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CHRIS-9hsNI

Schecter Guitar Research C-7 Blackjack 7-String Electric Guitar



Sound Quality

THIS THING ROCKS! I'VE BEEN PLAYING FOR ABOUT 15 YEARS AND DECIDED TO SWITCH TO SEVEN STRING FOR THE EXTRA LOW END. I WAS TUNING A SIX DOWN, BUT DIDN'T LIKE THE WAY IT PLAYED. THE C-7 MADE THE SWITCH EASY. I PLAY IT THROUGH A MARSHALL VALVESTATE SETUP WITH A POD AS MY PREAMP. VERY ARTICULATE SOUND...I ACTUALLY WAS ABLE TO DEVELOP A NEW SOUND DUE TO THE WAY IT SOUNDED FOR ME. ITS VERY VERSATILE.THE PICKUPS SOUND GOOD,VERY WARM YET HOT WITH A LOT LESS HARSH SOUND THAN AN IBANEZ SEVEN STRING.

Reliability/Durability

MY ONLY BEEF WITH THIS GUITAR WAS THE PICKUP SWITCH. MINE WOULDN'T STAY IN THE BRIDGE POSITION...I GUESS IT WAS FAULTY, BUT SINCE IT WAS UNDER WARRANTY, I GOT IT REPLACED WITH A SWITCHCRAFT SELECTOR. IT'S BEEN PERFECT SINCE. I PLAY IN WORKING, TRAVELING BAND, AND HAVE MOSTLY PLAYED IT WITHOUT A BACKUP...I KEEP NEW STRINGS ON MY GUITAR, SO I WASN'T TOO CONCERNED WITH STRING BREAKAGE, AND I KNOW THE GUITAR WON'T FAIL...I HAVE AN IBANEZ 7 STRING THAT I HAVE FOR BACKUP, BUT GOT SO USED TO THE SHCECTER, THAT I COULDN'T BEAR TO PLAY THE IBANEZ, SO I STARTED LEAVING IT AT HOME.

Price/Value


General Comments

I AM NOW A LOYAL SCHECTER FANATIC. I'M GETTING A 006 ELITE TODAY AND CAN'T WAIT. I DON'T THINK THERE IS ANOTHER GUITAR ON THE MARKET THAT COMES CLOSE FOR THE MONEY. IF PAUL REED SMITH MADE SEVEN STRINGS..THERE'S BE A COMPETITOR, BUT AT ABOUT $1500 MORE.....I'VE PLAYED MANY, MANY GUITARS OF ALL QUALITY..AND SCHECTERS HAVE IT HANDS DOWN....THE C-7 AND C-1...(ALTHOUGH I HATE THE PAPA ROACH MODEL..WHAT A WASTE OF A FANTASTIC GUITAR)...THE 006 AND 007 ELITES ARE BAD AS WELL...I'M ACTUALLY TRADING MY C-7 FOR A 006 ELITE TODAY....BUT ONLY BECAUSE I WANT TO GO BACK TO PLAYING 6 STRING FOR A WHILE...I WILL ALWAYS OWN A SCHECTER...I THINK ANYONE WHO WANTS A QUALITY GUITAR FOR A RESONABLE AMOUNT (I DON'T SPEND OVER $500 FOR A GUITAR)...CHECK OUT THE SCHECTERS....QUALITY WOODS, 24 FRET NECKS, GROVER TUNERS, CARVED TOPS (THE PLUS AND ELITE MODELS ARE MAHOGANY WITH FLAMED MAPLE TOPS)..DUNCAN DESIGNED PICKUPS THAT ARE PRETTY DECENT...AND PLAYABILITY THAT CAN'T BE BEAT...


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