#1
Thinking of getting one... what do you all think?
(Yes, I want to try EMGs and 7-string. And no, I'd rather not try the Ibanez 7 string)

I have an Ibanez S470BK atm, totally satisfied with that one.
#2
Schecters=good, but the necks are quite a bit thicker than a Wizard II.
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#3
I own a schecter. IMO you cannot go wrong with any of their guitars. Even the cheapest models have wonderful playability. I have had my LH C-1 for 4 years now. Its still rockin.
#5
Great, great guitar. It is the best sevenstring i have ever played. The pickups (EMG 707's) are the best sevenstring pickups I've ever seen. Fantastic playability, of course the neck is quite thick, but the contour is just right so if you have small hands (like me) you can still play it extremely comfortably. Highly recommend it.
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#6
C-7 Hellraisers are absolutely amazing, hands down. Schecter generally destroys Ibanez guitars (not always though). Check out the Loomis 7 too, that guitar is the instrument of gods.
#7
Quote by Prodigal
Thinking of getting one... what do you all think?
(Yes, I want to try EMGs and 7-string. And no, I'd rather not try the Ibanez 7 string)

I have an Ibanez S470BK atm, totally satisfied with that one.
Amazing guitar, but not as amazing as the Ibanez RG7620, an opinion.

Schecters have amazing Bang for the $$$ value. I have the C-7 Blackjack, such an amazing value and the stock SD '59 and JB slays from clean (Fender HR DeVille) to dirty (H&K TriAmp MK II).

Make sure that when you audition it, play it through an amp you already own or plan to buy. Schecters have thicker necks than the Ibanez 7s so you need to be sure it plays right for you.

I'm sure you'll be pleased. Good Luck!

#8
Schecters are great guitars, hands down better (most of the time) than Ibanezs, the C-7 HR is amazing, great playability, great tone, great feel, just an all-around solid band for the buck.
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#10
So, disregarding the price difference..
Is the Loomis signature better to have? (I don't use the whammy all that often)

I think the HR looks better, but doesn't matter all that much.
#11
Quote by Prodigal
So, disregarding the price difference..
Is the Loomis signature better to have? (I don't use the whammy all that often)

I think the HR looks better, but doesn't matter all that much.


Bump - This is relevant to my interests!

Are there any main differences between the DIAMOND C-7 HELLRAISER and the DIAMOND JEFF LOOMIS models?
#12
It's been said before, the necks effing suck. They're terrible. It's like playing a baseball bat. My best advice would be to try one before you buy.
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#13
Why dont you just look it up on the Schecter website???

Loomis

CONSTRUCTION/SCALE: Set-Neck w/ Ultra Access / 26.5”
BODY: Ash
NECK/FINGERBOARD: Maple / Maple
FRETS: 24 Jumbo
INLAYS: Metal Cross
PICKUPS: Active EMG 707
ELECTRONICS: Vol/3-way switch
BRIDGE: TonePros w/Thru-Body
BINDING: Black (neck/headstock)
TUNERS: Grover
HARDWARE: Black Chrome
COLOR: Vamprye Red Satin (VRS)

Also can come with a FR


Hell raiser

CONSTRUCTION/SCALE: Set-Neck w/ Ultra Access / 26.5”
BODY: Mahogany
NECK/FINGERBOARD: 3-pc Mahogany / Rosewood
FRETS: 24 Jumbo
INLAYS: 'Gothic Cross'
PICKUPS: EMG Active 707-TW
ELECTRONICS: Vol(tap)/Vol(tap)/Tone/3-way switch
BRIDGE: TonePros TOM w/Thru-Body
BINDING: Abalone
TUNERS: Grover
HARDWARE: Black Chrome
COLOR: White (WHT)

So you can see, there are a few differences.




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#14
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Are there any main differences between the DIAMOND C-7 HELLRAISER and the DIAMOND JEFF LOOMIS models?

To summarise Absent Mind's post - Other than the obvious aesthetic differences, Loomis has brighter woods, but the Hellraiser (only this year's model mind you) has coil tap pickups so you can switch between the standard humbucker and single coil modes (not sure how authentic the single coil mode is, though). As of this year, both are available in string through TonePros and Original Floyd Rose bridges.

I'll be getting the Hellraiser C-7 FR BCH next year (that's the OFR in dark trans red).