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Schecter Guitar Research Damien 7 Electric Guitar

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The Schecter Damien 7 Electric Guitar is designed for heavy drop-tunings, tone, and clarity. Features an arched basswood body, bolt-on rock maple nec...Click To Read More About This Product

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Perfect for aggressive, heavy tone.

The Schecter Damien 7 Electric Guitar is designed for heavy drop-tunings, tone, and clarity. Features an arched basswood body, bolt-on rock maple neck, and rosewood fretboard with extra-jumbo frets. EMG H4 bridge and H4A neck pickups deliver wicked tone, and the black hardware and black pearl bat inlays give the Damien 7 guitar looks to match.

FEATURES
  • Arched basswood body
  • Bolt-on rock maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Extra-jumbo frets
  • 26-1/2" scale
  • EMG H4 bridge and EMG H4A neck pickups
  • Black hardware
  • Black pearl bat inlays
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4.9

(based on 49 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

This thing is INSANE!

This guitar just came in yesterday, and it came ready to shred. This thing came perfectly set up and IN TUNE! I didn't have to do anything but plug it in and play....Read complete review

This guitar just came in yesterday, and it came ready to shred. This thing came perfectly set up and IN TUNE! I didn't have to do anything but plug it in and play. Not only does it look incredible, but it plays like a dream. The pickups are gread, I love the feel of the frets, the neck joint leaves room for access to the upper frets, the intonation is perfect! I honestly thought I'd be an Ibanez junkie all my life, but I thought this would be a great guitar to pick up since it was my first 7 string, and now I've been converted. I hope to buy many more instruments from the guys at Schecter. And if anybody is worried about the transition from 6 string to 7 string, don't worry, it's a breeze. All told, BUY THIS GUITAR!

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its a good start

like its c 7 counterpart, the bolt on version anyways, its got really good tone but poor intonation and its a pain to intonate, with normal gauge strings within a 1/2 range...Read complete review

like its c 7 counterpart, the bolt on version anyways, its got really good tone but poor intonation and its a pain to intonate, with normal gauge strings within a 1/2 range its an all around good guitar, however putting heavier strings will cause it to detune easy, good organic sound but lacking in thick distortion

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This guitar is so !@#$ing metal!

By yourgrim666

from AR

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My band writes a lot of heavy music in the low drop-G tuning (GDGCFAD) and out-of-the-box this guitar is up for the challenge. The guitar came strung with D'Addario strings which feel pretty nice although I have a strong preference to Dean Markley and Ernie Ball. The EMG pickups allow the guitar to sound so clean coming through my crate amplifier. I honestly could not have picked a better deal.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Versatile and beautiful

By Morgan-l.XcI

from Winston-Salem, NC

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I was just browsing pawn shops and ran across this. I bought it within in ten minutes; the sound, the feel, and the price all got me. This guitar has many features that my other 7 strings don't such as the string through tailpiece, EMG HZ pickups and a 26.5" scale. The long scale allows lower tunings but is also very comfortable to me. The pickups provide great harmonics, low end, and clarity as well as being dead silent. The inlays are awesome and add a unique look to the plain black finish (even though the finish itself is nice). The tuners are Grover and hold tune very well. I love the simple control knobs but I love just having a 3 way toggle instead of a 5 way switch like my Ibanez's. I still love my Ibanez 7's but this one is PERFECT for lower tunings and has amazing crunch. While this is a metal guitar, you can get great clean tones as well. Do yourself a favor and buy one.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This thing is INSANE!

By Jeff Loy

from Wheeling, WV

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This guitar just came in yesterday, and it came ready to shred. This thing came perfectly set up and IN TUNE! I didn't have to do anything but plug it in and play. Not only does it look incredible, but it plays like a dream. The pickups are gread, I love the feel of the frets, the neck joint leaves room for access to the upper frets, the intonation is perfect! I honestly thought I'd be an Ibanez junkie all my life, but I thought this would be a great guitar to pick up since it was my first 7 string, and now I've been converted. I hope to buy many more instruments from the guys at Schecter. And if anybody is worried about the transition from 6 string to 7 string, don't worry, it's a breeze. All told, BUY THIS GUITAR!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This one is a sleeper

By owlish

from Texas

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My first seven-string guitar and I took a chance on Schecter and also didn't play it before I bought. I figured I can get used to the neck but this one is a major winner of me. Having not played seven-string guitars it does hurt my index finger when I stretch my left hand, just have to get used putting my thumb behind the neck.When I got the guitar in the box shipped to my door I had no idea how well Schecter packs instruments, amazingly well! You can sleep tight if you order a guitar by them that doesn't include a case it will be safe. It was triple boxed as well as foam wrapping on the guitar.Pickups sound great. So good that I really feel replacing them is just a waste of money. Tuning keys are solid. We'll see about the switch and pots later on down the line.Features I gave a 4.0 though I really don't know why. Maybe the price is fooling me. Quality is outstanding for an instrument that is in this price range, they really deliver in that department. Value? Where can I give a 10.0 because I would buy this guitar for twice what I paid. Overall a 4.5 because it's the average between features, quality and value.The bat inlay I beleive is a ploy on PRS Guitars. High-end PRS's have bird inlay, you get the picture >:)

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Get it!

By In Christ 3

from Tennessee

I put Features at 4 because it doesn't have a tremolo bar, and only one volume knob and one tone knob. That's ok...two knobs works fine with me. Most of the guitar sound I change is with the pedals or the amp. Although I could use a whammy for the heck of it here and there, that hardly matters either. The neck is so smooth and playable, I LOVE the extended scale (I've gotten so used to it all other guitars seem so short!), the matte black look with the bats is freakin' awesome, but I'm sure you could figure that one out. I love the pickups, they kick some serious butt...3 way pickup switch is great for changing between certain parts. Only bad thing is, at first the high strings sounded kinda whiny...but I don't at all think it's due to the guitar. I think it's the strings I had on them or too much treble in my distortion.Speaking of strings, I didn't really like the ones this came with--I mean they were good strings, but I think they were 9 gauge, and I like good tension, so I put 11s on it. I now want some 12s but I can't find any (can anyone tell me where to find a 12-gauge pack of 7-strings?!) Another plus there...the extended scale makes for great tension retention...and did I mention the grover tuners...woo. This thing NEVER goes out of tune. I haven't tuned it for months now, and it's still in perfect tune. I'm dead SERIOUS.I usually play in A, and I play stuff resembling Crimson Thorn, Job for a Cowboy, Cannibal Corpse, Carcass, and the like. Sort of a combination of all those.

 
5.0

Schecter kicks!!

By Axe Grinder

from El Paso/Kuwait

I just got this today. I'm in Kuwait, and I can only play it through my headphones, and a Digitech RP70. I'm lovin the sounds, and the tone. The neck is absolutely smoother than any other neck I've played on for a guitar at that price. Schecter definitly put forth the effort on thier prodcts. The only disappointment was no tremlo system. However, I'm not a tremlo kinda guy. I was only skeptical about this new style bridge. I have it on one of my other guitars as well, but with that guitar you get what you pay for. I had no problem transitioning to this guitar. The neck is perfect for me because I have big hands, and I like a wider neck better. The finish kicks some major butt as well. I would say that this is the best guitar I have ever owned. Even when compared to a Fender, or Gibson. I can't wait to get it home to play on my new B-52 stack!!

 
5.0

schecter king

By KyletheSchecterguy

from Louisville, KY

This is guitar comes in handy when you want to play an extreme metal song.

 
5.0

Kick a**

By Nulph420

from Killeen, TX

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I bought this guitar as my first 7-string, without having played a shecter before even. Had it sent to Iraq during my first deployment and I can say I fell in love immediately. I've been playing guitar for 10 yrs and have had, Peavey, Ibanez, Jackson, tried Les Pauls; but this guitar is now my one and only. With a Line 6 Spider 3 amp/cab, the grunge and low end send you get from these two put together is amazing. I won't own another 7string ever.

 
4.0

Not a bad guitar

By Cactus

from Tucson, AZ

I just got this guitar a few days ago and been playing it ever since. The only complaint I have is that the edge of the body where my arm rests is not as comfortable. After about an hour of playing, my forearm was already bruised.

 
5.0

Simply Amazing!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I've been looking around quite a long time for a decent sounding seven string just to knock around, I've been through the Ibanez RG7321 and I just wasn't a fan, which is weird considering Most of the collection is all Ibanez guitars, but this one just wasnt doing it for me, but I came upon this, after reading many reviews I decided I wanted to try it, sadly the closest one was a 3 1/2 hr drive... So I said nope Ill pass, But I had the money laying around So I decided to just get it, when it came it, I was happy to see Schecters signature packaging, Right out of the box I plugged it into My Line 6 and away I went, and wow Was I impressed, the Stock EMGs, had that amazing colorful warm mellow tone, but carried that amazing sludge rhythm, For the money you cant go wrong, pick one up!

 
4.0

My first Schecter.

By MXR fan

from NY,NY

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The Damien 7 was the first Schecter that I ever bought( I now have 2 others: the 007 elite and the C-7 Blackjack). To be honest, I bought the thing for its looks at the time. Besides a B.C Rich, its hard to find a guitar as cool looking as this one for the price tag. I've had it for about 4 years now and at this point I can say: The Damien 7 is a great beginner guitar but don't expect pro quality from it. Over time I've modded mine to the point that its probably worth twice as much as when I bought it. The EMG HZ stock pickups SUCK! Compared to any other quality passive pickup they are completely lacking in character and tone. I replaced them with active EMG's(81-7 and 707) and added an EMG AB gain booster. Later on I added the 18volt mod to the pickups and now this thing is a monster. This thing is prett heavy though. Killed my shoulder when I used it live so now I only use it to record sicne the active pickups are good with noise. One thing I have always liked is that the neck does feel like it's of good quality. Not too thick but not like a toy as some Ibanez guitars seem to be. Overall, I would suggest this guitar as a beginner level instrument for anyone who wants to build their chops. No good for live stuff as is though IMHO

 
5.0

Excellent 7 String!!!

By Pandorachaos

from Texas

this guitar is worth every penny! probably the best 7 string on the market for the price! ive had it for 1 month now and ive not put it down! the pickups are excellent and the neck is very fit for my hand. the frets are bigger than my last guitar but i had no trouble switching, especially from 6 to 7 strings. trust me...youll love this guitar

 
5.0

Great guitar!

By Nulph420

from Killeen, TX

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I've been playing guitar for nine years. Bought this guitar when I was in Iraq, never had played a seven string or a schecter before. I can tell you, very impressed and a schecter guitar lover for life. Had this guitar for a year now and even with shipping to Iraq and back its still in fantastic condition. I use it with a Spider3 header and cab and the crunchy tones from it are awesome. Great guitar, try it!

 
5.0

excellent 7 string

By That Guy From That Place

from Pingree Grove

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Been playing this guitar for over a year & have loved every minute of it. Great sustain, perfect balance, killer looks (the string-thru body is a nice touch), ringing sustain and a pure tone that sounds just as good clean as it does overdriven.The longer scale length feels very natural for a 7 string, and the body feels much more solid than Ibanez's version. Pair this guitar up with a set of Ernie Ball Power 7 strings and you'll have trouble putting it down.Fantastic guitar, definitely worth the price.

 
5.0

Great Deal On Fantastic Instrument

By stanger432

from San Diego, CA

I started to get the craving for seven-strings after watching Korn and other such bands and hearing their sounds. So I went down to the music store tried out the Hellraiser, and immediately ordered this badboy (mostly for its bat fingerboard). The sounds that come out of it are amazing, and I've played it on all kinds of amps. This thing beats the Hellraiser hands-down, and is worth every penny.

 
5.0

The ? Damien vs Ibanez 7...

By MulletMan Rock Star

from USA

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Ok my review is this vs the RG7321 since there the most popular "entry level" 7 strings and both are good. I own both Ibanez and this Schecter. I like the Ibanez neck feel better since it's a really thin shred neck. How ever I like the longer scale of the Schecter which is way better for down tuning. Both bodies are basswood. Not my favorite wood tone as I prefer mohogany(the damien elite and hellraisers are mohogany) I love the RG body shape but it looks a bit dated so I give the schecter the win on style as well. The schecter has better tuners which are grovers and work great even in drop G. Ibanez has cheap no name tuners but they work well. Pick up's The schecter has EMG HZ(passives) I didn't like em and didn't play more than 4hrs before I got a EMG 81-7 which sounds soo good even with a lot of tube distortion from my Mesa & Krank amps. Ibanez's use passives too but are routed for dimarzio passive 7 string pick ups so no choice in EMG actives unless you route the body. I put a dimarzio D-Activator in my Ibanez and it sounded better than stock but the schecter with EMG 81-7 blows my Ibanez still. So basically my summary is if you like active pick up sounds and willing to slap a active in the schecter(so easy with the plug in play new EMGs) and you want a long scale for down tunings the schecter is awesome! Mine is a older made in Korea Daimen but specs are same as current ones. Best value for 7 string...I have a 6 string hell raiser c1 and schecter impressed me with that as well. Ive owned other brands and schecter overall seems pretty good value like how other brands were in the late 80's

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5.0

Awesome!

By Jared-66bxH

from Arkansas

Really awesome. I got mine used, 200 dollars cheaper, and the only thing wrong was a broken tuner, and a chip in the paint on the headstock.I put in a new tuner, and colored in the chip, and BAM, I have one awesome guitar. I've played a lot of guitars, but this is by far the best 7 string I've played. I love Ibanez and all, but this beats the RG7321 by miles! The neck is smooth, but it's a bit thick (Which I honestly prefer to wafer thin necks), and the pickups SCREAM. I tuned mine to A standard, and I'm chugging away all day long.If someone stole this, I would hunt the thief down to the ends of the earth to get it back.A really good price for an AMAZING guitar.

 
5.0

THANK YOU!

By flipp26

from Chicago

My girl got me this guitar and at the time I had no idea about 7 strings. It's been about two years now and I cant stop playing them. I own 2 7strings now and both are schecters. Amazing guitars. I recommend this guitar to anyone learning or already playing seven's they handle low tunings amazingly I never go out of tune and the neck is great. No problems at all. Go try one out now!

 
5.0

From B on down

By thordendal10

from Virginia Beach

This guitar sounds great. I just got it yesterday. I plugged it into my line 6 spider III and wow. These two sound great together. I tune from a low F to Bb and it sounds great. It looks cool, too. The baritone scale definitely helps with detuning the guitar. You can change the tuning to Bb and still use standard guage strings on top. i reccomend the ddario 68 baritone set on bottom.

 
5.0

Amazing 7 String

By Kabutops

from Rocky Mount, NC

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I got this guitar today for christmas and let me say, I have never owned a more precise invision of the guitar I dreamed of owning. This is a great guitar for a first 7 string to a Advanced 7 string player. The emg's sound amazing in both dirty and clean settings. And the sustain from the string thru construction is incredible. The only problems I had were that when I got the guitar the tone knob was loose and my neck pickup was not wired properly, but I plan to get this fixed soon. Either way this is my favorite guitar of any I've played, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a cheap, great sounding 7 string.

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