schecter hellraiser

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  1. Blaine Holcomb

    Blaine Holcomb New Member

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    How many people own them ..and how do you like them for for 80s rock...like def leppard ...especially with the sustaniac pickup...
     
  2. fifteenohms

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    My last Schecter I paid $25 for parts. I like it in the garage where it scares offf mice
     
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    Schecter makes some of the best guitars on the market. I would go for it
     
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    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    I have one hanging in the spare bathroom.
     
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    Wow schecter hate. Any of the import models kick the ass of any of the comparable gibsons in the same price demographic
     
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    The last Schecter I had was a Diamond Series C1-FR. Made in Korea, and had the "Duncan designed" pickups. I hated them, swapped for a set of EMG's, though not the normal 81/85- might have been 81/60? Anyways, it was a much better guitar, and I played it until wearing the frets a bit. A fellow band mate had , actually still has, the original Hellraiser. I've compared both, and have played the more recent version. I would take the old C1-FR over either of them. Maybe it's me, but it sure seems the quality of that line has dropped. These are just my own findings. By all means, if you like it, and it sounds good - then it is good.
    I currently use an older Jackson, and it has the Sustainiac. It definitely has its purpose, and I love using it, when the song calls for it.
     
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    I find schecters very cheap and “plastic-ey”. Very cheap wood dressed up and coated with tons of polyurethane to make it look nice. Similar to other cheap imports.
     
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    Pretty well-made and branded but second-rate hardware on almost all products (Floyd Specials, Grovers, etc.), flash cosmetics, but low grade woods

    Good used for like 3 bills if you can't find Japanese stuff instead, but not something you wanna be paying MSRP for
     
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    Junk! Ugly as a dick. They should have stuck to making kit parts.
     
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    I like them , C1 classic series. Hellraiser elite . Play one , I did.
     
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    Bull Shit.
     
  12. justinrhoads80

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    have you played any of the diamond series schecters? Have you set hands on a USA Schecter? I have heard people say that the USA shit slays anything right now, this is coming from people who are loyal to jackson and shit.
     
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    Yes to both, and it prolly won't change my opinion too awful much. Was going to buy a Schecter 7 string for around a grand new but it just didn't feel right, bought a Keisel JB207C sight unseen instead and the rest is history.
     
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    Yup
     
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    I had one I bought used for $225 at GC. Loved it. Had the emgs with coil taps.

    I had to sell it when I found an Epi Explorer I had to have.

    My roommate has a white Hellraiser that's slightly newer with locking tuners and it's also fantastic.

    I don't get the hate, I'd take one of them over a fucking Ibanez or lower tier Jackson any day of the week. I'd probably take an LTD over any of those type guitars in that price area though.
     
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    I think most of these people are thinking about the schecter from 10-15 years ago. Either that or they are old farts who are like "Who needs these modern conveniences when my gibson sg with burstbuckers are better than any other guitar out there."
     
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    Well you are doing basically the same thing by reversing the attitude somewhat. Who needs a bare bones SG when my modern Schecter/Jackson is better than any other guitar out there, no?
     
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    I dont think like that though at all. Sure I like my jacksons and schecters with some having a lot of specs, but I also want to get a gibson that is barebones and just rock out on that.

    I play both sides, but I don't like having the shitty attitude against a brand for little to no reasons, especially if you don't own them or have played their current models.

    It is purely ignorant and I learned my lesson from jumping on the gibson hate train.
     
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    But, how can you predetermine what guitars a poster has owned/played? Some of us are old and have been in this game for a very long time musically and financially, and to get what you hear/feel in your head you need to fork out the cash cause there is alot of gear that isn't going to do it for you.
     
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    I've played some real old Schecters that were garbage.

    I once played a LTD Viper that was one of the worst guitars I ever touched.

    But now LTD is one of the best brands you can get for sub $800.

    Things change...
     

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