Something must be wrong with me... I've bought a Schecter! I kid, I kid. Schecter has massively stepped up their game for 2014. I feel like the KM-7 and 2014 JL-7 are incredible value for the money. Where else can you get solid set neck construction, a nice trem, luminlay fret markers, 5 piece necks and stainless steel frets for ~$1000? You might be able to get a barebones Carvin with SS frets around that price, but it'd be close. As someone who has steadily grown away from EMG's and more into passives, particularly DiMarzio and Bareknuckles... I love the 57/66 combo. EMG has come a long way and has definitely been listening to their customers and paying attention to the market. These really seem to be the best of both worlds. They have a very passive feel to them while retaining that trademark EMG character. The floyd came setup EXTREMELY tight, with 4 springs attached. Took a lot of effort to do anything with the bar, forget about flutters lol rearranged the springs and removed one entirely, still pretty tight, but better now than it was. Setup was quick and pretty painless, as I am used to working with floating trems. The satin finish on the back of the neck feels awesome, and the binding on the fretboard and around the headstock is perfect so far as my untrained eyes can tell. The maple fretboard looks awesome in its new, non McMaple finish The frets.. stainless. 'nuf said. Fret dressing looks really nice and there aren't any sharp edges at all. Action was set very nicely out of the box, and only the D string was slightly out of tune because the locking block was not quite tight enough. Honestly. I have one moderately major problem with it. Guitar Center ordered the wrong color. I ordered Vampyre Red Satin, and they sent me the gloss black instead. I *almost* don't even care. They're letting me keep this one while they try and get a red one. If I found out that it's heavily backordered and it'll be a month+ before I can get the one I originally wanted, I'm just gonna keep this one. It's really, really sexy in black tbh, and I don't have a proper black superstrat in my lineup yet lol. Anyways, here's what you all really want - What's this? Ooooooo! Update! - Shitty video!