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Schecter Guitar Research C-5 5-String Bass   

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The stunning Schecter C-5 5-String Bass features a mahogany body with a highly figured quilted maple top, a multi-laminate maple/walnut neck, EMG pic...Read More

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Beautiful appointments and a blue-collar price.

The stunning Schecter C-5 5-String Bass 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.

FEATURES
  • 6-bolt neck attachment
  • Mahogany body with highly figured maple top
  • Multi-laminate maple/walnut neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • 35" scale
  • Vector inlays
  • S-Tek bridge
  • Creme body and neck binding
  • Deluxe tuners
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4.8

(based on 37 reviews)

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Incredible bass for the price

After playing the C4 at a local store few times, I was really smitten with the Antique Amber bass. With some trepidation I ordered the C5 through this site. I needn't have worried....Read complete review

After playing the C4 at a local store few times, I was really smitten with the Antique Amber bass. With some trepidation I ordered the C5 through this site. I needn't have worried. It is perfect. It is gorgeous to look at. While new to a 5 string, I have become quickly comfortable with this bass. The bass is quite light for its size, 35 inch scale. Well balanced, as the strap buttons are offset for optimum position. The EMG pickups are very strong and noiseless (blew a similarly featured Ibanez out of the water). The bass was set up perfectly, the action is low with no buzz at all. The low B string is tight and has a nice piano sound, rings forever, not flabby at all. I was pleasantly surprized as the bass is a bolt on and even without strings through the body, every note up and down the neck rings clear as a bell. The finish was perfect, the inlays and binding were flawless. The satin gold hardware is understated and very classy looking. The control setup allows a lot of flexibility and a wide range of sounds. They can easily cover many genres of music. Comes with Elixir nanoweb strings which play really nice. I think I'll stick with them. I hadn't tried them before but I like them a lot. Very smooth. The neck plays incredible, much better than a Warwick that cost 3 times as much that I recently tried. Best bass under $1500, and a steal at this price. Really makes you wonder why other manufacturers cannot offer this kind of quality for this short money. A caviar bass for pretzel money. You can thank me later.

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Not for straight ahead bass

I have owned a C5 for little over a year. It looks good, and the pickups sound good if you want the active pickup sound. In my opinion, I think the neck and...Read complete review

I have owned a C5 for little over a year. It looks good, and the pickups sound good if you want the active pickup sound. In my opinion, I think the neck and action on this bass is below average for the cost. I could never get the strings to quit buzzing, no matter how high the action was.

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4.0

My first 5-string

By Steve-RUGoo

from Buffalo, NY

The curved neck makes this bass difficult to play without fret buzz. A lot of it has to do with my own technique and it certainly is possible to play this instrument without any buzz, but it's not for beginners. The tone is fantastic but I find the B note a little loose (this is my first 5-string so this may be typical). Overall an excellent 5-string at a very good price.

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5.0

Now my # 1

By You will enjoy

from LA

I have owned this bass for a few years now. I bought it as a back up for my Spector. It now is my main axe. More comfortable, playable, and just as diverse as my Spector and Lakeland but half the price. I have been playing for many years and will tell ya. If you are looking to go 5, buy it. You won't be disappointed.

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5.0

BEST BASS I'VE PLAYED!!!

By EyeHateYamaha666

from Pennsylvania

I recently came across this bass at my local music store, and seeing as how I had never given any thought into trying out a 5-string bass I decided to tinker with it. I was suprised at how much thump this bass had! The songs I played sounded so necro it was insane. If You have a little bit of money sitting around I'd suggest buying this bass. You won't be let down.

 
5.0

The best Bass at the best price, hands down!!!

I have owned and played 3 basses in the past year and have been highly disappointed. From Peavey to Dean to Fender, they have all fell short of my expectations and truthfully, left me thinking that all basses were cheaply made and wouldnt last for more than 6 months.That is until I bought the Schecter C-5 and was absolutely blown away. I am a bit partial to Schecter, because I own a C-1 Plus guitar and love it, but never really knew what a great bass was until I bought this one. You can get any sound known to man out of this bass and the EMG pickups on it. Out of the box, I was playing slap bass without even attempting it, which made me giddy like a child. The sound out of this bass is like none I have ever experienced. This is a studio musicians dream.I could not recommend another bass, even at twice the cost, more. Buy it!

 
5.0

Very versatile

By BassistOrdinaire

from Denton, TX

This is a great bass (got it around three months ago). It can go from metal to jazz to funk slapping and back with no problems. It's very sturdy, and the black cherry finish is great to look at. Strap buttons work well, I've never had it fall off while I play. Great value too, it's on par with basses alomst twice the price. I'll definitely be holding onto this for a long time.

 
5.0

WORK OF ART!!!!

By bassdude-9x8--

from Danville , Virginia

I bought the schecter C-5 bass about a month ago, after reading several reviews on here as well as other forums and like my title says this bass is none less than a work of art.I love the smoothness of the neck and the quality sound of the EMG-HZ's I also have a spector 4 string that I bought last year and it too has EMG-HZ pickups.I highly reccomend this bass to all styles of playing, it plays well with finger-style or pick and i'm not a thumb popper but it also sounds good for a funk style as well.i give it 2 thumbs up!!!! great job schecter... T.HEARP~DANVILE,VA.

 
5.0

Amazing

By Specto

from Minnesota

This bass is amazing-it looks as good as any bass out there and it sounds as good as it looks- I just changed strings after 6 months and it sounds amazing-ready for recording on Dec 20th! It has a good rock tone-much like a Warwick...very mmuch like a Warwick.

 
5.0

FOREVER SCHECTER!

By Gonzo-HRwQ3

from New York

I purchased this C-5 almost 2 years ago. Yeah it's taken me some time to write a proper review, but, better late than never.This bass is one of the most awsome and durable basses that I have ever owned. We play regularly (2-4 gigs a week) sometimes in the most inconvient of places. Me my AMPEG & My C-5 is all that I really need (tuner & cables excluded). I play hard & soft stuff in 2 bands, I have a second bass & amp, and have only used for one weeks gigs. I have played through a few sets of strings. I haven't even taken it to my guitar tech. Intonation has been dead on (even through a Peterson Strobe Tuner), the only alternation has been lowering the pickups & slight bridge adjustment. My only quam with this bass would be the pick-ups (EMG-Hz), which are decent pickups, just not $1k + bass pickups. This bass plays as well as basses that I have owned at twice the price. I never thought that I would find a bass that made me feel as good about playing as my Guild did, I was wrong. I have played Fenders & Guilds for years, but, now I'm hooked. I suppose one of these days I will replace the stock pickups (EMG-Hz's) with true EMG's, however, a little EQ & a great amp go far.You will NOT go wrong with this bass!!

 
2.0

Not for straight ahead bass

By joe.307

from Nashville

I have owned a C5 for little over a year. It looks good, and the pickups sound good if you want the active pickup sound. In my opinion, I think the neck and action on this bass is below average for the cost. I could never get the strings to quit buzzing, no matter how high the action was.

 
5.0

Schecter 5strg Bass

By fatha rock

from Prescott Valley, AZ

I have been playing a Fender Jazz Bass and a Rickenbacker Bass for many years and decided to move up to a 5 string bass recently. I chose the Schecter C-5 because of Shecters reputation of quality and after buying one, I am not dissappointed. The fit and finish of this instrument is pracitcally unequalled. Incredible! Aso, I would have expected to pay a great deal more for the electronic value installed in the instrument. Using it in conjuntion with my Ampeg VST3, it simply blows me away. Altho made in South Korea, it is set up very nicely in the USA at their factory. If youre looking for a beautiful bass and great value, search no more.

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