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Marek Rojewski
post Jul 21 2015, 10:18 AM
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Hello! Over six years have passed since I purchased my last guitar, Schecter Devil. I shared with you back then also: Old Schecter Devil

Now, six years later a new evil lord has joined the party:

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Here is my latest REC take using it:



And here is a photo made by Schecter Company:


This guitar was made 6 years ago by Schecter Custom Shop for 2009 USA NAMM. I fell in love with it when I saw it in their catalogue, but of course there was no way to buy it, and also 6 years ago I would not spend that much money on a guitar - I regarded my skill insufficient for such an instrument.

Last year while browsing the net in search of a new guitar, I stumbled upon a Spanish guitar shop and to my surprise they had this guitar for sale. It turns out that after NAMM they bought the guitar to have it on their "showcase". I didn't buy the guitar back then, but some time ago the urge to buy a new guitar became stronger, and I could not accept any other guitar as long as I knew that this one was "out there", waiting to be bought laugh.gif So screaming "BANZAI" I bought the guitar tongue.gif


The main reason to buy a new guitar was the Floyd Rose. I want to learn using it, but my guitar didn't have one. I have no idea how to use it, and would l need help to learn how to use it...

Also the string action is higher and string gauge is smaller than on my older guitar, so probably I'll go to a luthier with it. Is there a reason to keep the string action higher? I like to have the string action low, but maybe there is a reason to have it higher on a floyd rose guitar?



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post Jul 21 2015, 10:30 AM
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Great tone! and I loved the front cap wood whatever it is it looks beautiful, a Namm show guitar isn't easy to find, congrats!

If one plays or prefers to have fuller sounding absolute clean tones then keeping the strings higher does help to make the guitar more full sounding but it is more of a detailed tone adjustment meaning not to expect a world of difference.

So yeah they can be setuped as low as you like, jazz players comes to my mind when thinking higher setuped strings. If you're going to use a thicker string gauge then it should compensate any tone change anyway.

Get some tips from the luthier while he setups the guitar like how to change strings etc. but sure if any questions feel free to ask here too smile.gif


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post Jul 22 2015, 07:41 AM
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NICE!! USA CUSTOM SHOP Models are not easy to come by! It looks like a NAMM one off for sure. Great find!! Great looking axe too! I personally LOVE floyd rose guitars as they provide a nice flat platform for palm muting but some folks hate them! They are tricky only at first.

Some folks like the action high so they can hit the strings harder and dig in harder. I'm not a fan of that personally but it comes down to the player at some point. Have a luthier take a look as ask him to set it up similar to what you already like. I usually have them intonate the guitar, and get the strings as low as they can. But that's just me smile.gif



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post Jul 22 2015, 08:37 AM
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Congrats, your new guitar look and sound awesome! smile.gif

I like and I have the string action high on my Jackson. I love to play a little (or more biggrin.gif) aggressively and how already Todd mentioned, this high action fits perfectly.
I tried to play on Cosmin's PRS which has the string action low and I didn't like it. It's true that I felt a difference of a much easier playing for chords and funk rhythms but the funny thing is that exactly this "easier" feeling I didn't like it. For solo part and my style of playing (aggressive) was a totally not cool experience. Of course Cosmin had the same bad feeling, playing on my Jackson biggrin.gif
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post Jul 24 2015, 07:28 PM
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Congratulations on getting this guitar Marek, it sounds very good in your REC video! smile.gif
I really like the looks of it, especially headstock. It is mean looking but not over the top "metal" or something.

Now when it comes to action, there is something to consider: this is a good opportunity to practice playing a guitar which doesn't feel too comfortable from the first touch. This mean you'll be forcing yourself to learn a new feeling and setup. Higher action usually means a bit cleaner tone as you'll be avoiding any potential fret buzz. Completely personal view: I always found higher action setup on guitar and bass to sound a bit more powerful. Maybe because you can dig in more when picking or something. I think that practicing on a "different" guitar can actually be beneficial for your technique, simply because it might a bit harder to play on a guitar with higher action.

If I were you, I'd just keep playing it as it is for a bit - just for fun and sake of "difference".
You can always take it to the luther and lower the action.


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post Jul 25 2015, 11:17 AM
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looks and sounds brilliant! congrats smile.gif I really dig that finish. I agree with Bogdan, it looks mean as hell but its not overkill. Its a subtle badass biggrin.gif
Great playing as well btw.

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post Jul 25 2015, 11:41 AM
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Thanks everyone for the nice comments, the devil is fond of them! laugh.gif The "mean" but not over the top look is the one I wanted to have the most, so I am happy that my thoughts about the looks are shared by others.

Few days ago I used my older guitar again, and enjoyed the older setup of thicker strings with lower action, so guess I will go to a luthier soon.


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