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Schecter Guitar Research Omen-7 Active Electric Guitar  

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Schecter's Omen-7 Active is supercharged with a pair of Seymour Duncan Designed HB-7 active humbuckers yielding the precision, attack, clarity, and s...Read More

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Premium tonewoods and active electronics combine on Schecter's Omen-7 Active.

Schecter's Omen-7 Active is supercharged with a pair of Seymour Duncan Designed HB-7 active humbuckers yielding the precision, attack, clarity, and sustain needed to cut through
today’s modern metal and rock mixes.

Maple neck
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 basswood body.

Rosewood fretboard
The most common fretboard, rosewood is naturally oily, and works well for any surface that sees frequent human contact. The sound is fundamentally richer than maple because the stray overtones are absorbed into the oily pores.

Duncan Designed HB-7 active pickups
The HB-7 is a seven-string version of the HB-102 set. The HB-102 was modeled after Seymour's favorite humbucker combination, the USA-made SH-4 JB bridge and SH-2n Jazz Model neck set. Like the HB-101s, these pickups also use Alnico 5 magnets, but have a hotter winding spec, based on the world's most popular "hot-rodded" humbucker.

Schecter tuning machines
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.

TOM w/thru body bridge
Classic design Tune-O-Matic bridge with a Schecter 'String Thru' body tail, for added string tension, sustain and clarity.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Basswood contoured body
  • 26.5" scale bolt-on maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 24 X-Jumbo frets
  • Pearloid "Semi-Goth" inlay
  • Duncan Designed HB-7N active neck pickup
  • Duncan Designed HB-7B active bridge pickup
  • Master volume and tone control
  • 3-Way pickup selector
  • TOM w/thru body bridge
  • Schecter tuning machines
  • Black chrome hardware
  • Case sold separately

Sleek style meets affordability. Order the Omen-7 Active today.

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Schecter Guitar ResearchOmen-7 Active Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)
  • Good pick up (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (5)
    • Practicing (4)
    • Recording (4)
    • Rock concerts (4)
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    5.0

    This thing Goes hard in the paint

    By Disco fish

    from Topeka, Kansas

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Omen-7 Active Electric Guitar:

      This thing right out of the box hits so hard, the pickups are unbelievable. Just an overall fantastic guitar. Also anyone who makes the three star rating or below can kiss my lower posterior, this guitar is fantastic. I would defiantly recommend this to anyone who wanted a fairly cheap yet amazing guitar. Musicians Friend had I shipped to my house in two days, nothing but great service.

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      5.0

      Great value!

      By Armistice

      from Indiana

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Omen-7 Active Electric Guitar:

        Fantastic value- wouldn't hesitate to buy this again! I've been half-heartedly looking at 7-strings for a while, never able to justify the expense as a casual player, but also hesitant to buy the cheapest option...so I was kind of stuck. Then I stumbled upon the Omen and found MF was having a sale that was *completely* unbeatable by any other store I searched, so I took the leap.

        This is the perfect 7-string for what I was looking for! It's not top of the line, but I don't feel like I compromised. It's great for the casual player who wants good quality but doesn't feel the need/desire for all the bells and whistles. It gets the job done and sounds pretty amazing while doing it, all at a good price! I decided to pay a bit more to get the matte black (as opposed to glossy), and it's gorgeous!

        It came well-packaged and the free shipping was fast. Ordered on a Friday night, arrived Tuesday- quite impressed! The action is great, although there's a *tiny* bit of fret buzz on the B string- nothing too noticeable or anything that gets in the way of recordings though.

        I was nervous about the neck size. I've always assumed I have small hands as far as guitarists go. They're not noticeably small but being a female guitarist, comparing them to your average middle-aged male guitarist? yea, probably much smaller! Much to my surprise, the guitar fit me like a glove and it immediately felt like I'd been playing it for years- no transition issues whatsoever.

        Very happy with my purchase!

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        5.0

        Sweet Deal

        By trydenfeld

        from kansas city, mo

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Omen-7 Active Electric Guitar:

          I love the feel of this guitar. It is my first 7-string. The setup was great right out of the box. I run it through a Peavey 6505+ through a Mesa 4x12. Getting some super heavy metalcore tones.

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          4.0

          Excellent Guitar

          By Jake1234

          from Ontario Canada

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Hardware
          • Good Pick Up
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Minor Factory Flaws

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Omen-7 Active Electric Guitar:

          This guitar is excellent. It was exactly as described, except for a few factory flaws(which are not MusiciansFriends' fault) and not the cleanest inlay work. Still excellent for the money and sounds great!

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          (0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not worth it.

          By Ballsniffer22

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Flat Sound
          • Poor Pick Up
          • Really Thin Sound
          • Terrible Sound

          Best Uses

          • Jamming

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Omen-7 Active Electric Guitar:

          I bought this guitar a few months ago and I was very unimpressed. It looks awesome and all but the pickups are not even usable. Really good feel to it though, the neck is a perfect size and it feels right to play. It's not at all worth the price though.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Sweet 7

          By jamesdrums7

          from Kennewick, Washington

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Omen-7 Active Electric Guitar:

            Arrived with great action for the 7 string standard tuning. Came with a 9V.

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            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Guitar!

            By MatthewXmayhem

            from New York

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Omen-7 Active Electric Guitar:

              Absolutely love this guitar. I have nothing but great things to say about it. The satin finish is beautiful, the stock active pickups sound surprisingly good, and the neck width feels great in my hand. This instrument seems very well put together, Schecter has really stepped up their game for 2012. Well done!!

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