...until they gave me a new blackjack atx c-7.
my band has been talking to a bunch of companies as of late, trying to get our endorsements figured out for our upcoming tours for the rest of the year. ibanez was initially going to give a great deal, and then completely changed everything they were willing to give us when it actually came time to get our guitars. needless to say, we were rather frustrated with ibanez for not being near as cooperative as they made it seem like they were going to be, so we decided to move on.
after talking to more companies, the idea to play schecter came up, since some of our good friends bands work with them, and seem very happy with how they treat their artists. the inner jackson/ibby fanboy in me immediately went , but we decided to see what they had to offer anyway. schecter ended up being willing to give us WAY more than any other company we talked to, so we decided to get some guitars and see how we liked them. we stopped by the schecter factory in l.a. two days ago, and we picked up our loaner guitars to use until we get our actual order.
i must say, my guitar is awesome! i never thought schecters were terrible, so much as they just felt a little bulky and awkward to me, and didnt play near as well as my jackson dkmgt. i could just never see myself owning one, or even playing one for a long peroid of time. however, now that ive tried this blackjack at our hometown show last night, ive absolutely fallen in love. the awkward feeling that i got every time i played a schecter is completely gone with this guitar, and after some tweaking, it plays sooooooo smooth. i didnt get a chance to play it through my amp until the sound check of our show last night, but my jaw dropped when i played the first chord. i loooooove love love the blackouts in it. the low f# we had it set up to sounds insanely heavy, but was crystal clear, no matter what i was playing.
my inner jackson/ibby fanboy is pissed, but im in love i only hope that my actual guitar sounds a plays as good as this one does. if so, i can easily see myself playing schecter for a loooong time
I really miss that guitar. I had the matte black ATX C-7, and had to sell it and my JSX to fund a surgery for my pooch.
Enjoy it, it's a sweet guitar. Congrats on the band doing well too; pretty awesome stuff.