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Schecter Hellraiser Hybrid C-8 Electric Guitar, 8-String

Schecter Hellraiser Hybrid C-8 Electric Guitar, 8-String

Unleash some heavy riffs with this brutal 8-string guitar. Its EMG active humbuckers and legendary Schecter style make it the perfect axe for raising hell.

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Submitted October 2, 2014 by Matthew E in San Jose, CA
"well worth the money."
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Received it yesterday and plugged into my Marshall 1960av thru my axe fx 2. What a beast of a guitar! It came perfectly intonated with just the right action. It only took 2 goes to get it perfectly in tune. It feels and sounds amazing. Even unplugged, it has a beautiful tone. The strings have perfect tension and no annoying buzz. Action just right. It fits perfectly into my schecter case. I can't wait to get home after work and write out some 8 string melodies and riffs. Buy this guitar!
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Submitted June 25, 2015 by James G in Pensacola, FL
"My first 8 string"
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Still have no clue how to play it. The F# and B strings open a whole world of possibilities, but take some getting used to. This is my second Schecter instrument. I have a Stiletto Studio 4 bass and it is great. The high quality to reasonable price of that bass led me to try the SGR guitars as well. These are made in South Korea by World Instruments for Schecter then the final inspection and setup is done by Schecter in Van Nuys, Ca. Mine is simply the finest instrument I have ever seen much less owned. The fit and finish are flawless. The setup was perfect fight out of the box. On hardware and features this machine can't be beat. The EMG 57/66-8 pups give great PAF like tone without the sterile clean sounds that their metal screamers are known for. Satin finish in the neck so I don't stick fast to it when my hands get sweaty, hipshot bridge and great high ratio tuners.
Musical Background:
Closet metalhead.
Musical Style:
Retro metal, thrash metal, speed metal, prog metal and strawberry tart. Well, it's got some metal in it.
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Submitted June 3, 2018 by Arick V
"Solid guitar."
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Everything about this guitar is great. I had no idea Schecter was producing instruments of this quality these days. I’ve even purchased a couple more Schecters since buying this one. The pickups are particularly interesting in this one, very crisp. The 28” scale certainly requires some style adjustments, but well worth it.
Musical Background:
Guitarist of about 29 years, metalhead, I just like to write and record at home.
Musical Style:
A wide variety of metal.
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Submitted January 3, 2020 by Paul S in Weirton, WV
"A Big, Thick Mountain Mover"
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This guitar is a beast. It's loud, the active EMG pickups are so potent they can push a hard tone into overdrive and the body is perfectly well-balanced.I was torn between this and the 7-string variant of the Hellraiser Hybrid. In retrospect, I kind of wished I'd gone with the 7, as I don't know what to do with that 8th string, personally. I've tuned it like a super-bass a couple times an got a really nice guttural tone, but I feel like I'm wasting that big springy cable on top.The fretsboard/neck feel great and smooth with fantastic playability and smooth movement. The locking tuners were a treat and keep the guitar is tune really well, no matter the tuning.My only major gripe with this guitar is the EMG Pickups. I'm not an active pickup guy, and I knew what I was getting into buying this guitar. I just think they are a bit too aggressive, even for a 'metal guitar.' They kind of compress and push even a low-gain setting into a heavy distortion and I feel like some clarity is lost. Flip the three way switch and things improve at the middle setting, turn down both volume knobs a bit and you can get a warm jazzy jangle, y'know, on a metal guitar.Aesthetically, she's beautiful, smooth glossy finish, a great distribution of weight, and a very playable neck, despite being an 8-string plank.If you're going to djent, or prog, or whatever this is a solid guitar, I'm just biased towards my passive Seymour duncans on my old C-1.
Musical Background:
15 Years of jamming/recording at home, playing with a couple small bands, and irritating my neighbors.
Musical Style:
Metal (Industrial, Black, Doom) and a smattering of other stuff.
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Submitted August 20, 2017 by a customer from gmail.com
"wow! sick 8 string !!!! "
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just got mine and its amazing !! the neck is ultra thin for a 8 !its got everything ! carbon fiber ! emgs !! 28 scale !! glow in the dark dots !!! arch top !!! omg!! and it was in the blemish section !! not a freaking mark !!!!!!! 30 percent off ! you guys rock this is my 7 guitar from you guys !!
Musical Style:
hardcore ,jent ,melodic,rock
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Submitted September 28, 2017 by a customer from gmail.com in jacksonville , FL
"this is a monster ! "
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Love it what can u say its got it all man !!! I PLAY 7 AND 8 ! this guitar plays killer the scale is long and emgs wow carbon fiber and glow in the dark inlays yep !!! with mother of pearl and 12 fret Celtic cross !!!!! mine changes colors too ultra violet wow wow !!! PS. i got this girl from the blemished section and there was not a mark on her thxs guys !!!!!!
Musical Background:
guitar and vox 30 years plus ,bas and drums 5 years , mixing and engineering and recording 2 years
Musical Style:
rock,hardcore rock ,hardcore, metal ,heavy metal, grove core, djent tech dub house jungle ,,dj ,
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