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Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass  

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  • Mahogany body with figured maple top
  • Maple/walnut laminate neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
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      Schecter Guitar Research

      A very striking bass with high-power sound.

      Upgraded hardware and appointments! Same basic design and construction as the Stiletto Deluxe, but with EMG HZ pickups, a massive S-TEK bridge, active electronics (12dB bass/treble cut/boost), diamond fretboard inlays, and black hardware.

      Case sold separately.

      Features
      • Mahogany body with figured maple top
      • Maple/walnut laminate neck
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Diamond fingerboard inlays
      • Six-bolt neck joint
      • EMG HZ pickups
      • 12dB active EQ
      • S-TEK bridge
      • Black hardware
      • 34" scale neck
      • Case sold separately

      Order today and let this bass put a smile on your face.

       
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      Schecter Guitar ResearchStiletto Custom-4 Bass
       
      4.9

      (based on 87 reviews)

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      Inconsistant

      I am happy with my Schecter Stiletto Custom, but I would NOT recommend buying this bass online. This bass is very inconsistent when it comes to feel and soundit varies dramatically from one instrument...Read complete review

      I am happy with my Schecter Stiletto Custom, but I would NOT recommend buying this bass online. This bass is very inconsistent when it comes to feel and soundit varies dramatically from one instrument to the next. I played at least a dozen at several different stores, and there were significant differences. At one store, I played two: one was light and had a smooth, even tone. The other was much heavier and had an overly bright tone that was much more like a guitar than a bass. Most Stiletto Customs have a very bright (sometimes thin) tone. This probably works for some playing styles, but its not for me. My bass is lightweight, is very fun to play and (with some adjustments) sounds nice. One change I made right away was the strings. I swapped the factory strings for DAddario Chromesthat was a huge improvement.
      A 3 band EQ would be nice (since the mid range knob is the one I use the most on stage) but at this price, I really can't complain.
      Impressive build quality for the price.

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      Not a good bass for playing live or recording

      This bass is weak. I first played it at the store and was impressed with its easy playability. But once I did some live practice sessions with my band I could not believe how...Read complete review

      This bass is weak. I first played it at the store and was impressed with its easy playability. But once I did some live practice sessions with my band I could not believe how bad it sounded. This bass is weak in every sense. It is awful for recording dreadful for live play. DO yourself a favor save your money and buy a good bass. This bass is cheap for a reason. The money you spend on this save and put a musicman stingray or any modulus bass on layaway.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A good bass for anyone

      By ProgJazzMetalBassist

      from Tejas

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      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Light
      • Solid Electronics
      • Solid hardware

      Cons

      • Low Battery Life

      Best Uses

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

        This bass is everything anyone could want. You can dial in consistent tones for Jazz, Rock, Blues; anything you can imagine. You're only limited by your amp and skill. Good for novices or pros, and priced for both of them.

        I play progressive rock/metal, jazz, classical, fusion, etc and the bass lends itself well to all these things.

        The hardware is solid: the tuners tight, the bridge stable, and the nut functions as prescribed. Some people have problems with the TEK bridge but I personally find it convenient. No cross-talk, easy stringing, reliable setup that DOESN'T BUDGE.

        The pickup/preamp complements the bass and its resonance qualities. Passive EMG HZ pickups with the mahogany body work together constructively. The bass and treble controls work well with amps, not adding much to the gain of the signal but still affecting the tone strikingly.

        The body and neck are well constructed and add a lot to the tone. Mahogany+maple+rosewood are the essential dream-team. Access up to the 24th fret is relatively easy. The satin finish allows more vibrations to transfer through the hardware and body.

        The quality craftsmanship is fairly decent. The fret ends are smooth and all the edges are clean. The factory setup is alright but I like my action low for easy playability.

        Overall, the bass is clean, simple, and contributes to any playing style well.

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Inconsistant

        By Ward

        from Colorado

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

        I am happy with my Schecter Stiletto Custom, but I would NOT recommend buying this bass online. This bass is very inconsistent when it comes to feel and soundit varies dramatically from one instrument to the next. I played at least a dozen at several different stores, and there were significant differences. At one store, I played two: one was light and had a smooth, even tone. The other was much heavier and had an overly bright tone that was much more like a guitar than a bass. Most Stiletto Customs have a very bright (sometimes thin) tone. This probably works for some playing styles, but its not for me. My bass is lightweight, is very fun to play and (with some adjustments) sounds nice. One change I made right away was the strings. I swapped the factory strings for DAddario Chromesthat was a huge improvement.
        A 3 band EQ would be nice (since the mid range knob is the one I use the most on stage) but at this price, I really can't complain.
        Impressive build quality for the price.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very Nice

        By Zachary Rempe

        from DSM IA

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

        I received this bass a few weeks ago, wow, after a quick setup the bass plays fantastic. I was a little worried about the pickups, having heard they were dull and lifeless but the EMG 35HZs are great. They are crisp and responsive, but are also very middy this may be a problem for some people. I myself like the sound and if i want a smoother lower sound i'll roll the blend to about 75% neck, roll the treble knob down to about 25% and max out the bass knob. the neck is very comfortable and for me, fast. the one thing that Schecter needs to fix is the input jack. the jack is held tight with a nut externally. this nut is very hard to keep tight unless you loktite it or use a dab of clear finger nail polish. all in all a great bass for its price range. you will be hard pressed to find a better bass for the same price or less.

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        5.0

        Sweet Bass of mine

        By Shaggy-pPTFr

        from Lynn Haven, Fl

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

        I got this Bass last year and love it the way the neck is made gives me the speed I need to play all my music and this Bass is supper light so is grate for long gigs or just playing at the house. The EMG pick ups give it a nice beefy tone grate for any type of music. This bass is set at a grate price and stacks up to the high end Basses well I have a Finder P bass and a Jonson and its still my go to bass. Buy this and love it as I do

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Schecter! :D

        By edison lo

        from pasadena, California

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

        this schecter bass is effing amaazinggg! the neck is ultra nice..and the pickups are the best! :D these emgs cover everything from funk to metal! :) and also its the lightest bass. EVER. i swear..there is nothing lighter than this bass... GET IT. GET IT. yes. :) ps. all schecters are worth buying. cuz theyre all friggin amazing.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing bass

        By StoopidMonkee

        from Connecticut

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

        This was my very first bass and I still love it. The only problem I had was with some loose wiring that a simple solder fixed. The tone is amazing, and it packs a punch. I play it through an Acoustic B-200 amp at home, and even on half of the max volume it'll rock the windows in my house. It's survived quite a bit of damage, too, having been dropped on a concrete floor (my bad), kicked, and the normal bumps and dings that go along with day-to-day use. Yet, it still sounds as good as the day I bought it. The action is beautiful, and needed very little adjustment, and the EMG pickups that came with it are quite a nice bonus.

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        5.0

        easy to play

        By samtheman-W10Tv

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

        I played this in a music store (hoping to get it soon!) and i fell in love. I've had my eye on it for a while and i played it and the neck is very fast and has a great texture. The price is unbelievable for the the features you get like the great style, active pickups etc. I didn't get to hear it much :/ which i regret but just the way it plays makes the bass great

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        5.0

        My favorite bass

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

        The Shecter Stileto custom 4 bass is my favorite out of every bass I've ever played. It's great for just about anything. I use it mostly for slapping and rock bass lines. It can have a great punchy sound and a low bass sound that can rattle your house. It's very easy to get around the neck very fast because it's thin. It has striking looks with tiger maple or red finish. I recommend this bass to almost any experianced musician especially slap bassists.

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        5.0

        Quality Bass

        By TheBassPlayer

        from Pittsburgh

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

        I've had this Schecter for a couple of years now, and it's been a good experience. I play a variety of styles and this bass is versatile enough to handle them all pretty well. Still, where it really shines is hard rock and heavy metal. The active electronics are a nice touch and give you a lot of options, even though I'm generally more of a passive guy. It plays fast, looks good, and is comfortable.I only have a few negatives. The electronics and shielding on this bass are decent, but they could be better. I've had problems with the output jack coming loose several times, but that's just about the worst thing that's happened. Also, the bass is really bright, so you might want to consider some flatwound strings. Overall, though, this guitar is a good buy for someone who needs to play several different styles of music.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Price, but the Neck was Slow

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

        I've been shopping for a new bass for a while and tried this one out extensively while in the store. I was trying a bunch of different basses, all through the same amp, so I was able to compare pretty well.For the price point, this is by far the best sounding bass of any that I tried. It had a nice, deep tone and showed quite a bit of versatility as I tried different musical styles. The setup is also really nice - the strings are good and low and it was easy to play, except......for the neck. Something about the finish made the back of the neck really hard to get around on. I noticed it when I first picked it up, but thought maybe it was my imagination or maybe it wouldn't matter, but it wasn't and it did. My hand just didn't slide well on this bass at all, and that slowed down my playing noticeably. I'm sure I could get used to it, but I'd rather find a bass that feels right to me right from the start.

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