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Schecter USA production series

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Oct 23, 2013.


  1. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Staff Member Supporting Member

  2. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    oooh That'll be sweet . The originals were some of the best J's ever
     
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  4. Doodaddy

    Doodaddy Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    West Monroe, LA
    Still no 5 string? :(

    The Diamond J is a steal, but I wish there was a 5.
     
  5. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Staff Member Supporting Member

    I'm sure their custom shop can deliver a 5 string J bass. I seem to remember a 5 string J bass back in the 90's.
     
  6. Doodaddy

    Doodaddy Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    West Monroe, LA
    Probably. I do wonder what that may run.
     
  7. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Staff Member Supporting Member

    The pickguard that extends into a control plate looks pretty cool. I don't recall seeing this before on a J style bass.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    ^^^This

    ...though "past performance is no indication of future results"
     
  9. sotua

    sotua

    Sep 20, 2004
    US Northeast
    My 96 MIJ fender Jazz has a one piece pickguard like that.

    I hate it :D:D:D
     
  10. smcd

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    I played one of these this weekend. It said "made in China" on the back of the headstock
     
  11. evermelon

    evermelon Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    Was it maybe the Diamond Series J bass? I remember they said Made in China, and that the pickups had big single poles.
     
  12. smcd

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Possibly. It was identical to the above bass, and fairly heavy, too.
     
  13. By looks, a Fender MIM/MIJ is the same as an MIA. Can't judge it on looks alone.
     
  14. smcd

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Looked it up on the GC website, and it was in fact a Diamond Series.





    I would think that if Schecter is going to introduce a US-made model, they would try to make something that would stand apart from one of their MIC models. :confused:
     
  15. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
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    These basses are very very good...I can tell you from first hand experience.
     
  16. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Staff Member Supporting Member

  17. Why? G&L don't. Fender doesn't. Spector (to a lesser extent), Lakland, Sadowsky, Warwick, Gibson/Epiphone. They all just copy their top lines in their offshore. ;)
     
  18. smcd

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    The difference is that G&L, Fender, et. al. make foreign copies of US originals. What Schecter seems to be doing is making a US copy of a Chinese-made Diamond Series design. This is back asswards, and the bass above looks like any one of a bazillion cheesy Chinese knockoffs. Christ.... does the market really need another Jazz clone?
     
  19. Morning Beer

    Morning Beer

    Oct 2, 2009
    Cleveland
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe they started out as part supplier/builder in the u.s.
     
  20. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    And for the low, low price of $2400+.
     
  21. smcd

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Yes. The company was like Allparts.
     



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