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An all-mahogany, singlecut 7-string shredder from Schecter Guitar Research.
Schecter's Blackjack ATX Solo-7 boasts a singlecut mahogany body supercharged with a pair of Seymour Duncan Blackout active humbuckers that yield the precision, attack, clarity and sustain needed to cut through today’s modern metal and hard rock mixes.
3-Piece mahogany neck
Made with 3 pieces of mahogany for extra stability. 3 piece necks can withstand the test of time. Where standard necks may show aging defects from temperature and moisture changes throughout the years, the 3 piece neck will stay nice and straight for a lifetime of playability.
Ebony has a snappy, crisp attack with the density of maple, but with more brittle grains, oilier pores, and a stronger fundamental tone than maple. It has a tremendous amount of percussive overtones in the pick attack, that mute out shortly thereafter to foster great, long sustain.
Seymour Duncan Blackout 7-string AHB-1 active pickups
Like 6-string Blackout pickups, these 7-string versions use balanced inputs with a differential preamp for reduced noise. They’re voiced for heavy rock with greater dynamic range, less scooped mids, and less compression than other active pickups.
Schecter locking tuning machines
These tuners feature a locking screw pin to lock the string into place for greater tuning stability. Details include a 19:1 gear ratio allowing for precise fine tuning adjustments, removable knobs, threaded peghead bushing, and a 10mm diameter peg hole.
TonePros™ TOM w/thru body bridge
Classic design tune-o-matic bridge with a Schecter string-thru body tail, for added string tension, sustain and clarity.
Case sold separately.
Sleek, 7-string style from Schecter. Order yours today.
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Comments about Schecter Guitar Research BLACKJACK ATX SOLO-7 Electric Guitar:
Everything about this guitar is top shelf. Perfect setup right out of the box. The fret dressing and ebony fretboard are excellent. Top quality hardware. Schecter recently stopped using the "G" brand tuners in favor of their own, but these stock locking tuners are every bit as nice as the new "G" brand locking rotos.
The Blackout pickups sound great and don't remind me at all of everything I hate about the "E" brand actives. I typically stay away from actives, but these stock pickups are very good. On cleans they are surprisingly warm, not brittle or harsh. Under gain they are tight, rich, and ballsy. I'll be keeping them.
It's very hard to find a nice 7-string that isn't just another superstrat or pointy guitar. There are a couple of others on the market from other manufacturers, but they are either low-end or don't have the right scale length IMO for a 7.
Schecter 7's seem to have a reputation for having baseball bat necks. Don't let that scare you. I have small hands and to me this neck feels perfect, not too big at all. Very comfortable medium U shape.
The controls are excellent and it should be noted that the volume control nearest the pickups controls the bridge pickup. That is reverse from what you'd normally find with two volumes, but it is more useful for most 7-string players. It's wonderful having independent volume controls to mix the middle position. Most 7's only have a master volume and that's it.
Apparently there were only a limited number of these guitars made, and Schecter is not making them any more. Get one while you can!