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Its been a week or so since I did a post on whats happening

on my guitar and amp purchase, things have changed since my

first welcome post on guitar for beginers.

Originaly was looking at the Washburn Idol 14 pack and a roland

microcube/cube 20x, and from there as I mention on a recent post

have laybuyed a Vox 30w Valvetronix and a vox footpedal.

in doing so my budget has blown out about $300, but all in all well

worth it.

This leaves the question of which guitar ?

The Washburn pack was still on my shopping list or a Cort x series

or a Yamaha Pacifica was also on the short list.

After more visits to various music shops, and much more research

on user reviews, I have now chosen the Schecter Omen 6, with a

very nice blue color to boot. Its $25 more than the Washburn pack

my budget has blown out again, but I think I have fell in love with

it.

Though its mainly a heavy metal guitar, it can be used for most type

of music, even though it might have a slightly darker tone compared

to a strat. the only negative part from the reviewers is that the

pickups should be changed to a better quality pups.

and some prefer a floyd rose, and some prefer a whammy bar

apart from that its been mostly thumbs up from the guitar forums.

your thoughts on my latest choice is most welcome.

I'll be interested in reading your comments

Thanks for your support

TigerKraw :smilinguitar:

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Thanks Everybody

Yes I do like the Schecter guitars, their more elite upmarket guitars

are very good eyecandy with some decent hardware attached to

them as well.

I've also been looking at 3 other models from Schecter but they are

in the next price range up.

Here are some pics

Schecter Omen 6 (the one I'm currently getting)

omen6pic2.jpg

The Schecter Omen 6 Extreme

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The Schecter 006 extreme

hr_006_extreme_bch.jpg

And Finally the Tempest Extreme

tempestextreme.jpg

Thanks for looking

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Time for another quick update

roughly 2 weeks to go,

another Schecter guitar has come into the

equasion, with a Mohogany body and Duncan pickups.

The Schecter Demon

Demon6.jpg

DEMON DETAILS ( Cut and Pasted from the Schecter Site )

CONSTRUCTION/SCALE: Bolt-On / 25.5”

BODY: Mahogany

NECK/FINGERBOARD: Maple/Rosewood

FRETS: 24 Jumbo

INLAYS: Gothic Cross

PICKUPS: Duncan Designed Active HB-105

ELECTRONICS: Vol/Tone/3-Way

BRIDGE: Tune-O-Matic Thru Body

BINDING: None

TUNERS: Schecter

HARDWARE: Black Nickel

COLOR: Satin Black (STBLK)

I'll be heading off to the guitar shop today hopefully they

Have the Demon in stock, along along with some of the extreme

models, that I've have not seen yet.

Will keep you posted.

TigerKraw

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Just got back from the guitar shop, a very happy man

I wanted to look at 6 schecters, mostly the demon, but it was'nt

available, then spotted the 006 Extreme with a free Hard Case

and that deal was too good to pass up. especially with a aussie

price tag of $229.

So all up Schecter 006 Extreme and Hard Case $549 AU

Vox Valvetronix AD30VT $399 AU

So I'm about $450 over budget in all, but I'm Happy I've got

somthing that I can treasure and enjoy learning on.

Thanks everybody for yourr help, next stage is to start learning and

practicing guitar.

ROCK ON

TIGERKRAW :yeahhh:

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Thanks Allthumbs

I'm glad I'm finally settled on one guitar.

I hope to do some lessons and post some pictures next week

and I still need to get some Headphones so I won't drive the

family crazy. though the first week or so I may be without an Amp

I will have to try one of those software driven PC programs that imitates a guitar amp, till the Vox Valvetronix arrives.

Take Care

TigerKraw

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Congrats on your decision and purchase. Sounds like you did your homework and didn't rush into it. Schecters are nice guitars. Have fun with your new aquisition.

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Yes I'm planning to do a bit of metal though I'm more hard rock

ac/dc pink floyd etc

I'm hoping the pickups on the schecter will give me some warm tones

without using distortion, with the coil tap feature or pickup selection

should allow me to do that.

I have read on the forums it can produce warm tones, though a bit

darker than say a strat, it should give me a reasonable amount of

music styles, though most Schecters are made as a heavey metal

guitars, it can cut it on a few other music styles.

another option, if this guitar is too metal for my taste, is to change

the stock pickups for a more brighter jazzier type of pups.

But at the moment, it will all be a learning and discovery process for

me. Starting from the very bare basics and many many hours

of practicing. I've always wanted to learn to play guitar most of my

life, and now at the old age of 47 and plenty of spare time, I want

that dream to come true, I realise that it will be a lot of hard work

and will test my patience, but I'm determined to see it through.

It will just take one small step at a time, and practice and practice.

And with the help from forum members here and the beginners guitar

lessons from this web site, plus the added help of doing guitar

lessons from a local tutor, I should be on the right track in learning

the guitar.

Thanks for your help and support, and I hope to be hanging out with

you guys on this forum for a long time to come.

Thanks to All

TigerKraw :smilinguitar:

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Time for another Update

Just a matter of days now, will have $500 saved up by tomorrow

night, and possibly an extra $100 by friday. was thinking of making an offer of $500 cash offer for the $549 Schecter 006 extreme & case.

Could be pushing my luck, either that pay the $549 and haggle for a guitar strap and stand. I see how it goes.

Still got $209 to pay on the Vox amp, at $100 fortnight to save looking at another 1-3 weeks of waiting. at least I can strum the guitar untill I can fully pay the amp.

All in all everything is going ok, just need to be patient.

Here some more pics, of what I'm getting.

Schecter 006 Extreme

006extreme.jpg

Vox AD30VT

voxad30vttop.jpg

Schecter Guitar Case

schecterguitarcaseempty.jpg

Thanks for your support

TigerKraw

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Thanks Hermanli

Yes I tend to go, for the more agressive looking guitar,

somthing to say about my personality I guess, If I had more

money would have went for a c1 hellraiser, but thats at least twice the money I'm paying now.

though next year I'm thinking of having a second guitar maybe a fender mexican strat or a telecaster.

Will post pictures soon, when the extreme Beast and Vox arrives :)

Rock On

TigerKraw :yeahhh:

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Yes, those aggresive, metal guitars are awesome. But the onl thing is...my RG got me kicked out of a community jazz band! Or I think thats why.

I'm going to get back into jazz soon, so i'm on the lookout for something more conservative but still with the *edgy* feel to it.

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Hermanli

Its a pity your guitar got you kicked out of the Community Jazz Band

They Don't appreciate aggressive beauty even if it fell on their heads.

I could just picture you doing some nice heavy shredding midway

through a Jazz song, that would be awsome. :)

Maybe a Black Fat Strat or a Telecaster with a Humbucker

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Hermanli

Its a pity your guitar got you kicked out of the Community Jazz Band

They Don't appreciate aggressive beauty even if it fell on their heads.

I could just picture you doing some nice heavy shredding midway

through a Jazz song, that would be awsome. :)

Maybe a Black Fat Strat or a Telecaster with a Humbucker

Or maybe an Ibanez RG320 (the one with the flamed maple top). Or perhaps a S470DX (it's good for metal, blues, jazz, even classical! But without looking too "extreme"). Or perhaps a jackson soloist (the ones that look less aggresive)?

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sounds like you have a few nice options

to get back into that Jazz Band.

are you planning to get another guitar soon ?

hoping to get mine somtime in the next few days

if my money comes through might try and make a cash offer tonight.

Wish me Luck

regards

Tigerkraw

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To cut a long story short, I can no longer get the free case deal

do to the error that it was for another unknown brand guitar

"Legacy", so I'm just about back to square one again.

at least by Saturday I'll have enough cash for either one of the

Schecter Extreme models or the Demon, but no hard case.

All in all by Saturday I should have a guitar, next week the Vox Amp

if not 3 weeks. a hard case 2 weeks after that.

hopfully I will be in a happier mood by Saturday.

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Sorry to hear their "deal" wasn't quite accurate.

Have them throw in a gig bag when you buy the guitar and deal with getting a hardshell at a later time.

Here I'd thought you already made the purchases. Good luck!

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Thanks Pchilson

I was gearing up to make the purchase, money was the only thing holding me back, now I have most of the money (rest of the money comming Saturday), was getting ready to at least put a deposit on it today. will try and find the original salesperson I talked to first

may be able to swing some sort of deal to my favour.

Meanwhile a new store is opening in Bendigo (Our Local City)

called the Music Man, no idea what brands are stock yet, but assuming there will be Fender Squire, Gibson Epiphone and Ibanez

If I'm lucky Schecter as well. will investigate opening day bargains

if nothing is there I will use your idea and try and get a free gigbag

with the Schecter I was originaly going to get.

Thankyou for you kind comments, I will let you know what happens tomorrow.

Regards

TigerKraw

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If it were me I'd get the guitar I wanted and not worry about the hardshell case until later. Gigbags do just fine for carrying your guitar over to a friend's house or whatever, and I don't store any of my guitars in cases at home - they're all out on racks. A hardshell case is nice to have, but far from a necessity IMO. The only time I'd be that worried about it would be if I had an extremely valuable (i.e. collector's item) guitar....something like that I would definitely store in a HSC.

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