#1
So yeah, I'm almost definitely getting this guitar, in the very near future. I've looked into it greatly and I just love everything about it, especially the look. I've tried it out and it's wicked.

http://www.harmony-central.com/Newp/2005/HellRaiser-C-1-BCH-lg.jpg

My question is, will the active pickups sounds like total trash on my practice amp I have at home (Peavey Rage 158). I use the large amps at school frequently but I currently only have a practice amp at home (which should also change soon).

I ask this because perhaps the high output would just be too much for it maybe? I don't know, I'm not very savvy. I'm not expecting it to sound amazing on it because the amp itself accounts for most of the sound (and my effects), but will I be able to get a good sound at all? The effects I'm using are 2 delays, a boss EQ, boss metal disto and a Yamaha multi-effect.

Also, any other things I should know about it from people who have it/have tried it?

I did not make this thread for like 15 replies of people telling me how EMG has a shitty cleans. Please only respond if you know that you're talking about.

Thpanks.
#2
The finish on that guitar is amazing I don't know a whole lot about them but I wouldn't get a hellraiser unless you play pretty much only metal because there are some schecters with better cleans and stuff
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#3
I don't know what you're currently playing, but if the Schecter Hellraiser is a step up from that, then chances are it will sound better. That said I've played EMG pickups for some time and they really don't sound bad on anything. I mean as long as you're not expecting Fender type cleans, then you should be fine.. there's no reason for anyone to bash EMGs. I used to play a very similar guitar, an Ibanez SZ (mahogany body, EMG 81/85) and it sounded great through my Marshall 10 watt practice amp.
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#4
It will be fine, once i took my microcube to try out this guys guitar with emgs and it didnt get overpowered and i really doubt pickups would overpower an amp.
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#5
am, to be honest EMG's sound best on tube but thats not saying they wont sound bad. Im not too sure on the peavey, im not a fan of their trans-tube like.. But go for that guitar man, its really nice!!
#6
it shouldnt sound to bad, but if you can spare the cash get the one with the floyd rose on it
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#7
They won't sound THAT bad... you just won't get full EMG power.
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#8
Yeah alright, thanks. I just wanted to make sure I wouldn't get shitty scratchy feedbacky noises everytime i played.

And I'm still going to have my Squier for jazz band at school and other clean stuff i'll want to play (ut's not a bottom of the barrell Squier, it sounds decent).
#9
yeah, you'll be fine IMO, they aren't going to make something sound ****tier. All they are is high output pickups, with a lot of clarity. If it sounded ok with the squire, it will sound fine with the Hellraiser. As for feedback, you will get virtually nothing because of the powered preamp. I really have to "try" to get feedback if I want it.
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#10
It's a really nice guitar, but I'd suggest getting a better amp first. If you can't get a decent sound out of the amp with any guitar, this one won't be an exception. If you can, then I'm sure you can get a good sound with this guitar.