Trading my 8 for 7

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  1. jfloyd1879

    jfloyd1879 SS.org Regular

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    So recently I purchased a Schecter Hellraiser Special C-8 and after replacing the low string with a thicker (.8 I believe) string, I am still not completely satisfied with the tone of the low string. I have decided that I have no use for the 8th string and will trade a guy on craigslist for a 7 string. Heres the offer: Samick SKT-777 and a Bugera 333XL head. I think I may keep the head if I like it but otherwise sell it and replace the pickups in the samick. Would high quality pickups in the cheap guitar be worth it? Perhaps I'm an idiot for even thinking about this trade, so please provide your input.
     
  2. Pedantic

    Pedantic (Djent pun)

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    Before you trade make sure to try other string sizes maybe go for a high G or A or get a bigger string like a 90. EQ quite a bit as well it could also be the pickups the 808's seem to have a muddy low end. Don't rush into decisions spend some more time with it.
     
  3. mustache79

    mustache79 I like to play

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    Try using a high A tuning.
     
  4. leftyguitarjoe

    leftyguitarjoe Correct-handed

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    I use a 90 on my schecter and I love it.
     
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    crg123 SS.orgLocalArchitect

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    Before you trade it, definitely try heavier gauges. Another tip is if you have an EQ pedal then try to back off on the frequencies 200 hz and below. If not try increasing mids and lowering the bass knobs on your amplifier
     
  6. Metal_Webb

    Metal_Webb Needs more strings

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    Keep the Hellraiser, much nicer than a Samick IMO.

    You could try the 18 volt mod for the EMG's. I did it in my Damien and it sounds much better. It clears things up and adds a bit more bite to the low end.

    18 Volt Mod
     
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    xCaptainx Dr Djodson

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    local NZ guitar forum I'm on has a word filter for shit (it replaced it to 'sammick')

    I wouldnt trade. I don't like either brands that much but Schecter > Sammick by far.
     
  8. jfloyd1879

    jfloyd1879 SS.org Regular

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    I was under the impression that anything higher than 0.006 would snap on the 27" scale. Would a 0.007 from o4plus work? It seems that you can't buy any 0.0059's because there is no add to cart button.

    Also, should I file the nut and possibly bridge in to accommodate for the size of 0.080? The tension is pretty good with that string, it's just not vibrating nearly enough as it seems it should.
     
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    jfloyd1879 SS.org Regular

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    Also, if I had the guy throw in an LTD F207 to the deal would that be worth it?
     
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    So a Hellraiser Special C-8 straight across for a Ltd F207, a Samick SKT-777 and a Bugera 333XL head? I'd jump on that if you wanted to turn a profit but I wouldn't care to use any of that gear however. Don't get me wrong, I like Ltd guitars bigtime just not that hideous body.

    Did you try putting a balanced set of new strings on this guitar or just a heavier F# string? Try 8,11,14,22,30,38,46,54 and tune the guitar to A Standard.
     
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    iron blast Northern Winds

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    If he adds the f207 on the deal do it.
     
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    DON'T DO IT!
     
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    EDIT: Misread.
     
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    I'm currently waiting on a shipment of 0.007 and 0.008 strings to try the high A tuning. I just replaced the heavier F# string and filed the nut a bit for it to fit. Should I have replaced all of the strings?
     

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