#1
Ok, so I currently play an Ibanez rg5ex1, which I have owned for a while. I play mostly metal and am looking to spend $800 or less on a 7 string. So far, I am stuck between the Schecter C-7 Hellraiser and the Ibanez XPT707FX.

I've played the Schecter at GC and really like it, but no one has the Ibanez in stock near me. Anyone have any experience with it? Or maybe a different 7 string suggestion?
#2
definitely go w/ the schecter. you can't beat those pups.
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#3
Quote by WSR66
definitely go w/ the schecter. you can't beat those pups.

I like the emg's a lot, but aren't those new dimarzios on the Ibanez supposed to be crystal clear?
#4
I've just got my Schecter Jeff Loomis today (which is basicly the same as an Hellraiser)!

its a sweet guitar, and those EMG's screams crystal clear notes out to the world! Go with the Schecter! It must be the best 7stringers out there! I've never tried anything like my Schecter ever before! They are simply amazing


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#5
IT depends do you want active pickups or passive?

But if you get the hellraiser and want to switch pups you dont have many options besides blackouts, or if you want to switch to passive you have to use a big pickup ring.
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Quote by jake911
IT depends do you want active pickups or passive?

But if you get the hellraiser and want to switch pups you dont have many options besides blackouts, or if you want to switch to passive you have to use a big pickup ring.

+1. Not to mention the necks (obviously).

EDIT: have you considered the Blackjack?
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Quote by aznrockerdude
+1. Not to mention the necks (obviously).

EDIT: have you considered the Blackjack?

I don't have a preference in terms of active or passive, but I kind of ruled out the blackjack because I personally never had a great experience with seymour duncans. But perhaps I will go back to the store today to see if they have c-7 blackjack.