Demon-6 FR review by Schecter

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.3 (46 votes)
Schecter: Demon-6 FR
3

Price paid: $ 477.58

Purchased from: Bahrain - Room 2 Rock

Sound — 9
I play with my band, Hybrid and we are usually hired to perform for private gigs, we perform for special occasions, outdoor events etc. So I have to play different genres, from heavy metal, rock n roll, melodic metal to blues, reggae, alternative, to dance, RnB, HipHop... Well you get the picture. I needed a guitar that would be versatile enough to handle all genres and I was really surprised with this guitar as it was able to take on any type of genre. My amp is a Roland Cube 30 and I use a Zoom G2.1U which for me is a perfect combination as the Roland itself can be very versatile with or without a pedal. Surprisingly this guitar isn't noisy at all, even at high gain settings the guitar doesn't make any unnecessary noise. My pedal has a Noise Reduction but whenever I use this guitar I only set the Noise Reduction to 3... 10 being the highest. The guitar of course suits well with metal songs which require that heavy distortion sound with a a nice crunch but in all in all if the sound is modified properly then it can suit any genre you play. When using the clean tone it has a very nice warm sound with a nice balance of lows and highs. In my band we play different genres each requiring different type of distortion, different type of clean tone and I have to say I have no trouble with this guitar, it really is versatile if you know how to set it right.

Overall Impression — 10
I've been playing guitar for almost 6 years starting off with only rock music then moving on to many other genres and now I play pretty much any genre. This guitar is a good match for my styles. When people get a first look at the guitar they would think "isn't that guitar for metal?", well it is but not only metal, it can go for any genre if its in the right hands. Basically my equipment are all amazing for their price, my amp is a Roland Cube 30 which has its own built in effects. My pedal is a Zoom G2.1U which is pretty small in size but big on sound, and its an amazing pedal for recording in my opinion. If this guitar were stolen or lost I would definitely buy it again but in time of course I might modify it a bit, maybe change the pickups to Dimarzios or EMGs. I could actually compare this guitar to some of the Ibanez models, to me the only difference they have is that the Ibanez Wizard necks are thinner and thicker which is also something that I like. I prefer the Floyd on this guitar which is the Floyd Rose Special compared to most of the Floyd on Ibanez, the Edge 3 or 1. The only thing I wish this guitar had is a Sustainiac. If it had one that would be EPIC!

Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar can definitely take on live playing and that was proven on the first day that I had it, where I did a gig immediately with it. That night my band and I played more than 20 songs, and the guitar made it through all of them without any problems. The hardware seems pretty solid and I think they would last for a long time. Strap buttons were screwed on well, but of course it doesn't hurt to check them before every gig. I would do a gig with this guitar only but the thing is my band and I play different types of songs which at some points require different tunings and tuning a guitar with a Floyd Rose should always be done hours before you do a gig so I usually need my other guitar for other songs... But if I were to do a gig where the playlist is set with d same tunings for every song then I would be ok with bringing this guitar only. The Satin Black finish is really smooth, seems to attract a lot of attention because there isnt much guitars with that type of finish... For now. The finish does attract dust easily but that isn't a problem that would make me wanna sell the guitar.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
When I bought the guitar I used it immediately for a show that I had on the same day, and I was able to do the show without any problems. I didn't use the Floyd on the show because I knew that the strings were kinda new so they would definitely go off tune if I abused the Floyd. After the show I only lowered the action a bit then that was it, everything else was fine, pickup height was proper, neck tension was just right. The only flaw that this guitar had was that I had to break in the strings for a while before I could properly use the Floyd which is natural for any guitar with a Floyd Rose. People always say that they have a lot of problems with Floyd trems, well those are the people that don't really understand how to use and SET UP a Floyd properly.

Features — 10
- Not sure what year it was made but it was crafted in Indonesia.
- 24 Frets X Jumbo with a 25.5" Scale
- Solid Top
- Basswood body w/ Rosewood fingerboard w/ Bolt-on neck
- Black Satin finish
- Strat style w/ Cutaway
- Floyd Rose Special Bridge
- Active pickups
- Vol/Tone/3-Way Switch
- Duncan Designed Active HB-105
- Schecter tuners
- mine came with a small cable which I don't really use, couple of
tools to adjust the string height and neck tension.

28 comments sorted by best / new / date

    blackbird51
    almost all 10s and you're playing through a Roland Cube..people need to stop reviewing with those garbage amps and effect pedals like the Zoom..
    relYquin
    zero_sith wrote: This is the same as Demon 7 Fr ??
    yea the only difference is the Demon 7 Fr is a 7 string, but other than that... the sound, quality, finish etc. are the same.
    Clervaux
    I dont care about the points you give, the review is nice and informative.
    Jake91
    Doublegun wrote: YOU PAID 500000$!?!?!?!?!?!?! HOOOOOLLYYY SHIIIIIT xD
    HA! he don't read well
    relYquin
    feathers632 wrote: Not enough 10's in this review. Disappointed. I won't be buying. Also it doesn't look like a 477,000 $ guitar. I have seen much better guitars in that price range. One I saw had lights and note names on the fretboard.
    and btw it doesn't cost 477,000 ) its around 480 dollars.. not 480 thousand
    relYquin
    feathers632 wrote: Not enough 10's in this review. Disappointed. I won't be buying. Also it doesn't look like a 477,000 $ guitar. I have seen much better guitars in that price range. One I saw had lights and note names on the fretboard.
    seems like you found a guitar thats good on looks . im saying this guitar is pretty good in sound for its price
    relYquin
    dalebfast wrote: Hey, good review! I would like to try this and see what I could get out of it, but I see a Strat in my future!
    thanks man! yea if u get the chance to try it you should, but of course.. you got your own taste so go with what you like. :]
    SamMetalGuitar
    i have this guitar since february 2010 and i f.uckin' love it, it definitely worth the money.you can play with it what genre you like, don't listen to that retard who said that he tried it and guitar center
    feathers632
    Not enough 10's in this review. Disappointed. I won't be buying. Also it doesn't look like a 477,000 $ guitar. I have seen much better guitars in that price range. One I saw had lights and note names on the fretboard.
    winterXsolstice
    I've owned one for about 4 years, things a BEAST. I play metal, rockk, blues ect... Does everything well
    dalebfast
    Hey, good review! I would like to try this and see what I could get out of it, but I see a Strat in my future!
    anhha3008
    blackbird51 wrote: almost all 10s and you're playing through a Roland Cube..people need to stop reviewing with those garbage amps and effect pedals like the Zoom..
    why u say Zoom pedal is garbage? no pedal is garbage, just the user
    relYquin
    blackbird51 wrote: almost all 10s and you're playing through a Roland Cube..people need to stop reviewing with those garbage amps and effect pedals like the Zoom..
    hahah people got their own taste man. Im pretty impressed by the Roland cuz its a really good practice amp FOR ITS PRICE, and possibly also good for a gig depending on how the performer uses it.
    ibanart300
    I have this guitar and agree I play different styles of music and this guitar can do it. It feels comfortable and has great tone because of the Duncan clone pick ups. I especially agree with his comments on setting up a FR. I've seen so many people advise against getting a FR but really if you take the time to learn it properly it's a piece of cake.
    relYquin
    Most_Triumphant wrote: tried it at Guitar Center, it cant do any genre
    yea well what i mentioned in my review is that this guitar can be versatile if it were in the right hands, with the correct modifications in your pedal as well.
    theshadow180
    blackbird51 wrote: almost all 10s and you're playing through a Roland Cube..people need to stop reviewing with those garbage amps and effect pedals like the Zoom..
    i have a Roland Cube 80x and its not garbage at all its a really versatile and effective amp...may not be as good as a top quality marshall but thats because marshalls cost a bomb...the rolands at least affordable
    DecadenceBeyond
    This is a guitar I would like. Very good from the looked of it. I would really like a schecter sometime soon
    Doublegun
    j-falafel wrote: Doublegun wrote: YOU PAID 500000$!?!?!?!?!?!?! HOOOOOLLYYY SHIIIIIT xD hmm... that's true Four-hundred seventy-seven dollars and five-hundred-eighty cents, I believe, because if he paid $500,000 he would have used a comma.
    ole.moller.nielsen
    I have it and I love it. Originally, I bought it as a spare in case my Stratocaster broke a string. Now it is the other way around. I prefer the Demon 6 FR. The tone is full bodied and sounds great both for clean sounds as well as all ranges of distortion and metal. My only slight reservation is the complexity of string changing.
    j-falafel
    Doublegun wrote: YOU PAID 500000$!?!?!?!?!?!?! HOOOOOLLYYY SHIIIIIT xD
    Four-hundred seventy-seven dollars and five-hundred-eighty cents, I believe, because if he paid $500,000 he would have used a comma.
    GibsonMan321
    blackbird51 wrote: almost all 10s and you're playing through a Roland Cube..people need to stop reviewing with those garbage amps and effect pedals like the Zoom..
    +1, What the ****... But decent review otherwise.
    Bunters
    You play for Hybrid holy shit dude!! You do know that name is taken?