Schecter KM-7 (Keith Merrow) Signature Thread

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

  1. Patrickrussell2

    Patrickrussell2 Member

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    Well, called sweetwater who is willing to make the exchange for a new one but they aren't expecting one for 2 weeks.....
     
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    Have you contacted Schecter directly about it? I had some issues with the LTD ZH-7B I just got and my dealer (local store) is working directly with ESP to get it resolved.
     
  3. GuitarBizarre

    GuitarBizarre Listen to physics.

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    Honestly, I'm more forgiving of something like this than I am of say, the Iron Label QC issues.

    Something like this is one person making one mistake in an otherwise high quality operation. Everyone comes out the other side basically saying "Damn, that was silly. But the rest of the guitar was awesome and the fixed replacement is awesome too".

    Compared to something where the problems are smaller, more minor, but also more varied... that feels less like a "Damn, we screwed up", and more like a "They don't give enough of a damn, if they let this stuff get through routinely".


    I guess what I'm saying is, I'd rather a company made a mid-grade screwup on one particular bunch of guitars, and fixed it, than made a variety of low grade screwups and left it to the consumer to cherrypick from all of the guitars produced.
     
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    Spicypickles Sweeps & Mops

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    Being on the receiving end of either sucks, although I agree with what you're saying. In the end, buyer has a flawed product.
     
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    I have never seen any CROWNED/finished frets on any given KM and JL in my life :wallbash:
     
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    What song is Keith playing on the 7-string in that demo video? The riffage is f*cking mean :hbang:

    This was a problem with the JL a few years ago actually :lol:
     
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    Now you have...
     
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    kevdes93 Sassy

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    Damn, I'd return that right away
     
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    Huh.

    Well, after the PRS Zach Myers debacle a couple of years ago, plus what I've heard about the issues with the first 100 or so KMs (mark I now, I suppose), Imma stay away from the first batch or so of new models to come out of WMI.

    Not necessarily a knock against World Music, despite the interesting behind-the-scenes which have come to light, but it looks like there's a bit of a learning curve involved.

    My own MIKs are top-notch, but then again I've been lucky that WMI's had a couple of years of experience cranking out my particular models before I wind up indulging my GAS.

    Pity, too. Imma wait until next year before considering a KM7 Mk ii.
     
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    I wish mine had looked like that....

    Anyways it's going my back.

    And if the next one isn't up to par I'll be requesting my money back and looking for other options.
     
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    punisher911 blah blah blah

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    mod edit: while this is the seven string thread we really don't need another thread when a billion page one already exists for the model and the 6 and 7 string versions have been talked about here

     
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    The song Keith is playing on the 7 is called "Ashes of Lesser Men" :hbang:
     
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    The owner guarantees his is properly crowned
     
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    Nice. But unless it's a trick of the light is that lumilay not fully filled? Because that was one of the many reasons mine went back.
     
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    Latest update on my case. It sounds like sweetwater messed up and sent out all my replacements options out as new orders and gave a new eta of two more weeks.

    I'll reach out to schecter and see what they can do. Just immensely frustrating.
     
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    Sorry to hear this man, what a mess. I'm sure it will all be worth it in the end.
     
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    Man, I'm glad I didn't buy one of these MKII on the first run.

    Hopefully they get things worked out because that guitar could be killer if set up correctly.
     
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    The mkii 6 string I just got doesn't seem to have any issues. Haven't gone over it with a fine tooth comb, but nothing has jumped out at me yet.
     
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    punisher911 blah blah blah

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    ok. Inspection over... the fit and finish of the guitar is fine... however, there is a problem. Didn't notice it at first as it's a function I wouldn't normally use. When I used the coil tap, it's loud. Crazy loud. On clean it's not noticeable, but using the gain channel it presents a loud squeal/hum. Not talking 60 cycle strat hum either. LOUD. and yes, I have an ISP Decimator, that doesn't help this scenario at all. Leads me to believe there is a ground or some other wiring issue with the coil tap switch itself. Oh well, sending it back. I do like the guitar otherwise, but still happier overall with my SE 245.... which feels better and still has better fretwork.. strange considering they come out of the same building.
     
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    Well, to each his own, I personally wouldn't send back a guitar due to some ground issue that a tech could fix in 15 mins. As for the SE 245, of course it feels different, its scale is 1" shorter than the KM6 :D.

    As for the frets, how bad was the KM6 in comparison, where they properly crowned? KM6 has SS frets, so could that be a factor?
     

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