#1
Im considering to get a Schecter c7 blackjack, which has a Tune-O-Matic bridge.

Ive never played a guitar with a TOM (non recessed), and I cant find a local shop to try the schecter.

Does is make harder to play/pick the TOM compared to a floyd rose type bridge? Does that difference in distance from the strings to the body change the overall fell of the guitar?
Last edited by bazuriya at Jan 17, 2009,
#3
I haven't played with a FR, but I don't have any problem with Tom's. I wouldn't think there's any difference though.
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Im considering to get a Schecter c7 blackjack, which has a Tune-O-Matic bridge.

Ive never played a guitar with a TOM (non recessed), and I cant find a local shop to try the schecter.

Does is make harder to play/pick the TOM compared to a floyd rose type bridge? Does that difference in distance from the strings to the body change the overall fell of the guitar?


I own an Epi SG, and a Schecter Hellraiser, so I've tried both. I honestly don't that much difference in the two. The TOM might hurt your hand if you palm mute too hard, and too far back, but it shouldn't be a problem. Props on a Schecter 7 too. I might be getting one soon too.
#6
Thanks for your replies guys.

Im concerned because itll already be shocking to get used to a 7string wider/thicker neck, and I use to rest my hand on the body.

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No. It's just fine.



What difference in strings from the body? The action could be the same.


Correct me if Im wrong, but I think that regardless what action you set, the distance from the strings to the body will always be bigger in a TOM than, say a Floyd Rose.
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Thanks for your replies guys.

Im concerned because itll already be shocking to get used to a 7string wider/thicker neck, and I use to rest my hand on the body.


Correct me if Im wrong, but I think that regardless what action you set, the distance from the strings to the body will always be bigger in a TOM than, say a Floyd Rose.



Right at the start of the bridge pickup, yes. Then it evens out. Unless you play really far back, it shouldn't matter.
#8
It depends on the type of ToM also. I've played ToM bridges on zero angle necks that were very close to the body. From what I remember playing a Blackjack a while ago and seeing that it's a through body bridge, I would say the strings will be a small height from the body like I'm assuming you're used to.

You'll probably get used to where to reposition your hand in a matter of minutes, aside from figuring out how far back to put your hand, there's no difference in play style.