#1
So im in the market for a new 5 string or second hand anyways. Ive been looking alot at schecter since i played one over the summer.

One is the Schecter Stiletto studio 5 I think its called. I played the 4 string version and really liked it.

I have also seen the Schecter Elite 5 i havent played this one but if its any thing like the stiletto il like it. Is it worse better?

Another option Would be a Warwick standard corvette 5 in bubinga.

So what do you think Which one would you choose. Im trying to get something different from my jazz bass sound. I havent looked into them much yet but theres also ibanez. Any helps great.
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#2
I have the studio 5


and I love it it has a growl to it I'd say like few other basses I've played I'd say it is great for metal and other heavy music but it also peforms on stuff like muse and the strokes, great bass
#5
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may i ask why a 5er


it gives you the ability to play lower notes with minimal hand movements
#6
Be aware that warwicks are pretty unique in their tone, and it sticks out like a sore thumb (bad pun).
Play all your options (and a few more) before buying. I'd go with the warwick, but I like their tone and feel...
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it gives you the ability to play lower notes with minimal hand movements


tru, i just wouldnt see the need for an extra low string presonally, a high string yes (see my new 5 string thread lol)
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#8
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may i ask why a 5er


Why not im looking for something new, i dont want another 4 string. And i want to be able to play more notes within a smaller range.
To bonesaw do you recommend it that one you have is the one i was looking at it looks really nice.

EDIT: i just saw your thread captain jack and that would also be an option for me im not sure yet but a c in stead of a b would also be an option.
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Last edited by fatgoogle at Sep 18, 2008,
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Why not im looking for something new, i dont want another 4 string. And i want to be able to play more notes within a smaller range.
To bonesaw do you recommend it that one you have is the one i was looking at it looks really nice.


it is a great bass I must say I love the neck through construction, it isn't to heavy, the neck for me is a great size, it already has an active 3-band EQ on it, active EMGs, for me it was a big step forward to me sound moving to this from a fender jazz

here's something to drool over


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#10
Thanks bonesaw thats probably my favourite choice ive seen alot floatin around ebay so i might be able to pick one up cheaply. Any other ideas on the othe bass's anyone.
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#11




I have the Schecter Stiletto Elite 5, and it's an AMAZING bass for the price. It's almost the quality of my European Spector. It has a 2-band EQ with EMG-HZ pickups (passive humbuckers). To whoever posted the pics of that nice Studio 5, the pickups are actually passive. HZ's are the passive line of EMG. The Elite has a better bridge than the studio, but it has a 2 band rather than a 3 band EQ. That may be good or bad, because the two band covers different frequencies than the 3 band can adjust. Also, the finish; here's the main concern. If you don't mind a laquered neck, the Elite is the way to go. The flame maple top is just killer, too. The Studio, on the other hand, has a satin finished neck, so it's nice and smoothe. I don't find the finish to be bad on the Elite, but some people just despise it. So I digress, I personally find the Elite to be better than the Studio, but it's all personal preference. They're both Schecter's flagship basses.
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I also have the Elite 5. I can honestly say I would not have even considered it at the price it was new. however, it is a very good bass. just not the sound I had been looking for.
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#14
Man.... those Schecters look sooooooo sweet!
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#15
So Which one overall would you all choose. I have a while to make up my mind nut you Know

Considering you all posted pictures bloody bastards you just made my life alot difficulter. Such nice bass's.
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#16
I wish I could enlighten you with my experience on the tone of Warwicks or Schectors, but I do not own one. I, too, am in the market for a new bass. Maybe its me, but both Warwicks and Schectors don't do it for me with the looks. I'm sure they are the type of bass where their tones make you buy em. If the local stores have one, I'll definitely give them a try. I was looking into getting a Spector Legend 4. Good luck with your bass hunting!
#17
I own a Schecter and I've had waaaay to many problems with it to suggest their basses to anyone else. I would say get the Warwick if you got tha bucks to pay for it, and if you love their sound.

Or you could use Yamahas like me.
#18
Musicman makes great 5 strings (i have 2 ), but if your heart is set on Warwick or Schecter just get the one that is most comfortable to play. They both sound great but those Warwick necks are just huge.....
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Musicman makes great 5 strings (i have 2 ), but if your heart is set on Warwick or Schecter just get the one that is most comfortable to play. They both sound great but those Warwick necks are just huge.....


The necks are not actually that much thicker or wider than a jazz neck. They are just shaped in such a way that is brilliant if you have textbook technique, and is horrible if you are used to getting away with things on a jazz bass.
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The necks are not actually that much thicker or wider than a jazz neck. They are just shaped in such a way that is brilliant if you have textbook technique, and is horrible if you are used to getting away with things on a jazz bass.

indeed. when I first played, I hated the Corvette at my local store.

now, it is perfect.
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The necks are not actually that much thicker or wider than a jazz neck. They are just shaped in such a way that is brilliant if you have textbook technique, and is horrible if you are used to getting away with things on a jazz bass.


really? they feel so big, and i was playing precison necks before i switched to Musicman
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it is a great bass I must say I love the neck through construction, it isn't to heavy, the neck for me is a great size, it already has an active 3-band EQ on it, active EMGs, for me it was a big step forward to me sound moving to this from a fender jazz

here's something to drool over




Can that thing pull off the pop of Ryan Martinie from Mudvayne's bass? Can it do it in at least a decent way? I really love that poppy sound he gets without sacrificing too much low end, so I wanna know if you can do that on this.
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#24
try a musicman. ive recently fallen in love with them.
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Can that thing pull off the pop of Ryan Martinie from Mudvayne's bass? Can it do it in at least a decent way? I really love that poppy sound he gets without sacrificing too much low end, so I wanna know if you can do that on this.


after watching some of his videos I can say I have never tried to play like that guy it is interesting in his technique I would say the stiletto series has a unique sound and would recommend trying it at least
#26
Get an Elite 5 its almost ridiculous how good it feels and sounds for the price i got it at (600$ USD) tried studio and it together side by side and found the elite to be way better in my opinion. If your going to buy the Elite, get the honeyburst orange finish... It looks way sexier than the Black Cherry finish.
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#27
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tru, i just wouldnt see the need for an extra low string presonally, a high string yes (see my new 5 string thread lol)

I can understand that, it really does depend on your style.

I originally wanted a 5 with a High C but since i got my current 5 string i've realised how much more useful that lower string is. For one of my bands the guitarist drops to open C and as much as staying in the lowest possible register doesn't suit that music being able to hit that low C makes it so much easier to fatten the sound when i want.

My other band is pretty much all in standard and even then i use the low B a lot for walking up to notes and going below the root to fatten the sound up.
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#28
Yes i think i might go for the elite 5 i still have to get all the oney together but i got a job so it shouldnt be to difficult. And to all the people who said a musicman i would really like one a stingray with a 3 band eq but the price difference is fairly big.
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