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    Restoring an UN-loved Syn Gates Custom (original model) and key model differences!

    Thank you sir! And you are correct. I was misinformed at the time of my posting. have a custom shop model being built by schecter now. Will share when i take delivery in may/june!
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    Restoring an UN-loved Syn Gates Custom (original model) and key model differences!

    Thanks so much for the kind words Ed. Yeah man i totally get that. Especially with artist models like this, i mean theyre fan boy level 100 lol. But yes theyve changed dramatically, definitely worth a try. Im curious if the avengers schecter now produces are to these specs, too. The hellraiser...
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    Restoring an UN-loved Syn Gates Custom (original model) and key model differences!

    Thank you sir. Yeah theyre really hard to find honestly. I mean theyre out there but most of em look like this one did (minus the wood damage) but cost more than they did brand new at retail. I was heavily urged to buy the one here on the site, but again its the new model thing so it completely...
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    Restoring an UN-loved Syn Gates Custom (original model) and key model differences!

    Hey guys! I've owned and played some version(s) of Syn Gates Customs since about 09 or so. Quit playing guitar (got lazy and busy with life and business) for about the last 7 years. Quarantine seemed like an excellent opportunity to rekindle Recently, i got a great deal trading my black and...
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    Zacky's Red Guitar

    Schecter S-1 , the red is his original "custom". There used to be a silver "standard" (bolt on neck duncan designed pups etc, much like the syn standard). Picked one up last month on ebay, totally mint and all original, for 400. Deals are out there if you keep a look out and have patience! PFA
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    Positive grid

    Yeah man no doubt. I totally agree with you, value wise its still a great option. would certainly buy a boss katana mkii or even a spider v mkii over the spark, if i was in the market. but not at all a BAD amp for the money. the youtubers of the world are just overhyping it IMHO. They make it...
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    New Syn Gates pickups VS Invaders?

    Cool man. The white one is at the luthier right now, getting some headstock damage fixed. When it gets back next week im replacing all the hardware and floyd and such. Ill try and do a video comparison in the next few weeks once all that is sorted.
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    Tone of Humbucker vs. Sustainiac? (Custom vs. Custom S)

    I cant compare it to the syn gates neck pup (i can soon, replacing my older invader model sg custom with the schecter pups soon) but i have a custom S too, and i can definitely say the sustainiac as a pickup is far heavier and clearer than the invader. the bridge syn gates schecter pickup is...
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    Positive grid

    Me and a friend bought one. Immediately sold it. Maybe i have poor ears (dont think so, but maybe) but that is the bassiest, most disappointing amp ive played in a while. Super cool features in theory, but man the sounds were just no good, especially for metal stuff. The crunchy / cleans were...
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    New Syn Gates pickups VS Invaders?

    Yes indeed Ed, the newer models are almost entirely different in every way. I may do a write up with comparisons in its own posts if people think thatd be helpful Or beneficial. The new one made me immediately think of ibanez prestige vibes, thge old - LP vibers. Again, love both, but threyre so...
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    New Syn Gates pickups VS Invaders?

    Old thread. Hope this is helpful to someone. I have owned 2 of the "old" syn gates customs (one black and silver, one gold/white which i still own) i also own one of the 2017 model black/silver custom-S models with the schecter sg signature pup in bridge, and of course sustainiac at the neck...