Schecter Guitar Research Custom C-4, whatcha guys think?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Myrriad, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Myrriad

    Myrriad Banned

    Oct 11, 2012
    I've been looking for a new bass (a Jazz), and I also love the sound from my G&L (Humbuckers). This seems like the best of both worlds, in a color I love. Anyone ever play one? I just want to know how she sounds, can't find a video either. I'm guessing like a Jazz. I want a nice smooth sound.
  2. IntrepidCellist


    Sep 10, 2009
    The preamp and pickups on those are very modern and clear sounding, and can go from smooth and dark to bright, punchy, and clangy. Lightweight for the most part, and very comfortable necks. I've had a C-4 Elite for almost a decade now, and I still play it alongside much more expensive basses.
  3. Myrriad

    Myrriad Banned

    Oct 11, 2012
    Just as a random example, could it match this tone?

  4. Myrriad

    Myrriad Banned

    Oct 11, 2012
    Also, if anyone else has this bass, I'd love to hear more opinions.
  5. Myrriad

    Myrriad Banned

    Oct 11, 2012
    Ordering this bass in a few days, and I'm excited, so have a bump haha.


    Jan 13, 2011
    Nashville Tn.
    You just can't go wrong with a Schecter in my book......They sound great, the neck feels good, and the bass is lite......

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  7. Why does a bass need xtra-jumbo frets?
  8. Myrriad

    Myrriad Banned

    Oct 11, 2012
    No clue, but she sure is pretty.
  9. tdub0199


    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga.
    I have never had any experience with this exact model but I have a few Schecters and they are great Basses!!!
  10. jazzyitalian

    jazzyitalian Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN
    Lawyer and Hobbist Bass Maker
    My brother has a Stiletto-5 and I at one time bought a C-V ( and owned it for a very short period) to see what it was all about. I wound up selling it because the neck on this 5-string version was wider than expected.

    But in terms of the sound of the C-class Schecters, the statements by IntrepidCellist are very accurate. These are modern clean basses. This particular model does not have that old school growl that many people want to have. It's entirely due to the electronics. These Schecter's can literally sit in a modern jazz session and sound as though they were meant to be part of that genre.

    I've always maintained that the Schecter custom shop produces some of the best basses and guitars in the market today. Really nice and relevant stuff. But even with the other 95% of what they do is offshore, they manage to get the Korean factory to build their basses to spec.

    You should be fine with the C-4. Even if you don't play jazz.
  11. Myrriad

    Myrriad Banned

    Oct 11, 2012
    Bumping this old post up, still loving the bass, just wondered if anyone had any pictures of the bass, I've heard the red is quite a bit lighter in person.
  12. dbbltime


    Oct 5, 2014
    NRH, Texas
    Yes the red is a light stain that reveals the wood grain.