#1
im thinking of buying another guitar soon and ive told myself im not buying anymore guitars unless they are shecters (after my other experiences)

i already own an avenger from the hellraiser collection and am in love with it.

i play melodic metal mostly. haste the day, a7x, sea of treachery, a day to remember.

stuff like that.

so ive narrowed my decision down to two. since i want a NEW sound, something i dont already have i think im going for a 7.

Hellraiser C-7FR Vs Blackjack ATX C-7FR

a little help? i cant decide.
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#3
i got a hellraiser C-7, though its not the floyd rose model, and it's my favorite guitar out of an Epiphone Les Paul standard (w/ EMG 81/60), Peavey V-type (w/EMG 81/85), Epiphone SG extreme (w/EMG 81), and a custom strat project. I would highly recommend that axe man, it's amazing.

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#4
...you've seriously limited yourself to one brand of guitar?

...why?
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#5
yeh, im a huge hellraiser fan myself.

and another detail i failed to add in, the local dealer has a hellraiser c-7 in stock so i can play it, the blackjack is not.

i suppose it actually comes down to EMG vs Duncan Blackouts.

i dont think much beats EMG when it comes to the metal sound tho.

i played the hellraiser, and it was awesome. i thought it would sound indenticle to my avenger, but that seventh string changes EVERYTHING.
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#6
Quote by Fender52604
...you've seriously limited yourself to one brand of guitar?

...why?



This. Schecter may be a good brand and all, but who says other brands can't make any better guitars for that money?

Oh, and please, don't say 'z0mfgz0r schecter 1s t3h pwnz0r Syn G4tes uses them!!!!!11!!'.
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#7
Quote by Fender52604
...you've seriously limited yourself to one brand of guitar?

...why?


because, ive tryed ibanez, fender, fernandes, schecter, epiphone, washburn, and bc rich. i have a problem with fender and gibson because of the sole reason they are overpriced. and no guitar i own or have ever played has ever owned up to any of the schecters. im not going to sit here and say schecter is the best, but guitars are personal opinions, and for me, the schecter is obviously the best choice and best fit for me.

the reason im limiting myself is im tired of spending 800 bucks on a guitar that doesnt play half as good as a schecter in my opinion.
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#8
Go big and save for one of these:





But seriously,go for the ATX,the different pups,board wood,finish,and the look will add more variety to your collection than just another HR model.


Edit: You've tried only 7 brands and then make the decision to only buy Schecters? That's kind of odd TBH,especially when you seem to be judging said brands on their lower end products.

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#9
I've played on many Schecters and in my opinion, nothing was really 'right' about the guitar. The Active Pickups I played on one of them and those things screamed, but besides that, the guitar was just built Horribley. The Tremolo fell apart on my friends guitar and everything was striped when he tried to adjust the action and everything and the guitar was brand new! If I where you, Go look for a good Ol' Ibanez or Jackson...OR Go look up A.X.L Guitars! They're good too!
Schecters are okay, but they would look better on a wall...In my Opinion.
#10
I'd go for the ATX.
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I'd go for the ATX.

why, hello there, biga! i agree with this man when he says: ATX!
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I've played on many Schecters and in my opinion, nothing was really 'right' about the guitar. The Active Pickups I played on one of them and those things screamed, but besides that, the guitar was just built Horribley. The Tremolo fell apart on my friends guitar and everything was striped when he tried to adjust the action and everything and the guitar was brand new! If I where you, Go look for a good Ol' Ibanez or Jackson...OR Go look up A.X.L Guitars! They're good too!
Schecters are okay, but they would look better on a wall...In my Opinion.


you can only really say that when you have tried all varitey of schecters not just the ones that are soley designed for metal
example, schecter c-1 series
can be used for just about every type of music, and a very good price
#13
I'd go for the ATX and owning one I can say it is a beast. It is also slightly more unique imo and I prefer the 7 string Blackouts to EMG's
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you can only really say that when you have tried all varitey of schecters not just the ones that are soley designed for metal
example, schecter c-1 series
can be used for just about every type of music, and a very good price

i hate this stereotype!
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#15
Quote by randomhero93
i hate this stereotype!


ill rephrase that

has been designed with metal in mind but can play other kinds of music

but it is generally targeted at a metal audience
#16
Quote by metaladdict123
ill rephrase that

has been designed with metal in mind but can play other kinds of music

but it is generally targeted at a metal audience

no, i was agreeing with you, but i just greatly dislike that stereotype. but then I show my friends that I can get a good blues tone out of my Schecter Omen 6 and they're thinking I just made a pup swap. (my guitar has not been modded at all[yet])
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no, i was agreeing with you, but i just greatly dislike that stereotype. but then I show my friends that I can get a good blues tone out of my Schecter Omen 6 and they're thinking I just made a pup swap. (my guitar has not been modded at all[yet])


i understand

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why, hello there, biga! i agree with this man when he says: ATX!



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#19
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because, ive tryed ibanez, fender, fernandes, schecter, epiphone, washburn, and bc rich. i have a problem with fender and gibson because of the sole reason they are overpriced. and no guitar i own or have ever played has ever owned up to any of the schecters. im not going to sit here and say schecter is the best, but guitars are personal opinions, and for me, the schecter is obviously the best choice and best fit for me.

the reason im limiting myself is im tired of spending 800 bucks on a guitar that doesnt play half as good as a schecter in my opinion.



i have two schecters. a C-1 classic, and a hellraiser-FR. i love them to death. however, you have not tried my favorite brand of guitar out there yet.

try a PRS. any SE model is relatively well-priced, considering their quality. i bought mine used as well for about $400. as soon as you play one, each one of your fingers will have orgasms. trust me.
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#21
Try an Ernie Ball Musicman. Probably a JP6 model or a Silhouette. You may change your mind on playing nothing but Shecters. I had a C1-E/A semi-hollow for a while. Great value for the money. Stumbled across an Ernie Ball Axis in a store and had to get one. I've got 3 now (along with another 5 other guitars). I do share your opinion on Fender and Gibson being overpriced new for what they are. I've noticed the economy has brought the used market far closer to reality, however.

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#23
As for pick ups it depends what kind of sound you want EMG's scream and have a very high output and the blackouts are still very heavy but that sound a little more natural and clean