Schecter PT or the Schecter PT Fastback IIB

Onairangel2

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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.
 

unixfish

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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...
 

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PT Standard.

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.
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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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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Thank you. that would you say it was great guitar? Did you sell it? If you don't mind my asking.

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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stormsedge

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I have a PT Special and a PT Custom (as well as five other Schecters). They are all great guitars…no issues with them. The PT Special is a versatile guitar and one I pick up regularly…highly recommended. But, one cannot go wrong with any Schecter imo. Pick the one you like.
 

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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.
The PT Fastback IIB checks all these. Bought the green one shown last year. There are a couple things it needed to be more tuning stable. BiggsFix bearing roller and roller string trees, both fairly cheap and really easy to install. The pickups on the PT IIB are far more versatile than on the PT.
 




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