Copely & Schecter basses...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sav'nBass, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Sav'nBass


    Jan 18, 2009
    Virginia Beach
    Ok... I have done a search on this.. so I saw some of the older threads on it.... Has anyone here recently bought a Copely bass that they care to comment on? How about a Schecter?

    I was in a pawnshop this afternoon.. and I saw a Copely & a Schecter.. I believe the Schecter was the Studio 5.. it has the same pot configuration... and looking around on their site I saw that only the studio series has that configuration... with the brass hardware.. the place was packed... so I didn't bother asking too many questions but I intend to go back there and actually play both of them.

    The Schecter was going for $649.. but they said they could give it to me for $500... The Copely was going for 6 something.. but I am sure I could get that down to $400... I just never heard of them before.. and most of what I did find out was from looking here.. I went to their site... In person the bass looks very well made.... It's got humbuckers that remind me of the Musican basses... and the body looks like a solid laminated block... no bolts... I have no idea how it sounds or plays.. but since I will be on vacation this week on Monday I will pop in there early to actually play them both....

    I was wonderin g if anyone here had any first hand 411 on either of them..

    I have heard of Scecter.. but not Copely.. but I also know that name brand doesnt always mean good... and off name doesnt always mean bad....
  2. Jimmy Bones

    Jimmy Bones

    Feb 24, 2009
    Baxley, GA
    Schecter basses, the stilettos in particular, are excellent. That's a good price for a studio, they can run as high as $800 for a brand new one.

    They play fast, sound wonderful (I love EMG HZs), and they look classy - but can be played with all sorts of music styles.

    I recommend the Schecter.
  3. Sav'nBass


    Jan 18, 2009
    Virginia Beach
    Yeah that's what I am looking hardest at. I was in GC with a friend today.. and I played a MTD... it was nice.. Then I tried the Schecter.. and I actually liked it better... it was going for $749.. as I looked at it I said to myself... Hmmm that looks like the same bass I saw in the pawn shop last week.. so I went to see.. sure enough it was... So I think I will be getting another bass.. ;)
  4. Jimmy Bones

    Jimmy Bones

    Feb 24, 2009
    Baxley, GA
    Well, just for the record, my main bass, and most elegant, is my stiletto. I couldn't imagine parting with it for anything less than an Alembic.
  5. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis

    Dec 11, 1999
    I just bought a closet case 2007 Schecter Stiletto Studio-5. As you can see by my signature, i'm a Music Man guy. But the Schecter Studio-5 is a very good all round bass. For the right price, they're a steal.

  6. I have the Schecter Stiletto Studio 5 and dig it for the money. $500 is a good price, as that is what I am asking for mine (plus shipping, so I'll spare you the sales pitch).

    I thought I heard somewhere that the Copleys and the Schecters are made in the same factory, but I cannot confirm that.
  7. kjt


    Aug 20, 2003
    I've had the Studio 4 just about 5 yrs now and love it more than my Geddy Jazz
  8. Jimmy Bones

    Jimmy Bones

    Feb 24, 2009
    Baxley, GA
    No idea about Copleys, but I know Cort artisan series are.
  9. standupright


    Jul 7, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    Brownchicken Browncow
    my current main bass is the schecter diamond series stiletto custom 4 strung with dr flat wounds.

    absolutely love it. plays like butter. zero problems. would highly recommend.