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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 Supporting Member

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  2. fretno

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    oooh That'll be sweet . The originals were some of the best J's ever
  3. Doodaddy

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    Still no 5 string? :(

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

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Supporting Member

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    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.
  5. Doodaddy

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    Probably. I do wonder what that may run.
  6. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Supporting Member

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

    [​IMG]
  7. Roscoe East

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    ^^^This

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

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    My 96 MIJ fender Jazz has a one piece pickguard like that.

    I hate it :D:D:D
  9. smcd

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    I played one of these this weekend. It said "made in China" on the back of the headstock
  10. srvlives4evr

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    Was it maybe the Diamond Series J bass? I remember they said Made in China, and that the pickups had big single poles.
  11. smcd

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    Possibly. It was identical to the above bass, and fairly heavy, too.
  12. awilkie84

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    By looks, a Fender MIM/MIJ is the same as an MIA. Can't judge it on looks alone.
  13. smcd

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    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:
  14. basswave

    basswave Execuse me but your I-IV-V is in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

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    These basses are very very good...I can tell you from first hand experience.
  15. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Supporting Member

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  16. awilkie84

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    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. ;)
  17. smcd

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    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?
  18. Morning Beer

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

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    And for the low, low price of $2400+.
  20. smcd

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    Yes. The company was like Allparts.

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