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Schecter Guitar Research Damien Elite-6 Electric Guitar
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The Schecter Guitar Research Damien Elite-6 Electric Guitar is fully equipped. It comes with an mahogany body with a quilted maple top and bolt-on ma...Click To Read More About This Product
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The Schecter Guitar Research Damien Elite-6 Electric Guitar is fully equipped. It comes with an mahogany body with a quilted maple top and bolt-on maple neck. The fretboard is smooth rosewood with 24 extra-jumbo frets and a compound radius for maximum comfort. The EMG active 81/85 pickups produce plenty of tone control and power. Black chrome hardware completes the list of appointments.
ROTOMATICS with 18:1 GEAR RATIO (102-18 SERIES) The original Rotomatic with an improved higher ratio gearing. The 18:1 ratio provides for finer tuning and greater stability. The finer gears provide smoother tuning and a higher degree of backlash elimination.
The most common fretboard, 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.
EMG Active 81/85 Pickups
One of the most popular EMG's the 81 is the one that started a revolution. Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the tone was designed with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high end cut and fluid sustain. Traditionally used in the bridge position, this pickup will make your leads slice right through even the densest mix. When used in both neck and bridge positions the sound can only be described as blistering. Recommended pairings include the classic 81/85 setup.
Maple has a uniform grain, it's strong and stable, and it has less reaction from environmental changes than other hardwoods. Its tone is highly reflective, and focuses more energy onto the body wood. Maple transfers a bright tone to the body which complements the warm tones of a mahogany body.
- Bolt-On construction
- Mahogany body w/Quilted Maple
- Maple neck
- Rosewood fretboard
- 24X Jumbo frets
- Abalone Gothic Cross inlays w/ Stained Cross at 12th Fret
- Black Multi-Ply bindings
- Grover tuners
- EMG Active 81/85 pickups
- Vol/Tone/3-Way Switch
- TOM w/Thru-Body bridge
- 25.5" Scale
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- Fit and finish
- Good Feel
- Good Pick Up
- Good Tone
- Great Weight and Balance
- Solid Electronics
- Very responsive
- Rock Concerts
- Small Venues
Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Damien Elite-6 Electric Guitar:
Super Strat style axes attempt to create more tone and response with their own unique voice, power is an essential in this mix; the EMG 81/85 actives do fit this need, but their response is not super over driven like some might expect, no rather their great strength is in response, touch and sustain, as well as string balance; you might call them a Hi-Fi pickup and in many ways are mostly neutral in their voicing. BUT, when over driven into the proper amp designs they become tone monsters, and do handle hi-gain feedback issues surprisingly well. However, follow along now, the EMG's want to be set in wood, large chunks of it, the more massive the better, we have auditioned them on slender light weight body styles and came away very disappointed, the tone and response were OK, but no real bottom chunk and a somewhat muted mid range, yeah the amp EQ's help but it becomes a push to get the sustain and crunch that we are so accustomed to. An exceptional shredder guitar needs a full size, and weight, body of suitable tone wood, like mahogany of course!. So what am I saying in this little lecture, just this, the guys in design at Schecter know this and have built the D Elite to these standards, see the thicker physical dimensions of the Damien, different than many other offerings, even in the Schecter line, the result is a balanced tone with great response, no extra EQ fiddling is needed to bring in the thicker modes of metal and hard rock. Skipping ahead, the neck is a work of craftsmanship, let not your soul be troubled that it is a bolt on, that is simply not an issue with the overall construct, and the wider taper above the 12th fret will do most modern drop tune styles with ease, no fighting to fret those tricky riffs, some room to move there, plus this added necked dimension keeps the added stress of heavier string tension in check, and tuning is an added benefit, its just a win win scenario. In conclusion, the D Elite is truly a great affordable shredding machine!