#1
I play in a Christian Hardcore band and looking to get a new guitar. Here are some schecters im interested in so let me know which one you like

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-Guitar-Research-Damien-Elite-Electric-Guitar?sku=584539

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-Guitar-Research-Damien-Solo-Elite-Electric-Guitar?sku=584543

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-Guitar-Research-Hellraiser-Special-Solo6-Electric-Guitar?sku=H64905#used
I would buy this used. Was wondering if anyone has had experience with buying used from musiciansfriend, and if it was reliable.

Thanks!
#2
I personally own the Damien Elite 6 (your first pick) in red. I love it, especially the EMG 81/85 combo. If your doing any kind of hardcore stuff, the 81 will shine through both the rhythm and leads. It has a really nice gritty sound, and a lot of attack when used with high gain. The 85 is also really good for tapping, some solos, and especially heavy palm muted riffs. I don't listen to much Christian music, so I hope this helps!
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#3
I agree with the Damien Elite 6. Aquas928 pretty much summed it all up.
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#4
They're all kind of about the same. It basically comes down to a preference versus set-thru neck and bolt-on. The Solo-6 Elite doesn't have a bolt-on plate, it's similar to the Ibanez AANJ design, however, the Damien Elite does.

I've bought used from MF. I bought a Schecter C-1 Artist II. I think it was a condition 1 or 2, and it came like new.

I would wait for some pictures to be uploaded about the Hellraisers. A condition 2 is going to have a few minor scratches, but I just wouldn't feel comfortable buying a guitar without seeing it.
#5
Personally, I'd go for the Damien Elite 6.
It has an ebony fretboard over the hellraisers rosewood, and looks cooler then the damien solo 6 elite.
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#6
Quote by Nimbus456
Personally, I'd go for the Damien Elite 6.
It has an ebony fretboard over the hellraisers rosewood, and looks cooler then the damien solo 6 elite.



The damien has rose wood, those pics just had darker rosewood.

Hellraiser!!!
I've owned multiple schecters over the past two years. And there bolt on models lose tone and dont play as nice. The set neck with the carve away has better tone and play ability and quality. Worth the extra cash. Btw I play christian metalcore *high five*
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#7
Am I the only one that noticed Christian Hardcore? Wtf is that?

And I say C1-Classic if your going used. Lovely guitars.
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#8
Ironic, to use a Hellraiser in a Christian band...

I think the set-in neck is worth it actually. I second the C1 Classic.
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#9
Out of all those, the Hellraiser is the best. It's the next step up from the damien series
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#10
If they have an affordable used blackjack atx solo 6 do it, it's the best schecter models imo
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#11
off topic, but christian hardcore seems to be quite the oxy-moron.
+1 for hellraiser though.
ive only played the hellraiser V which has an EXTREMELY thick neck for a V.
not sure if all hellraisers have the same radius, though.
#13
Christian hardcore is backed by typically good moral lyrics and the members in my band have a deep christian background to clear things up :P

And I'm having such a hard time deciding which one they are all such nice guitars.
Last edited by BTS412 at Mar 23, 2011,
#14
Look for a Blackjack ATX solo 6. If there isnt, go for the Hellraiser. Being an owner of lots of schecter guitars, I can tell you, Idk what it is, but Schecter bolt ons are just not very good, but they have fantastic, solid, quality set neck guitars, with great tone.
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#16
Quote by Jaredmkl
Look for a Blackjack ATX solo 6. If there isnt, go for the Hellraiser. Being an owner of lots of schecter guitars, I can tell you, Idk what it is, but Schecter bolt ons are just not very good, but they have fantastic, solid, quality set neck guitars, with great tone.

I love my omen 6 more then any guitar I have ever played. So that's more a matter of opinion then anything else
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#17
Quote by DamagingExcess
I love my omen 6 more then any guitar I have ever played. So that's more a matter of opinion then anything else

I hated mine haha
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#18
Quote by Jaredmkl
I hated mine haha

Eh, it's possible it was a lemon
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#19
I've played the c1 and the damiens. Both are very nice but IMO the c1 is a much better value for the price.

To answer your question about musicians friend. I find they are a tad overpriced compared to some of the local shops we have but that depends on where you live. I have purchased one guitar from mf and it came as described and undamaged. I also bought a used pod from them and it came fried. Line 6 replaced it though. Spent awhile on the phone with mf customer service with that incident. They relayed me to like 6. Overall opinion buy cautiously.
#20
Quote by BTS412
Christian hardcore is backed by typically good moral lyrics and the members in the band have a deep christian background to clear things up :P

And I'm having such a hard time deciding which one they are all such nice guitars.


Which has no precedence. No offense, but I hate bands who try to identify themselves as Christian. Like, what the ****, you think anyone wants to listen to a breakdown with some guy screaming "I LOVE GOD" over it?

You're a ****ing hardcore/metalcore band - no more, no less. Unless you're singing the lyrics to church songs and praising Jesus in your songs, you can't definitively say you're a Christian band.

EDIT: To have something positive to add, all of those guitars are pretty awesome/similar. The singlecut models are a bit heavy, but other than color/shape they are the same guitar (mahogany body EMG 81/85)
#21
Quote by OceansBetweenUs
Which has no precedence. No offense, but I hate bands who try to identify themselves as Christian. Like, what the ****, you think anyone wants to listen to a breakdown with some guy screaming "I LOVE GOD" over it?

You're a ****ing hardcore/metalcore band - no more, no less. Unless you're singing the lyrics to church songs and praising Jesus in your songs, you can't definitively say you're a Christian band.

EDIT: To have something positive to add, all of those guitars are pretty awesome/similar. The singlecut models are a bit heavy, but other than color/shape they are the same guitar (mahogany body EMG 81/85)

You can bash as much as you want but we have a decent following and play what we want.
#22
Quote by BTS412
You can bash as much as you want but we have a decent following and play what we want.


I'm not bashing, I listen to plenty of what one might consider Christian hardcore.


It DOES make you a retard for thinking that just because you're lyrics are 'positive' it makes you religiously aligned.

Koom-ba-yah motherf*cker.
Last edited by OceansBetweenUs at Mar 23, 2011,
#23
Pff, Christian Black Metal is where it's at.

But anywa, I've not played any of these to give a good idea of how they feel, but the Damian seems pretty well built, some good pups, and it depends if you like the neck thickness of Schecters.
#24
Quote by OceansBetweenUs
I'm not bashing, I listen to plenty of what one might consider Christian hardcore.


It DOES make you a retard for thinking that just because you're lyrics are 'positive' it makes you religiously aligned.

Koom-ba-yah motherf*cker.

I said we come from a deep religious background. Not that our music is just based off of a positive meaning.
#25
Quote by OceansBetweenUs
I'm not bashing, I listen to plenty of what one might consider Christian hardcore.


It DOES make you a retard for thinking that just because you're lyrics are 'positive' it makes you religiously aligned.

Koom-ba-yah motherf*cker.
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#27
Personally, I hate the feel of all of those except the first one.

My favourite Schecter by far is the Black Cherry Hellraiser V-1...it feels amazing.


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