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Rogan Dech

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Does anybody know why this amp is so scarce? I saved up my money for a stack but I can't find one anywhere. None on ebay, at any guitar store near me, none on sweetwater, and none on reverb. You can't even buy it straight from schecter anymore. Can anybody help me out?
 

Eric Kane

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They were only produced for 2 or 3 years, and were permanently discontinued a few years ago. You will have to check Reverb, Ebay, Guitar Center Used, etc. every day if you really want one. It's been a while since I have seen one available anywhere. Also, be prepared to pay a ridiculous amount of money if you do see one come up. They are rare 🦄 and the people selling them know it. For what it's worth, I love mine, but not sure they are truly worth what they are being sold for.
 
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Eric Kane

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Syn may still use it for recording, but I think he switched over to the Fractal AxeFX 3 live. Zacky never used the Hellwin. I could be wrong on this, but I think he uses Jet City Amps.
 
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jan_chri

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Syn may still use it for recording, but I think he switched over to the Fractal AxeFX 3 live. Zacky never used the Hellwin. I could be wrong on this, but I think he uses Jet City Amps.

I don't know about Zacky, the last information I had about Syn was that he uses the Fractal because one can build tones from Scratch and mimic almost every other amp. Another reason why he uses the fractal is because he doesn't hear a difference between his Hellwin and the fractal.

I'm hoping that they relaunch it in 20/50/100 watt versions because I like both the cleans & distorted channels it has & don't know why but I like something more that has to be properly maintained than something that doesn't
 
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jan_chri

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They were only produced for 2 or 3 years, and were permanently discontinued a few years ago. You will have to check Reverb, Ebay, Guitar Center Used, etc. every day if you really want one. It's been a while since I have seen one available anywhere. Also, be prepared to pay a ridiculous amount of money if you do see one come up. They are rare 🦄 and the people selling them know it. For what it's worth, I love mine, but not sure they are truly worth what they are being sold for.
Looked them up on reverb and ebay, on reverb there are still some protective cases for the cabs but nothing else on ebay there is nothing
 

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    As others have said, they're no longer made. And the ones that are out there are loved. You may see one go up from time to time when someone needs cash, but they're just really amazing sounding amps, and people don't get rid of them unless they have to.
     
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    Brian Haner Sr.

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    They are amazing amps. Unfortunately, they are no longer being made. I had two. One I gave to Costa Mesa Studios (where I did most of my session work) and the other one I gave to the guitar player in Bonesteel - the band my daughter was working with.
    When I moved to Vermont, I had to make some tough choices. lol
    If you can get your hands on one, you won't regret it. It crushes on ALL of the Syn tones. And remarkably, it has one of the best clean tones I have ever heard in my life.
     
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    Radu-Cristian Perde

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    They are amazing amps. Unfortunately, they are no longer being made. I had two. One I gave to Costa Mesa Studios (where I did most of my session work) and the other one I gave to the guitar player in Bonesteel - the band my daughter was working with.
    When I moved to Vermont, I had to make some tough choices. lol
    If you can get your hands on one, you won't regret it. It crushes on ALL of the Syn tones. And remarkably, it has one of the best clean tones I have ever heard in my life.
    Hey quick question about them actually! Is there such a big difference between the USA ones and the stage ones? I tried to make some research about it and I didnt find many difference except the location where it was built.
     
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    Hey quick question about them actually! Is there such a big difference between the USA ones and the stage ones? I tried to make some research about it and I didnt find many difference except the location where it was built.

    Aside from the USA versions having a blue pilot light and a considerable price difference, there's really no difference between the two. A gear snob will always tell you that the USA's sounded better though.
     
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    Radu-Cristian Perde

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    Aside from the USA versions having a blue pilot light and a considerable price difference, there's really no difference between the two. A gear snob will always tell you that the USA's sounded better though.
    Hahahahaha right on! The gear snob would probably add that its because the blue shade of light which has an impact on how the tubes react or some shit like that 😂