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Schecter Blackjack ATX

Average User Rating:
5/5,
  • No. of Frets:
    24
    Scale Length:
    34 (4-string) or 35" (5-string)
    Construction:
    Neck-Through
    No. of Strings:
    4
    Body Material:
    Mahogony
    Neck Material:
    Mahogany
    Body Finish:
    Aged Black Satin(ABSN), Aged White Satin (AWHT), 3 TONE SATIN SUNBURST (3TSSB)
    Nut Width:
    1.5" (1.75" for 5-string)
    Fingerboard Material:
    Ebony
    Bridge:
    Schecter Custom String-Thru Body (or Top-Load)
    Pickups:
    Seymour Duncan Blackouts
    Other Hardware:
    Grover Bass tuners, Black Chrome hardware
    EQ / Controls:
    Volume, Blend, 2-band EQ
    Price:
    1100
    Other Specs:
    Made in South Korea
    SchecterBlackjackATX.png

Recent User Reviews

  1. azfatboy
    5/5,
    "Best looking bass on the planet"
    Tone:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Feel:
    5/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros - THE BEST BASS FOR METAL!
    Great value, especially on the used market
    High-End accessories make it good to go out of the box
    Cons - resale value is hurt due to confusion with cheaper models
    As a new bass player, I was completely uninspired by the mind-numbing dearth of aesthetics when it came to bass guitars. Almost everything was some variation on the p-bass body, and more often than not with the nauseating sunburst/tort theme. It's like bass players were stuck with the worst the 70s ever had to offer. The first time I noticed the Schecter, it was like everything else disappeared, and I said to myself "Now, THIS is what a bass is supposed to look like!"

    Although not a current year offering, the Blackjack ATX was a top of the line model, along with the Hellraiser Extreme. The key differences were set-neck vs. neck-thru construction, and Semour Duncan vs EMG pickups, and those differences were a wash for me. I preferred the Blackjack colors, as well as the single "Active" 12th-fret inlay (a lightning bolt) was much less ostentatious than the numerous gothic inlays on the Hellraiser Extreme.

    The Blackjack ATX series of basses is a 34" scale (35" for the 5-string version), 24-fret instrument with a mahogany body and neck, ebony fretboard, and set-neck construction. With custom upgrades like Seymour Duncan Blackout pickups and Grover tuners, it is gig-worthy out of the box.

    All the hardware, including the string-through (or top-load) bridge is black chrome for a custom look that separates it from the crowd. The arched top, creme binding, and tusq nut complete the custom look.

    Schecter's endless model lines and similar naming conventions create confusion and hurt resale value, especially for their higher-end models. But that definitely creates a buyers market for those willing to spend a moment to learn the differences.
    SchecterBJC5.
    Price Paid:
    500

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