Schecter KM-7 (Keith Merrow) Signature Thread

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  1. Stuck_in_a_dream

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    It's not bad, but not my thing, sorry. Does this mean that the back is all black? I'd much prefer offering other translucent colors/bursts that allow/show the swamp ash grain.
     
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    Over the weekend at GC, had a chance to play the Sonic Blue Sustainer Floyd'd KM7. Nice guitar. Low action with nice fretwork. Good fit and finish. Sustainer did what a Sustainer does. Wouldn't really consider it an inexpensive guitar, but you could spend a lot more and not get any better quality.
     
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    After 3 freaking years of looking at one of these, I'm finally one of you guys now.

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    how about a Doris burst?
     
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    Grabbed the mkI & mkII at the local store and found they are quite different in neck profile, according to the official spec they are suppose the same though.
    The mkI are little thicker with broad shoulders and the mkII are of course thinner with softer shoulders.I like the mkII's neck,the mkI's neck is a little thick to me, especially at the high frets.
    Planned to get a mint used mkI before but seems the mkII is the way to go?
    Also, after reading this thread make me worry about variation in neck thickness:
    http://www.sevenstring.org/threads/schecter-guitars-they-are-all-made-the-same-really.319540/
     
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    I continue to prefer the first model to the new ones. Still cool!
     
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    So because of my KM6, I've been playing more than I have in years. It's such an inspiring instrument and I get excited to play every time I look at it.

    Now I'm looking at the KM7 and I'm having a hard time deciding between the MK1 and the MK2. Anyone have any opinions on one vs. the other?
     
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    I'm slowly building up GAS on a used black KM-7 with Juggernauts.

    I've read some pages of this thread and it is clear that the switch and pot are pure crap, but are there any other flaws? Nut, frets, anything?
     
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    Basically anything from Korea/Indo/China (mid to entry level guits) need the wiring, pots, and nut replaced in my opinion. It will make a huge difference. That's the first thing I do to all my new guitars. I actually just got a PRS Holcomb SE that's about to get that treatment. It also won't hurt to either get a good pro setup, or go over it yourself and polish up the frets, check for dead spots etc.

    This is the kind of attention I put towards new guitars. A lot of guys are worried about more of the aesthetic stuff; glue around neck joints and nuts, tool marks or scratches on the fretboard, which is fine, but I am way more worried about the way its going to play and sound.
     
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    LOVE my KM7:
     
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    That is unreal, super nice, that headstock is next level, what pickups are in it?
     
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    Sorry for the bump but can anyone recommend a good gig bag for the KM7?

    ninja edit: price is no issue, need something durable as there will be travelling involved.
     
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    I've read many things about these guitars. However, I'm still unsure if they are really worth the money. I would be interested in getting the km7 in the black flame (mkI). Any thoughts on whether or not to grab one?
     
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    I have one (for now). They are good guitars, but are not worth their brand new price IMO.

    They are great value for $600 or so. So if you want one, consider the used market instead. They will not hold their value if you buy new, as any other korean guitar.

    They are great guitars. My biggest beef with it is how uncomfortable it is to play on my right forearm. The geometry of the guitar puts the bound edge right on your forearm, and it digs into your arm. The other details, such as the crap bridge pickup and shotty electronics are a quick change. Otherwise, it's a great playing instrument, with good fretwork and a very comfortable flat thin neck.
     
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    From the Custom Shop Facebook Page, looks like Keith might be getting a USA Sig...

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  17. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    So it has SG-style horns/cutaway and the Hipshot Gibralter bridge.

    Noooot really feeling those horns/cutaways.
     
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    It reminds me more of an Ibanez RG and also Keith's old BRJ Guitars, but I kind of like that. They are not saying it is but I am betting good money it is based on those old BRJs of his. Here is the headstock-

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    Now that you're saying it, I do see some inspiration from the BRJ Hesperian.
     
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    Pointy horns is always a no-go for me in superstrats. We'll see.
     

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