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Remodelled 2018 Schecter Hellcat VI

 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:10 pm    Post subject: Remodelled 2018 Schecter Hellcat VI Reply with quote

Looks like Schecter's updated the Hellcat VI for 2018.
http://www.schecterguitars.com/guitars/hellcat-vi-1-1644-detail

Changed the pickups from Duncan SJAG-1 to a Schecter stacked humbucker, individual coil split switches on the plate, and a 5-way pickup selector... changed fret markers back to dots, retained neck binding, and changed the aesthetic of the headstock and knobs. Comes in the old 3TS, and a new ivory finish.

I'm intrigued, and curious to see how the new pickups sound. The original model had mini-humbuckers and was somewhat muddy; the 2012-2017 model sounded great with the SJAG-1s. The 5-way switch versus the Fender type individual on/off switches is a bit of a mixed bag... less flexibility, but much faster switching. Also loses the bridge/neck and all three on configs, both of which I frequently use on my 2012 model...

EDIT - Just noticed the neck heel has been contoured and changed to a 5-bolt too. Interesting.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote






I don't think I've ever seen this model, I also don't think I like it.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I like that Spitfire, but the strat input ruins it a bit.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it. Looks sleek. Nice points without being pointy.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jcyphe wrote:


I'm not really into the raised center and block inlays, but otherwise I find this pretty awesome.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Way too much wood in the body.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’d never seen the Spitfire neither. I dig the purple one, but if the pickups are the same Duncan-Design FG-101s in the Ultra, they need upgrading.
EDIT: Nope, different pickup

George wrote:
Way too much wood in the body.

The size, you mean? They’re not much different than a Fender VI, Jazz Bass, Jaguar, or Jazzmaster.
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