My point was your issues were personal preference problems, not quality control problems with the guitar. Apologies if I sounded a little condescending there.I can buy whatever guitar I want thank you very much, I can't just walk into any old store and try before buy, so everything I get is a gamble. I found out I really liked the low B, so it was worth it.
Hehe to restate what I said originally, I have never heard anything bad about Schecters that wasn't an issue of personal taste. I have never heard of any quality issues with their seven strings, and they are a popular choice among the members of sevenstring.org, where a ton of seven string players hang out.So how could personal preference issues be a negative thing then?
They're not made by ESP. They're actually made in Korea by Cort. ESP just happens to own the Schecter brand in Japan. The LTD guitars just also happen to be made in the same place as the Schecters. (but then again.. most of the better Korean made guitars are all coming out of the Cort factory).I didn't know it was made by ESP though. They look better than most ESPs.
I agree. I thought the same thing at first then I acquired my C-1 Elite white and have been impressed by it's looks, feel and sound.They're cheap because they're all either made in Korea or Indonesia. They come out of the same factory as the ESP LTD guitars. They're great value for the money though. The necks can be a bit thick, but they weren't designed as a shred guitar. The quality on them are hit and misses. The indonesian ones kinda suck, but when you get to the slightly higher end Korean made ones the quality is pretty darn good.
:agreed: Korean workmanship these days is where Japanese was 10-15 years ago - QC isn't always perfect, but a good specimen is virtually on par with more "expensive" areas, yet at a much lower price.They're cheap because they're all either made in Korea or Indonesia. They come out of the same factory as the ESP LTD guitars. They're great value for the money though. The necks can be a bit thick, but they weren't designed as a shred guitar. The quality on them are hit and misses. The indonesian ones kinda suck, but when you get to the slightly higher end Korean made ones the quality is pretty darn good.
Any Les Paul neck is huge compared to an origional wizard, and even the Wiz II's, both of which are my favorite necks. The Schecter neck is far thinker than anything Ibanez or Jackson ever made, after playing on it for a month, then going back to my Jackson, it felt like a piece of paper and my fingers felt 2x as long as they really are, it was great. I got used to the 7th string about 2 hours into playing, loved it to death, but I just couldn't power shred on it, the lack of a heal helped, but wasn't enough. It also didn't help that it was painted. I wish someone could measure the differences between the schecter and a wizard 1.I totally disagree with the "baseball bat" necks and that they're "not built for shredding." They're LP-like, sure, but a slimmer LP and not the biggest, thickest LP you've ever picked up. It's actually a fairly comfortable profile - Robb, I think a good chunk of your problem was that this was your first seven string and your first XL-length scale, both factors that will make a neck feel even bigger than it actually is, relative to the (IMO, uncomfortably thin) Wizard 6. And as for shred, you'll spend a week or two getting used to the longer scale, but Jeff Loomis certainly has no problems with it.