#1
Well I've been thinking about a 7 string guitar. The two choices I've been looking at are the Schecter C-7 Hellraiser and the Steven Carpenter Signature ESP. I was wondering if you guys could recommend anything else. One of the things that I want on it is active pickups. The only thing thats keeping me from completely looking at the Schecter is that I know they have fatter necks, and seeing as its going to be a 7 string, I was thinking it would be a bit harder to hold. Suggestions?

Guitars:
-Jackson DXMG (SH-2N, SH-6)
-Schecter Hellraiser C1 (18v)
-Ibanez XPT707FX (Blackouts)
-Ibanez BTB 400 Bass

Main Amp: Mesa DR Roadster

#2
Ibanez 7-string RG or even a UV with a pickup swap could be an idea.
Ibanez RGA121 | ESP LTD H-1000
Axe-FX Standard