Planned mods for Schecter C7 Hellraiser

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    Hi all,

    I'm planning to mod my Schecter C7 Hellraiser so it has my favourite features from my previous guitars. First is by putting a Kahler 7227 hybrid tremolo in. Figure I'll need to add locking tuners too. Then I'm considering adding a Fernandes sustainer pickup as well.

    :scratch:

    1: Has anyone else added a Kahler 7227? Any tips/traps to watch out for?
    2: I can't seem to find a 7 piece locking tuner set out there...everything seems to be a 6 string set. Can anyone recommend a 7 piece locking set they're happy with? Where should I look?

    Thanks!
    Dennis
     
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    I don't think the Fernandes will fit in an EMG pickup route
     
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    You can order sperzels individually, or in sets of 6 or 7.
     
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    That's ok, I knew I had to do some routing for the Kahler too.
     
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    So I got a black 7 string Kahler 7227 hybrid tremolo from www.wammiusa.com. I installed it about a week ago and the operation was a success. Took the next step and ordered 7 Schaller black mini locking tuners from www.warmoth.com. UPS tracking shows they should arrive today...the project moves on.

    Dennis
     
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    PICS DUDE !
    THIS SOUNDS FUCKIN AWSOME!
     
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    This does sound cool, pics would be appreciated.
     
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    original posting pics not displaying...see later post...
     
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    pics dont work.
     
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    I just previewed the post and the pics were there :wallbash: ...ok, how about as attachments...here's the text that goes with the pics...

    Attachment 1)
    The original,

    Attachment 2)
    The patient, after the removal of the string guides and the beginning of the routing. I didn't have an actual router so bought a routing drill bit (you can sorta see it attached to the drill). I drilled 3 test holes about 1/2 inch deep which you see here. Next I measured 1 inch up from the bottom of the routing bit and put a piece of masking tape as a height guide to make sure I didn't go deeper than 1 inch in. By the time I finished the routing, the edges were nice and smooth (luckily the body of this guitar was soft and easy to work with) and the bottom was a horrible mess. But it was an inch deep and the Kahler didn't touch any wood so I figured that was good enough.

    Attachment 3,4)
    It took another couple hours to drill the new post screws, put in the Kahler, strings and set the intonation. The riskiest operation was drilling the holes for the big post screw holders. They required like a 3/8 inch hole and if I didn't get them the right distance apart on the first try, it would have been really ugly. As it was, I had a couple small chips break loose when drilling (which you can see if you look close)...other than that I didn't cause a scratch or dent to the front of the guitar so I consider the operation a big success. I did put a small scratch on the back when removing the string guides, but compared with what could have gone wrong, I'm very happy


    Oh ya, I set the Kahler cam really tight and it's stayed in tune remarkably well with standard tuners. My Schaller locking tuners arrived this afternoon so I'll be retrofitting them next...I plan to loosen the cam to get more play in the trem.

    Dennis
     

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    Nice, clean job dude. Looks good.
     
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    that is awesome i love it, i bet it is amazing to play.
     
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    Can it flutter at all? I've always wondered that.
     
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    What do you mean by flutter?
     
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    That thing is pimp man! Nice job.

    Kahlers only lower pitch so you can flutter but you've got to go down a bit before you can...soo...no, it can't flutter.

    Flutter = moving the bar up and down pretty fast so going over and under the regular pitch
     
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    Flutter is pushing down on the bar slightly and then sliding off the end, or flicking/thumping the bar, getting the trem to vibrate up and down on it's own.
     
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    I want that

    Nice job dude
     
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    Hmmm The Kahler looks great !
     

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