Review of Schecter C-7 FR

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  1. Deth

    Deth SS.org Regular

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    Hello all

    Here is my review of the Schecter C-7 FR i bought today.

    First- I play through a Crate BV-120H (Blue Voodoo) and a 12 x 4 Marshall stack. For effects I'm using a Digitech GNX1. Have been playing for 10 years.

    I've noticed many people on this website that want to know about this guitar before they buy it. Here's what I have found:

    This guitar plays very well for my tastes. I play a battery of music from Megadeth to Classical (please note: I am NOT a fusion guitarist, or nu-guitarist, or whatever the hell people are conming up with nowadays). So far, there is nothing you can't play on this guitar that doesn't sound good. Now many people play 7 strings differently, I myself use the "6+1" technique while I play. Meaning that I just add one string to the guitar and play, thus mostly using the 7th for soloing, accentuating, and pinch harmonichs.

    The features are standard on this one- pretty much a give in- rosewood fretboard, 24 fret extended scale(26.5"), nice body binding(not neck or headstock), independant volumes and one tone, and the floyd...

    Floyd Rose (licensed)- As this guitar has shown, the LFR has been awsome. Nothing to worry about when buying the guitar. If you want a genuine floyd, spend $200 and install it. Nothing compares to the original, but this floyd ain't bad either.

    Pickups- Now comes the part where I describe how AWFUL the duncan designed actives for a 7 string are, right...... they're not. They are no 707's but they cut the mustard. They are not bad pickups. The high end is a little much for me, but for "dd" actives they are pretty damn good. You can pretty much pull off Jeff Loomis or Rusty Cooley riffs on this (though the cut-away isn't as good as the Cooley Dean).

    Paid $499 and got a damn good guitar. Just thought some of you guys would want to know.
     
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    Sounds like a sick axe! Congrats & thanks for the review \m/

    :worth:


    btw I hated the 707s the last time I tried them, so maybe that's why I like the DD ones, they have that brutality of the 81 which I love :wub: I think the last C7 HR I used was shit anyway :shrug: it was honky and souned horrible.
     
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    Nice. That's not a bad price, too. I might check one of these out sometime.

    btw, I moved this to the "Gear Reviews" forum.
     
  4. THE VILE

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    I've been waiting to hear from someone who played this thing.:yesway:
     
  5. kmanick

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    Cool, yes let's see some pics please!
    I didn't know these were already available, that's great on
    Schecters part to get them to market that quick.
     
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    i just wanted to know about the floyd rose that comes with that guitar. if you said it´s ok, it´s one more reason to have GAS for this guitar :metal:
    and you bought for a very good price!!!
    but i wanna pics of it!!! specially of guitar´s back :agreed:
     
  7. budda

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    i plan on getting a white C7-FR whenever i have the funds. but im still wondering about the S7 as well..hmph.
     
  8. Shawn

    Shawn Ibanez Guitars Forum MVP

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    Congrats on your new Schecter C7 FR! I think the white one looks sexy too. Any pics?

    Great review by the way. :yesway:
     
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    That's good to know.

    *sigh* why can't they offer it with a maple board ? :(
     
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    You play through twelve 4-inch speakers? :squint:

    :lol:
     
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    [​IMG]

    http://media.schecterguitars.com/imgs/hr_c7_fr_wht.jpg

    The white one is the sex! Too bad it doesnt' have a matching headstock.

    Does anybody know if the stock Duncans have the same size as the EMG 707's? I love the 707's in my Hellraiser. I'm thinking of getting a white C-7 FR and would swap the Duncans for a set of 707's.
     
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    Thanks for the review. :D
     
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    I now own 1 Its a great guitar and sounds good !! It also feels like it weighs 50 pounds!!!!lol
     
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    Yeah i own this guitar and when i received it i install Seymour duncan blackout in it and it sounds like a dream.
     
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    I own the same one and it is not bad at all. I have been trying to get the action down a little lower but I can't surpass the fret-buzz after a certain point. The action is low, but I would like it a tad bit lower. The pickups are great for active ones. The sound is nice, clean and the notes articulate when distorted. The only thing I do not like about it is the heel and the lower horn. The heel is a little too thick and the lower horn was not scooped out enough for me anyway, they seem to get in the way when trying to get to the higher frets for solos. Other than that, it is a very nice guitar.
     

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