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Ibanez RG970WQMZ-BDK 4 50.00%
Schecter Hellraiser Extreme C-1 FR 5 62.50%
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:50 AM   #1
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Need help choosing a Guitar Ibanez RG970 or Schecter Hellraiser Extreme C-1 FR?

Hello, as the title says I'm unsure on which guitar to get, either the Schecter Hellraiser Extreme C-1 FR in Sunburst or the Ibanez RG970WQMZ-BDK, both are the same price right now although the Schecter is reduced from 1030 and is now 750. Both Guitars look great but I can't decide on it at all!
Here's a picture of both:
Ibanez
http://www.my3oboz.ru/images/goods/102468_0.jpg

Schecter
http://www.peerlesscustomguitar.com/images/201401/goods_img/258_P_1390057664588.jpg
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:01 AM   #2
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I would buy the Ibanez, but only because I hate the "Hellraiser" name. The Extreme's are some of the most beautiful guitars on this planet though.
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:32 AM   #3
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Despite having a schecter (big fan of my blackjack) and not usually liking Ibanez guitars loads - I prefer the look of the ibanez for some reason. And because i don't have an Ibanez I'd probably go for that
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Old 05-03-2015, 11:19 AM   #4
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I would strongly advise against spending this amount of money on any guitar without trying them in person.

It has been my experience that you are more likely to suffer from a case of "I should have bought the other guitar" when you don't try both.
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Old 05-03-2015, 01:33 PM   #5
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I would strongly advise against spending this amount of money on any guitar without trying them in person.

It has been my experience that you are more likely to suffer from a case of "I should have bought the other guitar" when you don't try both.

The truth.

I'd just like to add that I think they should be relatively similar in many ways, but there's two main differences:
- pickups - the Ibanez has passives, with a single coil in the middle, the Schecter has active EMGs which are known to be fairly divisive (some people love them, some hate them)
- neck - Ibanez RGs are known for absurdly thin necks, Schecters are rounded and slightly thicker.

So basically, try both and see what you like more, unless you have strong preferences either way in the above two aspects. (I generally like Schecters a lot, but in this case I think I'd pick the Ibanez for more tonal versatility.)
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:43 AM   #6
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Get the Schecter, it is higher quality and the better sounding of the two.
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