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Gabriel Leopardi
post Jul 5 2012, 03:19 PM
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Hell guys! The guy that is playing rhythm guitars in Cirse has bought a new guitar. He got a Schecter Tempest Custom which is a very nice axe, with a powerful sound. Compared with my Gibson, it's sound has more mid frequencies but less bass, maybe because of the type of wood. It's has a fat neck so it's cool for rocking but difficult for shredding.

I recorded this short jam, I basically played a solo from my band:



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post Jul 5 2012, 03:23 PM
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Unusual looking guitar but it sounds cool smile.gif


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post Jul 5 2012, 03:26 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jul 5 2012, 11:23 AM) *
Unusual looking guitar but it sounds cool smile.gif



yeah, the only famous player that I know that uses it is the guy that plays in Papa Roach:





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A friend of mine has had one for a couple years. They are pretty comfortable guitars and fun to play.



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 5 2012, 02:19 PM) *
Hell guys! The guy that is playing rhythm guitars in Cirse has bought a new guitar. He got a Schecter Tempest Custom which is a very nice axe, with a powerful sound. Compared with my Gibson, it's sound has more mid frequencies but less bass, maybe because of the type of wood. It's has a fat neck so it's cool for rocking but difficult for shredding.

I recorded this short jam, I basically played a solo from my band:


Sounds pretty cool! And looks great! I like it! It would be cool if you will play the same thing on your Gibson so we can compare the sound!


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post Jul 5 2012, 07:15 PM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jul 5 2012, 02:03 PM) *
Sounds pretty cool! And looks great! I like it! It would be cool if you will play the same thing on your Gibson so we can compare the sound!



Great idea! I will do a comparison video!! We did that in the rehearsal and the Gibson won the match, but the tone is different so maybe it's a matter of taste.


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 5 2012, 06:15 PM) *
Great idea! I will do a comparison video!! We did that in the rehearsal and the Gibson won the match, but the tone is different so maybe it's a matter of taste.

Well obviously Gibson would win in the most cases but Shecter is at least 1K cheaper and if the sound difference is not that big definitely something to think about!


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post Jul 6 2012, 02:23 AM
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You nailed it smile.gif

"Good for rocking, not so much for shredding"

not to say you CAN"T shred on it, as folks can shred on whatever. But generally speaking, I agree 100 percent. That pretty much sums it up.

Of course, others mileage may vary, but yeah, the neck is sorta fat/thick, upper mids are boosted, low end bass is sorta not really there. The good news is, it sits in a rock mix better than average as it does not compete with the bass guitar for low frequencies that badly. And it stands out for rock lead playing with strong mids. It has a MEATY neck for a comfy grip for power chords.

PERFECT for RAWK, custom built just for it.

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 5 2012, 10:19 AM) *
Hell guys! The guy that is playing rhythm guitars in Cirse has bought a new guitar. He got a Schecter Tempest Custom which is a very nice axe, with a powerful sound. Compared with my Gibson, it's sound has more mid frequencies but less bass, maybe because of the type of wood. It's has a fat neck so it's cool for rocking but difficult for shredding.

I recorded this short jam, I basically played a solo from my band:




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post Jul 7 2012, 05:44 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jul 5 2012, 10:23 PM) *
You nailed it smile.gif

"Good for rocking, not so much for shredding"

not to say you CAN"T shred on it, as folks can shred on whatever. But generally speaking, I agree 100 percent. That pretty much sums it up.

Of course, others mileage may vary, but yeah, the neck is sorta fat/thick, upper mids are boosted, low end bass is sorta not really there. The good news is, it sits in a rock mix better than average as it does not compete with the bass guitar for low frequencies that badly. And it stands out for rock lead playing with strong mids. It has a MEATY neck for a comfy grip for power chords.

PERFECT for RAWK, custom built just for it.

Todd



Todd... you described the sound so PERFECTLY. That's the prefect definition, and I want to remark what you said about how its tone fits in the mix, that's the most important thing after all... and Schecter does the job great for modern rock.



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post Jul 11 2012, 03:26 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jul 7 2012, 12:44 AM) *
Todd... you described the sound so PERFECTLY. That's the prefect definition, and I want to remark what you said about how its tone fits in the mix, that's the most important thing after all... and Schecter does the job great for modern rock.


The Schecter guitars really do seem to sit in the mix well across the line. I"ve recorded/mixed bands that used them and you don't have to cut the low end out to try to make it fit. It just sorta fits in by itself. They use the same EMG's as the LTDs do in many cases (81 85) but have a vastly different sound/tone it seems when placed in a mix.

The LTD instruments I've mixed seem to sometimes be either bass heavy or bass light. So I end up adding or dropping low end EQ. Most schecters seem sonically balanced in 6 string form. (never recorded/mixed ERD schecters). What is the reason? The wood? The shape?



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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jul 11 2012, 11:26 AM) *
The Schecter guitars really do seem to sit in the mix well across the line. I"ve recorded/mixed bands that used them and you don't have to cut the low end out to try to make it fit. It just sorta fits in by itself. They use the same EMG's as the LTDs do in many cases (81 85) but have a vastly different sound/tone it seems when placed in a mix.

The LTD instruments I've mixed seem to sometimes be either bass heavy or bass light. So I end up adding or dropping low end EQ. Most schecters seem sonically balanced in 6 string form. (never recorded/mixed ERD schecters). What is the reason? The wood? The shape?



That's a good question, maybe the combination of wood, shape and pick ups made this guitars balanced. This one that I tried comes with some passive seymour duncan instead of EMG. These ones give the guitar a more rocker sound, less metal.


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