C-4 review by Schecter

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 9
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.4 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.5 (30 votes)
Schecter: C-4
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Sound — 10
I play old punk and metal, and occasionally funk-rock. This is probably the best slap-bass I've ever played, and thats coming from a guy with a j bass. I tried it on a backline 210. It took a little adjusting to get it not so fuzzy, but other than that, no pickup errors. The first thing I noticed was that it was just plain loud. I had the bridge volume all the way up, half on the neck, full tone on both. I started to slap on it, and after playing around with it for a while, I just had to say, EMGs are the best slap pickups around. The highs on this bass are excellent, the lows are ok. I'd definetaly slap, thumb or use fingers on this.

Overall Impression — 10
I love the evil look, the high-ended slap sound and those stripper inlays are just plain wicked. I'd use it with ghs boomers if I were you. I compare it to the stilleto and the c4 plus/elite. Schecter basses are underrated and one-of-a-kind, but picks dont work well with it so theres one small problem. Pick this one up if your looking for a second or third bass. I love it, you will too.

Reliability & Durability — 9
It's very tough, excellent gigger, I'd never replace it. I'd probably use my jazz bass and mabye a musicman (simply for tonal variety), but if I had to, I could gig with it solely.

Action, Fit & Finish — 9
There were two at the guitar center, and one had too small a nut, so the strings were really close to the fretboard making them buzz to much. The other was perfectly setup, and I'm not just saying that. My one complaint is that gloss finishes smear real easy, but after you polish it a bit, the black with the body binding looked just oozed dark vibes.

Features — 9
The stunning C-4 features a mahogany body with a highly figured quilted maple top, a multi-laminate maple/walnut neck, EMG pickups with a 2-band active EQ circuit, an S-Tek bridge, body and neck binding, and the popular Vector abalone/pearl inlays.

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    GibsonGuru311
    i have heard the same but the bridge on mine is perfect no flaws
    Ledhead82048 wrote: im guessing you have the C4 XXX, i heard the bridge was bad on it, your thoughts?
    Naktul
    Ledhead82048 wrote: im guessing you have the C4 XXX, i heard the bridge was bad on it, your thoughts?
    I also own one of these and I can happily say I've never had any problems with it. Set up when I got it was a bit iffy but that only took 30 minutes of work to sort out, not exactly a tall order.
    bigsteveo14
    i got this bass 2 days ago and the neck is incredibly plyable. is this because the truss rod is loose or a manufacturers issue?
    aaron_masta
    bigsteveo14 wrote: i got this bass 2 days ago and the neck is incredibly plyable. is this because the truss rod is loose or a manufacturers issue?
    i have a used version of this bass. i believe your truss rod is messed up. mine is perfect!
    brotherpink
    I love my C-4! Antique Amber all the way! The sharpest looking bass i ever saw! Plays like a dream. The most 'playable' neck ever! Set up was spot on out of the box. Action = perfect! Recently put some DR strings on and it's even more of a joy to play.