Is the end here for the Cure?

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Re: Is the end here for the Cure?

Post by dc » Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:39 pm

burpgun wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:04 am
I know Schecter makes a, shall we say polarizing, Utra Bass VI model
i think the UltraCure models have gone out of production, but they're still offering the Robert Smith UltraCure XII, currently marked way down:

https://www.schecterguitars.com/guitars ... xii-detail

we should have a poll on weird signature models: would you rather have the Cobain Jag-Stang, the Smith UltraCure, both or neither :) i kind of regret never getting an UltraCure when they came out, although a friend of did and said it felt huge

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Re: Is the end here for the Cure?

Post by JAGJazz » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:42 am

This UltraCure VI is still available:

https://www.schecterguitars.com/guitars ... rst-detail

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Re: Is the end here for the Cure?

Post by cestlamort » Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:10 pm

Schecter guitars make me sad somehow (not in a sullen Cure way, unfortunately). I do wonder how our perception of the Cure would have changed if they'd gone with Fender over Schecter. Would there have been a Robert Smith signature JM, later to appear as a Squier model (e.g. Mascis)? Would their records have been better?

Maybe I am just conflating Schecter, Cleopatra Records, and the stubborn desperation of faded rockers.

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Re: Is the end here for the Cure?

Post by burpgun » Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:05 pm

Schecter makes some great guitars--I've had a couple, they were top notch in terms of assembly--but the brand has to carry the weight of a heavy association with some of the less cool metal areas. I suspect more people know them for those type of guitars then the old partscaster/hotrodder Fender knockoff models. I'm not sure Cure fans really care what the band plays and props to Robert Smith for getting what he wanted, but that said, those Ultra models he's associated with are kind of weird and have Schecter's yuckiest headstock design.

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