Advice on changing pickups/electronics on Schecter Hellraiser

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by mr_flood, May 2, 2016.

  1. mr_flood


    Mar 18, 2013
    I own a Schecter Hellraiser Extreme 5 string for which I do not like the tone. I've tried changed strings, messing with the EQ, etc, still can't get what I want.

    What do I want? Well, my main bass is an Ibanez SR5000 Prestige and the tone I get from that is perfect.

    I rarely play a 5 string so I'm not looking to buy a new bass, what I was hoping to do was change something about the Schecter on the cheap that could make it come alive - to me it sounds flat and dull.

    But I'm a complete bass mod'ing n00b so any advice would be appreciated, thanks in advance.
  2. matty1039


    Oct 26, 2015
    New Orleans
    Maybe try a new preamp? A Spector comes to mind right away, but perhaps consider a Bartolini, Aguilar, or Sadowsky.

    At that price point I would expect the pickups to be on point. And with a string change I would say preamp is the next option.

    I've got a less expensive Schecter and love it. Great basses.

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