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Schecter Guitar Research Riot-5 Session 5 String Electric Bass Guitar  Satin Aged Natural

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This stylish and affordable electric bass features an 18V active pickup system with two EMG-designed single coils. The electronics consist of a maste...Click To Read More About This Product

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Easy-playing 5-string with active electronics.

This stylish and affordable electric bass features an 18V active pickup system with two EMG-designed single coils. The electronics consist of a master volume and a master blend knob that mixes the relative volume of the middle and bridge pickups. There is also a three-band active rotary EQ with cut and boost controls for bass/middle/treble. The satin finish lets the swamp ash grain show though and the lines and hardware complement to the inherent stylishness of this versatile bass guitar. 5-string.

Quality hardware, a slender and fast neck, active pickups and a handsome design make this a bass that is both affordable and professionaly presentable.

FEATURES
  • Neck
  • Shape: C
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: 6-Bolt
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Truss rod: Yes
  • Finish: Satin
  • Pickups
  • Active or passive: Active
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: Not applicable
  • Middle: Single-coil
  • Bridge: Single-coil
  • Brand: EMG
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Active preamp: 18V
  • Special electronics:
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Side blocks
  • Nut material: Graph Tech
  • Nut width: 1.496" (38mm)
  • Neck width at 12 fret: Info not available
  • Body
  • Style: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Swamp ash
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Orientation: Right-handed
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, balance, 3-band eq
  • Pickup switch: No
  • Coil tap or split: Not applicable
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 4-Saddle standard
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Enclosed
  • Color: Black
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 5
  • Pickguard: No
  • Special features: Not applicable
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Truss-rod tool

Affordable active electric 5-string bass. Order soon.

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Schecter Guitar ResearchRiot-5 Session 5 String Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (5)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One sweet bass

By wrjpowell

from Fort Smith, Arkansas

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Amazing quality
  • Beautiful Wood Grain
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • great price
  • GREAT sound
  • Not too heavy
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anywhere And Everywhere
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Riot-5 Session 5 String Electric Bass Guitar:

    One of the best basses that I've played in a long time. I've always been a fan of Fender's Jazz Basses personally and I was in the need for a new 5 string bass. One of my main requirements was something not too heavy due to recent back issues that I've gained, but that it also packed a punch when needed. This bass is not only light for a 5 string (at least compared to my old Jazz bass and other basses I've used in the past), but has beautiful tones. With the active EMG pickups and 3 band EQ, I get the boost I need for some of the larger venues and the ability to tweak my sound for various styles of music that I play. This bass is very versatile. I've not had any problems with buzzing on the Low B string and when playing on the praise and worship team at church it sounds great just going straight into the board. When I play with my band it sounds awesome through my amp! Truly one of the best basses I've played in a while and well worth the money. I compared this bass to several of Ibanez's top models along with some Fenders, Gibson, Music Men, Rickenbachers and several others when I was shopping at my local guitar shop and this is the one that I chose. You won't be sorry

    (1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Not a review, a PREview!

    By Cody

    from Luvvock, Tx

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • 5-string Duh
    • Looks Killer In The Pics
    • Soundsgoodinyoutubevideos

    Cons

    • Zero Reviews Anywhere

    Best Uses

    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Riot-5 Session 5 String Electric Bass Guitar:

    Looking very forward to picking up this bass. I've recently opened my own studio and am needing a session bass (no pun intended haha!). This will be my first one, yay!

    First off, this thing looks killer. Black hardware over natural finish. And the black, rectangular, offset fret inlays.. ridiculous. I do care what it sounds like (can't have nonsense sound), but if I pick up an instrument that looks goofy.. it better sound like the glory of God pouring out of Heaven and into my earballs - because my eyeballs will be screaming "no freakin way!"

    Besides, most basses at this price range and up will give you a basically good tone that you can play with in the eq stage to fit your fancy.

    Now, let's all go get a couple of these basses. Ready, go! And if you get yours before I do, write a real review for me so I can hear someone's opinion who has played it. K, thanks! :)

     
    4.0

    Riot-5 truly is a riot

    By K

    from Utah

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Riot-5 Session 5 String Electric Bass Guitar:

    This bass is an awesome buy. A quality bass with some minor defects. Only issue with this bass was a fret buzz from the tops strings up the fretboard. Appears with some adjustment, this bass can be a jamming machine.

     
    5.0

    One the best basses money can buy

    By Ultra loud church bassist

    from Dallas ,TX

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Feels like a tree is hanging around your neck

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Riot-5 Session 5 String Electric Bass Guitar:

    I tried one once and fell in love with the versatile tone and feel; sounds just as good as it looks. I definitely would recommend this bass to any player. The only downside is weight, the bass is pretty hefty so you might want to invest in a strap with a shoulder pad.

     
    5.0

    Good Bass, great service, great price

    By Max

    from Southern California

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Heavier than my 4 strings

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Riot-5 Session 5 String Electric Bass Guitar:

    South Korea made with excellent build quality, I'd go so far as say the build is better than my American made Fenders, Jazz fretted and fretless. Yes it is heavier than both but at 9.3lbs I should not be complaining.

    The aged maple with a satin finish results in no fingerprints, someone called it a modern-vintage look, I'd add no nonsense to that. A quick tune out of the box and it was ready to go. I like the neck almost as much as the Fender Jazz neck but I'm not comparing apples to apples, both are a C shape, comparing 5 string to 4 that makes the comparison tricky. I'm not complaining. My first that allows me to string through the body. Go read some tech articles on that, all I can say the bass feels solid, no fret buzz, very good intonation. I guess that is it, it seems to me that getting a bass (any guitar for that matter, I play acoustic too) just how you want it often takes time, from the stretch of a new set of strings, saddle adjustments, truss tweaks, you get your bass dialed in and your hands, body, and ears are happy, your instrument becomes an extension of you. Literally out of the box all I did was tune, B to G. I've had it a month, it's been solid.

    I said bang for the buck, all I've talked about is the bang so far. I was hesitant to buy online, accessories sure but to by the actual guitar, you now, you want to feel it, play it, get a sense of fit for your style and body. Spent about 20 mins at GC with a Riot 4, enough time that I figure why not take a chance, at worse I can return it. I got a killer deal as an open box sale. Best price I could find, next best was significantly more and that was a new 2nd off of Reverb. It was advertised as close to mint, what you would get as a shop demo, the description also said slight scratches on back of the body. I sure can't find those scratches. Shipped box in a box with padding and support for the neck and tuners. Cheers to Musicians Friend, good price, good gear, good company to work with.

     
    5.0

    Versatile AND Affordable? Schecter does it!

    By Tonypbass282

    from Green Bay, WI

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Riot-5 Session 5 String Electric Bass Guitar:

      I've been using this bass for over a year at around 100 shows, and this thing has never disappointed. It is super versatile with its EMG pickups and active 3-band EQ. I never touched the setup of the bass until recently, as I was happy with the action as I got it from the factory, but once I set it up, I never want to put it down. It is almost effortless to play, but still has no fret buzz.
      The only "issue" I've ever had is that after a few gigs, the bridge pickup tends to pop up toward the G and D strings, which is easy enough to fix with a screwdriver.
      Overall, I can't recommend this bass enough. Affordable and versatile, I really couldn't ask for more.

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