Got my C7 blakjack

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  1. AARRGGHHH

    AARRGGHHH Fretboard Wizzard

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    Got it yesterday, haven't out it down much since. This thing kicks ass, it sounds great through my amp, nice and punchy and tight. :hbang:

    Have yet to change the strings on it. I think I will do that tomorrow, should add a little more girth to the tone and get me the feel that I like.

    Need less to say, i am VERY pleased with my purchase :cool:

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    looks badass....

    When i see your name, i cant help but think of the Castle AAAUGGH! from Monty Python :lol:
     
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    :lol:
    That's a great film!!
     
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    Cool congrats , those a re pretty sweet guitars.
    now....................your rig looks smoking!
    which Cornford head is that and how does it handle doing metal?
     
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    Thats a Mk50 going into the cornford cab with v30's.
    The Mk50's got loads of mids in it's voicing, which i like. It won't do death metal or anything, but stick a boost in front and it become really nice and punchy, definatly a british voicing. Plus you can push the resonance up and get a really thick gain tone going on without loosing too much definition. Turn the boost off and it becomes soft and sweet with a good amount of sag. That's the great thing about this amp, it's really sensitive to what you put in, so boosts can make one hell of a difference. As do different guitars. The C7 is much clearer and punchier than my RG7321.
     
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    Yeah! Schecter power. The blackjack series are NICE. congratulations.


    Kmanick, looks like he is running the gutiar through a V-amp though.
     
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    is that what that blue thing is?
    Greg Howe is using Cornfords now, MK50 as well, and his live sound is great,
    but it's a fusion sound not real heavy, I wonder if you dime one of these suckers
    thru a hotplate if it would get heavy enough on it's own without a
    pedal in front of it?
    Great looking rig!

    I wish the Hellraiser 7's came with the option of duncans as well as the 707's :rant:
     
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    Nah, i've got the vamp for effects only. I turn the preamp off on the vamp as well as the cab simulation and run it in the effects loop of the cornford so I can get reverb and delay and stuff. It's also handy for keeping the volume down for practicing.
     
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    Congratulations, James! It seems to be a really good guitar.

    BTW i like your rig.
     
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    :agreed: Me too man. Shit, if they had a Duncan JB in the bridge like my C7 I'd buy one in a heartbeat. I love the cross inlays and abalone purfling, simply awesome looking.


    Rev.
     
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    lol, nice axe, it makes me want one.
     
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    Hey man, how do the pups sound? are they hot enough being a passive guitar? my ibanez has Custom Seymour Duncs SH5.

    your thoughts?
     
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    JBs are plenty hot, it just depends on how they react to your given guitar, amp, strings, preference, etc. Output wise it's fairly close to the SH5's, they just sound very different.
     
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    Interesting, Zimbloth, if you had to pick 1 pickup, what would you arm your 7 with?
     
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    I'll assume we're talking about bridge pickups? That would really depend on what guitar it was. What may work in guitar A may not sound so good in guitar B. There's a lot of pickuips I like. For an alder/maple guitar with an ebony fretboard, I'd choose the Seymour Duncan Invader. For a bolt-on basswood guitar like a Universe, I'd choose the DiMarzio Evolution. For a mahogany bodied guitar I'd probably choose the DiMarzio PAF7. I also like the DiMarzio Blaze, D Sonic, and others.

    That being said I'm also a big fan of certain Gibson pickups like the 57 Classics, the Tony Iommi model and the 500T/496R. But those aren't made for 7s unfortunately.

    I guess if I had to choose just one pickup, I'd choose the Invader. It has just a character to it that sounds so unique and awesome. But it can sound very muddy if you put it in the wrong guitar or match it with the wrong amp.
     
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    yeah thats true, apparently the Seymour Duncs that are in the blackjack (59/jb) are really good for rosewood f/b. i imagine it would sound pretty damn nice:)
     
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    I actually don't agree with that. I feel the JB in mahogany/rosewood is not an ideal match. I've owned the Blackjack and it sounds good, but I think JBs are better in alder.
     
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    ahh ok, hmm... there is way too many to pick from, its crazy.
     
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    Well what is your dilemma? What guitar are you looking to get pickups for?
     
  20. Shawn

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    Very nice. I played Drew's and I loved it, it's a very nice looking guitar too. I think it's probably my favorite 7 Schecter makes. :agreed:

    Congrats! :hbang:
     

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