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ZakJenkins
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09/18/2007 1:27 am
So, I'm about to get a new guitar, mebbe, but my budget's really low. Like 300$. So I was looking at the Schecter Damien 6. Or the Omen 6. Any inputs on that?

I want something that'll handle hair metal, but can play a mellow solo, and pop some blues when it needs to.

Not sure what I should get, feedback would be nice.
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09/18/2007 1:51 am
I have the C1 Classic myself. With Schecter, you really get bang for your buck. The Omen has designed by or Schecter brand pickups which aren't the best, and won't give you the range your looking for. You could swap them out for Some Duncans or EMG's. As for the Damien, I had a bad experience with an EMG H4 pickup in the bridge, but everyone is different. I'd give em both a go, I know Guitar Center deals them so take a ride over and see what you like.
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09/18/2007 8:46 am
I think in that price range, Schecter is hard to beat. I think they're just built better than the Epiphones, Ibanez, Fender/Squire, etc that compete with it. I tried to talk my friend into buying one (can't remember the model but it was about $400) instead of an Epi Les Paul but he had his heart set on that Epiphone. I wouldn't tell him to his face, but I think the Schecter was for sure a superior guitar! Another friend has a C1 Plus - also a great value, albeit a little more expensive...
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09/18/2007 4:09 pm
I own a Omen Extreme FR and I've been happy with it so far. For the money it's a good guitar.

Like it has been said, not the greatest pickups.

I took a shot when buying it since I had never heard of Schecter but I'm not disappointed. I pretty much bought it for the neck, it feels great for me.
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09/18/2007 6:00 pm
I bought my 7 string shecter in an impulse... I love the guitar, it's a bit heavy (cause is an older model, new models are not that heavy and the headstock is killer), but the have a great value for the money.

For metal is a great guitar, as others said... yep not the best pickups but that you can fix later to start they are OK, you should check them out give then a try and decide for yourself.

Bottom line good guitars on a budget and you can customize it when you get some more cash.

In my opinion go get one.


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09/18/2007 6:22 pm
As far as pickups go, the high end models have Duncans and EMG's and are great stock. Mine has a Jb in the bridge and a 59 in the neck and it does great for metal and mellow. I would like a little more bite though.
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09/18/2007 11:54 pm
Yeah, I heard that JB's are the way to go as far as getting a great soloing timbre.

Thanks for the input, I'll probably get a Schecter and replace the pickups at a later date.
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