Schecter Hellraiser C-7 vs ESP LTD EC-407?

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  1. pat868686

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    I want to get my first 7 string guitar
    I did a lot of research but I'm still not sure which one should I get.
    I've been in love with the Schecters for so long but I'm also thinking about the esp ltd.
    the esp ltd is 25.5" whereas the schecter is 26.5" and since I have small fingers I prefer the 25.5" but is it worth it? and the esp ltd has emg 81-7 pickup at the bridge and emg 707 at the neck whereas the schecter has double emg 707s.

    Thank for answering :)
     
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    ESP LTD :agreed:
     
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    Played both.

    EC is...
    Little bit heavier
    Good fret access to 19... it's a singlecut/stubby heel

    Both are incredible instruments, but if you care about ergos, the EC doesn't cut it. Can't comment on sound as that differs from player to player.
     
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    I did not get what u mean..
    I also care about its clean sound. do u recall which one has a clearer one?
     
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    The Hellraiser C7 (I own one) has a coil tapping feature, the volume control of each pickup can be pulled up to put it in single coil mode, that provides a lot of clarity. It also seem to have more fret access than the EC. As for the scale length, the difference in feeling is really minute, but the enhancements in tension and intonation are noticeable.
     
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    I never played either through the same rig so I cannot comment on sound.
    Ergos, fret access, if you play a lot of leads up on the 20-24 fret range, the EC is not for you.
     
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    I have an EC407 and it's true that fret access is abit difficult as it has the block heel, and also mine will neck dive too
     
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    I really like my Hellraiser C-7.... Question though: Have you played both, or are you just assuming that the longer scale will be less comfortable?

    I ask cause I myself don't have the largest hands, however sometimes it absolutely needs to be one of the 26.5ers in my stable ....not all the time mind you, but I generally switch between the two scale lengths pretty comfortably and have a blast with either one.
     
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    I'm a baritone fan, i say go with the longer scale length, but jeff loomis does just fine on a 25.5, so its up to you. Theyre made in the same place in Korea, and are similar but little differences. What im saying is with either the quality is going to be spot on and value is great as well. I am intrigued by the emg 81-7 though, I will have to find some clips of that pup.
     
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    Jeff Loomis tends to use 26.5" scale (his sigs are this length anyways).
     

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