-I looked at an Epiphone Les Paul and another Schecter. I didn't choose Epiphone because when I saw the price of a Schecter and Epiphone and the quality it was hands down Schecter to win. I spent 450 and felt like I stole it from Schecter. I was looking at another the C-1 plus, and picked The 006 elite for its looks with only one fret marker on 12 and pick ups S/H, and comfort factor.
- I would not but another one. I would Find the bastered that took it and use that Epiphone I was looknig at to beat them into the ground with.
-Better if it had more nobs. O\Two not one volume. active puckups too. And the head stocks logo for dimond series witch looks kind dumb.
- Favorite things about it. The color black cherry with flam maple. The silver humbucker cover I put in. HOT! The no fret markers HOT HOT! And the small body style. HOT HOT HOT!
- Worst things are the dumb dimond series logo on the head stock (looks like it was writen with someone's foot)And that its not through body stinging (but alows for faster playing)
Model Year: 2002
Price: $450.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
-Wood carved in Koria, but guitar asembeled in USA. -Mahogany with figured maple
-24 frets Jumbo w/ 6 strings two dimonds only freat marks on 12th fret for The Dimond Series
-One Volume, One Tone, 3 way toggle
-Two pickups Single Neck, Humbucker Bridge
-DiMarzio Super Distortion Humbucker in bridge w/ chrome wax potted coverand a Carvin TB60 in neck (black)
-Black Cherry Flame Top w/ black hardware black head stock
-Double cut away strat style with cut horns short body
-Tune-o-matic les paul type bridge
-Grover Tuners that came with it non locking black.
- I play with my strings just above my "BUZZ" mark. Witch is still low about 2.5mm i think
- IT efeects it tremendisly. In a great way though. Painted to match the body so you get tight grip. The one draw back about all painted necks is that you get grip. So you need to work on finding you way to solo the best cuz you can get a little palm sweat and some grip with it. But after 2 weeks you won't mind it, or notice.
-It is a contender with Fenders, Jackson, and dare I say it... B.C. Rich. Ha.
- Flaw include wasting all your free time on loving this beautifull insturment of toneal quality and curves to kill.
- use a Triumph 60 amp head produced by Peavey. Tube Hybread. I play through a crate 212t combo with on borad effects like reverb and delay. it sound crazy the idea I know, but it sounds great. Turn crate on clean, and settings to 5 and use the crates volume with the heads on 10 so you can get the tube pushing sound at bed room volume. I am soon ordering a mesa/boogie cab with 4 black shadows.
-I play types of music like Rush, Zeppelin, Tool, Foo Fighters, 311, Primus, Faith no more, Fugazi, Dream theater, and clean blues rythems.
- Play any thing you want on this and it will sound Great, but it is built for harder things. Heavey wood and ceramic magnets in the pickups. Rock is its berth purpose.
-Full sound with the not the stock but new pickups. Can also use the tone nob if you want to cut some highs or add some.
-The sound it right up there like I said before. Rich lows and just enough highs. Not so much mids.
- Can get feed back is you hold guitar derectly to amp and blast full volume. Also in some situation if facing the speakers. No hum.
- 10 stage / 10 studio. Beutifull looks and beautifull sound.
- I have NEVER broke a string on this beast. I can not say that for many guitars. Keeps up with whatyou dish out. 10/10
-I never needed to ajust it. CJust the string hight when I change strings and move my bridge, and after screaming cuz I had it just right before. fix it again. no "buzz"
-I had a faulty volume know when I bought it (always try every thing at quiet and load voulmes when you but it). Fixed it no problem, cuz it was still under warenty. Took it to G.C. cuz I didn't fell like doing it my self. few days and I got volume control like warm butter. all hardware will out last the age of the earth.
- you could tune it in Miami and take a flight to the north pole and take it out of its slumber and rock out with out ajustment.
I was looking at a Les Paul Standard, and a Fender Showmaster but the fact was is that when I saw and played this guitar, I fell in love with it. I'd buy it again if it were stolen, no doubt. The only improvement I could see would make this piece better than it is is regular Seymour Duncans right out of the factory.
Model Year: 2000
Where Obtained: Hesse Music
Set maple neck w/ rosewood fretboard on a mahogany body w/ flamed maple top. 24 jumbo frets. 1 volume 1 tone control. 2 pickups (S/H). Pickups are Duncan Designed. Finish is transparent black cherry. Double cutaway (Strat) style body. Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece. Grover Tuners. Hardware is all black.
Action was a bit high when I got the guitar, but with a little adjustment, it's right where I like it. Finish was flawless which is amazing seeing it was used. Plays like my lead player's Les Paul, but with a slightly thinner neck. Just a note tho, beginners that need the fretboard markers (inlays) would best to not get this guitar considering that the only markers are at the 12th fret. A friend of mine tried playing it and was completely lost)
Use 70's Peavey Musician and DOD FX 55c Supra Distortion. I play all styles of music in the band I am in, country, rock 50's thru now. This guitar gets me through all of that nicely. The sound is great with the current electronic and the only problems that are noticable is the single coil hums when all by itself (surprise surprise right)
I gig with this guitar once a week without a backup and it holds up quite nicely. Haven't needed to adjust anything since I first bought it. The intonation stays in, and it rarely goesd out of tune (cept when people feel the need to hold the bar door open for a half hour when it's 10 degrees outside =P)