NGD! Schecter C7 SLS Elite (hardtail & Fishmans)

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  1. Guitarjon

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    Hey guys,

    Got my Schecter C7 SLS Elite yesterday from Thomann.
    Looks like I got the last one :)

    It's a killer guitar and I love the specs:
    -Swamp Ash body (just like my KM7 and Banshee Elite)
    -Neck through body
    -Beautiful top/finish
    -Fishman Fluence modern pickups
    -Locking tuners
    -Ebony Fretboard
    -Compensated nut
    -26.5 inch scale length

    I also own a KM7 MK1 and Banshee Elite 7 (both hardtail) and I am a huge fan of the woods used in those as well as the neck thickness (or should I say 'thinness), scale length and ebony board etc.
    So naturally this guitar would be cool for me.

    One thing that sets this guitar apart from the other ones is the choice of pickups.
    I had never tried the Fishman pickups so I was very curious about those.
    I wasn't sure if they were all hype or better for real.
    My first impressions of those Fluence Modern pickups is that they are very cool indeed and quite unique.
    The active voicing has that typical active sustain and fullness (wall of sound) going on but at the same time it's still articulate and open sounding, definitely not bloated.
    I guess I would describe them as very mix ready with a full midrange without sounding honky or boxy.

    I haven't tried the passive voicing as much as the active but it also sounds good!
    Not as bright or Djenty as I was hoping but then again, I probably have to make some presets especially for that voicing though as that will probably sound killer.
    This voicing definitely sounds more passive with more dynamics.

    I'm planning on doing a video on my channel Sonic Drive Studio soon so keep an eye out if you want to see it.

    Aesthetically this guitar is beautiful!
    I love the look of the top with that fading finish and the ebony board as I love and prefer Ebony boards over anything else.
    There are some minor flaws here and there as can be expected from a guitar from south Korea but they are very minor.
    Just some (tool) marks on the fretboard as I've experienced more often on my Korean guitars.
    Having said that I love my Korean guitars and I don't mind a few minor flaws like this at all.
    I also have a few that are pretty much flawless so I'm not going to complain.

    The neck feels very comfortable and the thinness is comparable to my KM7 although that one feels just slightly flatter and less round, very slight difference though.
    The neck on my Banshee Elite 7 feels a little rounder though but again just a very minor difference.

    The body is fairly light but has a great snappy and resonant sound because of the swamp ash body.
    Absolutely LOVE that wood choice!

    Here are some pics, if you have any questions, fire away!

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  2. feraledge

    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    Nice!
     
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    Wish i do NGD as often as you! Again, goos choice!
     
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    Awesome, still enjoying mine. I do dig the ash body, which my H-207 also has. Those are surprisingly the two best sounding 7s I have owned. As far as the Fishman set, they are versatile, you get a lot out of one set of pickups. Though, I think I still prefer and 85x for an active bridge pickup, but these definitely sound better than 81s. As far as the passive side I much prefer SD Black Winter, Alpha/Omega, and Nazgul/Sentient sets. I don’t think I’ll be looking to install Fishmans in anything else, for me there are options I prefer more. If you only had one guitar and wanted a lot of tonal choices, they may be a good choice.
     
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    Gorgeous finish and neck trough, congratz!
     
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    Dawn of the Shred 80s Shred Riffs

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    Congrats and HNGD
     
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    Those are some sexy Schecters.
    Congrats on the elite!
     
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    Yeah, I don't think these pickups are 'the new evolution' in tone or anything but they are cool options to have.
    I'll keep them in this guitar since my other two Schecter sevens have passives.
    My LTD Baritone sevens both have EMG 81s in the bridge position and I do dig the tone I can get out of those but these Fishmans definitely have their own thing going on.
     
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    Nice!

    HNGD!
     
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    Love it man ! HNGD !
    How does the tuners feel though ? Is it worth to swap them for some Hipshot or they are good enough ?
     
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    I got the 6 string version of this and haven’t put it down or touched another guitar since I got it. I was blown and I mean blown away by the quality of mine!! Good score!!
     
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    How do you like the Fishmans?
     
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    I’m sure I’ll get jumped on for expressing my optinion haha but active mode I find them absolutely brilliant. The passive mode I find a little too “lose” for my taste.
     
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    Yeah, I kinda know what you mean.
    The low string is not tight enough in passive mode I think.
     
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    God DAMN I am a big fan of these new finishes. Congrats!
     
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    If you like 85X in the bridge, for a warmer but tight sound, you could use the Fishman Modern Alnico in the bridge, that's what I did at least.
     
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    Congrats! It certainly has killer specs and features.
     
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    That may be a viable and cheap solution. That or maybe trying the Merrow set, noticed they are Alnico Vs.
     
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    Hey guys,

    Here's a video with this guitar:

     

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