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Solo 6 Guitars Ames IA

This is a straight-ahead, single-cut, twohumbucker guitar, and what you see is what you get: typical killer workmanship and quality hardware. What you don’t see is the Ultra Access neck joint (a very welcome change from the days of yore), a meaty neck profile to support your hand, a push-pull Tone pot for splitting the pickups’ coils, and an amazing amount of acoustic ring and sustain.

Als Music
(515) 232-1247
827 Kellogg Ave
Ames, IA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral

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Eble Music Co
(319) 338-0313
115 S Linn St
Iowa City, IA
Types of Instruments Sold
Print Music

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Guitar Foundation
(319) 351-0932
209 N Linn St
Iowa City, IA
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Brights Piano Sales & Svc
(319) 366-1119
1332 Ellis Blvd Nw
Cedar Rapids, IA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano

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Beaten Path_The
(563) 587-0241
2828 Shiras Ave
Dubuque, IA
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Print Music

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Rieman Music
(515) 233-4203
409 Douglas Ave
Ames, IA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Creative Music
(319) 827-2474
1329 220Th St
Independence, IA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion

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Uncle Ikes Music
(563) 556-6052
2300 John F Kennedy Rd
Dubuque, IA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Store Information
Website Sales: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Full service department for:
Amplifiers
Guitars
Sound Equipment
Brass & Woodwinds
Hours
Monday - Friday 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Saturdays 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sundays 12:00PM to 5:00PM

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Cherokee Guitar Shop
(712) 229-3272
1826 530Th St
Cherokee, IA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Guitar Center
(515) 267-9501
3910 University Ave.
West Des Moines, IA
 
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Solo 6 Standard

gp0710_gearsche_0702This is a straight-ahead, single-cut, twohumbucker guitar, and what you see is what you get: typical killer workmanship and quality hardware. What you don’t see is the Ultra Access neck joint (a very welcome change from the days of yore), a meaty neck profile to support your hand, a push-pull Tone pot for splitting the pickups’ coils, and an amazing amount of acoustic ring and sustain. The upper register of the high-E string was a little plinky and threatened to fret out on bends, but I was able to mitigate this by raising the action a bit at the bridge.

The amplified tones (through the Randall) could cover everything from gutsy protorock and blues to smoky jazz and modern shred. Even though I normally don’t mess with Volume and Tone knobs much, I found myself constantly adjusting these because of their awesome rubber grip rings. The range of the Volume knobs was very usable but the Tone knob didn’t seem to do much from 10 down to around 2, after which it acted almost like an on/off switch. I grew to really dig that, though, because it gave rise to some sweet Danny Gatton/Roy Buchanan wah tricks. This is my favorite neck of all the guitars reviewed here and was just plain fun to play. When you add it all up—the looks, feel, construction, and tone—it’s no surprise that you’re seeing more and more Schecters on stages these days. Nicely done.

CONTACT Schecter Guitars, schecterguitars.com

PRICE $799 retail/$549 street

NUTWIDTH 1 11/16"

NECK 24 3/4" 3-piece se...

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