#1
So this might be the mid priced hard tail metal guitar ive been looking for. The only question i have in mind is this...how thick is its neck? i normally play a ibanez wizard II neck so will it be too thick to play? like a epiphone les paul? ive tried alexi 600's neck and it was fine but what about hellraiser? is it a good choice if the neck is good?
#2
It's nowhere near as thin as the Ibanez Wizard necks, but it's comfortable.

Go and play it and see for yourself.
#3
Well i cant try it everywhere so im asking how will it be like. its thick but its comfortable? how is it for soloing?
#4
Why would you buy a guitar you don't have a chance to try out?

Anyway, it's not THICK thick, just fairly thicker than Ibanez Wizards. For soloing, has good fret access.
#5
I have a thin Ibanez neck too, no sure which it is, but I played a hellraiser avenger which is basically the same just diff. body shape, and the neck was comfortable. Thicker, but very comfy.
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#6
Quote by Mazzakazza
Why would you buy a guitar you don't have a chance to try out?

Anyway, it's not THICK thick, just fairly thicker than Ibanez Wizards. For soloing, has good fret access.


Well i can try it out but there is only one shop that sells schecters i think. and also i couldnt find any guitar i like in my price range so its either hellraiser or nothing.
#7
^ Having nothing would be better than spending money on a guitar you absolutely hate. Can you try farther afield?
#8
if i remember correctly its 22 or 22,5 mm at 12th fret, the ibanez is 20 mm at 12th , but the schecters shape is different which makes it feel even more thicker than it actually is. And it got a gloss finish on the neck, which some ppl dont like, i sold my hellraiser when i got the chance to get a good ibby at the same price i could sell the hellraiser for :P
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#10
I was used to the Wizard II neck on my Ibanez, and then bought a Schecter Hellraiser C-1. It's certainly a lot thicker, but it still plays really smooth. I've never heard anyone saying he didn't like a Schecter's neck. I think you should just play one yourself and then decide what you think.
#11
I got the Shecter C-1 Hellraiser (FR) and the the neck is abit thicker but when you get used to it you learn to love it.

Really love mine, recommend it alot!
#12
Quote by MetalGrayFox
I was used to the Wizard II neck on my Ibanez, and then bought a Schecter Hellraiser C-1. It's certainly a lot thicker, but it still plays really smooth. I've never heard anyone saying he didn't like a Schecter's neck. I think you should just play one yourself and then decide what you think.

Well i hate to spoil your fun but i don't.

I was all excited because it seems like an awesome guitar and all but i finally tried one and was like "eh... no.", mainly because of the neck.

On that note, i love ibanez necks and would take one over a schecter neck any day.
#13
The neck isn't paper thin, or "wizard thin" for that matter, but I find it plenty fast for playing. I've got one from 2007 in Black Cherry and it's my main guitar currently. You get the bonus with the newer ones of coil tapping, which I don't have, and they're about the same price. Highly recommended from me that's for sure
Gear:
- Schecter C-1 Hellraiser
- B.C. Rich Platinum Beast
- Godin LG EMG
- Peavey 6505+ Combo
- "Mastortion" Pedal 1/6
- Hagstrom HC-15 (1967)

2011 gear:
- Schecter 35th anniversary C-1
- Schecter RAF spitfire solo 6