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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:17 am    Post subject: Schecter Ultra Prototype Reply with quote

Got this in trade from Rox. I wanted to post pictures earlier, but I have been swamped with work. It is really cool. The contours are really nice. Great feeling neck as well. I am still trying out the Phat Cats he put in it. I have a set of ceramic Gibson pickups I am thinking of putting in, but I am not sure yet. It is a real looker. I guess Rox said he got this at Schecter from the owner. Pretty sweet. Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If a firebird and a Tele had a child... Nice I like!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are great fun. My friend has the Robin Finck Ultra. They're great to play.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thing I don't like about the finck model is the fire engine red.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love phat cats. Once I had one in the middle position of my Blazer...I had a p-rails (with 3 way switch for all options) in the bridge and a '59 in the neck. Those other pickups probably would have sounded great on their own but next to the phat cat they just couldn't compare so I only ever used the phat cat.

Guess they may not be everyone's thing tho, and I can't say I was crazy about the look.

That guitar is gorgeous btw, nice score.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i love the look of some schecters but the bodies are just way too big
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Body is about the same size as my Jag or Jazzy. I am a big guy too, so that probably helps. Smile

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I am going to play around with the phat cats some more before I do anything.) The Firebird Tele hybrid is pretty spot on. I like where the toggle is. It is hart to knock by accident. Controls are solid. The tremolo is really solid. I dig this type of headstock more than some of the other Schecter ones. It kind of has a Starcaster-ish look to it with the recessed white bit. It has a volute so the headstock should be solid and I appreciate that knowing the trouble Gibbys have sometimes.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Usually mixed designes don't look very good to me, but this guitar is beautiful. Dig that headstock.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezb1 wrote:
The only thing I don't like about the finck model is the fire engine red.


He bought the black version. It looks way better than the red.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i remember these things weighing about 1023150 lbs
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sloan wrote:
i remember these things weighing about 1023150 lbs


It's heavy but it's a great player. I really liked it but I had to have his ET-270.

And that baby is #1 of the 2006 Schecter Ultras. The Prototype. Set up by Mike Ciravolo himself. Cool guy by the way.
The more you play it the more you'll like it and the more I'll have seller's remorse. Laughing

I'd post a pic of the ET-270 but it's too busy having her way with my KC Mustang. She's a dirty lil tramp.



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rox wrote:
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i remember these things weighing about 1023150 lbs


It's heavy but it's a great player. I really liked it but I had to have his ET-270.

And that baby is #1 of the 2006 Schecter Ultras. The Prototype. Set up by Mike Ciravolo himself. Cool guy by the way.
The more you play it the more you'll like it and the more I'll have seller's remorse. Laughing

I'd post a pic of the ET-270 but it's too busy having her way with my KC Mustang. She's a dirty lil tramp.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't seem heavy to me. Smile Must be deese pythons. Wink

That Epi is pretty fun. It has a super great neck. One of my favorites really and I have a lot of guitars so that is pretty special. Very Happy Rox and I made a deal that if we were to move on with either guitar that we would give the other first shot to get it back. (I don't see myself doing that though because I think it is really cool.) I have over thirty guitars, but only four are by my desk at any given time. At the moment, it is one of the four that I have close by to grab.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas wrote:
dezb1 wrote:
The only thing I don't like about the finck model is the fire engine red.


He bought the black version. It looks way better than the red.


Didn't know there was a black version...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always liked these, good score.

Isn't the Robert Smith Schecter similar to these?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are seriously sweet guitars, a great score. I've had an Ultra VI since they came out and have been wanting an Ultra III since before then. One of Schecter's best designs.
Fran wrote:

Isn't the Robert Smith Schecter similar to these?

It's based on the Ultra, yeah, but he altered the body shape a bit, and made some other tweaks and called it an UltraCure.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Ultracure is FUCKING HUGE. Seriously, it's solid mahogany and as big as a coffeetable.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Rox has one of those as well. It is quite a bit bigger. LOL
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just played it some more with my old DS-1 and with my RV-5. Sounds really cool. I like the middle position because it cuts out that single coil hum. Smile I need better power that isn't so noisy.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
Always liked these, good score.

Isn't the Robert Smith Schecter similar to these?


They look similar but in truth completely different. The 2006 Ultra is 24 3/4 scale to 25 1\2 to the Ultracure. Plus the Ultracure is the width of an ES-335 but solid mahogany. Solid. To give you an idea a standard Strat weighs about 7 1/2 pounds. The Ultracure weighs 12 pounds. Just weighed them on my scale.
Despite weight it sounds awesome. Great guitar. If you notice the short distance between the pickups I think that contributes to it.

Here's an example of the size difference. Laughing

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