the Apex 1BBk PUP's gotta go. The Apex100 blaze PUP's sound amazing compared to the low output of the Apex1BBK. The cleans are real punchy and almost sound like active pickups. The Blaze bridge is much hotter then the PAF's. The guitar overall is much lighter due to the Alder body. I do like the 1BBK neck better as it has a satin shiny feel and a tad thicker then the Apex100 and K-7. The Apex100 pretty much IMO has the same neck as the K7. Profile wise and raw wood. Not satin. The finish is gorgeous came with decent strings. But I prefer the .10-.60's as I play down a whole step. If you like 7 strings and hate Korn the Apex100 is a wonderful guitar as you have no indication on it that it is a Korn sig like a K-7. Oh also...no pearl binding or glow in the dark dots. oh and as usual IMO the U-Bar sux. Gets in the way of speed up and down or even just down palm muting for that matter. Cheers.