#1
Hi

I need a guitar for drop C and Dstd and change between these frequently. Playing metal like Trivium, Parkway Drive etc. Budget up to 1000$, ordering from Thomann.de



My options are :


1: Schecter C-1 Hellraiser - I like it but I'm worried about quality control. I like my binding perfect or none.

2: Charvel Wild Card 8 - Ebony fretboard FTW but only one pickup and floyd...

3: Jackson SLSMG - Looks awesome, I like it but I'm not too sure about the lightweight stuff... I always thought that heavy guitars resonate better(?)

4: ESP LTD EC-1000T - I like the features, and ebony fretboard. But the shorter scale might feel weird as I'm used to 25.5.


ATM I'm really considering EC-1000 as the only les paul shape pick but I'm not so sure about the whole ESP vs LTD situation. I can't afford a genuine ESP, and I want a guitar that will last or many many years. Jackson SLSMG is great too, but superlightweight? I've had a gibson that was 4,4kg heavy and it had sustain that lasted for years.

What do you think? What would you choose?
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Have you played any of them?
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If you want an LTD more similar to the other ones, look into an MH-1000. Personally I think all the 1000 Series (save for the H-1007) are really gaudy.
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I'd go for the schecter, but thats only because a mate of mine has one and he seems to love it. I've seen him play countless times with it live and its never failed him.
#7
I don't think you could go wrong with any of these. They are all solid and good value, but they have a few different features. For example, the Charvel will have an oiled maple neck - the other ones will be finished in gloss poly. The Charvel also has a Floyd Rose - great if it is what you're after, not so great if you're not going to use it.
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#8
The only one of these I have played is the hellraiser, so my opinion may be a bit bias. It has a nice neck on it, the pickups sound great, the quality is actally really good, and it just looks sexy, of course this is just my opinion though. Happy guitar hunting
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#10
if either of the LTD or the Hellraiser are made in korea then either would be perfect, as they are both made in the same factory, have about the same feel, just different looks. my ltd ec has about the same feeling neck as my schecter classic, not as long(different scales) but the shape is the same. But the hellraiser i have has a bit more bulky neck, little wider then the EC, both are incredibly well built, play super smooth, just down right great guitars. Ive had my hellraiser since 05, hasnt let me down yet, plays like a dream.
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#11
nah if anything light guitars resonate better

get either the charvel or the jackson

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#12
Charvel floyds aren't recessed, so you can change tunings ont hem fairly easily. The only thing you have to deal with is the locking nut.
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#13
no need to go as expensive as you can. why not get a B.C.Rich or dean for like 500 and then get a decent amp to match?
#14
Jackson easily dominates.
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#15
I have a peavey 5150 and 4x12 engl cab so my amp is pretty good atm, just looking for a guitar that would serve me for many many years.

I wanted to buy Ibanez rg3550mz but it's too expensive for me atm. I really like either maple or ebony fretboards.
#16
Either the ESP or the Jackson. I would go for the Jackson though. They feel a lot better to me.
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The Schecter is perfect for what you need.


They are very well priced guitars as well.


It depends on his location. They're cheap in the US but practically everywhere else, they're overpriced.
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^ +1

if schecters are well-priced in the UK, so are friggin dumbles and klons
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#20
I would go for the jackson or the LTD, I tried them all except the Charvel. I don't really like the feeling of a lot of schecter guitars but that's just a personnal preference. They are all doing great job, just depend of the price and if you love their playing or not. I would also consider some Ibanez if they are avaible near you. Iceman's and the "new" X series is doing a great job too.
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If you want an LTD more similar to the other ones, look into an MH-1000. Personally I think all the 1000 Series (save for the H-1007) are really gaudy.


+1 for the MH-1000, I currently own one and love it
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i could be wrong, but i doubt it

lighter normally (i think) equals more resonance. so it just depends on what you prefer.

I like light (within reason).
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#25
Okay we have one guitar out of the competition. Thomann.de has ran out of the Jacksons SLSMG's.


So its C-1 Hellraiser taking the lead now. The only thing that I worry about is the quality control. Is 2011/2012 Schecter C-1 hellraiser made in Indonesia? I've seen south korea, but there are pictures on the internet with C-1's made in indonesia... This is probably the worst possible turn-off for me for a guitar that costs nearly 1400$ where I live.


Also - I've seen that returns on LTD EC-1000 occur very often. This is not a good sign. EC-1000 also made in indonesia these days?
#26
i'd rather have the ec1000 or wild card myself.
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#27
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+1 for the MH-1000, I currently own one and love it


the mh-1000 is nice .

forget the charvel with floyd rose if you switch between tuning

But if you like Ebony fretboard and 25.5 scale ( superstrat ).. maybe check out the LTD JH-600 ( jeff hannemen /slayer signature model , if you dont care you guitar to be a signature model .)

very sweet guitar .

ebony fretboard roxx . it look and feel a lot better than rosewood IMO .

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Okay we have one guitar out of the competition. Thomann.de has ran out of the Jacksons SLSMG's.


they might get them back in
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