Omen-6 review by Schecter

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  • Sound: 7
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 7.8 Good
  • Users' score: 8 (270 votes)
Schecter: Omen-6
5

Price paid: $ 300

Purchased from: Music City

Sound — 7
First off all these positive reviews are from people who haven't been playing very long and haven't really experimented with other guitars and tonal options. That being said it's still a very good guitar for beginners (definitely better than a Fender). The pickups are adequate, but not great, but as I already stated good enough for beginners. If this is your first guitar, believe me you're going to think that they sound great, but once you become more experienced with guitar and start listening to a variety of tones, you'll find that you need to make some modifications to this axe. I dropped in a Seymour Duncan Jazz in the neck and a Screamin Demon in the bridge and MAN did the tone drastically change. Volume knob one of the few parts I did not modify, does a pretty good job of cleaning up distortion. Tone knob, however, sucks. A lot. It seems like there are only two sounds possible with this knob. Really dull and flat or sharp and cutting. Not a very big deal to me as I usually keep the tone all the way up, but keeps the Omen 6 from being a more versatile guitar.

Overall Impression — 8
Overall, I would have to give this guitar three seperate grades. For a beginner Who's into hard rock and metal specifically, I would recommend this guitar in a heart beat. Everyone needs to start somewhere and this guitar would be a great start. From a more experienced guitar player's viewpoint, this would be one to avoid, unless you like doing modifications (which I do), otherwise, pay a little more and get a better with better tonality right from the get-go. Most importantly, from MY standpoint, I love my Omen 6. It's been a great Tool in teaching me guitar, and like me playing, my Omen 6 has undergone a natural evolution. I've replaced the strap buttons, tuners, pickups, and plan on replacing the bridge. In the state that it's in now, it's much more versatile now. So overall, a good guitar for beginners, and when modified, goes from good to great.

Reliability & Durability — 9
Other than the strap buttons, this guitar is one tough SOB. Mine's got it's share of dings and scrapes, but that's to be expected after 5 years of use. I've used this thing for everything, from practice to gigs. Pretty much taken to hell and back, and it's still alive. If you want durability, this guitar will satisfy that need admirably. Just make sure to replace the strap button. Believe me, that is the problem with all strap buttons. The constant pulling and tugging on them from the strap will cause them to loosen up. Using a straplock with create a much more solid hold.

Action, Fit & Finish — 7
Despite some of the previous reviews, this guitar could not have been manufactured in the US. Since the start of Schecter's Diamond series, the Omen 6 has always been made in Korea. That being said, the set up is done in the US. Set up was very well done. Action was good and the guitar was playable right from the store. Omen 6 did have one problem though. The strap buttons tend to loosen up after prolonged use. I've tried filling in the gap with wood glue, but to no avail. My advice, invest in a set of straplocks. It will prolong the life of your strap and keep your guitar from crashing to the ground mid gig. Again despite what a previous review has said, there is no bookmatched top on this guitar! It is a basswood body with a thick black or blue finish.

8 comments sorted by best / new / date

    A7XRemenissions
    Anyone here have the good 'ol Schecter C-1 or (c-1 FR since i cant find just a regular C-1), what do you think of it?
    MindDecay
    Schecter is a grat guitar maker. The Omen 6 is definately a great guitar for any guitar player. I purchased mine a little over a month ago and I love it. I for one mostly play heavy metal, Slayer, Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Metallica and I'd say the sound is great in my opinion. I only found 1 flaw when i bought it and that was the headstock was dented a little but no big problem. Although while playing through my 1-watt amp =D the cords got all tangled and pulled the amp down onto the guitar causing a chip in the lower part of the body..damnit. But great guitar, worth the price.
    the-onem1989
    to the kid that think they are emo guitars,1) your and idiot. 2) who the hell said they wanted the guitar for metal? nobody cares about your dean, the schecter can play blues and a lot of oter stuff aswell. i have the best model, the omen extreme FR and it can play a lot more than a dead ML or a vendetta any day
    liamm_schecter
    [that kid who said schecter are emo guitars that why pete townsend of the who used them i have a c1 fr a omen fr extreeme and the synyster and zacky custom models wouldnt swap any of them the best guitars ever n dean are only famous because of dime not any ohter artist so threre not even emo gibson are emo coz emo is sell out n schecter sure as hell dont do that
    skylinekid321
    liamm_schecter wrote: [that kid who said schecter are emo guitars that why pete townsend of the who used them i have a c1 fr a omen fr extreeme and the synyster and zacky custom models wouldnt swap any of them the best guitars ever n dean are only famous because of dime not any ohter artist so threre not even emo gibson are emo coz emo is sell out n schecter sure as hell dont do that
    liamm_schecter wrote: [that kid who said schecter are emo guitars that why pete townsend of the who used them i have a c1 fr a omen fr extreeme and the synyster and zacky custom models wouldnt swap any of them the best guitars ever n dean are only famous because of dime not any ohter artist so threre not even emo gibson are emo coz emo is sell out n schecter sure as hell dont do that
    liamm_schecter wrote: [that kid who said schecter are emo guitars that why pete townsend of the who used them i have a c1 fr a omen fr extreeme and the synyster and zacky custom models wouldnt swap any of them the best guitars ever n dean are only famous because of dime not any ohter artist so threre not even emo gibson are emo coz emo is sell out n schecter sure as hell dont do that
    dude schecters do sell out...thats becasue they kick so much ass that people wanna buy them
    WrathOscuro
    I have yet to find a Dean guitar I like. And I listen to stuff like Immortal, Cryptopsy, and Necrophagist. Schecter guitars are the best bang for your buck I've ever seen.. The Hellraisers are freaking beautiful.
    skylinekid321
    another to the kid that said schecter was emo and to buy a dean...first of all...dean headstocks are so bit and heavy it makes the guitar top heavy and hard to play. the only good jackson is the randy rhoads...and esp is an alright guitar and they are on famous because of alexi laiho and kirk hammet. schecter is the best. gibson is only good for rock and classic rock and no metal what so ever. so dude u need to get your priorities straight.