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#1
Well this one has been in the back of my mind for a few days now so i guess il ask.

Should i buy an ESP LTD MH-400NT or a Schecter C-1 Classic?

Both looks great. I play mostly 80's metal and the MH-400 looks badass but the C-1 classic has lots of versatility. I like the MH-400 because of its metal look but if i buy it then I'll be limited to playing metal on it (In a way). i also love the C-1 classic look. So for me they are evenly matched, a dead heat.

if you were in my position which one would you buy?
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#2
IBANEZ!!
personally tho, id go for the schecter
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#3
I've already looked at ibanez and none of them had everything i wanted. Either they had a trem which i didnt want or wasnt a set neck (I want an easy to reach upper fret-ness that i love).
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#4
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I've already looked at ibanez and none of them had everything i wanted. Either they had a trem which i didnt want or wasnt a set neck (I want an easy to reach upper fret-ness that i love).


Yet they do have an AANJ (all access neck joint) so the upper frets are quite reachable.
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#5
Go with the Schecter C-1 classic. I am actually going to buy one in a couple weeks. I've played it at the local shop so many times. Its just an overall good guitar that can be adapted to basically any music style. And it looks ****ing great! ( I love the vine inlay.)
#6
I like the ESP.
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#7
Go for the ESP. I own a MH-400NT and you will not be limited to play only metal. It even can produce a sort of bleusy and crunch tone.

Oh,, and it play's like hell
#8
I guess it will come down to how i like each one's playing abilities. It will be hard to find a C-1 classic anywhere nearby but i can find the trem version of the MH-400 locally, il have a play of that if its still there in a couple of weeks.

This is a really hard decision!
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#9
I make teh loves to my schecter

seriously though, get the Schecter. Much more bang for you buck, and you might need the versatility later.
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#11
The ESP. They are excellent: Good quality, sound great, great to play etc etc. you get the picture
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#13
So its 3 schecter and 5 ESP (Please correct me if I'm wrong, i just got home and am a little tired).

Anyone else want to comment? for me its still a dead heat because they both have their high points.
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#14
The JB would work pretty well for 80's metal (but not much else).

I'd probably get a C-1 Elite/Plus and then buy new pickups for it.
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#15
Meh, everyone plays ESP and Ibanez, so break from the pack and get a Schecter or Jackson. (Or Washburn even.)
#16
Schecter no contest, I have the C-1 classic is it is THE best guitar I've ever played. And I have play many high-end Gibsons, Fenders, Jacksons, Deans Ect.
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#17
Schecters are top quality for the $$. You can't go wrong.
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#18
much of a muchness i'd have thought. for all you know, they might even be made in the same factory.

if it were the 1000 series versus schecter, i'd go for the 1000 series. however i haven't tried the 400 series, i'm not sure exactly where they fit in in the quality stakes...
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#19
Between those two only, the Schecter. If you have the money to get a better one, ESP.
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#22
he was probably trying to do the jedi mind trick when he said that.
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#23
qualitywise, they're both pretty much the same. Apart from that, personally I love the sharp/long "horn" look of the MH, compared to the shorter horned schecter C1s or similarly, like those ibanez sz/sa.

Neckwise, I found that Schecter's necks are a lil more beefy compared to the LTD's thin U. But nothing excessive like Gibson or Ibanez though.

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#24
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much of a muchness i'd have thought. for all you know, they might even be made in the same factory.

if it were the 1000 series versus schecter, i'd go for the 1000 series. however i haven't tried the 400 series, i'm not sure exactly where they fit in in the quality stakes...


Schecter is owned by ESP, so I wouldn't be surprised.
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#25
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Schecter is owned by ESP, so I wouldn't be surprised.


Actually, Schecter and ESP are two separate companies owned by Hisatake Shibuya.
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#26
Close enough.
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#28
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seriously though, get the Schecter. Much more bang for you buck, and you might need the versatility later.



why would you buy the schecter for the versatility, then put in the exact same pickups as the LTD has?

LTD all the way. Its just better.
#32
get the SCHECTER!!! what a stupid question... the esp's don't even compare to the versatility... i have a classic c-1 in the tansparent blue finish and i play everything from eric clapton to arch enemy with the stock pups!
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#33
get the esp i have a kh-202 and love it and ive played tons of higher end esp its my brand
#34
i hear alot of ppl saying get shecter for versatility but if he pretty much only plays 80's metal go esp cause thats what i play and i love esp's for it.
#35
13 / 11 schecters way. This is very very touch! schecter can do everything where as the MH limits me (Looks wise mostly anyway).
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#36
Go with the Schecter but the C1 Hellraiser, this one has better pickups and sounds better than the Classic.
#37
"Better" pick-ups? not necessarily. it has Different pick-ups but i like the sound of the JB / Jazz (Or is it a JB & 59'?).

Either way im still flat out trying to make this decision.
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#38
Quote by .arkness:.
13 / 11 schecters way. This is very very touch! schecter can do everything where as the MH limits me (Looks wise mostly anyway).


i wouldn't trust a poll, or at least the number of responses. Not everyone's opinion is equal. How many schecter fans in here have tried esps? how many esp fans have tried schecters? how many schecter haters have tried the one-in-a-thousand lemon, and sworn off them because of that. and vice versa for esp?

Not to mention that at the end of the day feel is personal preference, so just because someone else prefers, say, schecter, doesn't mean you will...

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#39
Yeah thats a given. Thats why for me its still a dead heat. Thing is i wanted to get a generalization.

I doubt i can find a schecter classic as my local schecter dealers only seems to stock the cheep ones (Except a blackjack 7 string.)
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#40
yeah, that's the problem we all face. i guess you should try what you can, and make the best decision you can with the information available... that's all any of us can do.

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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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