Submitted February 12, 2015 by Zack K in Grand Prairie, TX
"Awesome Budget Guitar!"
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This guitar is nothing but greatness and it speaks for itself quite well with no problem. As well as the price point, it's hard to beat a guitar of this quality.
This guitar is undoubtedly built for metal. I am not sure, but the stock pickups in my guitar are actually decent in terms of build quality, so therefore, the low end is pretty powerful but the clarity is pretty lacking (mostly string separation and what not) I wouldn't say the pickups are muddy either, even a friend of mine (Who owns a KM-7) said the pickups were decently voiced. Nonetheless, if you feel like throwing in a blackout, jb, emgs, distortions etc.. you're only improving it ten-fold (as I read constantly in the reviews and forums)
The TOM bridge is pretty decent, does its job and what not. String-thru body is definitely the best thing ever in terms of getting the best tone out of your guitar. Now, throughout the years of this production guitars' evolution (and many parts were exchanged a lot) my 2012 Omen has regular Schecter tuners, not sure if locking, but they keep my guitar nicely in tune after rigorous playing one day and next day not even having to touch the tuning pegs.
Ease of Use
Now, of course, there is a 7th string (AKA your low B) and for some (like me) it is a learning curve, like getting used to an extra string, adjusting muscle memory and what not. Most would say the neck is either too thick, or too wide, but in the end (which I am not too sure) it just comes down to preference and is not an actual flaw. But for me, the neck couldn't be any better in terms of playability and is actually perfect for me.
We're talking about Schecter here, of COURSE the quality is great, they put out nothing but great guitars with great quality hands DOWN.
Value is unsurpassed with ANY guitar of its price range. Period.
Never used them nor plan to, I expect nothing but greatness from Schecter and they succeed each time.
The Wow Factor
Back in 2012 when I first saw this guitar, I was in love with the design and how it sounded (Watched a lot of videos with the guitar in use) and in late 2014 I actually got my hands on it and haven't had ANY issues with it. I am now in the process of buying the 2014 Blackjack C-7 model and my arsenal will be complete.
Been playing guitar for about 2-3 years.
Metal, Progressive Rock, Alternative, Deathcore.
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