NGD- Schecter fail

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  1. Shask

    Shask SS.org Regular

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    Funny, because I thought the same thing. :lol: I know that these replaced the Banshees, and the neck on my Banshee is thinner than the neck on these. I thought they would have the same neck, but the Sunset has a thicker neck than the Banshee has.

    The ones I have tried have been good as well. I would definitely consider one if I didn't already have a Charvel, and a Banshee.
     
  2. possumkiller

    possumkiller Flying V for Vendetta

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    I thought these were made in Indonesia?
     
  3. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    The "III" models with the veneer tops and HSS are MII.

    The pricing is kinda goofy. A MIK solid finish HH with pickguard is ~$600. Throw a veneer on it and go rear-route HSS and it's now ~$800 and MII.
     
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    Ooooo that's the kiss of death for a trem.
     
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    JP6/7 necks, ESP M-2 necks. It’s not Ibanez thin, but the Sunsets are channeling a slightly more Charvel hot-rod Strat vibe than the ESP super-start vibe I prefer.

    Spec wise it’s a beast though, and I wouldn’t kick it out of bed for eating crackers. For two busted term posts I would though.
     
  6. Zado

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    My problem with the SVSS I've played was the neck being a lil too thin for what's my preference - nothing I can't get used to - and the new EMGs, not my fave. Very interesting mod platform tho.
    The M-II neck was something I had hard time loving as well, thinner than I'd have preferred. But hey, now I just love it :fawk:
     
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    ArtDecade Unhindered by Talent

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    Looks fine to me. Stop complaining. :lol:
     
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  8. Shask

    Shask SS.org Regular

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    I didn't really find them thin, but they are very narrow, like a lot of Schecters, so that makes them feel smaller in general. The nut is only 41.3mm, which is narrower than ESP. It makes the neck feel tiny. However, in comparison to my Banshee, which has that same tiny nut width, the neck is thicker. This neck is 20mm at the nut, and the Banshee is 19mm.
     
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    Well, I know what I'm listening to today.

     
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  10. eightsixboy

    eightsixboy あなたのお母さんを犯さ

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    I actually love the neck size, that was the main reason I got it.

    I'll probably just wait for a older J Custom or Prestige to pop up now, not getting another Schecter that's for sure.

    Yea it makes zero sense. The RRP for the MIK ones over here is 1499 and the MII version is 1899.
     
  11. eaeolian

    eaeolian Pictures of guitars I don't even own anymore! Super Moderator

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    Agreed. I was completely underwhelmed.
     
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    eaeolian Pictures of guitars I don't even own anymore! Super Moderator

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    Me too. The Charvels are way better
     
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    Agree - I've had 2 MIK Banshees and they are both excellent and such value. I know another guy that has the SVSS and he said its great. This one is bad news.
     
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    I think the SVSS necks are a little thicker than the old Banshee necks which were the ultra slim or whatever they call it. The Banshee neck is perfect to me.
     
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    KnightBrolaire baritone zone

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    I played a couple of sunset models at guitar center a few months ago and both of the ones I tried (the lambo orange and seafoam models) were quite nice. Send that hunk of crap back, get another that doesn't have those issues.
     
  16. trem licking

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    we now know why they put that strip of foam there haha. I have received 2 different new guitars (different brand) in the past where the wood around the trem stud inserts were cracked. this is now a spot i check on every trem equipped guitar i receive for my own inspection.
     
  17. MaxOfMetal

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    Yeah, that's definitely a key place to check. Though I wouldn't use my tongue.
     
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  18. eightsixboy

    eightsixboy あなたのお母さんを犯さ

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    I have the option of getting another or my money back, guess I'll wait and see if the replacement is any good first, should be here in a few days.

    I'm eyeing of a few used Edwards though, so not sure if I should go with them or the Schecter haha. Kind of turned off the Schecters now in a big way.
     
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    I'm with everyone else, send that shit back. I would wait to see if the new one is better though for sure.

    I played that exact model at a GC once and it was a GREAT guitar for the money, and these are made in Korea which is good. I wouldn't quite give up the ghost just yet. If the second one is a lemon too, then I would certainly carry on.

    Look into the new Charvel DK-24's if that's the case. They look pretty great, and will more than likely be a better guitar.
     
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    Might be that they shifted the production from korea to indonesia cause WMI cant keep up with orders? More than a few messed MIK guitars lately have popped up in web lately, more that usual at least, which would be no surprise considering how many brands have a partnership with em...
     

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