Schecter Ultra thin C vs Ultra thin U?

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  1. Jacksonluvr636

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    Anyone compare the two? I have had the KM-7 mk-iii artist. Pretty much the perfect neck for me for a 7 string.

    I am looking at a 6 string and the 2 I am trying to decide are U vs C. I have never tried the U how does it compare?
     
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    It depends how you play...do you have your thumb way back on the neck ala Satch/Vai or do you grab it like Gilbert/Hammet... U vs C
    After 22 years of guitar it doesnt matter :)
     
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    the back I guess, in the middle
     
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    Satch and Vai use very different neck profiles, despite the similarities in their technique. Satch's JS necks are thicker, narrower and have a much more rounded fretboard than a JEM / Wizard neck - closer to a Fender C than an Ibanez D shape.
     
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    And that’s why the JS are superior.
     
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    Or massively inferior, depending on your outlook.

    It's not without reason that guitars designed for fast, technical playing tend to have thin, wide necks with a very flat fretboard. The vintage neck profiles were designed in an era when playing styles were far more basic and limited, so trying to prevail with one for "modern" styles (including a lot of '80s rock/metal) is no more logical than playing tennis with an old-fashioned racquet or entering Tour de France on a Penny Farthing.

    Most JS fretboards have a 240/250mm radius, which makes a Fender 'modern C' seem ultra flat by comparison.
     
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    All of these descriptions are not hitting the mark for me haha.

    Are you saying the U is fat and chunky like a Les Paul or something?

    To me the C the KM7 C neck was absolutely perfect. But this is for a 6 string in mind so I'm unsure if it will be the same and never played the U.

    Both necks say ultra thin so I'm not really making the connection here.
     
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    I tend to not be a fan of U shaped necks. Not a fan of feeling "shoulders" on my neck, especially on a thinner profile neck like an Ibanez. I can deal with thicker Gibson '50s style profiles though.

    Overall I prefer the Schecter feel. The Thin/Ultra Thin C is still thin but doesn't have the shoulders like on some Ibanezes. Just conforms to my hand better.

    If you like the Schecter neck, stick with the C shape. I've gone for years playing rounder-profiled necks, and finally trying a U shaped neck threw me off so hard. :lol:
     
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    Ok this makes sense. So like a Ibanez 7620 which I do not like at all.

    Funny thing is, I always do this. Just bought 2 guitars, different than what I was considering.

    This thread was basically a 6 string sls elite vs Banshee Mach 6.

    Ended up getting a Hellraiser Hybrid C7 and a Cerberus Erebus 6 lol....a bit worried i wont like the Cerberus neck but we will see.
     
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    Never tried or heard of Cerberus, but IIRC the Hellrasier Hybrid neck profile is very similar to the Merrow profile. Same with the SLS Elite. I'm going to assume the Banshee Mach is tweaked similar to an Ibanez. Honestly you can probably message Schecter and see what they say about the difference between the Thin U or Thin C. Or check out the Schecter Guitar Forum FB group since they tend to be (surprisingly) helpful in that group.
     
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    Ya just a couple mm different than the km7 i had which was perfect.
     
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    I haven't either, kind of a gamble.

    Model: Erebus 6
    Color: Transparent Black
    Top Wood: Flame Maple
    Body Wood: Mahogany

    Construction: Bolt-On
    Fretboard: Ebony
    Neck: Maple w/ Walnut Stripes
    Scale Length: 26.5"
    Fretboard Radius: 16"
    Neck Profile: Modern Slim D
    Frets: 24, Stainless Steel, Jumbo
    Side Dots: Luminlay (glow-in-the-dark)


    Pickups: Guitarmory Atlas Humbuckers
    Controls: Volume
    HARDWARE

    Bridge: Hipshot Hardtail
    Tuners: Hipshot Locking
    Color: Black



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    I'm pretty sure my old Schecter Stiletto 6-FR is a thin U and it is pretty nice, not as chunky as the regular C on my new Squier Contemporary Telecaster RH
     
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    Thin C and Ultra Thin C are quite different. Same shape, but big difference in thickness. Not sure about the U since it only comes on the Mach. I figured it would be closer to ESP necks.
     
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