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Dave Sloven

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Schecter C-1 Blackjack ATX
« on: October 10, 2019, 11:00:33 AM »
I purchased this guitar recently to replace my Epiphone Explorer as my live backup for my Schecter Stiletto 6-FR (fitted with an alnico Black Hawk set).

It comes with a Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackout set but compared to the Black Hawks they sound dark, compressed, and a bit muddy in C Standard through the crunch channel of my Peavey JSX.  Maybe my strings (11-56) are part of the reason why I find these Blackouts too dark but I like them with the Black Hawks in my other guitar.

Other features on this guitar are Schecter locking tuners, a TonePros bridge, and a GraphTech TUSQ XL nut, all standard on this guitar.  I have fitted a DiMarzio ClipLock strap, that's been the only mod so far.

I've recently ordered a second alnico Black Hawk set for this one, plus a Jenson capacitor, two 550K CTS short shaft pots, and a 500K CTS push-pull tone pot, and I will also fit a CRL 3-way selector switch, a mono Switchcraft jack, and all new wiring.

Here are some photos of it as it currently is.

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Re: Schecter C-1 Blackjack ATX
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2019, 11:12:24 AM »
Nice one Dave. These are great value for money!
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Re: Schecter C-1 Blackjack ATX
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2019, 02:33:40 AM »
Nice one Dave. These are great value for money!

They certainly are!  I got this one from a pawn shop for AU$700, with barely a mark on it besides some of the 'black' on the black chrome hardware having worn off.  Would be even better value if I liked the pickups!  I've been spoiled by BKPs.  Bandmates didn't help by telling me that my Stiletto sounds much better than this one  :rolleyes:
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Re: Schecter C-1 Blackjack ATX
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2019, 07:38:29 AM »
nice one, I love Schecters though I sold my three, the SLS 7 active, passive and the KM7. Very solid instruments

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Re: Schecter C-1 Blackjack ATX
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2019, 06:22:35 PM »
I am also impressed by the Schecter Nick Johnston Trad., which is the cheapo version of his signature strat.
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Re: Schecter C-1 Blackjack ATX
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2019, 03:05:53 PM »
A quick update.  The alnico Black Hawk set is in.  I'm just waiting for some new Gotoh knobs to fit the CTS pots and then I'll post a good photo.  In the meanwhile here's a photo of the control cavity.  I had to drill a hole and remove a bridge stud insert to install a ground wire, as the ATX guitars don't seem to have/need them (something to do with the stereo jack etc).

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Re: Schecter C-1 Blackjack ATX
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2019, 02:40:39 PM »
Here you go, the finished guitar with knobs etc.

I have to say that the Black Hawks look killer in these Schecters!

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Re: Schecter C-1 Blackjack ATX
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2019, 08:42:04 AM »
Here you go, the finished guitar with knobs etc.

I have to say that the Black Hawks look killer in these Schecters!



Looks really much better Dave! I would name this baby The Blackhawk..
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Re: Schecter C-1 Blackjack ATX
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2019, 11:52:08 AM »
The BKP blade pickups really are gorgeous in the right guitar.
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Re: Schecter C-1 Blackjack ATX
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2019, 12:58:08 PM »
The BKP blade pickups really are gorgeous in the right guitar.

In a modern axe they look fab!
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Re: Schecter C-1 Blackjack ATX
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2019, 01:05:54 PM »
They would also look awesome in an old Peavey T-60 with radiator covers.
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Re: Schecter C-1 Blackjack ATX
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2019, 04:57:59 PM »
They would also look awesome in an old Peavey T-60 with radiator covers.

Yeah, but the shape of the T-60 ...  :rolleyes:
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Re: Schecter C-1 Blackjack ATX
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2019, 11:38:52 PM »
I don't mind the shape of the T-60.  What I don't like is the warped pickguards they tend to have now and all of those chrome screws all over the pickguard.  I'd have a new 3-ply pickguard made and fit it with black screws so that they would be less obvious.
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