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Schecter Guitar Research 004 Bass Guitar  

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    Schecter Guitar Research

    Great look, smooth feel, and tonal versatility.

    Schecter's 004 bass boasts a distinctively shaped-ash body, 2-band active EQ that can be switched to passive mode, master volume, and blend control for extensive tone-shaping capability. The custom bridge accommodates either string-through-body or top loading. Other special features include jumbo frets, block inlays, neck binding, brass nut, and a rock-solid 5-bolt neck attachment.

    Features

    • 5-bolt neck attachment
    • 34" scale
    • Ash body
    • Maple neck
    • Rosewood or maple fingerboard depending on finish
    • 24 Jumbo frets
    • Block Inlays
    • Schecter active/passive pickups
    • Master volume and master blend controls
    • Active 2-band EQ
    • Schecter Custom String-Thru-Body (or Top Load) bridge
    • Creme binding
    • Schecter tuners
    • Chrome hardware

    A ton of bass for a tiny price. Order today.

     
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    4.7

    (based on 15 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    high quality, highly badass bass

    I bought my 004 in August of 08, so as im writing this I've been living with this instrument for about 4 monthes now. So the "Whooopeee! New Bass! Its So...Read complete review

    I bought my 004 in August of 08, so as im writing this I've been living with this instrument for about 4 monthes now. So the "Whooopeee! New Bass! Its So Perfect!" phase of bass ownership hass passed. Even so, I'm still in love with this bass... with a few caveats that is. The pickups are just ok, they have a nice meaty punch and decent clairity, but arent quite as articulate as I'd like and I can't get as much growl and bite as I'd like for aggressive styles of music. That being said you can get an awesome jazzy tone with gobs of punch a la Steve Digiorgio, but that Alex Webster style super attack growl clank is very eslusive. I think I just expected more for the price, seeing as the less expensive stiletto custom has EMGs. Which brings me to my next biggest gripe, the 2 band eq. It works great, but for the price a mid control shouldve been on there to give you even better tweeking ability.Now comes the gushing praise. The quality is outstanding, there isnt a rough edge or flaw of any kind to be found. Its one of the best built foreign made intruments I've played. The setup from the factory was a very good medium low, though I may take it down a little farther. The neck holds adjustments very well, and it holds a tune equally well. The playability is very good, the neck is very smooth with a very nice narrow C shape. Access to all but the very last fret is unrestriced. My 004 is natural finish with a rosewood fretboard, and man is it gorgeous. As I mentioned before the tone is very meaty, and fairly versitile, but I think it could be improved substancially with a pickup swap. Its not too bad on the shoulder, I would guess shes in the 7-8lb area.Overall im very pleased with this bass. I don't see myself pining for another 4stringer for a good while, especially if I get some pups for it. Ultimately theres not another bass on the market quite like it, so if you dig it, go for it. It wont disappoint

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    this bass

    i wasn't too crazy about this bass when i played it. it caught my eye, i was like damn looks good. but the action wasn't that good. i wasn't crazy about the slapping...Read complete review

    i wasn't too crazy about this bass when i played it. it caught my eye, i was like damn looks good. but the action wasn't that good. i wasn't crazy about the slapping action either.

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    5.0

    Me and my Schecter 004 Bass

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I bought this bass about a year and a half ago and I LOVE IT. I traded a 5 string Dean in to get this guitar and im so glad i did. I use a rack mounted Ampeg head with a 8 10 cab and the active pickups make the walls shake with that low end rumble. I would tell anyone to get this bass, for the price you cant beat it.

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    5.0

    get this bass

    By bas plar

    from Indiana

    i went into the shop looking for a fender jazz bass when this caught my eye. Black with a maple fretboard, active pickups, it felt and played great. buy it you won't be disappointed.

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    5.0

    simply WOW

    By SGplayinfool

    from Raleigh, nc

    I was a little worried at first since this is an overseas bass but when i plugged it in to my harke rig i was blown away. this thing plays great, looks beautiful and sounds amazing. If this thing was stolen i would go out and get another right away. im considering getting another just to use as a back up. gigging is damaging on gear so i wanna make sure i can have one of these bad boys in safe condition. I gave the features a 4 because the only thing this guitar is lacking is emgs but over all buy this bass it wont let you down. this thing is soon to be a classic and schecter can take its place with the great bass companies.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    WOW

    By NoBandBass

    from Gonzales

    This was wasn't just a step up from my Squier, it was like taking the perfect bass for me and putting it on steroids. At first look, this thing makes you wanna grab it and start belting and thrashing out some hard hitting tunes. It looks like a rickenbacker without the pickguard and all the other accessories. As for when I plugged it in, let's just say when I started, I couldn't stop. I played this thing for an hour at the local music store until I finally made the purchase. WOW! was my reaction. on active mode, it shook my house and rattled my brains. Very versitile also. As far as the passive goes, it still rocks! Nothing can stop this thing! Want it? GET IT!

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    5.0

    Gorgeous

    By Beethumpin

    from montreal

    I tried this bass on a ampeg amp and boy does this bass belt it out. I am very fond of the passive control of course bass and trebble don't work but the bass sound just fine like it is. I play hard rock/metal and this bass just cuts thru the mix as well as my Warwicks. As for looks well it's gorgeous a little Ricky look and a great neck. Quality contral is very tight no flaws frets perfectly filed. I am very satisfied with this bass. I have the natural rosewood combination I find it is meatier sound wise than the maple black configuration. Excellent price quality factor you like it buy it you won't regret.

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    5.0

    high quality, highly badass bass

    By HisShortness

    from C-Burg, PA

    I bought my 004 in August of 08, so as im writing this I've been living with this instrument for about 4 monthes now. So the "Whooopeee! New Bass! Its So Perfect!" phase of bass ownership hass passed. Even so, I'm still in love with this bass... with a few caveats that is. The pickups are just ok, they have a nice meaty punch and decent clairity, but arent quite as articulate as I'd like and I can't get as much growl and bite as I'd like for aggressive styles of music. That being said you can get an awesome jazzy tone with gobs of punch a la Steve Digiorgio, but that Alex Webster style super attack growl clank is very eslusive. I think I just expected more for the price, seeing as the less expensive stiletto custom has EMGs. Which brings me to my next biggest gripe, the 2 band eq. It works great, but for the price a mid control shouldve been on there to give you even better tweeking ability.Now comes the gushing praise. The quality is outstanding, there isnt a rough edge or flaw of any kind to be found. Its one of the best built foreign made intruments I've played. The setup from the factory was a very good medium low, though I may take it down a little farther. The neck holds adjustments very well, and it holds a tune equally well. The playability is very good, the neck is very smooth with a very nice narrow C shape. Access to all but the very last fret is unrestriced. My 004 is natural finish with a rosewood fretboard, and man is it gorgeous. As I mentioned before the tone is very meaty, and fairly versitile, but I think it could be improved substancially with a pickup swap. Its not too bad on the shoulder, I would guess shes in the 7-8lb area.Overall im very pleased with this bass. I don't see myself pining for another 4stringer for a good while, especially if I get some pups for it. Ultimately theres not another bass on the market quite like it, so if you dig it, go for it. It wont disappoint

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    5.0

    How do you spell Sustain

    By Distortion Factor

    from Pennsylvania

    This lady can cook! I play in small clubs through a Nady wireless into a Behringer BX4500 with 2 BB210's and a Korg AX5B pedal. When I hit that last note at the end of a song, I just let her ring while our guitarists are twiddling around, and our backup singer's feet go numb. She sounds like an old Ricky at less than half the price. The controls are flawless, and the neck is very stable (one minor adjustment when the weather turned cold) The only possible downside (small) I wish the pickups were a little farther apart to get more out of the fader. Did I mention she's beautiful? If anything bad ever happens to her, I'll go right out and buy her twin sister.

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    5.0

    Wish it wasnt bolt-on, but AMAZING!

    By I love bass.

    from Baton Rouge, LA

    i went to my local music store to try out bass amps, but this thing caught my eye before anything else in the store. im a guitar player just looking to have a little fun with other instruments, but this thing was great even in my opinion. sounded crisp and clear, very articulate and no mud at all! i play a Schecter Omen 5, and this thing kills it. im gassing for this thing bad (guitar acquisition syndrome for those not familiar.) if youre looking for an awesome bass that feels comfortable take a look at this thing.

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    3.0

    this bass

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    i wasn't too crazy about this bass when i played it. it caught my eye, i was like damn looks good. but the action wasn't that good. i wasn't crazy about the slapping action either.

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    5.0

    exceptional bass

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    This bass is really exceptional in all the senses, it is a tool of professional quality with a proper very winning and powerful sound for all the musical sons-in-law according to me. The EQ works well as the possibility to mix the two pickups widens the sonorous possibilities of this instrument.

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