Poll: Which one?
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View poll results: Which one?
Gibson Faded V
19 43%
Schecter V-1
20 45%
Other (please specify)
5 11%
Voters: 44.
#1
I searched a bit and couldn't really find too much, so I figured I'd post.
What are the pros and cons of both guitars, and then features better on one than the other, in your opinion.

I plan on saving up $700 and I really like the shapes of these guitars, the way they play, and everything. If I can't decided between the two, I'm going with a Schecter C-1 Elite in the nice amber finish.

But anywho, the music I play is like Darkest Hour, Atreyu, Trivium, Parkway Drive, As I Lay Dying, and All That Remains.

Now I know a couple people will probably say go with the Schecter due to the EMG's, being commonly used in some of those bands, but I'm not sure I want to go the active route (being why I have the option of the Faded V).
So, opinions?
I'm also open to other suggestions for guitars around $700 (preferably with no trem).
Thanks.

Oh, and I play through a Peavey ValveKing 112, if that helps at all.
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#3
go for the Schecter, its a beast...Schecter is the only thing worth playing man
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#4
My buddy has the V. I like it, it sounds very good, but the playability is less than desirable, compared to an ibanez. The pickups in the V are good in my opinion. I really like the 500T in the bridge, I just put one in my Ibanez I was so impressed by the sound. It is good for heavy distortion and is REALLY hot.

I have no experience with Schecters

edit: Unless you are going to be playing extremely technical, the V should be a great choice.
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#5
I have the Gibson Faded V and the Peavey 112 amp. Get the Gibson. I play alot of different styles and it sounds simply amazing no matter what I play. The action is perfect, the pickups are incredible, I perfer them over my old ESP with a EMG 81 bridge and a EMG 85 neck.

The sound is outstanding, the quality is unmatched and the playablitiy is perfect. You won't regret it dude.
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#6
I voted other. Go for the ESP LTD V-500, it's amazing
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#7
Quote by BassGuitarGod
go for the Schecter, its a beast...Schecter is the only thing worth playing man

the best thing you could ever do for yourself is to get over that theory
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#8
i vote schecter, mainly cuz i think the gibo is ugly...kind of like a toy guitar.....the esp is nice but with ****ty inlays...an extreme looking guitar with dot inlays? ...
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#9
Id recommend getting the Jackson RR3, over all of those. But if u dont like that then i sugest the Gibson.
#10
If you're unsure about EMG's, then don't get them... 9 out of 10 times people are unhappy with them. I'd say to get the Gibby, and swap out the pickups down the road if they're not hot enough for you.
#11
I'd go with the Gibson, the pickups on it are hot enough for anything metal oriented. Actives don't sound good in my ears - you need a professional rig and a lot of eq-tweaking to get a decent sound.

Oh, and beware of the Schecter nerds on these forums.
#12
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I voted other. Go for the ESP LTD V-500, it's amazing


This. Thin neck, awesome V shape, and a great neck.
#13
ok i think the V but as i found out when i bought my SG faded u need to keep em in the cases cause the wood will dry out unless u keep it in the case but it is still a great guitar
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#14
Quick simple answer would be Schecter V-1 or ESP V-500, because of the 24 fret necks and EMG pickups, which I personally prefer.....
But that said, I also really like Gibson Vs and Dean Vs....so basically try'em all out if you can. It's the only real way of being sure.

And in all honesty...I would take the C-1 over all of those.


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#15
Thanks for all the input, as I look at the poll, a lot of people are going for that Schecter.
Hmm. Well I should be going to Guitar Center sometime this week to play them some more, so hopefully I can decide by then.

And to ChipShank, I'm considering it and just getting the C-1, as it's gorgeous, and $120 cheaper, which leaves money over to start saving for a better amp or pickups or something.
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#16
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Thanks for all the input, as I look at the poll, a lot of people are going for that Schecter.
Hmm. Well I should be going to Guitar Center sometime this week to play them some more, so hopefully I can decide by then.

And to ChipShank, I'm considering it and just getting the C-1, as it's gorgeous, and $120 cheaper, which leaves money over to start saving for a better amp or pickups or something.

might want to go there now...their having their sale
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#17
>.< I forgot about that, and of course, my parents are gone all day.

Anywayss, anymore suggestions?
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#18
I loved the Gibson, I played it the other day and it was worth its 579.99 price tag, maybe I played a good one but some people give it more crap than they deserve.
#20
Thanks for all the input guys, but I think I'm going to get the Gibson V, as I found a couple of them, new, for $520. If there's anything wrong with them, I can fix 'em up and such, I mean, I have a job so I can get it done.
Though that Schecter C-1 Elite is still looking mighty nice, for $60 more. Oh well, again thanks for the help everyone.
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