Schecter KM-7 (Keith Merrow) Signature Thread

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by MikeH, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. NoodleFace

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    The artist editions had some serious QC issues with finish and fretboards (how many dudes had the binding/finish busted - one dude here had it happen 3-4 times!)

    If.i were ever to buy a km7 mkiii id buy used just so I knew I was getting one that wasn't fucked up. Also shitty electronics is unacceptable to me on a new guitar too. I just expect them to work. Yeah I can Fix them personally, but I shouldn't have to
     
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    So what happened between KM-7 1s and 3s? I ended getting a 1 because of all the 3 horror stories being posted here.
     
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    As said above people had issues with the neck binding on a few. On mine (mkIII 7 Artist) I had an issue with the volume pot but it played so well there was no way I was giving it up.

    The pot issue ended up being an easy fix (blasted it out with compressed air).

    Some people with the White Model II had issues with the finish yellowing.

    I never really liked the way that the model I or II looked and MUCH prefer the model three body and Headstock.

    I REALLY like the Merrow Fishman Pickups, but they are a tad on the noisy side. I was under the impression that active = noiseless but that isn't the case and since I had a preconceived notion that they are supposed to be noiseless the minute noise they do make bugs me to no end :p
     
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    Model 1 looks the best but I wish it had a minor forearm cut.. Got one few months ago and slowly getting used to it. Otherwise its a killer guitar.
     
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    I didn't notice any noise.. but then again, I ALWAYS run my ISP Decimator. At least, if there was noise I didn't notice it was any more or less noisier than my nazgul.
     
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    Hellraisers have that same problem. Wish someone would just hit that spot with a sander and take they edge off of it before they painted them. ;)
     
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    I dont have any noise gate at all - I keep meaning to get one but since I just play at home it hasn't been a huge issue. Now That I am more interested in recording I will pick one up.
     
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    I have 3 of the MK-2s as they are absolutely freaking excellent guitars. No issues with any of them. The MK-3 Arist feels a bit more comfortable to me and has higher-end components/materials but the MK-2's simplistic perfection can't be ignored.

    The trans white finish was on the MK-1s. The MK-2s come in trans black (called Black Pearl) and natural
     
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    I think it's just a difference in attention in the factory.

    When the 1 came out it was high spec but not crazy and most of the attention was probably paid to building it as a whole, the woods weren't hard to work with, it was just solid.

    The 3 had really high spec and I feel like that was the payoff for quality. I doubt schecter wanted quality to slip, but some of the woods are harder to work with, the shape was probably harder to cut etc. Specs trade off with quality I think on the 3.
     
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    Were all 4 crimson blue?

    Curious because I just ordered my Km7, waiting for new stock to arrive at dealer and have been starting to debate black vs blue. Wondering if any of these issues have been seen on trans black model.
     
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    My blue had 0 issues, FWIW
     
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    3 Blue Crimsons then I found the discounted black burst one
     
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    Word. Sorry if I made you relive any nightmares lol.

    I ended up getting a fair deal on a used Blue in great shape. He should be shipping tomorrow but hey feel free to keep them pics coming.

    There's a really nice looking top on a black one on reverb for a good price too but it has the binding issues as well.
     
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    yall might have seen it but the km7 mk2 natural is on musicians friend stupid deal of the hour/day today for $850 instead of the black for almost 1500

    thought someone might be interested
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    The cheaper one is the original MKII with the passive Seymour Duncan Nazgul/Sentient while the more expensive one is the newer MKII model with Keith's signature Fishman Fluence pickups.
     
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    Does the new Hybrid model only have one pickup voicing? It doesn't say in the specs that it has a push pull pot.
    I wish the artist came in that white finish.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Yup Keith confirmed only one voicing.
     
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    Ahh ok that is what I thought. I guess I could just wire an on off on mini toggle if I bought one.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    That's kinda what I was thinking, but I'm not sure if they are modified pickups that have one voicing no matter what or if it just isn't wired for two voicings and can be added later on. I feel like it might be a modified pickup with the voice 2 being removed all together. I'm not sure who to ask though, Fishman or Schecter about it.
     
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