K7 or C7(FR)?

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  1. trippled

    trippled SS.org Regular

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    So next month I'm going to order my first seven and it's time
    to take the final decision.
    They are pretty much in the same price range(The ibanez will be used of course) and are overall different guitars, but what concerns me more is which
    will be better sounding?
    Obviously the Ibanez has a thinner neck, but I really love the schecter neck
    actually, and the Ofr should be fine for me, nor the lo pro.
    I know the schecter got actives but I'm, planning to swap to blackouts for
    whatever I'll get unless it will be really good sounding.
    What I'm actually asking is which guitar will be built better, which will have
    better woods, which guitar will feel more "high end".
    Thanks,
    Daniel.
     
  2. darbdavys

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    well, k7 is japanese sig model (which most of the times means better build), c7 is korean mass produced. c7 is 26.5" scale, which is better when playing up higher (I can't hit the right fret when above ~20, they're too small for me :D). everything is up to your consideration and taste IMO
     
  3. trippled

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    I know it has alot to do with personal taste, but I was more asking
    about quality control and woods grades.
     
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    Lankles Fuelled by Chicken alone.

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    Probably the K7 then.
     
  5. trippled

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    Are you sure the K7 will have better woods...?
     
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    they both have mahogany bodies if i am not mistaken. i prefer ibanez.
     
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    They're both good guitars, although I prefer the K7. That said, if both are in the same price range, go with the K7. K7 will certainly have better build quality, and by default feel more "high end". :metal:
     
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    I've owned 4 K7s (still have one currently) and the Hellraiser, and I definitely prefer the K7. The feel, look, and tone is just tremendous. I'm really not a fan of the bulky neck, bland 707 tone, and extreme weight of the Schecter. I find the K7 resonates better and captures that sweet mahogany growl much better, plus the neck just flies!

    So, that's where I stand. :2c:
     
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    I know they are both maagony, the question is which
    company usually uses better woods and components.
    Edit - just read the last 2 posts.
    I was actually really thiking towardsa hellraiser OFR 7,
    now I'm a bit not sure.
    Let's put it this way, since I dont have any way to try them,
    if I didnt like the 1527 and loved the loomis(not tone wise cause
    I'm a mahagony fan but feel/neck comfort/overall) what are the
    chances I'd like the K7 better than a hellraiser? How different is
    the K7 fromthe 1527?
    What I didnt like about the 1527(and tone aint relevant cause
    it's made from other woods) is the neck profile and the overall feel,
    didn't feel high end to me.
    Your thoughts?
     
  10. gatesofcarnage

    gatesofcarnage The Canada

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    I would say Schecter!
     
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    The K7 is a better crafted instrument with perhaps better cuts of wood. All the difference for me would be the pickups, scale length and fact that one has a maple neck and one is a set Mahogany neck. Those you will find to be the most important issues at hand. Neither is a bad guitar. Both are above average. The C-7 comes with active pickups and the K7 comes with low output passive pickups that kick ass. Your choice should really be a matter of options in sound. If you get the Schecter then you will know your playing a 7 string right away. With the K7, it may feel like your playing a 6 string and may be an easier transition for you. The K7 is a top quality guitar for what it offers. Thats why the newest K7 (K7APEX1) cost $1900 new and the newest C-7 is only $900 new. As far as build, the Japanese made is better than the Korean made. As far as quality in wood. There is no way to know but trust that both are nice and since one is more than double the price of the other, I would assume that its the better quality woods and know that its better quality craftsmanship. Sell your 6 string and buy both.
     
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    Well Ibanez's pricing tends to be abit overpriced in most cases,
    so I wont take the price as a reason.
     
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    C-7 fr
     
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    The K7 is a GREAT instrument, especially second hand priced. Great, resonant body, you get a Lo Pro, which is FAR superior to an OFR in my opinion, pickup routes you can actually use for pickups other than EMG or Blackouts and a neck that is exceptionally comfortable.

    The K7 was one of the last really good 7's Ibanez made, and the C7 has nothing to stack up against it with.
     
  15. SlipknotKoRnfan

    SlipknotKoRnfan Airline Pilot. Ibanez Afficionado.

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    get the K-7 man. :2c:
     
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    I would have to say K7 ... i got one myself .. and have strapped an EVO 7 and it is smoking ... crazy .. AT THE GATES Riffage!
     
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    Id take the C7 FR without a second thought.
     
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    what abt Loomis FR?
     
  19. trippled

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    From which reasons?
    I was actually convinced now that the Ibanez will play and sound much better.
    I want a mahagony guitar, the loomis is really too bright to me.
    I dont like basswood either.
     
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    strange because I've never used a hellraiser that was heavier than a K-7, all the HRs I've played have been fairly light.
     

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