Loomis-FR review by Schecter

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 9
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.4 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.2 (33 votes)
Schecter: Loomis-FR

Price paid: $ 1099

Purchased from: Daddy's Junky Music

Sound — 10
This guitar sounds incredible. I'm a metal player and it fits my style to a T. At the store, I played a Line 6 and Peavey amps at the store just to hear it and was impressed. Even, unplugged it sounds terrific... When I got home and plugged into my Boss GT-8 is when my jaw really hit the ground. I dialed my gain back just a touch on my main patch and this thing just screams. Crushing tight heavy tone and the highs are crystal clear as well. Cleans are decent but it really excels with distorted tone. Excellent overal tonal qualities.

Overall Impression — 9
This guitar is perfect for my style of play. I've been playing for many years and I've had some nice guitars over that time. For the money, this is one of the best guitars out there (at least for my style of music). If it was lost or stolen I would replace it in a heartbeat... One final thought, if you have the money... Go get one.

Reliability & Durability — 10
Schecter makes solid guitars. This guitar is a tank and I'm not worried about it's durability. The strap buttons on my last Schecter did loosen up but so far the Loomis has been excellent. Time will tell if the finish will fade however I take meticulous care of my equipment (yes, gear nerd) so I doubt it. The original Floyd is awesome, I've been beating on the bar quite a bit and this thing stays in tune even with the most extreme whammy abuse.

Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The guitar itself came flawless (no noticable defects). The guitar is a longer scale and heavier than I am used but I quickly adapted. The action was pretty high on the intital setup but I quickly resolved that with some tweaking. I set it up for medium action and changed the battery in the first week. The finish is great... It's a visually stunning axe.

Features — 9
Schecter 2009 Jeff Loomis-FR Year - 2009 Country of Origin - Korea / setup done at Schecter USA Construction - Set-Neck w/ Ultra-Access Body - Ash Neck - Maple Frets - 24 jumbo Scale - 26.5" Pickups - EMG707 Electronics - Single Volume Knob \ 3 Way Switch Bridge - Original Floyd Rose 7 Tuners - Groover Hardware - Black Chrome Finish - Satin Color - Vampyre Red Satin (Blood Red) I waited 10 weeks for this guitar to come in and was well worth it. The guitar came in mint condition and is a really beautiful instrument. I'm basically a metal player and this guitar had all the features I was looking for. The only real complaint I have, is that it didn't come with a case. I did order a Gator case for it. Weight is also a factor if you coming from a Strat or you're a smaller person you will notice the difference.

26 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Definitely a cool guitar. And it seems pretty well priced. The RC7 is retardedly expensive, has some overly macho graphic, and a bunch of extra design changes for the overly picky. But you can do stupid 4 finger runs at the highest fret!!! WOO BRO! I just want to sound like a computer.
    wow. Schecters destroy epiphones. My damien 6 might be the greatest guitar i've ever played. I almost cant play without it. I really wish I could try a higher end model though.
    One of the best seven strings out there. The Rusty Cooley 7string is amazing as well.
    Metallica>Life wrote: Schecters are great for the money I've got a XXX myself but does anyone know how they compare with Gibsons Epiphone line?
    IMHO, even cheap Schecters > Gibson, much less Epiphone. My Diamond series Avenger rivals my MIA Strat and > our Ibanez Xiphos in some ways. Just needs real Duncan pups instead of the imitations and if the LFR wears out, it'll get an OFR. Not bad for $400!
    Insane guitar,wanted to buy one but their really hard to get into ireland so I had to settle with a hellraiser,I'm happy though
    Schecters are great for the money I've got a XXX myself but does anyone know how they compare with Gibsons Epiphone line?
    smok3scr33n wrote: If only it didn't have a floyd...
    You can buy it without a floyd, they have fixed-bridge version.
    I wanted this guitar for the longest time, but I went with a PGM instead. Sometimes I regret it.
    kurtebirdi wrote: is there a 6 string version?
    No but the C1 Hellraiser Floyd Rose is a nice guitar as well. I had the string thru version of the Hellraiser... Very nice guitar.
    How does it compare to the Schecter Blackjack ATX C-7? I understand the ATX doesn't have a floyd.
    i cant understand...there are many guitar reviews here for SHITY guitars which is mysteriously rated with 10..and Jeff's masterpiece (for the amount of money giving) has 9....