Schecter Blackjack C7

Discussion in 'Guitar Reviews' started by AustinW90, May 20, 2010.

  1. AustinW90

    AustinW90 SS.org Regular

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    I got this guitar for $500 used w/a case.

    It's very easy to set up and intonate. Accoustically, its my loudest electric guitar. There's no frett buzz or dead spots anywhere. It has a 26.5" scale, a Duncan JB7 in the bridge, a Duncan 59-7 in the neck, grover tuners, tone pros bridge, and a 5-way switch.

    It sounds great plugged in. In fact, since I got it its been my main recording guitar. I even use it to record six-string songs! The 5-way switch is really great too. Before I got this guitar I was using push/pull pots to get single-coil tones, but I like the 5-way switch much better and will putting one in all my gutiars that can accomodate one.

    I am very pleased witht the Duncan JB-7 and 59-7. Most people like to use EMGs and what not, but I prefer low output pickups and I even find myself rolling down the volume knob to clean up the Duncans a bit when recording.

    Despite the wider neck, its very easy to play and doesn't take a lot of time to get used to. I actually find normal 6-string necks to feel strange to me now.

    It would be nice if it came in finishes other than just flat black, but whatever.

    Even for the price of a brand new one, its still one of the best bang-for-the-buck 7's out there.

    Jeff Loomis of Nevermore used to use it and Alex Bois from Periphery currently uses it.
     
  2. Ricky_Gallows

    Ricky_Gallows lyketotallybrashdude

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    I got the one step up from this...super reliable and sturdy. great buy :)
     
  3. wariomt

    wariomt Ziltoid's Commander

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    I have one, awesome guitar, glad you like it :)
     
  4. sell2792

    sell2792 Back from the Dead

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    Great fucking guitars
     
  5. No1matt

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    I bought the C-7 "ATX" Blackjack back in aprill for about £800. If this guitar is rated at 5 for all aspects then mine should be rated all 7's xD

    The only issue i find personally with this model is the 7 string doesnt come with a floyd rose. where as the 6 string version and most of their other 7 strings come with one...
     
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    Thanks for your review man! This helped influence me to buy a used C7 which I am taking home tonight to play....

    The neck really isn't that bad, eh? IMO upper fret access is a bit easier than my bolt-on 7620
     
  7. Lukifer

    Lukifer Need more gain

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    I have the 6 string baritone version of this guitar and love it as well. Its such a great player and great tone. The 6 string neck is pretty skinny unlike the 7s but all in all it plays great.
     

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