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Schecter Blackjack SLS C-7 - Crimson Red Burst, Active Reviews

5.0 stars based on 2 customer reviews
  • from Long Branch, NJ July 14, 2013Music Background:
    20 yrs semi-pro

    I'm addicted to my SLS C-7!!!

    Body:
    Made of Mohaghany, but lighter than a Les Paul. I purchased the
    Schecter case separately as I was unable to get a definite answer whether a Gator case would fit the wide neck. I use the Planet Waves locking strap so i wouldn't have to muck with the finish by installing a 3rd party system.

    Appearance:
    First of all the Crimson Red Burst is an absolutely fantastic finish! Contrasted by the Hells Gate inlay, it easily stands out in a crowd!

    Fingerboard:
    I have large hands so the wide neck radius to accommodate 7 strings makes the C-7 more comfortable for me than my Les Paul.
    Hitting the notes in upper registers past the 15th fret is now just as easy as playing in the lower 12 thanks to the width and the jumbo frets. The string height was a little low when it arrived and getting a little buzz, so i raised it to Schecter's recommended specs of 2.25mm low B and 1.75mm high E; buzz no more!

    Sound:
    The Seymour Duncan Blackouts sound excellent regardless whether your sound is dipped in effects or clean! Lots of sustain and tone clarity undoubtedly from the use of the TonePros locking bridge. The blackouts are powered by 9v battery. The locking tuners are
    great! I play hard and at the end of a 45 minute session, my strings are only a couple of cents out (for those that like their strings to stay a close as perfect to pitch).

    My rigs:
    Zoom G2 multi-effects/preamp; Fender Deluxe 85
    Zoom G2 multi-effects/preamp; Stewart half-rack PA50/100 solid state amp with 12" cabinet

    Other Comments:
    If you've never played a 7 string before, be prepared to re-learn all your scales! If you've played bass before, you're already accustomed to a wider string gap and probably won't affect you much. If not, take the SLS C-7 for a test run before you buy.

    I would not recommend this axe for players with small hands.

  • from Union, OH August 3, 2014Music Background:
    Pro Musician, Recording Hobbyist

    Great seven string

    After quite a bit of research I chose this guitar as my first seven string. The neck is very comfortable compared to a lot of other sevens that I played. The compound radius just feels more comfortable to me than any of the Ibanez models that I played. The satin finish on the back of the neck is very smooth. The Blackout pickups sound good, but I ended up swapping them out for a set of Seymour Duncan EMTY Blackouts and am very happy with the sound. The unplugged acoustic tone of the guitar is really resonant and articulate, which translates into an awesome amplified sound.

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