Schecter KM-7 (Keith Merrow) Signature Thread

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by MikeH, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. jephjacques

    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    Man this new design is absolutely killer. Might finally have to add a Schecter to my collection.
     
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    Idk, I expect an artist to talk about their signature gear. The same way that I’d expect someone I know who sells real estate or cars to occasionally check and see if I need a new home/car. It’s just pragmatic.

    Also the peeps who come on this forum tend to have some pretty great signature guitars.

    I’m looking forward to seeing a 6 string MIK in a store to try out. That blue/purple burst thing is hot. Love crazy colors.
     
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    I ust say, I finally tried a KM 7 II the other day and wow, it was amazing. Shame Im already sold on upcoming guitars I have on the way, if not this new one would be up in my list. Love that purple/blue burst with black hardware/binding. jsut beautiful. I might steal that finish idea if the day comes I would get a custom guitar. Love the finish and how it looks
     
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    Soya Poor person Contributor

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    Are you really basing your guitar purchase on nut material?
     
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    All of the EB compensated nuts are graphite anyway. He's just being cautious I think.
     
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    Great, thx for pointing out! Of course the material is not a deciding factor, but I have a habit of looking into the minute details. And let's be honest, the nut is an underestimated component of the guitar. I Look forward to trying the EB compensated nut!
     
  7. TedintheShed

    TedintheShed Retired bassist pretending to play guitar

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    UPDATE: Looks like I'll get an ETA for completion by the end of the week. I asked Sweetwater to reach out to Schecter to see of I could have a hand in choosing the top wood or maybe even a few pictures of the build progress.
     
  8. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    I reached out to my Sweetwater rep and they told me it would take about 3-4 months. That's way too long of a a wait for me right now, sadly.

    Hey Keith, any idea how many of these are going to be made? Are they going to be pretty limited?
     
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    I ordered my NJ through Sweetwater and ended up contacting Schecter directly through their facebook because I had a few more questions. They were extremely helpful and even sent build progress pics without me asking for them so you may have better luck removing the middle-man. Everyone at that company I've talked with has been so genuine and ready to roll out the red carpet for a nobody like me--can't recommend that route enough
     
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    That's what they told me.initially as well, but now that the order is placed it won't be just an estimate.

    Considering these are basically Masterworks builds, that time frame is understandable.
     
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    Hey Kieth,
    One last question from me regarding the neck's on your sig guitars.
    Are the necks on the KM MK1 and MK2 identical?

    Thank you kind sir!
     
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    I'm a little jealous of people ordering their KM7s now… Hopefully KM6 soon-ish :)
     
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    Yes, same profile and fretboard radius
     
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    Thank you very much Kieth!
    Really appreciate the replies.
     
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    Current MKII with new fishman KM pickups arriving around June.

    Keith I have a question:
    In the video, I do not see the second selector (the one for the voicings). Do you know if it's still possible to select the 3 voicings of you signature fishman pickups?
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Man I really love the new C1 SLS Elites.... just wish they were a satin finish.
     
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    My guess is that they wanted to show what those would look and sound like with his new pickups. Hopefully they've thought of that. Depending on how these sound in demos I might put them in my ZH7B. I'll have to find someone local who I can trust to drill the hole for the extra toggle to make the layout like it is on the US models.

    Keith, I was just curious as to how you have these wired. Is the toggle to switch between the voice 1/2 and the push/pull for voice 3? Or is it the opposite of that?
     
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    Speaking of the neck, what was your inspiration in going with wenge/purpleheart for the neck laminates?

    Guitar looks sick, by the way!
     
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    The Fishman MKII guitar uses a push-pull to toggle between the 2 different humbucker voicings for both neck and bridge. It doesn't have the single coil mode. The MKIII has an added toggle so you can have those tones as well as a coil split mode. Adding a toggle to the MKII would get you that 3rd voice.
     
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    I've had a few wenge neck 7 string custom guitars in the past with a few different types of stringers in them. I really love the way wenge sounds, feels, and looks. Some builders use it in bass guitar necks a lot because of the way it translates low tones. It works the same way on an ERG. The lows sound really defined. I went with purple heart and maple for the stringers mainly because of the density and stability, but it also just looks super awesome.
     

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