Schecter PT or the Schecter PT Fastback IIB

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Onairangel2, Mar 15, 2019 at 9:16 AM.

  1. Onairangel2

    Onairangel2 TDPRI Member

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    Hi everyone, right now I am think of picking one of these three guitars up, and I would apprciate some input from you folks. I am debating on getting the Fastback PT or the Fastback PT Fastback IIB from Schecter Here the three links for the guitars: Can anyone help, please? They don't stock these guitars at my local guitar stores. I would have to special order them.

    http://www.schecterguitars.com/guitars/retro/pt-fastback-ii-b-detail

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    http://www.schecterguitars.com/guitars/retro/pt-2013-11-22-detail

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    http://www.schecterguitars.com/guitars/retro/pt-special-black-pearl-detail

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    Thank you all, as usual for your great help and input.
     
  2. FenderGuy53

    FenderGuy53 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Schecter PT.

    It looks the coolest.
    It will intonate more easily (6 saddles).
    It's more versatile (coil tapping).
    It probably weighs the least of the 3.
     
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  3. Onairangel2

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    Hey thank you so much! You sold me. Let me see if I can get a good deal on it.
     
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    Good luck!

    I actually had one of these, back in the day:

     
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    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    That PT Standard looks like it has pretty hot pickups - like a humbucker made of two SD Quarter Pounders. If you are OK with that...
     
  6. Onairangel2

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    Is that the all black one with the maple fretboard? It just says Schecter PT. The PT Standard is this one:
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    Thank you. that would you say it was great guitar? Did you sell it? If you don't mind my asking.
     
  8. WelshBluesMan

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    I'd go with the standard PT (the black one with two humbuckers and no trem) , it's the closest to the original models from the late '70s and early '80s.

     
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    FenderGuy53 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Thank you. You are correct. I meant Schecter PT.

    I have corrected my post.
     
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    I had one of the plain, black, double-bound PTs with the Superrock II pickups. It played and sounded great, but also weighed half a ton.
     
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    I prefer Deluxes so I’d go Fastback. Plus a Bigsby. No question.
     
  12. FenderGuy53

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    Firstly, I meant Schecter PT, not Schecter PT Standard (I editted my original post accordingly).

    To answer your question, I can say that the PT is a very versatile guitar, capable of everything from jangly, single-coil tones to thick, fuzzy humbucker tones. I deliberately chose and posted the YouTube video because it is very representative of the range of tones possible with the PT.

    I did sell the PT soon after I purchased it, due to "headstock envy". Jam buddies would roll their eyes when I pulled my Schecter out of the case (they all played Fender's or Gibson's). What can I say? I was young and impressionable those many years ago.

    All that said, I WILL also say that it far easier to get parts and accessories for the big names, like Fender and Gibson. Something to think about.
     
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