Schecter basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Garrett Mireles, Jul 3, 2003.

  1. Garrett Mireles

    Garrett Mireles Guest

    Oct 26, 2002
    USA, Kailua, Oahu
    Man these things are very sleek looking. Does anybody know how good they are, in terms of tone?

    Been searching the net for a sound sample but I can't find one.
  2. TxBass

    TxBass Guest

    Jul 3, 2002
    Frisco, Texas
    I've had the Studio 6 for about 6 months now...I like it. if I could get my computer to function normally I'd send you a clip. It's solidly built, finished well, and has a great tone.
  3. FiveStringsNme

    FiveStringsNme Guest

    Sep 27, 2002
    Suffolk County, NY
    I've only played them in stores, and they are definitely nice looking, great sounding basses that are well affordable!
  4. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Very nice solid basses

    I really like the stilleto series. They remind me alot of yamaha basses. Under-rated ;)
  5. switchblade

    switchblade Guest

    May 31, 2003
    London, England, UK
    Yeah i would have to agree with these guys. They are clearly a very nice bass to play. :D
  6. thadood


    Jun 16, 2003
    Memphis, TN
    I have the older model Custom 5. It has a very generic sound to it. That's not a bad thing, it just means it's pretty versitale. I recently took it up to a shop and had a brass nut fitted for it. That really fixed the tone up to my liking. I dropped the action on it by a considerable amount compared to how it came to me from the factory. (In rough estimation, it was sitting about 2cm off of the fretboard at the 24th fret. It's now just under, or exactly at 1cm.)
  7. witness

    witness Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2002
    I've had the Studio 6 for about 6 months now...I like it. if I could get my computer to function normally I'd send you a clip. It's solidly built, finished well, and has a great tone.

    J.T, how is the string spacing on it, which bass sound would you compare it to. I am definately considering getting a Studio 6.

  8. TxBass

    TxBass Guest

    Jul 3, 2002
    Frisco, Texas
    I'd say the spacing is "average"...not real thin, but if it was any wider I would struggle cause I have small hands. Soundwise, since it's got active EMGs, it screams compared to all the passive stuff I've played in the past. I'm probably not a good judge of boutique instruments, cause I've always liked the sound from my old Ibanez stuff...but I've played rock for 15 years so it's worked just fine. I've been playing it primarily through a Yamaha NE-1 paraEQ and it's about all the effect I need or want. Nice, clean, rock.

    good luck.:cool:
  9. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Oregon, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
    Maybe you should grab your ruler... ;)
  10. Killdar

    Killdar Guest

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    Sorry to interject with semi-off topic comments, but I believe JT has very small hands, and look what he plays! It's all in the technique.

    Or do whatever the hell you want, I'm just spouting information from the section of my memory devoted to potentially useful information.
  11. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    we sell these at work, and WOW! There was an elite 5 that was on the hanger for 20 minutes. It is a neck thru with 5 piece neck, active electronics, quilted top. It was an amazing bass. For only 580 street price, it was an awesome bass. It was shocking. Articulate, and just plain cool looking. I would reccoment the elites or the studios.


    Nov 29, 2002
    Arvada, Colorado
    I was about seconds away from buying a schecter, forgot what kind, but then my mom suggested that we goto another music store nearby to see what they have. And of course I found my Conklin there. Good thing I shopped around. Although Schecters sound great and look cool, it was nothing compared to the conklin.
  13. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    You might've seen my replys around about Schecter but I LOVE my Stiletto Elite-4. I had it upgraded with Bart Soapbars, Passive electronics and a schaller roller bridge. But even before I did that it was incredible. The action was very low and I was told it shipped to them like that, almost no buzzes anywhere. The tone was great, but I don't like EMG's that much. The only issue I had were staticky volume pots. Other than that, as someone said before they are a VERY underrated company. I still can't believe I paid $495 for mine.
  14. christopper

    christopper Guest

    Jun 23, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    i've got a stiletto custom-4 and i love the tone that i get from it, and it has a natural finish and looks great!!:)
  15. I'll be the odd man out on this one.

    I play a couple Shecter guitars as in 6 bangers.
    So I like Schecter.

    But........I hate their bolt on basses. They look good but feel very flimsyand breakable. The tone I have gotten from everyone of them was either dull and when the highs were pushed they sounded brittle and thin.

    Very wimpy sounding in each case.

    They soung ok thru a cheap amp or low power low volume. Such as the ones you play in a store.

    But as soon as I played them thru a similiar setup as I use(Eden head/Eden 4-10xlt) you could hear the wimpiest tone Ive ever heard.

    My opinion is when something looks good, as in eye candy. Then the money was put towards that and not the tone. There is a reason why many basses are plain looking but sound great(ala Stingray). Its because the money is put towards tone.

    As with any shopping of basses try as many as you can. Play it at a loud volume. Dont be shy!! Be patientand wait for the good deals to come by.

    But the best thing you can do is buy USED!! Check the for sales here.

  16. downstairs


    May 13, 2001
    Pasadena, MD
    I got a Schechter NSQ4 i think, it sounds really good in my band. If you want to I can send you an MP3 of when we recorded, it went straight into the board, sounds very nice, not bad for $360 (mars having a really nice sale).
  17. lil_bass_boy

    lil_bass_boy Banned

    Oct 25, 2001
    Maryland, USA
    I thought the NSQ4 was a Spector model. Spector, Schechter...they sond the same.
  18. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Oregon, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
    I've never understood this - how can a rig be called good if it makes a bass sound bad? Isn't the mark of a good rig when it makes everything sound good?