Jackson WR7 vs Schecter JL 7 FR

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by Thrusher, Feb 5, 2019.

What guitar would you choose for metal?

  1. Jackson WR7 (Dave Davidson)

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  2. Schecter JL 7 FR (Jeff Loomis)

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  1. Thrusher

    Thrusher New Member

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    Hey guys!

    I am looking for my first 7 string guitar with FR. I can't live with out Floyd Rose :)
    I don't know what guitar is better Schecter JL 7 FR (new version) or Jackson WR7.

    Jackson have amazing Warrior look but I found no information about quality of this guitar.
    Some on you said that Pro series from Indonesia have QC issues.
    On the other hand Schecter is great too. I play metal but I like playing really on clean.

    What guitar would you prefer? Maybe you have one of those and can share your opinion?

    ps. sry for bad English. I will improve this in time :)
     
  2. Iron1

    Iron1 Old School Blacksmith

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    I'd select "other" and state I'd have to play them both. My gut would lead me toward the Jackson, but either one could have a blemish or QC issue that puts you off. If you have the ability, sit and play 'em both, then decide.
     
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  3. The Spanish Inquisition

    The Spanish Inquisition Unexpected

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    Another thing that I've found is that body shape correlates with your own body shape. If you're a big dude, most shapes work. If you're smaller however, never go for big body shapes.

    That being said, never held the Jackson, but the Schecter is a solid piece of working gear, used to have one myself. Wasn't fond of the quality of the tuners, but it was decent. I do think they are quite pricey. Jackson Pro series as well, but better value for the price.
     
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    Desolate1 SS.org Regular

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    I have the WR7 and it is an awesome guitar. The only issue mine has is a minor cosmetic issue where a small spec of body paint leaked onto the neck. It does not affect how the guitar plays and is only visible if you really stare at the guitar at a certain angle. The two guitars you are looking at are quite different. The WR7 is a extreme shape, mahogany body, maple neck through with a 25.5" scale. The JL-7 is a strat shape, ash body, maple set neck with a 26.5" scale. If you are looking to tune much lower then standard I would lean toward the JL-7 or any guitar with an extended scale. I tune my two standard scale 7's to A# and my 26.5" scale 7's to G#.
     
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    xzacx SS.org Regular

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    I don't have any Schecter experience, but I'll co-sign the WR7 being a great guitar. Only downside to me is I don't like flattop WRs/KEs/KVs/etc just from a comfort standpoint. I don't think it's terrible on a WR, just because there my arm hits isn't like the worst position, but I still prefer the normal beveled edges. I've played a couple though and been really surprised by how nice they were. If there wasn't a Custom Shop version out there (that I'm determined to hunt down eventually) I'd have bought one by now. I've seen some for pretty good prices used lately too.
     
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    Mathemagician SS.org Regular

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    Do you want one of the raddest 7 strings ever, or a more traditional shape?

    Specs like material and scale length are up to you. Quality will be solid on both so I say WR seven on looks alone since I don’t tune below B standard anyways.
     
  7. Thrusher

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    Thanks guys for the answers! I am unable to test those guitars that's why I must rely on opinions.
    For shape I am used to play Jackson Randy Rhoards USA from 1991 for like 10 years now.
    I think Warrior for this would be more comfortable that strat but I don't have any guitar shop that have any of those guitars.

    For the tuning I did't decided yet in what tunings I will be playing but bands I want to cover are Nevermore, Obscura, Trivium, Alluvial.

    2:3 for Jackson. I thought more people would like Schecter JL here :)
    Guys I want to really thank you all for your opinions!
     
  8. FetzEgemony

    FetzEgemony SS.org Regular

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    i don't have any experience with the WR7, but i have experience with the warrior shape, and i have to say that , despite the look, it's a very comfortable guitar! both when playing standing / sitting and in classical position.

    that being said, i had a JL WR 7, the newer version and for the price i paid (you can find used one pretty chep on the internet) it was an AMAZING guitar. i ended up selling it because i was "not really feeling it", but man, that was a very big mistake i did.


    also, as far as i know you have to consider the Jackson is a 25,5 scale while the Schecter is 26,5.
    that's the reason i didn't pulled the trigger on the wr7 yet. can't really enjoy 25,5scale guitars anymore
     
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    Jujex SS.org Regular

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    Played both, Jackson 100%. I'd own one by now if I it wasn't for some car troubles this past year.
     
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    Wr7 doesn’t have bevels, my only complaint about most guitars...
     
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    JL7 for longer scale, maple fretboard and stainless steel frets. Also, if you want to carry the WR7 around, its case will probably be substantially larger than that of a superstrat like the JL7.
     

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