Schecter Omen vs Omen Extreme

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At the budget end of the Schecter spectrum we have the two Omens - one Extreme, one... not so.

But there is by no means an extreme difference in price. Just $50 separates the two. Let's see exactly where this additional cost comes from...

Schecter Omen & Omen Extreme - side by side

Model Omen Omen Extreme
Rating 90
($300 - $500)
90
($300 - $500)
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Model Omen Omen Extreme
Website schecterguitars.com schecterguitars.com
Weight 7lbs 10oz 10lbs 2oz
Tuners Schecter
Neck Maple
Thin C
Bolt-on
Fingerboard Rosewood
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Graph Tech XL Black Tusq
42mm
Frets 24
Extra Jumbo
Inlays Pearloid Semi-Goth Abalone & Pearloid Vector
Body Basswood Mahogany
Pickups Schecter Diamond Plus
Controls Volume
Tone
3-way Switch
Volume x 2
Tone (Push-Pull)
3-way Switch
Bridge Tune-O-Matic
String Thru Body
Hardware Black Chrome
Binding Black 1-ply Crème Multi-ply
Omen Omen Extreme


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Key Differences between The Omen & Extreme

Schecter Omen Extreme vintage sunburstOmen Extreme in Vintage Sunburst with extra volume control

Finishes

There are more elaborate, fiery finishes (including Vintage Sunburst and Black Cherry) available on the Omen Extreme, giving the appearance of a more premium axe.

Body

The Omen Extreme gains extra points for the mahogany body vs the Omen 6's basswood body. The mahogany will give you more sustain and depth, at the expense of some snap on the treble. But for heavily distorted playing, mahogany is the number one choice for many players.

Controls

The Extreme has an extra volume control, so one for each pickup.

It also has a push/pull tone control, allowing you to get more variation from the humbuckers.

Which One Should You Get?

The mahogany body and push/pull coil tap alone warrants the extra $50 for the Omen Extreme. Add to that the snazzier finishes and multi-ply binding (if that's your thing!) and you have a very reasonable premium.

Since the difference is only $50, we feel it's worth saving that little bit extra for the more feature rich, better sounding Omen out of the two, especially if you need the beefier mahogany body for those big, de-tuned metal riffs.