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Item Reviews for: Schecter Jeff Loomis FR 7-String Electric Guitar  -  SCE LOOMIS7FR LIST

Incredible. Versatile.
By: Kendel from Seguin, Texas, USA, DiViNeHeReSy76@Hotmail.com      Submitted: 10/10/2013

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? This is the last guitar that I intend to buy, because, in all honesty, I do not believe that I will need another instrument unless this one breaks in half. That being said I feel that it is a solid enough instrument that even that would be a far-fetched scenario. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? Incredibly solid. Even though the OFR has been replaced by a 1000 series bride and its made in Korea, its a tank. I got mine in today, but I truly feel like this baby will survive a drop off of a building. Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? I don't feel like its super heavy but it definitely has some weight to it. It is a relatively thick body and neck compared to my Ibanez stable, but by no means is it uncomfortable. In a matter of minutes and it felt natural. its a great shape and the huge frets feel great. Plus, the satin neck feels amazing. The volume knob and pickup selector are easily accessible. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? Tone is great. I mostly use passives, so I was a little hesitant shelling out a grand to venture into unknown territory, but after a little face time at the music shop I knew it would be a good fit. I play through a Spider Valve Mk. II and can get whatever tones I desire. I don't feel the pickups are "sterile" as so many people claim. I also feel like losing the tone knob eliminates and unnecessary impedance and makes the tone that much better. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? When I played the one in the shop it had a blemish in the finish. This one was immaculate. Uniform finish across the body and back of the neck. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? Having played Prs's, LP's, Prestige Ibanezs and ESPs, I would say that $999.00 is an incredible deal. Hats off to Loomis and Schecter for putting together hands down one of the best 7 strings available and keeping it affordable. Playability How was the action out of the box? Mine came set up perfect out of the box. Literally. Action was great. The trem was set up perfectly. Even the fine tuners were in a perfect line. It was in perfect tune as well. For me, the combination of the action, the shape and size of the neck, and the satin finish on the back of the neck make for a good feeling axe with effortless playability.
Everything I hoped for and more!!!
By: Scott from Michigan, actsinc@comcast.net      Submitted: 5/15/2013

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General Your general opinion of this product. I would consider myself an Ibanez guy. I have over 12 of them. However, when I made the decision to add a 7 string to the arsenal none of the Ibanez 7s felt right. My buddy is endorsed by Schecter so I tried his 7 string hellraiser and loved it. Figured Loomis is a stud so I'll try his model and I am glad I did. The thing was "in-tune" straight out of the box. Action and setup perfect on this. I've read other reviews with issues on these but not this one. Getting used to the active emgs is alittle different and I'll have to tweak my amp settings but the tone out of them is big balls awesome. I got the red satin and while I like it, it is darker than what appears on the pics. The finish was awesome and I did not find a flaw anywhere, and believe me I looked. You can't go wrong with this guitar. I am so glad I joined the dark side and bought a Schecter. Sorry Ibanez!!!! Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? I'm just gonna say I like it but getting used to active pickups. I think I'll need to tweak my amp settings Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Darker than expected but I still like it. No flaws
The last 7 string you'll ever buy
By: Stevo from Kennewick, WA      Submitted: 1/16/2013

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Very well made guitar. The stock battery it came with was junk but everything else is very nice. The hardware is resistant to tarnishing and easy to clean. It seems to be put together quite well no loose screws or nuts. The output jack is sturdy and hasn't worked loose with plugging and unplugging the cable. General Your general opinion of this product. Overall this is a great guitar. This is my first and probably last 7 string I'll ever buy. Simply amazing from the sound to the action. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? This guitar has very high output for emgs maybe its because there are no tone controlls. The tone is very dark but not muddy and the highs are very articulate. Even under heavy high gain distortion you can hear every note. I play all kinds of augmented chords with lots of distortion and it sounds great. I also play a lot of pinch harmonics and I can get that perfect Pantera style earpiercing sound I love. I have found that it does feedback a little more than my other guitars do. So putting a little extra distance between me and the amp was needed when I play at high volumes. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The paint job was impressive only one small flaw at the top of the headstock binding. I really like the inlays, very detailed. I got the vampire red one, never quite seen a paint job like this. Its the first guitar I've owned that didn't have a high gloss finish. I like it that fingerprints aren't that noticeable on it. I get tired of polishing away prints.
Schecter Jeff Loomis Great Guitar Crappy Setup from the Factory
By: The Jazzydex from Butler, Kentucky      Submitted: 1/13/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? The guitar was made well however, the finish was grainy and the relief in the neck was horrible when I got it from American Musical. I contacted Schecter and they said that it could have been the conditions during shipping wood relief and all that. I am not buying it. I have never gotten a guitar that was set up that needed so much as a quarter turn on the Truss rod to take out the neck relief. 7 FULL turns later the neck is perfect. General Your general opinion of this product. Overall this is a good product, I would recommend it to anyone that is looking for a good quality 7 string with Floyd. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? It is bright without being too bright. Nice Chunk pickups are not hot, but provide good overall tone. I did not have to adjust the pickups at all they were set perfectly from the factory. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Finish was grainy, this seems to be the Achilies heel for Schecter, both instruments had blemishes in the finish. I would expect better.
ELECTRIC FINGERS .
By: chris from ny ny, stangdat87@yahoo.com      Submitted: 10/24/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? great well made 3 pice neck!!!! wow. General Your general opinion of this product. kinda heavy like a les paull.. but great axe thick soundin great finish awesome neck ,, by the way,, they dont tell u its a 3 pice neck ,, cus u cant see it,, but it is a 3 piece neck.. and a beautyfull maple top. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? yes bright hot EMGS fa sure,,,, thick feel this neck is big but nice for a 7 string,, got to get used to it,, but i will.. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? great stain burgandy dark sinister color... no ebony ,ivory crap here,,, this is not a les paull with all that ivory crap and tops etc,, this is a thick base wood body symple one control knob and 3 pice neck symple and killer looks. its a mettal guitar not a left back dusted drywood lespaull.
Awesome 7-String!!!!!
By: Chris C from Satellite Beach Florida      Submitted: 6/17/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? An extremely well made product, thats all I have to say. General Your general opinion of this product. The Jeff loomis 7 string is my first and last 7 string I will ever buy. Everything about it is awesome!!! The finish, the action, the pickups, the neck through setup. Just purely amazing!!!! If Jeff Loomis plays it then you know its awesome!!! Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Dark and smooth pickups. But one you start getting into the shredding stuff this things screams!!! Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Its beautiful. The Satin vampire red finish is to die for. It is literally a piece of art that you can shred. Its amazing!!! When theres not enough light in the room it looks black but then when that light comes through it has that really nice red finish. I prefer the red one because it was Loomis first signature color for his guitar, the black is awesome to but its plain. With the red you have best of both worlds.
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