Schecter C7 Hellraiser Review

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  1. Shawn

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    Great review, Drew. :yesway:
     
  2. MetalMike

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    Awesome dude. I was thinking of picking one of these up when I go to college because it's the perfect companion to the CST (which I would never bring) It has the same specs besides the neck and bridge meaning not only will it be easier and quicker to set up and tune, but because of how used to the large neck I'll be when I come back, the CST will be a breeze to play.
     
  3. Drew

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    You know, I checked this last night - you're right. Weird.
     
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    Okay, so I'm not crazy then, good... :lol:

    Still, I have to have the bound neck, so I'm not jealous. ;)
     
  5. forelander

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    Drew you bastard I'm making posters to sell my guitar so I can buy one of these. Maybe I should be thanking you :lol:
     
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    Cool review Drew, but my rating system is WAY cooler :)

    I think this guitar is an excellent value. I prefer the Jackson DK7 just a bit more because of the ebony fretboard, mahogany neck, and the more comfortable neck profile... but it's nice.
     
  7. Drew

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    Um, the Hellraiser has a mahogany neck, too... :scratch: I'd be curious to try a COW if it wasn't for the lack of a neck pickup - I think the 707 in the neck sounds way better than it does in the bridge, and I'd miss the variety.
     
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    Oh okay, usually all those Schecters that have mahogany bodies have maple necks. Such as the Blackjack C7, A7 Elite,, 007 Elite, 007 Blackjack, etc. My bad :)

    Oh yeah, definitely the lack of a neck pickup on the Jackson is definitely a detriment in some ways. For me it's not my main guitar and I mainly only use it for a rhythm axe so I don't care about the neck pickup. Plus the ebony board makes up for it :) The Hellrasier is definitely better for all-around stuff and looks quite good too.
     
  9. Drew

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    http://www.schecterguitars.com/spec.asp?id=27

    I just checked the page to make sure - you're right, while most Schecters do have the maple neck, the Hellraiser does in fact have mahogany. It's not a typo, as the grain is the same, but it's certainly strange...
     
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    Drew I'm not far from you I'd love to hookup and check out your hellraiser (since GC doesn't have any plans on carrying them)
     
  11. Drew

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    Dude, I just saw the Charvel and Jackson in your intro thread - you're on if you bring those. God DAMN is the Charvel gorgeous, and I'm sorta contemplating saving for a Charvel 7-string strat from the Jackson custom shop, after listening to the Division guys for so long. :lol: Shawn and I are talking about trying to get together to jam and grab a beer or too sometime soon, so I'll keep you in the loop.
     
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    Thanks Drew,
    but it's not a Charvel it's a GMW Charvel clone (actually nicer than any Charvel I've played and I'm good friends with a couple of the major Charvel collectors in the country.
    did you know this guy is local (and I mean very local to us)

    http://www.usacharvels.com/charvelgallery/body.htm

    I've been to his house a couple of times and played almost everyone of those old San Dimas Charvels.
    I'll introduce you to him he's a good shit :yesway:
    so is this guy (a good friend of mine) the Orange Bengal used to be mine,
    that's how we met.

    http://www.chuckscharvels.com/home.cfm
    He's down on the south shore.
    Sure I'll bring all 3 (the Jackson/GMW/ESP)

    Oh and charvel is making 7 string guitars? I'd love to see one.
    Pm me we'll talk
    Nick
     
  13. Drew

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    The Jackson custom shop will make you anything within reason if you're willing to pay - it's actually noodles' suggestion I go with the strat headstock with a Charvel logo, as it'll alledgedly piss a lot of people off, which is certainly tempting. :D
     
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    Strat headstock on a 7 string?
    will they do that?
    I know they won't do a strat headstock on a neck thru (which really bums me out) but I'd love to see a strat heartstock that's a 7
     
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    how much did that cost you?
    that might be the guitar i buy if its under 900$
     
  16. Drew

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    IIRC, Drum City Guitar Land just dropped the Black Cherry's price to $700, now the same price as the Black. www.drumcityguitarland.com if I remember - Jason over there kicks ass, and everyone who's dealt with the guy speaks very highly of him. :yesway:
     
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    I think this review was just what I needed to pursuade me to buy a Hellraiser instead of a Blackjack. Great review. It answered the few questions I had. :D
     
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    I wish this guitar had EMG 81-7's instead :(
     
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    Thanks for review. It was the comment that i needed, because i also use low gain sound. Cheers!
     

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