Sound — 10
A sound that can go from pounding metallic sounds to the overly subdued "bass you can fell" reggae style. By switching between pickups using the volume knobs and using the three tone knobs you can really get any sound from this intstrument. There is absolutely no unnesesecary noise or static and it can also produce a feedback sound, when desired, by tapping the back of the neck.
Overall Impression — 9
I wish that it had a pickup selector and volume knobs for easy tone changes but, really, that's not nescesarry. It is also perfectly balanced so that it won't fall out of your lap and hit you in the face. It truly is an amazing instrument, a perfect fit for any style of music, not just the hard rock Schecter is known for.
Reliability & Durability — 10
The strap buttons are amazingly well designed, the strap has never fallen off, and the guitar is very sturdy. I would definetely go to a gig with only this guitar, no backup is nescessary. It hasn't broken yet, and I don't expect it will anytime soon. Very well made.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The bass that I first brought home had a flaw in the battery compartment for the pickups and only allowed the bridge pickup to work, and at half volume. A week later, I went to the store to pick up my new bass, and they had forgotten my order, so I drove up to their other location about an hour away and grabbed one of theirs. Other than the battery compartment on the first bass nothing has been wrong, it's all perfect.
Features — 9
Comes stock with a pair of EMG HZ active pickups. A selection of chrome or satin finish hardware was given. A natural style finish with beautiful wood grain and three stripes up the center. Five knowb system three tone and two individual pickup volumes, 24 fret neck and massive cutaway. And my favorite feature is the thru-neck which gives you almost infinite sustain.