Wow, this is a really nice Schecter

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SuperDuck, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000

    I don't know how Schecter basses play/feel, but I really like the looks of this bass. I'd like to try one out. It was especially attractive when I thought that first number was a '3'. :D
  2. i'd like to try out the rob deleo signature model.

    fun fact - matt sharp's trusty black frankenjazz has schecter pickups. sounds good enough to me!
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I think Schecter has its pickups made by Rio Grande pickups. Not sure they make 'em in house...
  4. turkish

    turkish Guest

    Jul 14, 2002
    FCCAUSA, or here
    i had a robert deleo bass, i bought it from musician's friend and it played pretty well but it had a few chips in the paint and douple holes for the pickguard which is just sloppy workmanship.
    when you see little things like that in the beginning bigger things are sure to pop up sonner or later so i returned it. if i oculd get one used for ha;f the price tho....
  5. old_skool


    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    That is one sweet looking bass. Does it come in a five string version? True, I could go to the website but this way someone may do the work for me.
  6. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    No, I'm afraid it doesn't. You lazy son of a...

  7. well, i'm just gettin' it straight from the source, that's all i can tell you...
  8. They could still be made by Rio Grande, to Schecter's exact specifications, and thus labelled as "Schecter pickups", right?
  9. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    I wanna try a DeLeo bass too.

    Id of course put EMG pickups.

  10. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    my schecter devil bass came with emg hz pickups
  11. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    My Stiletto Studio 4 (not the one pictured above) came with EMG Hz pups as well. It also has a 3band active EQ.

    [edited for typos]
  12. jplb70


    Nov 1, 2001
    Mahogony/Figured Maple
    Diamonds on 12th
    *See Finishes
    Diamond Custom
    Creme: Neck
    24 Medium
    EMG Hz w/2-Band Active EQ
    Black Cherry w/Black Hardware, Vintage Natural Gloss w/Satin Gold Hardware

    From the website. I would love to try one out and the price seems resonable IMO
  13. lil_bass_boy

    lil_bass_boy Banned

    Oct 25, 2001
    Maryland, USA
    I played a Schecter at Guitar Center a couple weeks ago and they are pretty nice. I like the design of them too.

    Oh, and most Schecters have EMG H-Z's in them, most of them that I have seen that is.

  14. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    Some newer schecters seem nice for the money, but I don't dig that modern, scooped sound that most of those basses have.

    Guitar Center is no fun when you have a Sadowsky.
  15. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    I know most Schecters have EMG HZs, but if you havent already noticed, the HZs are nothing compared to the real EMGs.

    In case you didn't know the HZ's are passsive (Im almost positive.) THe batery is only for the external preamp.

    The preamps are also nothing compared to EMG preamps. Im pretty sure that the Schecter models equiped with EMG HZ dont have EMG preamps.

  16. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    How would you know that it isn't an EMG EQ?

    Is there a way to visually ID who makes the EQ if I take off the cover to the preamp cavity?

    Does the fact that it is an 18 volt system help ID the pre?

    Can anyone help here? I'd really like to know.
  17. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    I think I read it on the Schecter website, but you could probably just call them and find out.

    As always, I could be wrong.

  18. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I have an old Electra with an 18 volt preamp, and an Ibanez with an 18 volt preamp. So 18 volts is no guarantee that it is EMG or Bartolini.
  19. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    From the website:

    EMG Hz w/ Active 3-Band EQ "

    I assumed that meant both the pups and the electronics were EMG. But you know what they say when you "ass"ume.

    The Studio 4 still sounds good to me, so I'm not too worried about it.
  20. aceofbass88


    Jul 23, 2002
    The 004 is a really, really, really sweet bass it has a sweet action and everything about it is good, i wanna try the 005!!!!!!!