#1
Schecter:
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Schecter-Stiletto-Custom-4-Bass-102042405-i1147947.gc

Epiphone:
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Thunderbird-IV-Bass-100388504-i1150015.gc

i know there is quite a price difference in the two, but i love the look of the Thunderbird sooo much...haha

what are some of you guy's opinions on these?

or anything in this price range and quality range...

thanks!

Alex
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#4
this is the only time i am ever going to recommend a schecter over anything because the thunderbird really is that bad
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#5
schecter

used to have it
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#6
The thunderbird is very low quality compared to the schecter.
I have 2 schecters and for the price range they cant be beat.
#7
No question. Schecter Stiletto.
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#8
aight guys! thanks!....i love the look of both....but i was just going to throw the question out there....

i have played the Thunderbird and it felt good, but that is because im sooo used to my crap squier....

im going to go play alot of them...but mainly the Schecter...

Alex
Guitars:
Schecter Omen 6
SX Telecaster
Rogue Deadnought
Squier J Bass

Amps:
Peavey TKO 115
Line 6 Spider III 15 watt
Fender Rumble 15

Drums:
Yamaha, Lugwig, Pearl, CB Drums
Sabian Cymbals
Yamaha Hardware
#9
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aight guys! thanks!....i love the look of both....but i was just going to throw the question out there....


you should buy a bass for how it sounds and feels. how it looks is secondary.

in this case the schecter wins both categories anyway.
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#10
Shecter all dayyyy everyyyy dayyyy!
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#11
Say no to T-Birds
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#12
Bass forum friends don't let bassist friends buy Epiphones. Any Epi...

Yes--Schecter is the way to go. Even if you love the look of the Tbird, the sound and can deal with the neck dive, they are not well built instruments and Epi at least in their basses have major QA issues.
#13
I just purchased a Schecter Damien 4 and I love it. I would suggest the Schecter. I've always heard bad things about Epiphone although I myself have never played one.
#14
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Don't buy the tbird it looks nice but it sucks to put it bluntly. I've heard that the bridge can come off while your playing it but i haven't seen that yet.
#15
I have one and the damn bridge popped off while I was playing. I just use it as my drop d bass because it has no tone anyway.
#17
In my opinion, you'd have to have some sort of mental affliction to choose the Epiphone over the Schecter. Anybody who will recommend otherwise is either a guitar player, or a bass player whose never played more than 3 basses in their entire lives and never use capitals or punctuation in their posts.

But yes, try them both out and see which one you'll like the best. It'll be the Schecter. Then you'll say "oh, they were right."
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#18
try them with straps on.
that's probably how you're gonna play, right?

Schecter.
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#19
Schecter Stiletto. Simply one of the best basses in it's price range, depending on your tastes. Excellent tone, excellent electronics allowing for adaptability, sleek and modern looking, and a lovely neck. My only issue is that some models have a lacquer type finish on the back of the neck, which some love, some don't.

Thunderbird. Almost universally hated for it's terrible design, dull, lifeless tone, atrocious balance issues and fret access.

You can make a Stiletto put out the low end plunk of a Thunderbird. You can't ever match the ability of the Stiletto with a Thunderbird.
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