#1
I'm torn between getting the Stiletto Custom 4 and the Hellraiser 4... The overall opinion I see is that the Custom 4 is generally a better bass. Is there a solid reason why?

What I see from cold hard specs is that the Hellraiser looks better and has more features. I understand, however, that this does not in any way describe how one might feel over the other.

Any opinions?
#2
Never played either but I have a Schecter c4 and I love it. I doubt you could go wrong with either one. I think the Hellraiser 4 is relatively new but from the looks of it seems like an awesome bass.... Most likely will come down to personal preference and how you think they both feel.
#3
wow, small world... just picked up a used stiletto elite 5 string for $380... extremely nice bass... the stilettos series are very well made and sound great
#5
Whatever you do, get new strings, shecter ones are horrible.
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#6
I love my Stiletto. 4 string Elite.
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#8
Could you post a link to the Hellraiser? I've never seen one.
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#10
They seem to be equal....play both and see what you think. Some models feel totally different even though they're the same brand with similar features......
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They seem to be equal....play both and see what you think. Some models feel totally different even though they're the same brand with similar features......


If I could I wouldn't be making a post

The problem is I can't really play both... Hellraisers are nowhere to be found around here.
#12
I'm gonna suggest that you pick up a used Elite or Studio. They can be found fairly easy for less than $600. I paid $434 for my Studio. If I ever choose to sell it, I'll be able to make a good $150 without too much trouble. The Studio has a 3 band EQ and an (IMO) better neck finish. The Elite has a better bridge, but a 2 band EQ and a really sticky neck finish.
#13
i would go with the hellraiser
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#14
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Thanks for the responses guys, but again, why?
#15
hellraisers feel cheap to me. and the stiletto body balances better.
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#16
I own a schecter stilleto studio-4. I loved it at first. I still love the neck. Never played such a nice neck other than my 91 MIJ ibanez. I just stopped loving the tone. Everytime I tried to get rid of some punch and go for a smooth tone it got muddy. Might have been my equipment at the time. But make sure you check it for the kind of versatility you want. The EMG-Hz's have a great punchy tone. great for heavey metal or punk or anything not mellow.
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#17
I tried a Stiletto Studio-5 at a GC once and they're really great. I thought it was pretty easy to shape the tone on it.
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#18
If you can't find a Hellraiser then play a Stiletto. You might eliminate it and save yourself some grief. I myself have loved every Stiletto that's I've played and I own an Elite and I played one I've never seen before a few days ago. It was like 250$ but it still felt great, I actually used it to test out a future amp.
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