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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by punkbass45, Feb 25, 2013.


  1. punkbass45

    punkbass45

    Feb 22, 2013
    If anyone out there uses a schecter, what model and what styles do u prefer? :)
     
  2. Crystalman85

    Crystalman85

    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    I personally like the stiletto basses. I like those basses for their smooth warm sounds and their smooth curvacious design. I plan to get a schecter stiletto extreme 5-string bass sometime soon. I own a 4-string version and would like to get a 5-string version.
     
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  4. lowfreq33

    lowfreq33

    Jan 27, 2010
    Nashville
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    The Diamond P and Diamond J are great basses for the money. Better than a MIM Fender IMO.
     
  5. I'd go Hellraiser!

    Vol/Vol/3-band EQ : )

    Davo
     
  6. tomydacat

    tomydacat Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    RVA
    MODEL T for me WOOOOO ROCK
     
  7. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Call me Marc or Marky Potatoes. Gold Supporting Member

    Hey punkbass45,

    I've seen you start a few threads over the past few days about Fender and Schecter. Are you looking to buy one or the other?

    Plenty of people on this forum play Schecter and praise it as a great value. I know I had GAS for a Model-T myself. They have several original designs, and some Fender-like designs too. There's also a Schecter club where you can find posts on models different people play. A link to part 3: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/schecter-owners-club-part-3-a-912037/?highlight=schecter+club
     
  8. punkbass45

    punkbass45

    Feb 22, 2013
    Yes I am very torn between the two. The schecter I want is a little more complicated than some of the fenders I am interested in. I just don't really understand the knobs. I am a newer bassist and I'm not very experianced in tone customization
     
  9. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Call me Marc or Marky Potatoes. Gold Supporting Member

    I figured you were new to bass - you also sound pretty young.

    Which basses do you have in mind from the two brands? I can clear up some of what the knobs do and why you would use them.
     
  10. AuntieBeeb

    AuntieBeeb

    Dec 12, 2010
    London
    I've been playing a Model T since last September. It's an absolute dream to play, and is very simple in terms of tone: two volumes and one tone control. Passive p/ups so no battery required.

    It's actually a good option if you're looking at Fenders: it's basically a P-bass, but with a extra Jazz pickup in the bridge position. And the neck is, as lowfreq33 suggests, better than on the Mexican Fenders I've tried.
     
  11. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    Old ones. Texas-built pre-1987 Schecters are the bomb.
     
  12. Gonzo64

    Gonzo64

    Apr 7, 2012
    Towson, MD
    I have a flawless Stiletto Extreme 5 on ebay for 299.99. Love the bass, just not a 5-string guy. I also own the Extreme 4, and it's my go-to bass.
     
  13. mogpipe

    mogpipe

    Apr 22, 2011
    I have a Schecter C4. Looks, plays and sounds great.
     
  14. NickTej22

    NickTej22

    Feb 17, 2013
    Largo FL
    I just picked up a stiletto studio 5, not sure how great that is up against the other schecters. But I love the damn thing. P.s.there's a whole schecter owners club thread on here. Post up some pictures!
     
  15. GM60466

    GM60466

    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    I have a C4 and I love it.
     
  16. badstonebass

    badstonebass

    Jun 7, 2006
    ohio
    I have several Schecter instruments. 2 guitars and a bass. I have the Stiletto Custom 4 and for ME it is the nicest bass I have out of 5. It sounds great, it plays great, and it only weighs 6 pounds! It has been my go to bass for about 4/5 years.

    The other Schecter stuff I have has all been extremely well made and a great value.
     
  17. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    elsewhere
    Decent basses, especially for the money. I never considered a Schecter until I started gassing for an 8-string. I ended up getting a Stiletto Studio 8. I like it enough that I'm considering a Diamond P5.
     
  18. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Warwick, NY
  19. punkbass45

    punkbass45

    Feb 22, 2013
    I'm really torn between the schecter stiletto and the new fender pawn shop mustang bass. I am aware that there are many different kinds of stilettos but I honestly like them all. But I'm leaning most towards the custom-4 or the elite-4.
     
  20. NickTej22

    NickTej22

    Feb 17, 2013
    Largo FL
    The studio 4 is the best(4 string) of the stilettos is my guess (based on price) I LOVE mine. I personally hate anything fender, that's just me though.
     
  21. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Call me Marc or Marky Potatoes. Gold Supporting Member

    The Mustang and the Silettos are COMPLETELY different beasts.

    The Pawn Shop Mustang is a short scale passive bass. The sound is very deep, not particularly bright because of the humbucker pickup. The controls are the volume, and the passive tone which rolls off high end sound frequencies. That means that the bass will sound darker when the tone knob is turned down, and brighter when it is turned up. Because the bass has a short scale of 30", the bass is easier to play for smaller hands, and will sound warmer.

    The Stilleto basses are long scale, which means it will feel very different from the mustang. The sound will also have more definition, but not as "fat". They also have battery powered active electronics which will help you shape your tone a bit more at the bass. You have a volume knob, a blend knob (which allows you to blend the bass' two pickups for a sound that can range from deeper to round to snappier), and 2 band active equalization. The 2 band EQ has a treble knob (if you want to cut or boost the brightness of the instrument) and a bass knob (if you want to boost or cut the deepness or "boom").

    I played both the Pawn Shop Mustang and the Elite 4. Either are nice instruments. I hope I can at. Least give you an idea of what to look for in the basses, but I suggest you try to grab hold of one to see for yourself. Either choice is a good one IMO.
     



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