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Schecter Hellraiser Blackjack

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by derred, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. derred


    Jan 14, 2013

    i have a littel gas attack but i cant find any reviews or information about two schecter models.

    I'm looking for Hellraiser Extreme and/or Blackjack ATX. Would be nice if you could give me some information about this two basses. They look so amazing.
  2. derred


    Jan 14, 2013
    so no one tested one of this basses?
  3. kjpollo


    Mar 17, 2008
    My experience is that Schecter's distribution isnt the greatest. When I go into GC's, all I usually find is a couple of Stiletto's and a Diamond P and/or a Diamond J.
    I havent found music stores that stock too many of their models- and they make a LOT of models!
    That might explain why you're not getting much feedback.
  4. SDMFJay


    Jan 27, 2011
    Try searching in the Schecter Owners Club on here. A few have already bought the Hellraiser Extreme and are very happy with it.
  5. derred


    Jan 14, 2013
    yeah but i guess the Hell would be to expensive for me.
  6. fisticuffs


    May 3, 2011
    Madison, WI
    We've got 'em. They are what you expect out of a Korean made bass. The quality control is pretty good, pickups not the best. Really slick looking basses just not my style.
  7. derred


    Jan 14, 2013
    i dont know what i can expect from thhe blackout pickups
  8. bri450r


    Jan 14, 2012
    Greensburg, PA
    I have a Damien Elite 5 and I like it except for the hard corner where my right arm rests. The sound is very adjustable and the finish is great. The difference between the Hellraiser and the Damien is the bolt on neck vs the necl thru and maybe the tuners I think.
  9. splitcoilsenior


    Jan 18, 2009
    I tried a 4 string Schecter Hellraiser with the EMG TWs and it sounded and played great! I couldn't put the thing down, I could get so many good tones out of it and it felt very well built!
  10. Brian Crawford

    Brian Crawford

    Aug 9, 2009
    I love my Hellraiser Extreme 4 and my blackjack 4 I just sold. Didn't like the blackouts and it was to light. I like beefy basses plus the emg 35tw's are the bomb.
  11. B0NEYARD


    Jan 13, 2011
    Nashville Tn.
    I just got a HellRaiser Extreme yesterday and I LOVE IT............
  12. B0NEYARD


    Jan 13, 2011
    Nashville Tn.
    Well worth the price tag and sounds awesome.........

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  13. Willy B

    Willy B Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2013
    Raleigh, NC
    The nature of the body style on both of those basses make it uncomfortable for playing fingerstyle. Reviews on the HE are hard to come by but there are a few videos on YouTube. The HE has a 3-band EQ and each pickup has its own volume control with a push/pull for dual/single coil, making it versatile. The neck is ultra slim, almost too slim for me, although it is easy to play. I've had a wide range of tones from mine, some of them not pleasing. It's bright and at times has sounded brittle and harsh, especially in the mids. Of course other factors affect this such as your amp. As always,try one out first if you can and see how it plays with your amp. I would buy used if possible.
  14. Monotheist

    Monotheist Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    Off topic but you look like Eddie Van Halen...a lot.:D
  15. B0NEYARD


    Jan 13, 2011
    Nashville Tn.
    I will take that as a compliment :)
  16. B0NEYARD


    Jan 13, 2011
    Nashville Tn.
    Live shot with the bass.............

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  17. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    I own a newer Hellraiser Extreme-5. I bought an Omen Extreme-5 first, but the 2-band EQ didn't work for me so I returned it and ordered the Hellraiser E-5. My intention was to use it for a specific project I'm working on as well as having it as a backup. I'm a long time Music Man owner but the Hellraiser Extreme-5 has quickly become my #1 bass. It's neck through design, EMG-TW (push/pull humbucker/single coil) p/u's, 3 band EQ and 18 volt output work extremely well together. Combined with a very fast slim neck with ebony fretboard and a beautiful satin three tone sunburst finish is the perfect icing on the cake with it.

    This bass punches you right in the chest and you really feel it. None of my Music Man basses have ever been able to produce that same tone and feeling, they're very close but not quite. Now my Music Man basses aren't going anywhere but they're just going to have to sit back and wait their turn to get regularly played again, which might be quite awhile.