Schecter Guitar Research 2011 Omen-8 8-String Electric Guitar-OLD  

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A fuller sound with rich harmonics.

The Schecter Omen-8 8-String Electric Guitar offers an unbelievable range of notes for the guitarist. Tuned to the pitches of F#/B/E/A/D/G/B/E the Omen will allow you to add a whole new dimension to your playing. The basswood body with 6-bolt neck joint provides a solid platform while the rosewood fretboard with 24 extra jumbo frets and the CTM-8 bridge promote sure-fingered playing comfort and super resonance. Schecter Diamond Plus pickups with overwound coils and a ceramic magnet produce an aggressive high output to push your amp over the edge. Made for crunchy rhythms and blistering leads. Perfect for drop tunings.

Tuners
These high quality tuners feature a classic design in a lubricated and sealed housing to protect gears for a lifetime of maintenance free playability. Details include a 15:1 gear ratio for smooth and precise tuning, removable knobs, threaded hex peghead bushing, and a 10mm diameter peg hole.

Rosewood Fingerboard
Rosewood is naturally oily, and works well for any surface that sees frequent human contact. The sound is richer in fundamental than Maple because the stray overtones are absorbed into the oily pores.

Diamond Plus Pickups
Diamond Plus Over wound coils with a Ceramic Magnet give this aggressive high output pickup the push that will send your Amp over the edge. Made for crunchy rhythms and blistering leads. Perfect for drop tunings. This pickup will cut through the mix with ease. Rockin' Single coil tone when Push-Pull knob is pulled up.

Features
  • Basswood body
  • Maple neck with 6-bolt joint
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 24X jumbo frets
  • Schecter CTM-8 bridge
  • Dual Schecter Diamond Plus active pickups
  • Vol/Tone/3-way switch
  • 26.5" scale

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5.0

Surprisingly Solid

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Comments about Schecter Guitar Research 2011 Omen-8 8-String Electric Guitar-OLD:

I ordered this at the beginning of the great blizzard that rocked the US, and this thing make it to Florida in fine shape. Much to my excitement even this lower level Schecter is labeled as set up and inspected in the USA, and it sure enough was IN TUNE when I pulled it out of the box. After it acclimatized to my warm house (this thing was ice cold in the box) I had to give a few strings a little tuning love but it was very minimal. I used to knock Schecter for having baseball bat necks, this guitar has a thin neck, not as thin as an Ibanez Prestige but it feels great and is rock solid. Frets are clean, level, and well filed. Volume knob is either screwed on crooked or I have a bent pot shaft. The electronics work fine without any noise, but I think I would be more satisfied with active electronics. The F# string is a bit quiet compared to the high strings, and your pick attack is very percussive and can drown out the note itself. All the other strings sounds balanced and resonate great. Action is very nice, and I find myself exploring the full breadth of the fretboard. I am still trying to tweak a good sound from my 5150 and TC Electronics G Major, but I am not certain if my gear can fully unleash the potential of this thing. the G Major has a very rough time tracking the notes on the lower strings, I don't think they thought anybody would be tuned below D when they made these units though. For the price, it really has no competition, though I think I may consider upgrading either to the Damien Elite 8, or switching to the Damien Elite 7. I love the longer scale, but I think I would be happier with EMGs, and having them come standard in a guitar is nicer than routing for a battery cavity.

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