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need opions on Scheter model T bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Toneman, Mar 14, 2002.

  1. Toneman


    Jun 6, 2001
    Long Island
    I'm a lover of the fender P sound but when I went five string I was forced to use a fender J 5 because fender doesn't make a reg. passive P bass in a five string. I cant afford a Sadowski or Mike Lull vintage P but I can afford a Scheter model T five which is a passive P type of bass. Does anyone out there have any experience with this bass?
  2. Ari Schor

    Ari Schor Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    i think it's two j pups...not a P J combo...
  3. Toneman


    Jun 6, 2001
    Long Island
    relman it is a P / J combo but I'm mainly instrested in that P pup.can it give a fender P sound? and is the low B respectable. I'm gonna have to go try one. but I thought if someone on the forum had some hands on with it that would help me before I lay out the $500. I find that you have to own a bass to know what it can do. Playing it in the store isn't enough.
  4. Obsius29A


    Dec 20, 1999
    Huntington, NY
    It's a great, warm yet snappy bass, that sounds best through a good solid state rig. I find it mushes out and is a little too warm with tube amps.
  5. I'm really tempted to pick up one of the cheap ones on ebay. I think the only thing that's keeping me is that I have no room for a third bass.
  6. JaggedB


    Jan 26, 2002
    Columbus, OH
    I bought one of the cheap ones on E-Bay. 5 string sunburst w/maple board, and P/J. It's my first fiver and for $250 a great deal. I played it for a week and it's now at a luthier to help with the setup.

    The neck is narrow and an easy transition from a four. I have not played it through my full rig, but through my practive amp it had a pretty good tone. And I do not feel much floppiness in the B.

    The one I got had a few flaws, namely the skunk stripe on the neck was rough, a minor blemish in the finish on the back and the concentric pots stick together a bit. The neck was also a bit out of alignment but should be fixable with a truss rod adjustment. Oh, and the frets needed polished.

    I'll post again after I get it back this week and can take it to practice.
  7. How's the balance on a strap??
  8. JaggedB


    Jan 26, 2002
    Columbus, OH
    :eek: I just realized that I played that bass for a week and it was all sitting down! I should get it back tomorrow and I have a practice tomorrow too. I promise to take it and report back :D
  9. gbenner


    May 20, 2001
    ocean, new jersey
    I have a four string. the balance and tone are great. I love this bass, I feel the fit and finish are as good if not better then the fenders, imho The problem is that they went from the duncan designed pickups to an EMG p/j setup. I haven't heard them but im sure it still sounds great.:D Also the tuners on those e-bay model-T basses are different from the ones I have and the ones i've seen in the stores, or even in their catalog.
  10. JaggedB


    Jan 26, 2002
    Columbus, OH
    Okay, here's my update...

    The balance is very good. I felt no neck dive at all playing. Although the body seems to be a bit heavier than either my MIM Jazz or MIM P.

    After fiddling with them a bit more, the concentric tone pots are okay, but not great. They still stick together when turning :rolleyes:. To my ears, the bass sounds best when the tone pots are both flat. Both down sounds a bit fuzzy, but both up gives a decent bright punchy sound.

    Again, for $250 I have no complaints about this bass. It's a fair price for experimenting with an extra string :D
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