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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-02-2008, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Schecter vs Ibanez (vs ???)

Hey guys!

I need some help, deciding what to do.
My band is having lots of shows right now, so it's time for a backup for my RG7 and I already filtered the guitars I'm actually interested in:

Right now, the list consists of the Ibanez S7320, Schecter C-7 Hellraiser and the C-7 Blackjack ATX.
Actually I planned on getting an Agile Interceptor Pro but I don't have the time to wait until they're available again, + Kurt told me they're going to raise the price. (maybe some other day.. *sigh*)

Here are the requirements:

No trem. if possible or at least a good one.

Tone knob, please! (No Apex, K7 etc...)

Financial limit is ~700, that's roughly 1000$ but keep in mind that it's a little more expensive over here.

Since I'm the lead guitarist, it should have shred-potential. It's got at least 22 frets and I swear, I'm gonna use them!

I prefer a rather low-mid'ish sound with some "chunk chunk", barely any scooping.

Well, that's it I guess. So far I haven't played any Schecter 7-strings yet, just Ibanez and ESP, so I'm a bit worried about the neck profile. (I'm going to test them before buying though). Did I miss any important guitars (available in EU) I should try out? What would you recommend?

Cheers!
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-02-2008, 06:23 PM
 
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Re: Schecter vs Ibanez (vs ???)

if you want a good nice 7 for the price get the ibanez 1527 and block the trem

the shecters have really cheuncky necks im not a fan of
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how did the ESP's stack up BTW?
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if you want a good nice 7 for the price get the ibanez 1527 and block the trem

the shecters have really cheuncky necks im not a fan of
That's actually 900 + Black Box or Tremol-no and I don't want another RG-shaped guitar.

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how did the ESP's stack up BTW?
Err, huh?
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Keep in mind that the Schecter necks are like 2x as thick as Ibanez. I would honestly go with a Carvin DC-727 if you can find one, there's one on the bay right now and it looks like the guy is willing to ship overseas as long as you pay the postage, which should still work out to under $1000.
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Carvin all the way men, those guitars are real bang for the buck
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The german Carvin dealers don't have 7-Strings and importing one is way too expensive. I'd love to try one of them though.
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He said on the bay man. Costs about $80US to ship to europe airmail.
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I don't think Carvin is an option for me. Even though they might be kinda cheap on the bay, you've got to add shipping, taxes and customs. That's way more than I'm actually willing to pay.
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not sure if the loomis hardtail neck is different than the other schecters, but there are not many hardtail 7's out there. being in europe makes it even harder.
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get a 1527

and Musik Schmidt in germany can get you any Carvin you want.
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I believe the Loomis neck is a lot closer to a Carvin neck than the standard boatnecked Schecters (Blackjack/Hellraiser). It's not the same neck profile at all. If you can get a Loomis in Germany then that might be your best bet. I've heard a lot about the Loomis guitars, and all of it has been good. Plus, in the hardtail is a bit less $ than the Floyded version.
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Keep in mind that the Schecter necks are like 2x as thick as Ibanez. I would honestly go with a Carvin DC-727 if you can find one, there's one on the bay right now and it looks like the guy is willing to ship overseas as long as you pay the postage, which should still work out to under $1000.
+1 i forgot about carvin
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I believe the Loomis neck is a lot closer to a Carvin neck than the standard boatnecked Schecters (Blackjack/Hellraiser). It's not the same neck profile at all. If you can get a Loomis in Germany then that might be your best bet. I've heard a lot about the Loomis guitars, and all of it has been good. Plus, in the hardtail is a bit less $ than the Floyded version.
Yeah but he wants a tone knob.
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Err, huh?
i meant how did the ESP 7s stack up against Ibanez 7s... mainly in the neck area
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