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Old 03-13-2013, 09:50 AM   #1
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Should I get a Schecter C-1 Hellraiser?

I'm really looking into getting this guitar. After receiving 2 defective Les Paul Studios (Gibson), a good friend of mine recommended a C-1 Hellraiser. How versatile is this guitar? I know it has EMG's in it. Can you still get some good cleans out of it? I play mostly stuff like All Time Low, Mayday Parade, Breaking Benjamin, Taking back Sunday, The red jumpsuit apparatus, and many other similar bands. Basically stuff with a good amount of distortion, but not heavy metal.

Any thoughts? I've heard covers of songs I like with this guitar and I thought it sounded amazing
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:12 AM   #2
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It would cover All Time Low, seeing as Jack just switched from PRS to ESP and now uses EMGs.

Play it for yourself and see.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:20 AM   #3
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I'm actually pretty sure jack has Seymour Duncan's in there, not EMG's.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:23 AM   #4
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My bad. He does have Seymours in it.

You could get away with a pickup swap though.

Or a Blackjack. They come stock with SD's but I'm not sure on pricing

You also have to remember that when he plays live, most of the show it isn't him, his tech stand behind his amps and plays for him. Saw them twice and both times it happened. Highly disappointed.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:24 AM   #5
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I might actually be selling my schecter hellraiser sunset right now
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:27 AM   #6
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is there something wrong with the EMG's?
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:33 AM   #7
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I don't care about getting the exact sound that all time low has or any band has. I just want it to sound good and have some versatility.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:34 AM   #8
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is there something wrong with the EMG's?


Not at al, you just have to find the set right for you.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:38 AM   #9
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Just keep in mind if u get a Floyd Rose you might hate it if you haven't experienced it before
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:41 AM   #10
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I wouldn't get the Floyd rose.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:54 AM   #11
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good...i hate it, but personally i really liked my schecter and it is quite versatile
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:06 AM   #12
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cool! do you have a hellraiser?
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:04 PM   #13
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I had a Hellraiser. I liked it until I bought an Ibanez Prestige, then I sold it. I hated the glossy neck and EMGs. I know you can scuff a gloss neck to make it less sticky, but I didn't know that at the time, and I probably would have sold it anyway because I loved my Ibanez so much.

Personally, I think the Blackjack is better looking and has better pickups. But I wouldn't pay full price for a Shecter because they drop 50% in value as soon as you buy it. There are tons of used Schecters and LTDs out there for around $300-$400, so no need to spend twice that on a new one.
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:14 AM   #14
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Yeah, Hellraiser necks can be a little sticky with that gloss. The Blackjack SLS series has a very nice satin finish on the necks, and the various Damiens have unfinished (or less-finished) necks that aren't quite as sticky. I could scuff up my Solo 6 to make it a little better, but I like it too much to do that.
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Would you recommend the hellraiser over a les Paul studio?
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:08 PM   #16
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^apples to oranges. hellraiser has EMGs and double cutaway, studio has passives and single cut. I personally prefer the studio over the hellraiser, i just got rid of mine. I think the studio would be more versatile personally. Ultimately, it is up to how the instrument suits you.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:09 AM   #17
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Would you recommend the hellraiser over a les Paul studio?


As the other guy said, apples to oranges. I would totally take the Hellraiser based on my personal preferences. I like 25.5 scale, I love the high fret access of the C-1s, I like EMGs, and I dislike Les Paul necks. Plus, Hellraisers have all the crazy/silly/awesome abalone stiff.

Build quality is a wash, I've played Hellraisers all they're all very nice instruments, and I'm sure LP studios are just as good. If at all possible, find a store and play them both. Both will do probably anything you want, though the Hellraiser is probably better for high-gain rock/metal applications where you usually see EMGs being used.
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As the other guy said, apples to oranges. I would totally take the Hellraiser based on my personal preferences. I like 25.5 scale, I love the high fret access of the C-1s, I like EMGs, and I dislike Les Paul necks. Plus, Hellraisers have all the crazy/silly/awesome abalone stiff.

Build quality is a wash, I've played Hellraisers all they're all very nice instruments, and I'm sure LP studios are just as good. If at all possible, find a store and play them both. Both will do probably anything you want, though the Hellraiser is probably better for high-gain rock/metal applications where you usually see EMGs being used.


What he said..Wise.. I also bought one a few months ago. It should also be mentioned these have push/pull pots on them for some versatality.
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