I posted in the "Schecter 2015"-Thread already, but I can't really find a guitar that fits to my needs. Perhaps someone can help me with my selection, since I'm crawling the internet for about 2 months now and want to finally order one. :/
So here is a list of features I want:
- stainless steel frets <- Want to try them since everybody seems super stocked about it.
- Floyd rose <- also never had a guitar with this system, but I think I would hate myself for not trying it, since it seems really awesome, when you have everything set up correctly
- pickups for deathcore/tech-death/prog but also some nice cleans
- thin neck for them shreds
- budget around 1500€ (for scale: jl7 costs 1300€ in germany)
As you can see all these features point to a JL7, but I don't know if I would be happy with a signature guitar. It's silly, but I feel like I would be fanboying jeff loomis, if I play that thing. It's like buying a 1300€ merch-article and wearing it on every gig. Nothing against Jeff Loomis, I love his music, but I don't want his name bound to me for this long, since I want this to be my new main-guitar. I don't know if I'm the only one being weird with signatures, but I can't really get this idea out of my head and it would haunt me for ever with this guitar
An alternative I saw would be the hellraiser hybrid fr, on paper it seems pretty much like a copy of the JL7, but without stainless steel frets :/
I will start with some rythm-playing, since I've not been playing metal for this long and I'm too slow for shredding (and because metal-rythms are awesome to play <3).
I never started playing metal cause I was in a indie-hardrock band ever since. I recently left cause I finally want to play my one and only genre and am practicing every free minute since.
So pickups should be great for rythms and great for leads. Perhaps I'm having to many requirements for my guitar, but at least I can dream, right?
Perhaps I will just buy the JL7, if there is no viable alternative, but perhaps somebody here has a better idea
many thanks in advance :P