I admit, I have G.A.S.
It’s hard for me to go more than 6 months without wanting a new guitar.
I have been looking for something kind of “hybrid-like” as well as something that would allow me to explore the possibilities of playing a few bass lines on some tracks I am working on…
I already own a Schecter C-1 E/A (it was my first electric guitar) and am quite fond of the brand. So when I found the demo below for their Hellcat VI – it seemed to fit the narrow niche I was trying to fill.
The Hellcat VI six string is not a guitar, bass or even a baritone in today’s terms. Instead, the Hellcat VI is designed to be an improvement of the 6-string bass instrument of the early 1960s used for those tick tack bass sounds made famous in Nashville studios. The 30 scale of the Hellcat VI is standard tuned, but one octave below a normal guitar.
String gauges will range from .025 to .095. Can you say piano wire??
Schecter says the guitar was built for the player whose is seeking a different voice but does not necessarily want to learn a new instrument (uh…that would be me).
The Schecter Hellcat VI has a tone that will cut through any mix. The 3 Duncan MH-102 mini-humbuckers are designed to give more brightness than a regular humbucker and more fatness than a single coil. Schecter Guitar Research says: If you are a guitar player who likes to hang out in the bass range, this may be the perfect choice.
So off to YouTube I went… looking for a product demo video… and this is what I found:
Note: After watching this, I AM SOLD!
Now I’m waiting for my lovely wife to ask: “Honey, what do you want for Christmas?”