#1
So, I went to the guitar store yesterday and went round trying a few things, so I bought this when I tried it out, strangely enough they had four of the Schecters in. I tried out ALL of them and this one spoke out to me and felt right, wasn't originally what I was after, but I tried out many things and I was there for three and a bit hours, just trying out EVERYTHING. Even the more expensive guitars, I just liked this one the best as it just felt right to me (And far better to play than my Gibson Faded V, mainly because I love the back of the neck)

So, I'm proud to present this to you guys (And I bet you're pleased I'm gonna stop making threads






So here it is. A Shecter, now. Judging from the artists who play Schecter (Minus Gary Holt) I never thought I would pick one of these up in a million years as they seem to be based around uber br00tz chug chug and that's not what I'm into at all. But what's interesting is, I played four of these. The only differences were floyd, colour and slight weight differences between them (All of which were these models) and even with slight weight differences between the non Floyded models. I could hear the differences. However, I'm not completely convinced it's all in the tonewood as the set ups were slightly different. But same strings (Asked the guy in the store)

I've never used Actives before, so this is really weird for me. I was in the store plugged it in and just thought "Woah" but the Blackouts sound a little organic to me, unlike a guitar with EMG's in it that I tried the same day. Though I was plugged into one of the little HT5 "Metal" amplifiers, which just provided me with the thought of "Meh" it sounded very flat and I don't think the EQ was very responsive at all, but this was without a boost and I didn't try it with a boost. But I'd like too at somepoint.

Also, it's heavy. It was the heaviest of the four that I tried, but it also sounds the meatiest. wonder if that's to do with the weight

Anyway, will give further thoughts later. Just got it home! Wanna play it for a bit first

Put down the deposit yesterday, only paid it in full today
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Last edited by Fisheth24 at Mar 24, 2014,
#3
I agree with you on your statement about Schecter players haha. But congrats. It looks beautiful.
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#4
Nice V man, congrats on the purchase. May the guitar serve you well and long.
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#5
Just had a thought! As it's an active system and it uses batteries on it, would I be able to perform an 18V mod on it?

Or is that an EMG only kinda deal?
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#6
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#7
Using it at a rehersal in a couple of weeks, I'll let you know how it goes with it. First time with Actives, so it's interesting. Haha
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#8
I own a Schecter Ultracure (Robert Smith model), and I love it! He's about as far away from br00tz as you can get, so I have no doubt that Schecter can produce some stellar 'non-metal' guitars as well!
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#9
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I own a Schecter Ultracure (Robert Smith model), and I love it! He's about as far away from br00tz as you can get, so I have no doubt that Schecter can produce some stellar 'non-metal' guitars as well!


Oh yeah, totally forgot he was on Schecter! Apparently Schecter started off making non br00tz guitars, then find they're way into doing it.

Not too up to date with Schecter history though!
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#10
Quote by Fisheth24
Just had a thought! As it's an active system and it uses batteries on it, would I be able to perform an 18V mod on it?

Or is that an EMG only kinda deal?

Yes you can do the 18v mod
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#11
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Yes you can do the 18v mod


Was reading online that it won't do much to the Blackouts!
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#12
Quote by Fisheth24
Oh yeah, totally forgot he was on Schecter! Apparently Schecter started off making non br00tz guitars, then find they're way into doing it.

Not too up to date with Schecter history though!

They still make quite a bit other guitars than what you typically see including acoustics. And I would hardly call my C-1 Classic a br00tz guitar.


Quote by Fisheth24
Was reading online that it won't do much to the Blackouts!


Yeah my research showed that as well, alot of people think it makes them worse. I just picked up a set and really prefer them tho my 81/85 with the 18v mod.
#13
Schecter started out making Fender and Gibson replacement parts then moved onto making their own guitars. Long story short, a few lawsuits resulted in Schecter headstocks to look like this:

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#14
Happy NGD.

I bought a Schecter for the soul purpose of playing '70s-'80s Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Never even thought of using it for the Broots. But I'll tell ya, it does what I want it to with flying colors. Anyways, I think Shecter advertises most of their guitars as Hard Rock oriented. I do know they are built to last a lifetime so you should get lots and lot's of enjoyment out of it.
#15
I can tell you this, I am now trying to sell a couple of guitars so I can buy one of the other ones too. Haha
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#16
Maybe i should try a couple schecters out...
Ive always seen it as LTDs or schecters, but you have changed my mind about them now.

Cuz that V is prettyyyy
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#17
That looks like such a tasty black metal axe right there... Congrats!
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#18
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Maybe i should try a couple schecters out...
Ive always seen it as LTDs or schecters, but you have changed my mind about them now.

Cuz that V is prettyyyy


I was suprised how two Identical models could play and feel so differently! Guitar Guitar has them in on Blowout right now.
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#19
Oh man, the last thing I need to see when I have the V GAS


Nice guitar man. Totes jelly
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Oh man, the last thing I need to see when I have the V GAS


Nice guitar man. Totes jelly


It's so nice. I'm selling my Deans for another one
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#21
Quote by Fisheth24
I was suprised how two Identical models could play and feel so differently! Guitar Guitar has them in on Blowout right now.


Ive only just bought my PRS from them...

This is gonna be expensive web lurking...

Edit.
£400!!


****.
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#22
Quote by Fisheth24
It's so nice. I'm selling my Deans for another one



Good luck finding somebody who wants a Dean


Don't look at me, I got my eye on one already...
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#23
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Good luck finding somebody who wants a Dean


Don't look at me, I got my eye on one already...




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#24
Hey I'd take a Time Capsule Cadillac or Z............


...I even have an EVO but don't tell anyone here, I have a rep to keep
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Hey I'd take a Time Capsule Cadillac or Z............


...I even have an EVO but don't tell anyone here, I have a rep to keep


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#26
Quote by Fisheth24
Yeah, I've got a Dimeoflame and a Warbird ML to shift


Good luck on that, you'd probably get rid of them quicker if you traded them to the store. I mean in my area Dean is not a big thing any store that carries them goes out of business.
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Quote by Fisheth24
Yeah, I've got a Dimeoflame and a Warbird ML to shift



No wonder you hate Deans.


God bless you, son.
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#28
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Good luck on that, you'd probably get rid of them quicker if you traded them to the store. I mean in my area Dean is not a big thing any store that carries them goes out of business.


How much would I get for a beaten up Dimeoflame? Not even £100 I'll call them tomorrow, see how much I'll get for them.
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