#1
Hey, I have £250 to spend on a 7 string guitar. I used to have an Ibanez 7 string and desperately need to replace it.

The guitar I'm looking at is the LTD SC-207, I can't find any other 7 strings around the same price. Anyway, I've found 2 for the same price, one has "Duncan designed" pickups and the other has stock EMGs. Which guitar should I get? I don't know which pickups are better.

Also I've read a lot of people saying "why buy this guitar when there are so many better alternatives for the same price?". Is this true? And if so where are they? I can't seem to find any!

If there's a better alternative I'd happily buy that but at the minute this looks like the best 7 string option for the price. So if there are no better alternatives, which pickups are the best out of those two?

Thank you all! By the way hi I'm new.
#2
That model has been discontinued/replaced by the SC-337.

When others recommend another brand/model at the same price point, it's usually a matter of preference. For example, the Ibanez Wizard neck(s) are very popular but I prefer the the LTD SC-607B's thin U neck, etc.

You'd probably end up replacing the PUs anyway; so, go with the one you prefer - passives or actives.

I'd do my best to audition as many as possible if budget is a constraint. Good Luck!
#3
Thanks! I went with the actives anyway. The guy gave me a discount so I just risked it, you never know when eBay auctions will disappear. Probably won't be as good as my Ibanez but at least it's 7 string.