Schecter Tempest Standard Chesapeake VA

Like the rest of the South Korea-crafted Diamond Series guitars in this roundup, the Tempest Standard is all kinds of sweet. It looks cool, it plays great, and it sounds awesome. There are absolutely zero imperfections in the fit and finish department, and clever accouterments such as the Ultra-Access neck joint and the rubber grips on the Volume and Tone knobs add a sparkle of luxury to a basic, hard-working club guitar.

Craft Work Sound Inc
(757) 436-2577
2220 Paramont Ave
Chesapeake, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement

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K B D Systems
(757) 420-3585
821 Sunnyside Dr Ste I
Virginia Beach, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Organs, Sound Reinforcement

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Boykins Music Shop
(757) 495-0988
5342 Fairfield Shopping Ctr
Virginia Beach, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Print Music

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Associated Music Shop Inc
(757) 495-7339
4722 Princess Anne Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Print Music

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Alpha Music Inc.
(757) 486-2001
3234 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, DJ Equipment

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Top Hat Music
(757) 485-3934
Po Box 6626
Chesapeake, VA

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Ofb Guitars
(757) 436-6116
5 Fairway Dr
Portsmouth, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Guitar Center
(757) 557-0210
5483 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA
 
Dnd Music
(757) 484-6233
3304 Taylor Rd
Chesapeake, VA

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Moe's Music, Inc.
(757) 431-8888
2923 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA
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Instrument Rental: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
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We can repair just about anything at reasonable rates and with short turnaround time.
Hours
Monday - Thursday 11:00 to 7:00
Friday 11:00 to6:00
Saturday 10:00 to 5:00

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Tempest Standard

gp0710_gearsche_0698Like the rest of the South Korea-crafted Diamond Series guitars in this roundup, the Tempest Standard is all kinds of sweet. It looks cool, it plays great, and it sounds awesome. There are absolutely zero imperfections in the fit and finish department, and clever accouterments such as the Ultra-Access neck joint and the rubber grips on the Volume and Tone knobs add a sparkle of luxury to a basic, hard-working club guitar. The workmanship is so consistent amongst the models we tested—excepting some minor setup issues with the Damien and Solo 6—that choosing the right guitar is more a matter of deciding on your preferred cosmetic impact. In the Tempest’s case, the vintage goldtop color (it’s also available in gloss black and vintage white), hot-rod silhouette, and extreme top carve (the pickups look as if they’re atop the crest of a hill) speaks retro in a sophisticated way. I can’t think of a band in which it would look totally out of place.

On the sonic side, I found the Tempest to be a very resonant and ballsy guitar that gives every note a nice, round pop. The neck and combined-pickup sounds are warm without being muddy, and the bridge humbucker uncorks a meaty midrange that really growls and snarls. You could play almost anything on this guitar, from old-school and modern metal to classic rock to jazz and beyond. For some, there may not be enough snap for country, and while the coil-tap does thin out the tone nicely, it doesn’t really give up those vibey, clucky, and hollow single-coil sounds. Even so, the Tempest is a versatile machine that is a delight to play—and that joy will likely increase every time you remember you shelled out way under $600 for this stunner.

gp0710_gearschec_0706CONTACT Schecter Guitars, schecterguitars.com

PRICE $799 retail/$549 street

NUTWIDTH 1 11/16"

NECK 24 3/4" 3-piece set mahogany with Ultra Access neck joint

FRETBOARD Rosewood

FRETS 22 medium

BODY Mahogany

PICKUPS Duncan Designed HB-101n (neck) and HB-102b (brid...

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