#1
Hello UG.

I want to get a new guitar in the near future and I cannot seem to decide between the ESP LTD EC-1000 or the Schecter Blackjack ATX Solo 6. The only difference I can see between them is that the Schecter has Seymour Duncan Blackout pickups and I've heard great things about these pickups in comparison to EMG 81/85. Since this specific Schecter is a limited edition, does anyone have the C-1 version to compare to the LTD? Thanks.
#2
the blackjack has easier access to higher frets, longer neck, better pups (IMO), and a string through bridge. it's a little more expensive but worth the extra 50 bucks.
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#3
There's not a great amount of difference between the two guitars. If the Schecter comes in that creamy yellow-white color, get it. I didn't know the ATX Solo was limited edition (I'm out of the loop right now). IMO, the pickup comparison is purely out of preference. I don't really prefer either Blackouts or EMGs. They're both decent pickups if you have the right setup to accommodate them.

If it was up to me, I'd choose the ATX. I own a Hellraiser at the moment, my brother has the LTD you're looking at. In my opinion, I think any high quality Schecter could beat out the LTD.

Like I said before, though, it's all just preference. If you can't play both, or can only play one, use your judgment.
#4
Essentially the Blackouts have more headroom and flexibility than EMG's.

The Schecter will have better upper fret access because of the ultra-access set neck joint (set-thru) and the 25.5" scale and isn't *****d up with abalone.

The C-1 is lighter and has a slightly thinner tone.
#5
Thanks guys I think I'll go with the Schecter.

I was wondering though, I also own a Schecter Damien with a Floyd rose. I know the ATX and Damien are completely different beasts but is there any conparison tone wise between Damien, the atx blackjack c-1, and atx blackjack solo 6? I'm wondering because it may be difficult to get the solo 6 version.
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