#1
Well, I've been GASing for a Schecter C-1 for a while. The neck feels really nice to me. Of course, I don't know much more than the thick neck of my Ibanez GSA60, so many other things may feel better.

Anyway, recently I've decided to turn my attention more to post-rock (partially because my lyric-writing is sub-par). Considering that a Schecter C-1 is an HH layout with active pickups, I think there are some better options for me.

Now, I'd normally be saving up for a different amp. However, my guitar doesn't play the way I want it to no matter how may times I have it set up. There's a bunch of fret buzz, the action isn't very good, etc. Therefore, I thought a new guitar would be necessary. I'm looking for a guitar in a similar price-range ($500) or possibly more. I'm not going to be gigging any time soon, so I have time to save up.

Specifications:

-Around $500
-Preferably has a Humbucker and a Single Coil (I'm looking for a bell-like sound as well as the ability to play heavier stuff)
-Preferably 25.5" scale, but it's not necessary
-I DON'T want a Floyd Rose
-I can go used, but I'd prefer not to
EDIT: -I don't want another Ibanez. I don't like the neck of mine right now. But if the higher-quality ones have different necks, then I guess I'd look into them.
-I'd prefer the guitar to be from one of these brands:
http://www.jimsmusic.com/guitars/guitars.html
but it's not necessary
-Actually, there's going to be a musician's swat meet in just a few weeks, so if I go used, I'd prefer it to be around $420 (which is roughly what I have right now).

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: Title should read "Considering that I've decided to mainly play post-rock, I need to find a different guitar."
Last edited by TheLetheProject at Aug 10, 2009,
#2
Schecter C-1 Classic or C-1 Plus? both have passives and can handle a really large variety of styles. you should try finding these used and they'll be in your price range.
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Schecter C-1 Classic or C-1 Plus? both have passives and can handle a really large variety of styles. you should try finding these used and they'll be in your price range.


I just remembered that the have coil splitting! I probably could find either used in my price range.
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-I don't want another Ibanez. I'd prefer a thinner neck

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#5
Well I can't tell you exactly what to buy but I used to be in a post rock band with a friend of mine and his setup for post rock was amazing!

It was a American Telecaster Deluxe HH setup, into a Boss DD-3 into a Boss Reverb pedal and into a Fender Deville 212. It was amazing man.

I used and Ibanez RG370DX into a Zoom G2.1u(delay only) into my peavey Envoy 110. It sounded awesome too but now I'm using a Peavey Valveking 212 and that's even more awesome.

A rule of thumb is lots of reverb delay and use the neck pickup a lot.
#6
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Come again?


My thoughts exactly....

Well I used to have a C-1+ and I loved it.
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#7
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Well, I've been GASing for a Schecter C-1 for a while. The neck feels really nice to me.
-I don't want another Ibanez. I'd prefer a thinner neck

I see a contradiction in this post.
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I see a contradiction in this post.


hahahahha...i guess TS forgot the meaning of thick/thin...
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#9
Okay, so I don't know what I'm talking about What I mean is, the neck on the Ibanez I'm playing doesn't feel very comfortable. Maybe the neck is too thin, considering that you all say that Schecter necks are actually thicker.
Last edited by TheLetheProject at Aug 10, 2009,
#10
Ok better Ibanez has probably the thinest neck in production model guitars. Have a look at a hard tail RG if you want a really thin neck.
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#12
Schecter necks are thicker, but they're not insanely thick like Gibson/Epiphone. they're actually thinner than Fender strats. for me, it's the perfect width and thickness.
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#13
Okay, I just remembered that my local music store has a Schecter Traditional, so I may save up for that. Considering that they haven't sold it yet, it probably won't be sold by the time I have enough money, and they'll probably sell it pretty cheap just to get it off their hands.