Schecter Jeff Loomis FR
Schecter Jeff Loomis FR
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Hatsubai 28/01/2012

Schecter Jeff Loomis FR : Recensione di Hatsubai (content in English)

"Probably the best Schecter 7"

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Jeff Loomis is one of the few decent players that Schecter happened to pick up. They decided to make him a signature model, and rightfully so. The guy's an amazing guitarist. The guitar features an ash body, a maple neck with a maple fretboard, some weird inlays, an original floyd rose, two humbuckers, one volume and a three way switch.


The guitar is pretty good quality considering what you get. The fretwork isn't quite as nice as the Ibanez Prestige stuff, but it's pretty solid. The ends could be finished a bit better, but the rest of the issues it had (dull frets) are easily fixed. The frets were straight, and I was able to get some nice action on this without it fretting out when bending. The finish on this is semi transparent, and it looks pretty cool. Personally, I prefer the black finish. Access to the higher frets is pretty easy, but the neck on this is fairly beefy. You'll want to keep that in mind if you prefer the thinner Ibanez necks.


The guitar comes equipped with EMG 707s. They're pretty solid pickups, and you can get a great metal tone with these. The bridge is punchy and tight. It's also not super thin sounding, despite the wood being ash. However, it's not your traditional metal tone. It has more highs and lows while scooping out the midrange a bit. While this sounds like what most metal guys would go for, most metal guitars have stronger mids with the guitarist dipping them a bit via the amp. The neck is pretty much the same, and you can get some cool lead tones with this thing. It's not the best for cleans and lower gain stuff, but it can do it if you need it.


The guitar is probably my favorite Schecter seven string. If it's not my favorite, than it's real close to the Hellraiser C7FR. I always go back and forth between these two guitars. The Loomis is a bit punchier and brighter, but the Hellraiser has that awesome midrange and low end that the Loomis doesn't have. It depends on what you're looking for.