Schecter A7

Electric 7-String Guitar

Made by Schecter

Description The Shecter A7 7 string is a nice guitar. Worth the money if you are into 7 strings. Not the best 7 string there is though.
Posted By Mike McAllister (10)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 9/8/2002, Jeff Raines (35) posted:
Overall Rating:
I looked at an Ibanez RG-7420, and some Fernandes, and I picked this one because I liked the body style and I heard Schecters were good. If this guitar was stolen, I would consider the Ibanez 7420. If your looking for a guitar, look at others first, and see if you can find a better one, because it obviously isnt the best.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $200.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Ebay
Features:
It was made whereever Schecters are made... the neck is a 2 piece maple neck, body is mahogany, 24 jumbo frets, 7 strings of course, H/H configuration with crappy Duncan Designed pickups(I put DiMarzio Blaze pickups in), Black sparcle finish, strat style body, hardtail bridge, non-locking Grover tuners
Playability:
I can obtain my preferred action on this guitar, and its about a thin pick between the top of the frets and the strings with no buzz. The neck is ok, fat though. It doesnt compare to my new Ibanez 6 string. I dont see any flaws.
Sound Quality:
I run it through a Boss GT-6 into a cheap Kustom 40 watt amp(it sucks). It will suit any style but its better for metal. The sound is full and warm. Its good for stage and studio.
Durability:
I would trust it playing live, as I have done it before. I havnt adjusted it since I bought it (a year ago), but it hasnt needed it. The bridge pickup went out and so did the toggle, I replaced them both, and the nut broke at one point, but its ok too. It sucks with climate changes, the whole thing goes out of whack, gotta retune.
On 11/14/2000, Mike McAllister (10) posted:
Overall Rating:
I definitely wouldnt buy this guitar again if I lost it or something. Infact,I plan on buying an Ibanez RG series 7 string since this one isnt all Im looking for.
Model Year: 1998
Price: $475.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Angelo Gallo Guitars
Features:
The Shecter A7 is a oddly shaped guitar. Its kind of off balanced but all around not bad. It has 24 jumbo frets. Obviously a 7 string. One volume,2 tones. It has one neck and one bridge Duncan Design humbuckers. Comes in many finishes. Black,gun metal grey,red,white,etc. And its a non-tremlo.
Playability:
It plays alright. The neck is HUGE but its not hards to get used to. Plus if you are playing KoRn or some heavy s--- adrenalione will probably get the best of you anyway. And the body is shaped oddly,so sitting down with it is kinda hard,and standing up with a strap,it tends to be off balance a little bit. At least to me anyway.
Sound Quality:
I use a Fender amp with it. Its a small 60 watt rig I think. I use a Line 6 POD with it sometimes to. A DOD Grunge pedal sounds pretty kool through it. I usually play KoRn on it. Thats basically why I bought it,to rock out soem KoRn. I play some other stuff though too. I wouldnt say it would be to good for other styles of music though.
Durability:
It might be durable,I really dont know. Cause Im a punk kid and I kinda beat on my guitars. The input keeps coming loose,the volume knob comes loose. So those are probably all my own fault. Im sure if you leave the thing alone and just play it,it will be fine.