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Old schecter basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 74rickbass, Aug 21, 2002.


  1. Does anyone here have a old schecter bass.
    Like from the 80's?
    I have one, and I was wonder how many are out there.

    Mine is very cool,
    P/J pickups,
    Tele neck
    Gold top complete with checking.
    I wish it was sunbust but, the gold will have to to do.
    :D
     
  2. I realize this thread is quite old but I have to respond to a fellow N.S.'er.
    Schecter PJ bought at MusicStop in Halifax in 85.
    I have pics in the Schecter thread

    Greg Siddall
     
  3. dannster

    dannster

    Aug 20, 2000
    Seattle,WA
  4. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    That first one is my favorite.

    They all look extremely HEAVY. The second one is beautiful. Is that cherry?
     
  5. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Sold my early 80's lawsuit headstock Schecter jazz a few months ago. Excellent bass, was my #1 for years,
    but it was time to change things up an it wasn't seeing much use anymore. Excellent build quality on par with the best Fenders ever built.
     
  6. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    Old Schecters are fabulous instruments. Never met one that wasn't 100% killer.
     
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  7. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Registered Spector Addict Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Highlands Ranch, CO.
    When I first discovered Schecter, they were a true custom shop that only produced top shelf hand-made USA guitars & basses, and even their "entry-level" models were high quality USA handmades- they did not sell import models at all.
    I was lucky enough to buy one of only 3 "Astro-Surf" guitars ever built. These were custom made for J. Yunger of White Zombie.
    I had a bass built to match it that was dubbed the "Astro-Bass", and it was deadly. It had a birdseye maple neck, an alder body, holoflake finish, ebony fretboard, 2-Tek bridge and EMG pickups. I foolishly sold the pair years ago, and I still miss them...
    Sorry for the crappy scanned pic, but it is the only one I have of them.

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  8. I have my "bought in 1985 Schecter PJ Bass" Serial #Sxxxx
    The neck and body have 82 and the other has 83 in pencil under the finish with Pat on the neck. I forget which is which right now. Twenty frets not counting the brass nut.
    The body is Lake Placid Blue which has yellowed to a green. The neck is a very heavy Birds eye maple one piece w/skunk strip, dots on the top of the neck. Two push/pull volume pots that tap the coils on the corresponding pu, with one tone pot.
     
  9. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    My main recording bass has a Schecter 80's all-rosewood neck. Ain't never getting rid of that one!
     
  10. StereoPlayer

    StereoPlayer

    Aug 29, 2010
    West Africa
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    1982/3 Schector Satin walnut P/J with '71 Fender fretless P neck.

    Originally built with Schector parts, with tapped pu's wired stereo,
    Three way switches. On(full vol), off, on(half vol)
    With Schector case

    Modified body twice, refinished many times.
    Favorite bass.
    Now installed with Joe Bardons (pu's)
    It's a head turner.
    Tone for days.....stereo!

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Awesome bass. Simply awesome.
     
  12. StereoPlayer

    StereoPlayer

    Aug 29, 2010
    West Africa
    Thank you! It's my old friend!
     
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  13. StereoPlayer

    StereoPlayer

    Aug 29, 2010
    West Africa
    Originality it was a slab pj like the one above....like I said...modified....
     
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  14. frankzelf

    frankzelf

    Jun 16, 2009
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  15. frankzelf

    frankzelf

    Jun 16, 2009
    [​IMG]From the mid 80's
     
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  16. Bassman822

    Bassman822

    Sep 1, 2007
    Bessemer, AL
    No pictures but mine is a p/j with a shedua body, gold anodized pickguard, and fretless rosewood neck (with a maple skunk stripe). EMG pickups. Brass/ gold hardware, and HEAVY (11+ lbs). Found it in a little pawnshop in Mississippi cheap because of no name on the headstock.
     
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  17. StereoPlayer

    StereoPlayer

    Aug 29, 2010
    West Africa
    Beautiful!
     
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  18. louloomis

    louloomis

    Dec 28, 2004
    I remember a couple of guys had their guitars back in the 80s...strat style. Man, they sounded incredible. Sort of the ultimate strat sound. Big polepieces on those single coils. BIG!

    Clearly high-quality stuff.

    LouLoomis