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10-10-2006 03:45 PM
Drew
Re: Schecter C-7...?

Yeah, if you're looking for me, sevenstring.org is where I spend most of my time online, and is a good place to be anyway if you're looking to buy a 7.

When does she leave the states? It's going to be a bit tight trying to send a guitar cross country in less than a week, and while it's still cheaper than sending it to israel, it's a little pricey to rush deliver a guitar somewhere.

I also have to run it past the guy I bought the Hellraiser from, to make sure he doesn't want it back. I got moderately plastered with him Friday night, and while it came up, I can't for the life of me remember what he said.

Also, I'd rather work out a deal via PM or e-mail - it's still not much more of a secure method, but it's certainly more secure than Instant Messanger, you know? Shoot me a PM and we can talk.
10-10-2006 12:24 PM
Flobanez
Re: Schecter C-7...?

Yeah, Drew doesn't check here regularly, i'd PM him or go to www.sevenstring.org, he hangs there quite frequently and is a moderator there, it's a cool site too, you might as well join there while your at it, i've been there since April 2005 and it is my favorite place to hang as well.
10-10-2006 05:26 AM
fettouhi
Re: Schecter C-7...?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Euthanasia View Post
Haaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllllllooooooooooooo
Try pm him or send him an e-mail .

Regards

André



10-09-2006 05:50 PM
Euthanasia
Re: Schecter C-7...?

Haaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllllllooooooooooooo
10-07-2006 11:40 PM
Euthanasia
Re: Schecter C-7...?

answer... ! ! ! lol... (:
10-07-2006 08:21 AM
Euthanasia
Re: Schecter C-7...?

she is in the states for about two weeks so we need to hurry if you wanna sell me the hellraiser...
she is in LA.
give me your icq or messenger...
10-06-2006 11:08 AM
Drew
Re: Schecter C-7...?

Hey, sorry dude, I don't check here very regularly. How long is she in the states for, and where exactly? I'm in Boston. I'm still kind of up in the air but leaning towards selling the Hellraiser.
10-06-2006 10:55 AM
Euthanasia
Re: Schecter C-7...?

drew?
10-05-2006 03:08 PM
Euthanasia
Re: Schecter C-7...?

Drew, do you live in the US?
'cause if you do, my mom is in the US now so i can buy the guitar your'e selling (depends on how much it will cost...)...
do you have a messenger or icq or something?
10-05-2006 08:18 AM
fettouhi
Re: Schecter C-7...?

Quote:
Originally Posted by toshiro View Post
The neck is nothing like an Ibanez. It's thick and 'meaty', though very playable. It really grows on you.

Build quality wise, well the Koreans have come a long way in the last few years it seems, and the Schecters are very well made.

The longer scale will get you more tension using the same gauge strings at the same tuning as your RG. This, IMO, improves the clarity of the low B, especially on riffs/rhythm playing.

The 2 guitars are equal IMO, sound is subjective. If you like EMGs, I would go for the Hellraiser. On the other hand, if you prefer Dimarzios or Duncans, the Blackjack is the better choice. More do to with the way each guitar is routed than anything else.

One side note, the upper fret access is a bit better on the Hellraiser. The Blackjacks last couple frets are over the body, and slightly hard to get to. If you use th 23rd and 24th fret often, this could be an issue.

And just to liven this post up a bit, a photo of my C7 Blackjack(which has swapped pickups-Dimarzio-and hardware-chrome-):

(I will take any excuse to pimp my guitar)
SWEET!

Regards

André



10-04-2006 05:37 PM
Drew
Re: Schecter C-7...?

Not sure, really... I've never played a mahogany necked guitar with the same body material and pickups as one with a maple, and the '59/JB combo is just too radically different from the dual 707's to really objectively comapre.

Once I get my usual string guage on there I can try to comment on the unplugged tonal differences, but...
10-04-2006 04:36 PM
Euthanasia
Re: Schecter C-7...?

wow!! i have never noticed that the blackjack has a maple neck! i thought it was mahagony too...

which combination fo you reccomend:
mahagony-mahagony or mahagony-maple...?
10-04-2006 10:32 AM
Drew
Re: Schecter C-7...?

Not a hell of a lot to add to what Toshiro said here, but I just thought I'd chime in with my two cents here - I've had a Hellraiser for a month or so now, and liked it enough to grab a Blackjack over the weekend.

Initial thoughts are that I'm actually digging the Blackjack more - the EMG's totally shocked me with their lead tones (there's a clip floating around me doing a convincing-enough David Gilmour on the thing), but I couldn't quite get the sort of low-ish gain growly/crunchy rhythm tones I like out of them. They're just a little too focused, EQ-wise, and "tight" for a big, growly rumbly rhythm tone without some SERIOUS gain (at which point they sound tight, defined, and brutal) in play, and I don't like that much gain. Also, while I initially figured I'd just swap it for a Jazz based on other players' recommendations (who I trust rather a lot, I should note), I'm absolutely digging the '59 neck. It's gorgeous clean, and at the moderately saturated levels I play at is just this gorgeous neck pickup lead tone. It's a bit muddy for rhythm, but only communists and terrorists play rhythm on the neck pickup anyway.

The upper access is weird - Toshiro's right, the Hellraiser's neck joins the body one fret higher than the Blackjack. It's not a huige deal for me as I'm more of a middle-of-the-neck soloist, but it's strange considering how similar the two bodies are.

The controls on the Blackjack are probably a little more "familiar" for an Ibanez guy - you've got a master volume and master tone, and a 5-way wired up more-or-less the same as Ibanez's Special-5 wiring. The Hellraiser, meanwhile, has a neck pickup master volume, a neck-and-bridge and bridge pickup master volume, and a master tone. This is pretty cool for Morello-like killswitch stuff, but is something you have to keep in mind if like me you like to ride your volume knob a bit while soloing. Of course, as the neck 707 kicks all kinds of arse for lead playing, I don't even see the point of switching to the bridge unless the gain's way up anyway.

The other surprise is it could be my imagination, but I think the Blackjack's neck might be sliughtly slimmer than the Hellraisers. This isn't as far fetched as it might seem at a glance in that the Blackjack is maple while the Hellraiser is mahogany and maple strikes me as the slightly stiffer wood. Either way, if you're used to a C1 then you should have no trouble moving to a C7.

I don't know if I'm going to keep both - they're both awesome guitars, but while the Hellraiser (in black cherry) is a total showstopper in the looks department, there's something attractive about the understated Blackjack vibe, and tonally it's more "me," I think. We'll see - I'll give it a month or two.
10-03-2006 03:11 AM
toshiro
Re: Schecter C-7...?

Quote:
Originally Posted by isida.d View Post
ah nice pic of your axe toshiro.... dimarzio d sonic 7 in the bridge?
Yup. Great pickup, clear, tight, everything you could want in a 7 string.
10-02-2006 10:25 PM
Flobanez
Re: Schecter C-7...?

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Originally Posted by Euthanasia View Post
I have a Schecter C-1 Classic. i LOVE it's neck.

Does the C-7's neck feels alike? or should i ask:
does the C-7's neck in comparison to the RG7421
feels the same like the C-1 Classic in comparison to a 6 string RG...?

And which guitar IN YOUR OPINION sounds better, hellraiser, blackjack, or RG7421 with dimazios (TZ7 and PAF7)...?
I have a C-1 Elite white that I absolutely love as well, it plays very nice, Schecter has impressed me alot. It's a great playing and great sounding guitar. If I could only have it in a 7, it would be perfect, I know the neck would be a little thick but like I said, Drew's Hellraiser wasn't all that bad after a while.
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