I would certainly buy this guitar again if it was lost or stolen. It's an amazing guitar and has never let me down, not even the feedback got in my way, as it was easily solved by turning the master volume down.
The guitar is noticeably better with the EMG's, but even straight out of the box it is amazing, it just performs, performs, and performs again, amazing, it truely is.
I really love the look and sound of the guitar, the only down side is I can't instal a whammy bar unless I change the bridge, which I don't fancy doing to be quite honest. It's good enough as it is.
All you need to know is that this guitar is amazing, and every guitarist should have one, as they're just so much fun to play, no matter what style you play. Amazing, all my friends think it's amazing too.
Model Year: 2005
Price: $250.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Sound Control
I'm not sure where Schecters are made, but I can tell you that the Omen 6 is excellent quality, especially considering it's price tag. The body is made from Bassword and the neck is a maple/rosewood combo. The 6 has a 24 jumbo fret neck, with, as the name suggests, 6 strings. It has a master tone, and master volume, so pretty basic and easy to use. It also has a three way switch for the two humbucker pick up that the guitar comes with, which are Schecters own, although, I have changed these for the EMG 81 & 85 combo.
The Omen 6 has the classic Fender shape, and comes in either walnut satin (the colour I chose), gloss black, or metalic blue.
The bridge and tuners, etc are Schecters own, and do the job perfectly.
The neck is well made and has made learning guitar easy, as I've only been playing for 10 month, my other guitar was hard to move around the neck, and I never really got on with it, that was a started guitar out of a Marshall starter pack.
When I was choosing a new guitar, I also tried a Jackson (although can't remember the model, it was 310 roughly), and Epiphone SG, and I preffered it all of these. The Jackson was a Flying V, and although they look nice, I don't get on with them as I like to sit down when I'm learning new songs and techniques, and that made it difficult, although it did sound quite nice. The Epiphone was nice, but a bit heavy, and I wasn't really blown away by the sound, on the other hand, it was fairly easy to play. The Schecter won because it's so easy to play, and it sounds amazing, the old pic up's were great, I only got the EMG's as a friend got some in his guitar and the transformed his already amazing Epiphone Gothic Explorer into a metal beast, and I just had to have them, they proceeded to do the same for my Schecter.
Since I bought it, I've also tried a Gibson Les Paul, and my friends Explorer. Not being a fan of Les Pauls, I prefer my Schecter, as it's what I'm used to. I found the Les Paul harder to play, and it was rather heavy. The Explorer was nice, I got on with that fairly well, and I am conidering an EMG equipped Explorer as my next guitar.
So far, I haven't found any flaws, it's easy to restring, sounds great, plays great, is light, and everytime I play it I fall in love a bit more.
It's an excellent guitar, I suggest you go buy one even if you don't need a new guitar. They really are amazing.
When learning new techniques and songs at home, I play the guitar through my old Marshall MG15CDR, and it sounds good, although the amp isn't up to much as it was cheap. It still manages to sound good, even through a cheap, basic amp. When at band practise or gigging, I play it through a Crate GFX(I think?)120w half stack, and the guitar sounds absolutely amazing through this unit.
Even with the original pick ups in the guitar, I always get an amazing sound for the music I play (which is mainly heavy metal, such as Metallica), it pinch's easy enough, and basically just has a VERY meaty tone to it, especially once I got the EMG's in it. They transformed the guitar, they turned it from great, to amazing.
The guitar, although more suited to heavier playing, can also cope with the majority of other styles, including Jazz, punk, etc. The sound through a distorted channel is meaty and dark, yet when through the clean channel is warm and full.
As I said previously, I have already upgraded to EMG's, this was mainly because I was jealous of a friend, but I was also told it would help with the masses of feedback I used to get at practise rooms, and it worked. Admittedly, as great as the old pick ups were, they suffered from a lot of feedback, I guess this is/was the guitars only flaw.
In all honesty, the guitar performs great recording and on stage, there's no noticeable difference no matter what you do.
I haven't noticed any reliability issues with the guitar yet as I've only had it for 6 months. It seems to cope really well with live playing, and doesn't need to be adjusted much. It doesn't come out of tune very often either.
All of the hardware is still fine, but then, I take great care of it, so I doubt Im going to get any issues.
I can't say I've noticed any difference in the changes of seasons either, it works well constantly.
It was very difficult to pick this guitar. Here locally
the guitar shop may have had one or two lefthanded
guitars but they were to large for me. Yes I could have
choosin to buy a righthanded one,but call me nuts
I wanted a LEFTY design!! I love everything about my
guitar, as I have heard and read " One must have
a relationship with the guitar. "
Where Obtained: Adirondack Guitar, Drum and Pro Audio - Online Store
CONSTRUCTION: Set Neck
BODY: Figured Maple Over Composite Oval Back
SCALE: 25 1/2"
BRIDGE: Diamond Piezo
BINDING: Body and Neck
FRETS: 20 Medium
ELECTRONICS: Piezo w/ 4-Band Active EQ
How can I compare. Its a great guitar,compare to
my sons Johnson 38'acoustic with the strings turned
around. With the neck being smaller I would say that
it is a plus for small people.(short arms and small fingers)
It plays great compare to the other that I played.
Iv only had my guitar for 2 weeks now.Everything
is in great shape. Not sure who will adjust first
me or my guitar.(laughin)