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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.
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  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


    Aug 20, 2000
  4. 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.
  7. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    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.

  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 Gold 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. body6.
    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!

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  11. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Awesome bass. Simply awesome.
  12. Thank you! It's my old friend!
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  13. Originality it was a slab pj like the one above....like I said...modified....
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  14. frankzelf


    Jun 16, 2009
  15. frankzelf


    Jun 16, 2009
    [​IMG]From the mid 80's
  16. 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.
  17. Beautiful!
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  18. louloomis

    louloomis Supporting Member

    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.

  19. PawleeP


    Oct 8, 2012
    have this mid eighties pj and am wondering why there are little caps on the volume pots. Volume 1 also has a resistor in parallel with the cap (AE102 1kv) the resistor is violet/(or brown can't tell) green yellow.

    has jb3 pups..
    The tone doesn't seem to do much, even after i switched the stock cap (a large .025M ceramic <which is close to a .022uf i suppose>) for a .047 panasonic +/- 10% (looks to be a smallish chicklet type) and still tone cut seems marginally dismal.
    The pot is an AB MOD M141Y/8131 mexico, reads about 510k track resistance. I am thinking maybe it is a linear pot when it should be an audio (log) pot..

    Or maybe the problem is the caps on the volume pots are killing the high end..
    The stock pots are 250k audios on the volume and 500k? on the tone.

    Need suggestions.. Thanx p

    schecter body back. schecter PJ body A2669. schecter PJ full A2669.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2018

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

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