't have a trem either(the C1 FR does). I personally would go with the jackson. MIJ quality construction, great playability, and high quality components.
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Re: Schecter C-1 Hellraiser (No FR) vs. Jackson DKMG(T)

Both guitars are really good looking, you either have to try them both out or buy the one that comes in a better color.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-27-2009, 12:19 PM
 
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Re: Schecter C-1 Hellraiser (No FR) vs. Jackson DKMG(T)

Tough call. As much as I like Jacksons (and have owned a bunch through the years) their fretwork these days has SUCKED. They really need to have a pro fret dressing pretty much as soon as you buy them.

The Schecter is simply the better playing guitar off the shelf...but its your $$$
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Re: Schecter C-1 Hellraiser (No FR) vs. Jackson DKMG(T)

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Tough call. As much as I like Jacksons (and have owned a bunch through the years) their fretwork these days has SUCKED. They really need to have a pro fret dressing pretty much as soon as you buy them.

The Schecter is simply the better playing guitar off the shelf...but its your $$$
Thanks a lot. The thing is, the Jackson just simply seems badly made compared to the Schecter? The Schecter seems solid and well built, the Jackson flimsy.

The thing I'm worried about with the Schecter is that apparently sometimes you get get a really muddy tone from the EMGs + the mahogany body.

If you had to choose which one would you go with?
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Re: Schecter C-1 Hellraiser (No FR) vs. Jackson DKMG(T)

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Go play both of them and see which one you like the most.
In a situation where I can only test out the Jackson, but can't test the Schecter.

I've always wanted a Hellraiser though. That's why I'm looking for other opinions on how these two guitars compare so I can just make up my mind. I'm really indecisive to begin with.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 11:40 PM
 
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Re: Schecter C-1 Hellraiser (No FR) vs. Jackson DKMG(T)

Dude, I was in the same bucket as you EXCEPT my choices were between the ESP LTD EC-1000, ESP LTD MH-1000 or Schecter Hellraiser! I really really really badly wanted that schecter it was Freakn great!! The sound is very versatile, take advantage of that Push pull pot! that 89 is pretty much identical to an 85 the difference is you can split the 89! thats the only difference! Man, I wouldnt even compare the Jackson to any of the above mentioned and I did look at the Jacksons, they're not worth it man. Especially for the price of the Hellraiser, Best in its class, Best bang for your Buck!!!! I would get the hellraiser
if your wondering what I got, I ended up getting the EC-1000 due to the fact I got hooked up on the price. if it wasnt for that I woulda got the hellraiser. oh and another thing, the hellraiser neck is "slightly" fatter then the Esp Ltd, just thought I throw that out there.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-31-2009, 12:05 PM
 
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Re: Schecter C-1 Hellraiser (No FR) vs. Jackson DKMG(T)

the hellraiser without a doubt, i prefer a mahogany body over an alder body plus it has a coil tap and the looks overall
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