#1
1:

What are the best bass pickups you can get for versatility and a warm, solid tone? I'm not really thinking much about pickups, but I've heard both good and bad about the EMG-HZ's on the Schecter Stiletto models, so if and only if I end up not liking them I would consider upgrading.


2:

For the active EQ in the Schecter Stiletto Elite-4 (which I'm not getting quite yet, but I want to eventually), what is the battery life like and what kind of batteries do you use for it?


3:

What are the differences between the Custom and the Elite, and are they worth the price difference? Please elaborate as much as possible.


Thanks, I might add on later.
#2
Upgrade to what?
There isn't much you can upgrade to from an EMG.
It's not like a p bass or jazz bass pickup.

Anyway, I usually don't like EMG HZs but they sound pretty amazing on that bass.
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Alright, thanks.

What about the other stuff?

It takes a 9volt battery.
It lasts pretty long as long as you unplug you bass while not in use.

I don't know the answer to the third question.
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#5
If you want a 9V to last longer, wire another 9V in parallel to it.
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#6
I have a studio and it uses two 9v batteries. Its an aggressive sounding instrument, but it can get some wonderfully warm tones. Don't worry about that.

Regarding the studio, I think its better than the elite. It doesn't have the neck finish the elite has (makes it easier to slide around on) and a 3 band EQ instead of a 2 band eq.
#7
I kind of want the S-Tek bridge in the Custom and Elite models, so it's between those, for the most part. I mostly want to know the differences in tone between the two, seeing as one is bolt-on and the other is neck-through. I'd also appreciate it if someone would clarify any other differences, too.
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I have a studio and it uses two 9v batteries. Its an aggressive sounding instrument, but it can get some wonderfully warm tones. Don't worry about that.

Regarding the studio, I think its better than the elite. It doesn't have the neck finish the elite has (makes it easier to slide around on) and a 3 band EQ instead of a 2 band eq.
I tried the studio-5 and an elite-5 side by side and the action and feel of the elite was far superior to the studio... But the studio is a pretty amazing instrument still.
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I tried the studio-5 and an elite-5 side by side and the action and feel of the elite was far superior to the studio... But the studio is a pretty amazing instrument still.


I never got how action plays a part. Unless something else is wrong, if the action is too high or too low, make it where you want. And different strokes for different folks I guess, cause I prefer the Studio.
#12
Help? Please?

I do not want the Studio. It's only between the Elite and the Custom. I want the S-Tek bridge. I'll even copy and paste my last post to save everyone the fifth of a second of scrolling up, because as we all know, convenience is always nice:


Which would you recommend if I want a solid, punchy, bassy tone?
#13
stock EMG's. and if you're definition of punchy is loose, do Bartolini's. they get a smoother, deeper tone.
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Bolt-on necks are supposed to be a little punchier but I doubt you'd notice a difference between that and neck-through. They'd both give you the tone you're looking for as long as you EQ your amp right.
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#15
Okay, I think I'm gonna go for the Custom. $100 less and apparently it's just what I'm looking for. Thanks, everyone.
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Okay, I think I'm gonna go for the Custom. $100 less and apparently it's just what I'm looking for. Thanks, everyone.



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Wow, that sounds amazing. Giaco, what's your setup?


well my setup in that song is using the bass up to 10 and the treble down to 5 and the pickup blend on the middle thats the setup on the schecter and on my amp is mainly boosting my mids and using some chorus or overdrive to spice the sound
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Alright, I'll have to remember that. That's pretty much the exact sound I was looking for, haha.
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#22
My Schecter stiletto 5 elite with emg hz pups and active electronics is the best sounding bass I have ever played. Maybe it is just mine or just resonates to the vibes in my head.

This bass has a tonal variety that is awesome to my ear. I like mellow sounding basses, rhythmic, smooth, and musical with a deep woody resonance and this Schecter sounds super great to me and I won't be changing anything any time soon.

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