Jeff Loomis leaving schecter?

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    just saw this on Facebook...
     

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    Dayum, Church beat me by one minute, hahaha
     
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    Oh hell yeah!!
     
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    Thank F*ck it's not Dean :lol:

    He does make that Kelly look small tho
     
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    Guess he got tired of waiting for Marty to bring the sig Kelly back too.
     
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    As saddened as I am to hear him leaving Schecter I think Jackson is a good choice.

    It also impressed me how many artists have sign on with Jackson in recent years. Glad they are making a come back.
     
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    Don't call it a comeback! They've been here for years. :lol:
     
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    You saw this where on Facebook?
     
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    Well in the Mid to late 2000s, after the Fender buyout, they did not have as many artists and they struggled to gain the recognition that the likes of Ibanez, ESP, and Dean were getting at the time. In 2011 or so Jackson slowly started gaining more traction, and since 2015 they have skyrocketed in popularity.

    More artists combined with having one of the better product line ups as well as a significant increase in their USA Made guitar quality is doing them well. My 2017 DK1 is the best USA Jackson I have ever owned.

    I also find it funny that since Chris Canella Left Jackson they got better. He also left ESP and they seem to be doing better as well. He is with Dean now so this should be fun.
     
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    I saw it on the Music Discussion by GP page.
     
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    Sorry, don’t mean to be dense...what is GP? Guitar Player magazine?
     
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    Never mind, found it!
     
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    No shit!? Haha. He got his wings? I wonder if this is why Nergal went from spray painting the ESP logo off his Custom Hex to a new sig?? Guess Canella is becoming a bit of a wrecking ball. Either way, the 2018 is looking way better for ESP than 2017.
     
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    Oh yeah he is with them now. I am willing to bet he might have been a reason for Behemoth leaving the fold. I am friends with Chris on Facebook. He is a super nice guy tbh, however I think sometimes his business ideas and what the market would want are two different things.
     
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    Well he certainly did not leave Schecter because the quality sucked. I always found it strange that his sig was not a USA custom shop.
    I have the luxury of going to DCGL regularly and those guys have sold every single brand of upper high end guitar I have ever seen. Guitars few folks know about from Jackson, Fender, ESP, Ibanez, EBMM...you name it. Some of them with price tags like sports cars. I am very lucky to have seen half of them.

    Either way, the USA Schecter guitars I have are the best playing guitars I have ever owned, and I have owned a bunch. If you talk to Jason at DCGL, he has seen it all over the years and was the #1 Jackson custom shop dealer for years. He no longer sells them but quality was never an issue with the custom shop...just some business reasons. But he will also tell you USA Schecters are as good a guitar as anyone has ever made in the modern era. This comes from someone that has 1000 quality guitars in stock right now...not counting selling them in the hey day of the mid to late 80's. I think DCGL has been (at one time or another) the #1 dealer of CUSTOM shop Jackson, Charvel, Fender, ESP, EBMM (technically not a custom shop), and Schecter. The opinions those folks have of electric guitars are far more valid to me than guitar shops springing up in the last 10 yrs or so. Every guitar there gets a set up before being sold...ask them which brands don't need work.

    Until I moved into Schecter I was playing mostly EBMM axis SS models for 6 string. Rock solid. I like the Ibby 7's more than the JP7s so those were my main playing 7's. Other guitars I owned were ESP lynch guitars because I always loved those necks...and I am more of a traditional body shape guy anyhow so the newer Loomis sigs did nothing for me.

    Point is, all of the guitars I still own that are not Schecter are quality items to me. But comparing things like staggered tuning pegs, hidden fret tangs, 5/8" thick maple caps....Schecter custom is no joke. Sure they have economy lines like everyone else, but even those seem to be better quality to me than most other brands...and the bitching always seems to be about the lower end lines in ANY brand.

    I am sure Loomis will be happy anywhere he goes but a true USA Schecter Loomis would have been something. He is a monster player and deserves his own model. And he needs to do what feeds his family so I get it.
     
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    The reference was probably too obscure... sorry.

     
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    Welp, that confirms it. I guess him playing that blue strat on Instagram was a hint after all. I was kinda hoping he would go to Ibanez but I'm really happy it's not Dean. Is that his sig in the picture?

    We certain this ain't some Photoshop work . .

    Love the end of that video. Get your ass upstairs and get that garbage out. Hahaha!
     
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    he is a free agent. he has to play something, this jackson is just what he played. no new
    allegiances announced yet
     
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    For anyone that missed my postings in the KM-7 thread, I bought a guitar from a seller online and when I went to meet them in person, it turned out to be Jeff Loomis.

    Jeff mentioned the parting with Schecter. I asked him if he had any other companies lined up and he said no, not right now. He said he's a "free agent." That was on Sunday, 1/7.
     
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    So there’s their big name hawking a Kelly. Good for him.
     

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