I love Schecter. If you don’t love Schecter, then you need to reconsider your life choices, look at the history of Schecter, and learn that you should love Schecter as well. The reason is simple, Schecter has been manufacturing some exceptional guitars for years now. And now that you have laid your eyes upon the Schecter Omen Extreme-4 Bass, let me tell you all of the reasons it is a great bass guitar and that you might want to get your hands on it.
The body of the guitar does not stand out much in terms of design when compared to the many of the rest of the bass guitars on the market. Whether this is done by the manufacturer to allow the guitar to feel comfortable and familiar or simply to save money, I do not know, but the end result is rather nice looking guitar that does not stand out in any way. The instrument is also offered in several color schemes and options, so that if you are looking for a specific feeling to your instrument, you could probably get it.
The body of the guitar is built out of a combination of mahogany and a flamed maple top. This produces an interesting effect on the way the guitar works, especially in terms of sound. Maple has a strong resonance with the high end tones, while the mahogany provides a nice bass and mid tone resonance. As a result you get a mixed resonance where neither tonewoods are fully expressed, but both add something to the entirety of the sound. The maple top provides a nice visual effect. The two hardwoods are rather sturdy and resistant to damage, though the guitar becomes rather heavy since the two hardwoods are known to be heavy.
The neck of the guitar is built out of maple. This hardwood has been a traditional choice among bass and other guitar manufacturers for a long time now. Maple is known to be rather sturdy and makes the perfect neck material because of its resistance to warping and impact damage. As a result you get a long lived instrument that will always look nice. The neck of the guitar bolted on to the body of the guitar, which does not in any way get in the way of the instrument’s quality. The fretboard of the guitar is made out of rosewood.
The guitar comes with a more or less low quality 4 saddle bridge. It delivers adequate string stability and good action, though is not too long lived.
The nut of the guitar is not of the best synthetic material. Still, the nut does its job well enough, delivering a clear sound and some nice harmony.
The tuning machine of the guitar looks well with the rest of the guitar’s design and provides a nice tuning stability. Always an enjoyable feature in a guitar.
This electric bass guitar comes equipped with two pickups, each located at the neck and the bridge of the bass guitar. The two Schecter designed bass humbuckers provide a powerful, clean sound with high output and some enjoyable tones. Obviously they have some lower tone bias, but the overall sound quality of the guitar is rather nice thanks to these high quality stock pickups.
The guitar has some nice controls, with two individual volume knobs and two individual tone knobs to control the sound of your guitar.
Schecter Omen Bass Sound
The guitar has a very traditional bass sound, though with a little more bias towards low tones than an average bass guitar in the price range. The low tones on this bass guitar are very expressive and nuanced, while also exuding power and taking over the song, in the most positive manner possible. Perfect for a rock and roll or a metal sound, but will not be doing jazz and blues any wrong either.
This is a bass guitar that is recommended to those of you who like to be able to bring a little bit of low tone stability to the songs you are playing. The low tones and the affordable price make it perfect for someone who might just be starting out but knows they want a deep, powerful sound.
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