Zacky Vengeance Mirror review by Schecter

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.1 (63 votes)
Schecter: Zacky Vengeance Mirror
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Sound — 10
I play a bit of everything, but that did not play - guitar shows its best side. Honestly, I'm a beginner guitarist, but never ceases to amaze with my purchase. You can get a typical blues sound for enjoyable solos and to play punk. A play with the settings you can get heavy "evil" sound.

Overall Impression — 10
I love this guitar, but its advantages - its the same disadvantages. Cool trick with broken glass - because of this guitar should be cleaned more often. I like its sound, in hours of loneliness can "vent steam" with something heavier, or meditate, playing a beautiful solo for himself. Perhaps I did not at that has not changed. P.S. Sorry for my Russian accent.

Reliability & Durability — 9
Guitar reliable as the Soviet guitar "Ural". It really is firmly established, no bends or wobbles. I play on it every day for a year, has sustained several blows on the floor (carpet) and accidental knocks by the wall neck. Very well gathers the fingerprints, dust and minor scratches, and all this in 2 times more due to the mirror :). But the assembly a qualitative, and the guitar will withstand a lot.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Excellent assembly. The guitar has flown all over the world while traveling in Russia, and the quality was as if it is just collected. Nothing is staggering, everything was tuned. No complaints except for a little rocking lever pickup. But I think this change will not make me put the "nine".

Features — 10
A 2009 Schecter Zacky Vengeance Mirror was crafted in South Korea. 22 jumbo frets (dots) with Logo V ("Vengeance University") at 12 fret. 3-pieced mahogany, fingerboard of mahagony, Passive electronic Seymour Duncan SH-4 (neck, bridge) with Grover tuners. Encrusted with a mirror top and chrome hardware.

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    frax21
    dudes stop saying yeah that guy is a noob...just leave him alone! if you don't like the review, stop reading and do something else!
    RC52190
    frax21 wrote: dudes stop saying yeah that guy is a noob...just leave him alone! if you don't like the review, stop reading and do something else!
    Reviewer's second account.
    EpiExplorer
    Sherlock_Bones wrote: Read most of this review with a thick, OTT, Soviet accent. Highlights included reading the first line of the 'Reliability & Durability' and 'Sound'
    I read it in the 'Heavy' accent. Half expected him to say 'Strings are good like sandvich'.
    RC52190
    soaum wrote: "the tone is thick and rich, just like Zacky's own signature sound" avenged sevenfold have one of the weakest tones out there just listen to their cover of pantera's walk!
    I think that's one of the poorest examples of proving that A7X has a weak tone. I thought that was a pretty good cover with a nice tone. Granted some of their songs do have really weak guitar tones though.
    Joesuph
    soaum wrote: "the tone is thick and rich, just like Zacky's own signature sound" avenged sevenfold have one of the weakest tones out there just listen to their cover of pantera's walk!
    pfft, that's purely your own opinion... though i do agree they could use a little more beef in places...
    MyNameAreHenry
    Hmmm... You're a beginner guitarist, yet you bought an overpriced guitar whilst having little experience.
    RockRolla
    This is his review of his guitar,but I do agree with the comments about so many 10's.It would suck to have a guitar that you don't think highly of,but a review should point out the good and the not so good.
    blakeT
    A7X rock. Their band represents a very clever marketing strategy...music, image, merch, spin off guitars...very clever. And the Rev was awesome. Are they as good without him? No. But kudos for effort, guys.
    Tarsplitter
    Plan009 wrote: The way I see it, A7X was the face of Schecter Guitars for over 5 years and still maintains high status in their company. People can bash them all they like, but bottom line, they are good and well defined enough to earn the right to have quality signature guitars put out for them. As far as the review, English is the second language for all students in Russia and they even learn another European language on top of it, which is why his grammar wasn't quite on par.
    Wrong. They are POPULAR enough to have signature guitars put out for 'em. 'Good' is subjective so it's an invalid point to make.
    Strauser360
    I dont see why they cant be compared or anything. In 20 years they are going to be what metallica are now. They really havent made any terrible albums and I dont see why people have such a negative outlook on them. Brian and Zack are quite talented guitarists and blow most other metal guitarists away. Time will grant them the respect that they deserve. P.S. - and by the way, they dont do the metalcore makeup shit anymore, for any of you who havent been anywhere but this site for the last 8 years, so try giving them another listen
    hairy-southpaw
    Never understood why someone would play a signature series. You're basically paying extra for a guitar already associated with someone else. (Zack Wylde Bullseye)
    biff022
    Everything to do with Avenged Sevenfold is contrived, and tacky, and corny. This guitar included. "Tart's handbag" had it right.
    Dudewitdaguitar
    It's a flash a guitar for a band that is just that: Flashy. Nothing really new comes from them and frankly reading over this, nothing really new has come from it. May sound great and all, but nothing tied to A.Sevenfold deserves a 10 anywhere. Plus as the reviewer said, it has some advantages, but also some disadvantages. If it has disadvantages then why does it have a 10?
    bambi_slaughter
    TunerAddict wrote: Never fault the mention of Avenged Sevenfold for bringing out all the 13 year olds who are angry at the world and think it is hip to trash whatever other people like. What is sad is that they think they're clever with the name calling and stuff, but it is really just showing us their own insecurities. Like the guitar? Cool. Don't? Cool. No reason to show everyone else how insecure you are though.
    Exactly, anytime anyone mentions A7X on this site is starts a war between pissy teenagers. The fact is that Avenged will always be more popular and sell more albums than all of your metalcore/deathcore/death metal/black metal bands will. I love me some heavy, heavy shit once in a while, but im sure most of these kids listen to what some guy sound like hes puking over blast beats just to prove theyre MAster Br00taLs to theyre highschool friends. Shadows may be whiney as **** but at least it sounds like something.
    SumFX
    Strauser360 wrote: They sure have gotten quite popular in the past years to be dissapearing anytime soon. They also have one of the top 10 tours now whereas your underground metal bands, do not, oh so sad. Face it, they are successful, and your favorite little band will never be as good as them . Learn to like them, or learn to ignore them.
    Nuh uh, my dads stronger than your dad. Grow up man, Epi is most probably right, i doubt we will be hearing of them in 20 years to come.
    RR24Metul
    soaum wrote: "the tone is thick and rich, just like Zacky's own signature sound" What the hell are you talking about? the tone they had for that cover was unbelievably heavy. avenged sevenfold have one of the weakest tones out there just listen to their cover of pantera's walk!
    david-vbhc
    Idk, I was a fan until city of evil dropped. But recently I find my self bangin the hell out of the new stuff. They have talent and more over they are modest about it. Who cares if this is their thing, theyre selling out shows world wide. Who remembers when metallicas black album dropped? By far the worst recieved of theire carreer yet its platinum now. I remember die hard fans burning the cd after they heard it then less than a year later going and buying it again. For every person that likes it theres 10 haters to troll about it.
    EpiExplorer
    They sure have gotten quite popular in the past years to be dissapearing anytime soon. They also have one of the top 10 tours now whereas your underground metal bands, do not, oh so sad. Face it, they are successful, and your favorite little band will never be as good as them. Learn to like them, or learn to ignore them.
    They still wont be here in 20 years. Also, you misread me by miles. Frickin' miles XD
    Strauser360
    SumFX wrote: Strauser360 wrote: They sure have gotten quite popular in the past years to be dissapearing anytime soon. They also have one of the top 10 tours now whereas your underground metal bands, do not, oh so sad. Face it, they are successful, and your favorite little band will never be as good as them. Learn to like them, or learn to ignore them. Nuh uh, my dads stronger than your dad. Grow up man, Epi is most probably right, i doubt we will be hearing of them in 20 years to come.
    Theres more evidence leading towards them being around in 20 years than not. Or maybe they are one of those Five hit wonder bands. Yeah its probabley one of those.
    SumFX
    Strauser360 wrote: Theres more evidence leading towards them being around in 20 years than not. Or maybe they are one of those Five hit wonder bands. Yeah its probabley one of those.
    You do understand that album sales mean nothing. Especially nowadays when the music industry clings to any trendy shit that will shift units. Basically A7X are doing naff all original and thus have no reason to be remembered for nothing more than a sub par pop band.
    Strauser360
    SumFX wrote: Strauser360 wrote: Theres more evidence leading towards them being around in 20 years than not. Or maybe they are one of those Five hit wonder bands. Yeah its probabley one of those. You do understand that album sales mean nothing. Especially nowadays when the music industry clings to any trendy shit that will shift units. Basically A7X are doing naff all original and thus have no reason to be remembered for nothing more than a sub par pop band.
    I was talking about ratings you pathetic ****ing epsilon. They have 5 amazing albums excluding their debut. I know everything about this band and you know nothing, yet you show no evidence for backing your piss poor arguments. God Hates Us, best pop single all year.
    SumFX
    Strauser360 wrote: I was talking about ratings you pathetic ****ing epsilon. They have 5 amazing albums excluding their debut. I know everything about this band and you know nothing, yet you show no evidence for backing your piss poor arguments. God Hates Us, best pop single all year.
    Ratings by who may i ask? some randomer magazine writer or a fanboy? And faux angst like 'God Hates Us' doesn't mean it's not poppy throwaway garbage (look at all the angsty Nu Metal from the early 2000's which all had angry titles but ended up being cookie cutter crap that no one listens to anymore) tbh i don't know why im bothering, i just stated my opinion and your just trying to 'feed a troll'
    Strauser360
    SumFX wrote: Strauser360 wrote: I was talking about ratings you pathetic ****ing epsilon. They have 5 amazing albums excluding their debut. I know everything about this band and you know nothing, yet you show no evidence for backing your piss poor arguments. God Hates Us, best pop single all year. Ratings by who may i ask? some randomer magazine writer or a fanboy? And faux angst like 'God Hates Us' doesn't mean it's not poppy throwaway garbage (look at all the angsty Nu Metal from the early 2000's which all had angry titles but ended up being cookie cutter crap that no one listens to anymore) tbh i don't know why im bothering, i just stated my opinion and your just trying to 'feed a troll'
    How about this website. And yes you are a troll. Dont try and even bother anymore. You wont win. I am titled "King" for a reason.
    laloflip
    Mishakuz wrote: OK, so you don't like the review? Fine. Want to bash the reviewer for bad grammar? Fine. Why does it matter that the reviewer is Russian? The reviewer did their best to provide a review. If you don't like it, write your own so we can ridicule you. As for A7X hate, he bought an A7X sig, meaning that he likes their tone. I'm sure many others share his opinion. Again, if you don't like them, don't buy their sig.
    totalmente de acuerdo
    DrYCeLL
    Avenged has already been around for 12 years, so another 20 would be impressive for any band. They've already left enough legacy that they won't be completely forgotten even in 20 years. The elitists here are jokes. Everyone praising BTBAM's new EP and they've been around for only 11 years and Tommy's vocals won't hold up another 20 years, same with any elitist band out there. Why hold Avenged to an absurd standard? I'm sick of the people that assume you can't listen to a variety of music. This guitar is alright. Not a 10 across the board good, but it does it's job as a quality Schecter guitar. The review is obviously amateur, but the person clearly enjoys the purchase and doesn't regret owning this instrument.
    Roarz
    its the coolest looking guitar iv ever seen, never heard it in rl but i really like it, as for the people slamming a7x sounds like theyre all jealous otherwise u wouldnt have bothered posting a comment
    TunerAddict
    Never fault the mention of Avenged Sevenfold for bringing out all the 13 year olds who are angry at the world and think it is hip to trash whatever other people like. What is sad is that they think they're clever with the name calling and stuff, but it is really just showing us their own insecurities. Like the guitar? Cool. Don't? Cool. No reason to show everyone else how insecure you are though.
    slashermaster
    slashermaster wrote: BradleyyJohn wrote: Honestly, I'm a beginner guitarist, but never ceases to amaze with my purchase. Apparently you're also a beginner at English also.
    the guy said he was russian bro
    Strauser360
    TunerAddict wrote: Never fault the mention of Avenged Sevenfold for bringing out all the 13 year olds who are angry at the world and think it is hip to trash whatever other people like. What is sad is that they think they're clever with the name calling and stuff, but it is really just showing us their own insecurities. Like the guitar? Cool. Don't? Cool. No reason to show everyone else how insecure you are though.
    I only defend my people of Rohan from the troll army.
    Blargaha
    Ok, let's lay it out there, I'm no fan of A7X, I intensely dislike them. But that doesn't meant other people can't like them. I think Synyster is extremely overrated, he is a passable player, and I can get that a lot of kids like to raise their first guitar hero to the skies. But to claim that he "blows most metal players away" or that he is the worlds best player is just plain ignorant. The same argument applies to Dimebag, but that's for another day. I have to side with epi and say that A7X is not going to be remembered in 20 years, 30 years is a long time for any band, and lets face it, A7X is neither influential or original enough to retain that kind of status. Cannibal Corpse, Death, and Morbid Angel, of course, they invented a new genre. Nevermore and Dream Theater, sure, they're at the forefront of the progressive metal movement, and their guitar players are influences for thousands and thousands of young players. But not A7X, statement of fact. And to the guitar, I like it, I'm a sucker for chrome, and the double JB combo is intriguing.. Nice to see a guitar geared at metal and hard rock without the generic EMG 81/85 combo (I'm looking at you ESP...). And no, I do not listen to extreme metal because I'm some sort of elitist, but because I like it. Maybe it's time for YOU to think about why you listen to music, for enjoyment, or because it's "cool".
    gljbass
    I'm not a big A7x fan. Hell, I really don't care for the metal scene because everyone's too busy messing with their tampon and bitching about a band because they are a bit too popular or something. How about grow the f**k up? They do the same chugs on the top string as any other metal band in the past 10 years. They scream, they sing. The bass is a bit overpowered by the guitar. They sweep a lot. Wow, doesn't that sound like your favorite metal band? Go listen to some music more worth listening to. Preferably something that doesn't require you to come blood. F**king apes.
    pto654
    While this probably isn't that bad of a guitar, its overpriced because it's a signature model. I don't understand why Syn and Zacky need a new signature model each year though with the only main difference being the graphic on the front...
    Plan009
    The way I see it, A7X was the face of Schecter Guitars for over 5 years and still maintains high status in their company. People can bash them all they like, but bottom line, they are good and well defined enough to earn the right to have quality signature guitars put out for them. As far as the review, English is the second language for all students in Russia and they even learn another European language on top of it, which is why his grammar wasn't quite on par.
    theogonia777
    like everyone says, the reviewer really doesn't have any idea what they are doing. not to mention, any review that gives almost all 10's indicates the reviewers inability to be critical, unless there is some serious experience and knowledge of instruments to justify giving all 10's. that being said, that has to be one of the worst looking guitars i have ever seen.
    rickyj
    RC52190 wrote: frax21 wrote: dudes stop saying yeah that guy is a noob...just leave him alone! if you don't like the review, stop reading and do something else! Reviewer's second account.
    lol
    danvwman
    didn't Paul Stanly have a cracked mirror guitar?? Just sayin this aint the first one
    oh_sleeper76
    MyUserName777 wrote: I sometimes come to the comment section just to sit back and watch all hell break loose and this one didnt fail.
    haha same here (:
    theogonia777
    Strauser360 wrote:Brian and Zack are quite talented guitarists and blow most other metal guitarists away.
    i'm guessing you haven't ever really listened to much metal at all.
    EpiExplorer wrote: They still wont be here in 20 years.
    this. and for everyone saying that they will still be remembered because they are popular and sell many albums, you should really read about this thing called the 80's.
    bryceh12321
    I see the users review is a 6.4... Giving this a bad grade because the poster gave it a good grade is more pathetic than if the poster gave it a ten just because he owned it/played it.
    slashermaster
    you guys are so mean. so what if this guy gave them a couple scores too many. Avenged Sevenfold is awesome and maybe this guy thought they deserved a little extra recognition. I'm not saying it's a good way to do it but go esy on the guy. Dont forget reviews ARE from other people's point of view
    slashermaster
    BradleyyJohn wrote: Honestly, I'm a beginner guitarist, but never ceases to amaze with my purchase. the guy said he was russian bro Apparently you're also a beginner at English also.
    BradleyyJohn
    Honestly, I'm a beginner guitarist, but never ceases to amaze with my purchase.
    Apparently you're also a beginner at English also.
    Zephyroudret
    it's an artist custom guitar,not a custom for you,so... why the **** you're complaining too much,the guitar shouldnt be in stores,it's about making money and catching attention from noobs like some of you.Is that so hard to understand?
    hairy-southpaw
    Single Foo wrote: hairy-southpaw wrote: Never understood why someone would play a signature series. You're basically paying extra for a guitar already associated with someone else. (Zack Wylde Bullseye) whell the Zakk Wylde Bullseye is built to his specs and has EMG's pre installed, so there's that
    Yeah, their built to Zakk's specs. NOT anyone else's. People will buy a guitar like that to be like another guitarist, rather than find their own sound and style.
    K!!LsWiTcH
    a7x's tone has always lacked in bass moreso over recent years but its never been thick
    Strauser360 wrote: I dont see why they cant be compared or anything. In 20 years they are going to be what metallica are now. They really havent made any terrible albums and I dont see why people have such a negative outlook on them. Brian and Zack are quite talented guitarists and blow most other metal guitarists away. Time will grant them the respect that they deserve.
    Brian isnt bad. zack is piece o shit honda and syn even admitted that hes not that good of a player.
    skylerjames13
    Way to many elitists on here. Avenged Sevenfold have their own style. They play it. Don't like it? Oh well, big deal. Don't bitch about it on this review. It's reviewing a GUITAR. NOT Avenged Sevenfold.