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I think they're a new thing out of winter NAMM, so I don't expect too many people to have got ahold of one yet, but I've had an MM bass, a p-bass and another Schecter on my bucket list for a while. Then I was browsing the Schecter website and I came across the Stiletto Stealth 4. Schecter bass with a MM bridge pup and a P in the middle. Beaut, that knocks off all three in one.

I was tossing up a couple of different basses once, and I came across a forum or two that suggested Schecter's low-end bass stuff might come second to a low-end bass from Ibanez, for instance; not necessarily saying they're bad, but providing preferable alternatives, if you will. With this in mind, just thought I'd ask what people thought of Schecter's more budget bass gear?

I've got a 2012 Omen-7 guitar that I've modded and refinished (the body only), and the neck finish and fretboard are possibly my favourite feeling of my guitar collection. I know it's a different instrument, but I was pretty happy with everything of that hardware and QC-wise (I changed the pickups because I wanted Mick Thompson's signature Blackouts, but nothing else changed outside of the electronics), so am I likely to get a similar quality instrument here?

My Omen's South Korean, I'm pretty sure, and the Stiletto Stealth's Indonesian, any comparisons?

I had something else to ask, but I forgot it.

Thanks. Sorry if this is a stupid thread!
#2
They feel and sound great, for the price. Just like all of Schecter's budget models. Ibanezs are also pretty nice. If you can, try out as many as possible, and buy whatever feels best to you.
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I think they're a new thing out of winter NAMM, so I don't expect too many people to have got ahold of one yet, but I've had an MM bass, a p-bass and another Schecter on my bucket list for a while. Then I was browsing the Schecter website and I came across the Stiletto Stealth 4. Schecter bass with a MM bridge pup and a P in the middle. Beaut, that knocks off all three in one.

I was tossing up a couple of different basses once, and I came across a forum or two that suggested Schecter's low-end bass stuff might come second to a low-end bass from Ibanez, for instance; not necessarily saying they're bad, but providing preferable alternatives, if you will. With this in mind, just thought I'd ask what people thought of Schecter's more budget bass gear?

I've got a 2012 Omen-7 guitar that I've modded and refinished (the body only), and the neck finish and fretboard are possibly my favourite feeling of my guitar collection. I know it's a different instrument, but I was pretty happy with everything of that hardware and QC-wise (I changed the pickups because I wanted Mick Thompson's signature Blackouts, but nothing else changed outside of the electronics), so am I likely to get a similar quality instrument here?

My Omen's South Korean, I'm pretty sure, and the Stiletto Stealth's Indonesian, any comparisons?

I had something else to ask, but I forgot it.

Thanks. Sorry if this is a stupid thread!


I bought a Schecter Devil 4-string bass a while back when they were discontinuing the model. I got it for next to nothing. It had a single MM-sized humbucker, but it was an EMG-HZ, which is about the most lifeless sort of pickup for bass imaginable. I switched it for a Duncan MM-style humbucker, and since then I have been playing that bass more than just about any other that I own. I enjoy the hell out of it, and I own (and have owned) far more expensive instruments.

A Schecter bass at the lower end of their price scale is going to be a good, playable bass. Will it be as good as a Fender that costs over US$1,000.00? No, but who says that it has to be? More than a few people routinely gig with so-called "budget" instruments and see no need to trade up. If you like it, then go for it.

The quality of the instruments made in South Korea is very good, and in some cases, it is excellent. I have played a number of guitars and basses made in Indonesia, and they were all fine instruments. I would say that in most cases, the quality of one is as good as the quality of the other. I have found that the quality of the Fender basses made in South Korea is noticeably better than that of the Fender basses made in Mexico. Clearly, the South Koreans know what they are doing.

Go to you local shop and play a few Schecter basses. Pick the one you like best, and I believe that you will have a fine bass that will serve you well for a long time.

P.S.; Here on the bass forum, we do not consider any post where the person is genuinely seeking advice to be "stupid." We're just really cool that way!
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P.S.; Here on the bass forum, we do not consider any post where the person is genuinely seeking advice to be "stupid." We're just really cool that way!


That's always my philosophy too- there are no stupid questions, only stupid answers.

Can't help with the question in here, I haven't tried any Schecter basses.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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I was gonna say, what??

Appreciate the philosophy of the bass forum! haha
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^ I'm mainly in the (electric) guitar and gear forums, that's generally our philosophy too. Just I got a bass fairly recently and really liked the forum (and bass!) so I stayed.

An adbot posted, so I reported it. You're meant to post "*reported*" once you've done that so that the same post doesn't get reported a hundred times.

The flaw in the system is that once the offending spambot post is nuked, it's kind of confusing. It looks like you reported a perfectly legitimate post.

EDIT: Ah ok so the post wasn't nuked. That's a spam post (at least I think it is). Don't click the link in it.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

Quote by K33nbl4d3
Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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Et tu, br00tz?