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    Default Are schecter guitars any good?

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    Schecter BlackJack ATX C-1 Electric Guitar Features:

    * Set-In 25.5" 3pc mahogany neck w/ Ultra Access

    * Ebony fingerboard with 'Active Bolt' Inlay at 12th

    * Arched Mahogany string-thru body

    * Seymour Duncan active Blackouts humbuckers

    * TonePros Tune-o-matic-style

    * Schecter locking Tuners

    * Graph Tech Tusq nut

    * Aged multi-ply binding



    $749.00

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    All that, at that price? it might be nice to have one around, if anything, for use as a backup.

    I've never played one of em though, and was wondering if anyone here has played schecter guitars.

    what can you tell me about the quality? feel, finish, whatever.

    I'd appreciate it.
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    Default Re: Are schecter guitars any good?

    UH yes, shecters are fantastic instruments, and one of the best value brands for the more rock/metal oriented market today.

    The only reason i don't play them is because I'm anal retentive apparently, and I have issues with their volume knob placement and the size of frets they use.

    everything else (woods, pickups, hardware, electronics, construction, finish, design) is perfect
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    Quote Originally Posted by ConvoysToNothingness View Post
    The only reason i don't play them is because I'm anal retentive apparently, and I have issues with their volume knob placement and the size of frets they use.
    Made me giggle.

    What don't you like about the knobs and frets?
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    I learned to play on a fender 62 reissue strat, so I much prefer smaller (ie medium/6230) frets. Schecters use primarily 6150 Jumbo frets (their fretwork is great mind you)

    The volume knob thing is even more anal retentive. It's the same reason I don't play jacksons, and the reason why I moved the volume knob on my strat to the 1st tone position. My pinky bashes into the volume knob when I'm playing, causing unwanted volume fluctuations
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    Compare and contrast this Schecter guitar with the Cort KX Custom and the LTD whatchamacallit.

    Actually, you're right. The Schecter wins.

    I'm guessing Vol/Vol/Tone controls. If you don't like this combination or the knob positioning, change it. For guitarists seeking the fake F hole look, why not have a big "Active Bolt" decal where an F hole ought to be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConvoysToNothingness View Post
    I learned to play on a fender 62 reissue strats. ... My pinky bashes into the volume knob when I'm playing, causing unwanted volume fluctuations
    I learned to play on a Japanese Telecaster copy. If my fingertips stepped out of line, they cracked into the steel lip of the "ashtray" bridge. I very quickly learned to control my finger movements.

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    I've ended up liking just about all the Schecters I've played. I'm not crazy about the shape of their seven-string necks, but they're very solid guitars. If I were starting from scratch, I'd get one or two in my arsenal.

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    Schectar's are great!!! Love mine. The only thing I've had to do is replace the tone pot and cap. She came with Duncans....a JB and '59, but I moved the JB to the neck and installed a Gibson Dirty Fingers in the bridge.....

    It's half the weight of the LP, so it's my "downstairs guitar" that I have hanging from my neck as we speak. The neck access is really nice, but I usually don't up that high on the neck, and I'm a fan of jumbo frets.

    The 5-way switch is a lot of fun to play with......but I find myself in the #4 position a lot....clean and distorted.

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    Default Re: Are schecter guitars any good?

    I have a C-1 Blackjack myself (non-ATX). It came with a '59n/JB combo. The only real change I've made is a magnet swap to a JB8. Otherwise its a fantastic backup.

    The neck is a little thinner than my American Strat, and she's got medium jumbo frets (leveled once and measure 0.047" tall x 0.110" wide). The Grover tuners are sweet as well as the Graphtech nut.

    Schecter's are great for the price.
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    I have a shecter Bass and it's plays and sounds great! It's from there Diamond series "Robert DeLeo", it looks like a 51 P bass.
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    if not for this uber cool mockingbird i scored, i'd probably have a white schecter tempest right now
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    I have yet to hear a single bad opinion from a schecter owner. Astrozombie, if that's any indication, I think you should grab that C-1 soon as you can
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    I have 2 C1s and like them a lot. The only gripe I have is that my C1 plus I tend to hit the pick up switch while playing and the High E gets caught under a fret at least once a practice.

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    $749 though from MF?

    If it were me, I'd check eBay and craigslist for "Schecter C-1" first. You could score a good one for $300-$400(w case)

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    I think they're great guitars, especially for their price. I don't have anything bad at all to say about the three I own.

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    Default Re: Are schecter guitars any good?

    I played that exact one at GC the other day for about an hour, I was happily impressed with it. Sounded great, felt comfortable . . . I played it thru a Line 6 amp the one with the built in loop/trainer

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConvoysToNothingness View Post
    I have yet to hear a single bad opinion from a schecter owner. Astrozombie, if that's any indication, I think you should grab that C-1 soon as you can
    Yep. This things got the features of a 1,500 ibby for around 850 dollars ( eithd case).

    I love the IDEa of blackouts.
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    Default Re: Are schecter guitars any good?

    +1 on all the positives ......I've owned three Tempests(still have one) and the quality/playability is awesome, every time I let someone try it, they'd say "wow!".

    I like the tempests as they are primarily an LP setup with tappable Duncans or duncan designed for added versatility...their pretty easy to score for under $500-used

    Their tele designs are pretty sweet as well....heck, whatever your normal preference is they probably have something you'll dig....You should at least play a few...

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    Default Re: Are schecter guitars any good?

    First of all, you will find fans of any brand who will say "these are the best guitars". However, I have never played a Schecter, but they are the highest opinionated iimport line I have heard of, across many boards. I'd go for one man.
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    they are not bad.
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