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Old 06-20-2013, 03:19 AM   #1
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Schecter Omen opinions?

Simple question: Always fancied a Schecter guitar, an acquaintance offered me a good deal of 180 for a relatively new Schecter Omen 6 Extreme FR. Played it briefly and was going to go up later for a second play.

Any opinions or comments on this instrument? I'm not very up on my Schecters, but I've played a few and really enjoyed them.

I play mostly metal and other genres, usually using a Modded Gibson LP 60s Tribute p90 through a Blackstar HT Stage 60

Thanks very much
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:47 AM   #2
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I quite like them, from playing one in a shop it seemed pretty nice, planning on getting myself a thru body one myself soon. only thing is say is whether you want a trem? Also the price isn't too bad, considering they retail at about 330
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:58 AM   #3
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I quite like them, from playing one in a shop it seemed pretty nice, planning on getting myself a thru body one myself soon. only thing is say is whether you want a trem? Also the price isn't too bad, considering they retail at about 330


I think having a guitar with a term would be quite good, especially for metal. I usually oppose using traditional metal tools and that, so I have a more unique sound, but having a proper "metal" guitar might be quite good. I usually just use a whammy pedal, but it doesn't sound as genuine
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:11 AM   #4
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Wouldn't really be able to comment on the trem frankly, as i've never owned a guitar with one, but i've heard tuning can be irritating with them, you would probably be best suited to asking someone else about that.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:45 AM   #5
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I own a Schecter Omen 6 Extreme FR and it plays really good, the stock pick ups are quite good too.
Tuning a Floyd Rose can drive you insane but there are good Tutorials on YouTube.
And with the Coilsplit you can get brilliant clean tones out of it .

hope that helped.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:02 AM   #6
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If you're music commands a guitar that has a Floyd Rose then you need to get one. Personally, I prefer a more 'low-maintenance' guitar
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:11 AM   #7
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they're pleb guitars. if you're an angsty 14 year old metalhead (see: virgin) then get one.
thrashing about gayly with a schecter wont get you girls.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:42 AM   #8
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If you're music commands a guitar that has a Floyd Rose then you need to get one. Personally, I prefer a more 'low-maintenance' guitar


I would agree with you but it won't become my main guitar (low maintenance Gibson LP), ill just whap it out when I require a FR. I suppose you could say I might not really need one, but I've fancied one, and it's a very good price. Ill keep it in drop C, and adjust tunings with whammy.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:13 AM   #9
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I own a Schecter Omen 6 Extreme FR and it plays really good, the stock pick ups are quite good too.
Tuning a Floyd Rose can drive you insane but there are good Tutorials on YouTube.
And with the Coilsplit you can get brilliant clean tones out of it .

hope that helped.


That's great what do you think of the action? I thought it seemed a bit high, but it might just be that guitar
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:30 AM   #10
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decent guitar for that price as long as it not trashed. I had an older Omen 6 a while back, loved it bought several other Schecters because of that. Sold it to a buddy for way too cheap.....at least I still get to play it

Any they are decent guitars for the price, and for some reason they seem to loose a lot value when you go to sell them. You can get ones in really good/new condition for less than half of what a new one is. In my area a used c1Elite goes for $250-300....that's almost 60% less than new.

So bargins can be had, and not all Schecters have tons of flashy abalone. An omen is bare bones superstrat.
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That's great what do you think of the action? I thought it seemed a bit high, but it might just be that guitar

The action on mine was a bit high too but with a little adjusting you can get the strings so low it almost plays itself. The only real problem I had with mine was that the screws on the locking nut weren't the best while tightening it I took the head off.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:11 PM   #12
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My Schecter Omen-7 is somewhat of my beater guitar, and it's taking it well. In the year and a half I've had it, I've rewired it around 10 times (More switching options like coil taps, phase switching, etc), gigged ~25 times all the way from beaches to mountains (transporting in a soft case). I'd say it's a pretty solid guitar, especially when I got it used.
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:59 AM   #13
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Got the guitar, really liking it! It's getting it's gigging debut Monday (I know, who the **** puts a gig on on a Monday)
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:25 AM   #14
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you should think long and hard about whether or not really want a floyd rose. You can always block it I guess, but at that point why are you even buying the guitar.

also schecter guitars necks is like playing guitar on a baseball bat. I heard some people are into that but you know.

edit: ah, I see I was too late. How you likin that neck?
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:17 PM   #15
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I was in almost the exact same situation as you OP, found a lightly used non-trem version of that same guitar. I choose to buy it and have not been dissapointed, it's solidly built, sounds awesome (for the 175 I paid for it) and feels good to play on.

Then only thing that you may not like is that it is actually a fairly heavy guitar, but it's never been an issue for me. Keep in mind that I don't gig, so it could be different for you.

Whoops saw that you already bought it
Personally I love the thicker neck with this, a lot of other guitars make me feel like I'm playing a toothpick.

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Old 06-22-2013, 06:59 PM   #16
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Those Omens are built like bricks. With necks to match.

Sure, some of the other Schecters might have thin necks, but my Omen-6 had a seriously fat, round baseball bat neck. It wasn't for me and I sold it.

Still, for under $100 (used), it's probably one of the better guitars in its price range. Stays in tune and the pickups were muddy but not terrible.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:23 PM   #17
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I love my Omen 6 to death, IMO it plays better than anything else in that price range. That guitar is responsible for turning me into a Schecter fanboy.

Floyds really aren't that bad to deal with once you understand how they work and how adjustments are made. It's basically just a balancing act between string tension and spring tension. A well-made and well-set-up Floyd will hold tuning just fine when the nut is locked. The only real downside is that you have to pick a tuning and stick with it, because changing to a different tuning means you have to go through the setup all over again.
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:37 AM   #18
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you should think long and hard about whether or not really want a floyd rose. You can always block it I guess, but at that point why are you even buying the guitar.

also schecter guitars necks is like playing guitar on a baseball bat. I heard some people are into that but you know.

edit: ah, I see I was too late. How you likin that neck?


Loving the neck dude, I like big necks like that, because I have stupidly big hands, haha
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I love my Omen 6 to death, IMO it plays better than anything else in that price range. That guitar is responsible for turning me into a Schecter fanboy.

Floyds really aren't that bad to deal with once you understand how they work and how adjustments are made. It's basically just a balancing act between string tension and spring tension. A well-made and well-set-up Floyd will hold tuning just fine when the nut is locked. The only real downside is that you have to pick a tuning and stick with it, because changing to a different tuning means you have to go through the setup all over again.


The action adjustment is winding me right up, haha
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:41 AM   #20
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What're the pickups like? apparently they aren't too bad for stock ones.
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