Although a passive EMG set, there’s still that classic active-style cut on all pickup settings. Of course, the fact that each pickup possesses a dedicated volume control makes this a versatile axe, and setting the neck pickup cleanly - even with a gain-soaked amp the tone is just fine - does give more potential for adding dynamics to songs and phrases even when away from your amp switcher…
The three controls are quite close together, which does make grappling for the bridge pickup’s volume, sited centrally in the trio, very tricky at times.
Pros: Admirable sonic performance; unusual and very cool graphic.
Cons: Cramped controls and dry fingerboard.
Verdict: The C-1 range is among Schecter’s most sought-after and this limited edition will prove very popular. Good marks for not hiking the price too far.