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Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Elite-5 Bass Guitar 2008  

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    Schecter Guitar Research

    The top of the Stiletto line!

    The elegant Schecter Stiletto Elite-5 pulls out all the stops with neck-thru-body, multi-laminate construction and high-end appointments. This electric bass features the S-Tek bridge, EMG HZ pickups, 2-band active EQ, neck binding, dual diamond 12th fret inlays, and gold hardware. Has an extended 35" scale neck for increased low 'B' clarity. Quilted maple top with mahogany wings.

    Features

    • Neck-thru, multi-laminate construction
    • Extended 35" scale neck for low 'B' clarity
    • Quilted maple top
    • S-TEK bridge
    • EMG-HZ pickups
    • 2-band active EQ
    • Neck binding

    Order today and get thumpin' in style!

     
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    4.9

    (based on 106 reviews)

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    Biggest Bang for your Bass Buck that I've seen

    I came down with the itch for a five string that could no longer be resisted and began looking around for something affordable and high quality. I am very spoiled as my main bass...Read complete review

    I came down with the itch for a five string that could no longer be resisted and began looking around for something affordable and high quality. I am very spoiled as my main bass for the last ten years has been an Alembic Signature Standard.After trying (and hating) a few moderately priced 5s (being unable to afford an Alembic 5 at this time) I immediately settled on the Stiletto Elite 5 after checking one out at GC.Bought the bass from a fellow Alembic Club member who has a zillion basses and wasn't using this one, and the bass arrived in mint, factory-fresh condition. $550 + $120 for a hardshell case I bought separately.This is a beautifully made and finished bass, with a lovely quilt maple top under the see-through charcoal finish. Sustain for days, low, fast action and perfect string spacing for my style, though thumbstyle players may find it a bit tight. Hands down the best low B on any bass I've heard for less than $2-2.5K. It plays almost as telepathically as my Clarke.Sound is big, bold, clean and clear, thanks to the neck-through construction. I prefer an articulate, piano-like tone (which is why I play an Alembic) and the Schecter more than holds its own in that respect.I was stunned that a Korean-made instrument of modest cost could impress me this much. The only nit I have to pick is the electronics, which are perfectly good, but I am toying with replacing them with "proper" EMGs and matching 3-band pre. That said, the bass sounds VERY good as is.I have never seen an instrument that offered this kind of build quality, sound and playability for such a reasonable price and I have been playing since 1972. Highest possible recommendation.

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    rickjabass

    I have owned this bass for 2 years, and have not had one problem with the quality of this instrument. I have a 1972 Fender Jazz bass that has been completly re-done,and plays...Read complete review

    I have owned this bass for 2 years, and have not had one problem with the quality of this instrument. I have a 1972 Fender Jazz bass that has been completly re-done,and plays like a dream,by everyone that has picked it up,it now sits on the side while I play this Shecter. It truly is an awesome bas for the money. For any one that is thinking of getting a five string this it!! The only thing I don't care for are the separate bridge pieces, but over all what a great sound!

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    5.0

    Biggest Bang for your Bass Buck that I've seen

    By Bassmoose

    from Minneapolis MN

    I came down with the itch for a five string that could no longer be resisted and began looking around for something affordable and high quality. I am very spoiled as my main bass for the last ten years has been an Alembic Signature Standard.After trying (and hating) a few moderately priced 5s (being unable to afford an Alembic 5 at this time) I immediately settled on the Stiletto Elite 5 after checking one out at GC.Bought the bass from a fellow Alembic Club member who has a zillion basses and wasn't using this one, and the bass arrived in mint, factory-fresh condition. $550 + $120 for a hardshell case I bought separately.This is a beautifully made and finished bass, with a lovely quilt maple top under the see-through charcoal finish. Sustain for days, low, fast action and perfect string spacing for my style, though thumbstyle players may find it a bit tight. Hands down the best low B on any bass I've heard for less than $2-2.5K. It plays almost as telepathically as my Clarke.Sound is big, bold, clean and clear, thanks to the neck-through construction. I prefer an articulate, piano-like tone (which is why I play an Alembic) and the Schecter more than holds its own in that respect.I was stunned that a Korean-made instrument of modest cost could impress me this much. The only nit I have to pick is the electronics, which are perfectly good, but I am toying with replacing them with "proper" EMGs and matching 3-band pre. That said, the bass sounds VERY good as is.I have never seen an instrument that offered this kind of build quality, sound and playability for such a reasonable price and I have been playing since 1972. Highest possible recommendation.

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    5.0

    The best instrument I have ever owned

    By Nick R.

    from NH

    I have had my Schecter for just under 3 years and I love it. If you have the money don?t hesitate to buy one. It is truly a joy to play, the only genuine problem that I have ever had with it was a bad output jack. It happened 2 years after I got the instrument, but it was no big deal to have fixed. If I ever had to replace this instrument I wouldn?t even think twice about it.

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    4.0

    Decent for the money

    By Wallear

    from Ohio

    Have played this bass for 2 years with mixed results. The bass seems to have trouble keeping tune. The intonation was off and had to adjust rod twice. Gold plating on knobs tend to tarnish rapidly. On the positive, for not having mid range control you can get a decent range of tones, although, bottom end can be mushy at times.

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    5.0

    Survived the crash

    Got the Honeyburst 5string for xmas. Love it. Was heading to work with guitar in truck for rehersal after. I hit some black ice and had a head-on collision at 55MPH. The guitar, in the front seat, was FINE. I recommend the hardshell case. I was dazed but OK. Love everything about my Schecter! The case finally caved a year later.

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    5.0

    QUALITY! Period.

    By jqP9OK0wv

    from Louisville, KY

    I've had this bass for about 3 years now. First and foremost: this bass will not let you down. I've owned USA Fenders that weren't as well put together as this. Mine at least has flawless fittings and finish. Many useable tones on it, from deep and p-bass like to tight and punchy. No mid control though, this is the only downside to the bass. It is a bit heavy, but that coupled with a NECK THROUGH gives it some massive thump. I paid $800 a couple of years ago for it and it was worth every penny. At the reduced price, it is an absolute steal. If I had some extra cash I'd get another one on principle alone!

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    5.0

    A most excellent bass

    By TheJudge

    from Bloomington, IN

    This bass is a work of art. The construction, the hardware, the electronics, and the black cherry finish. It is even better than I thought it would be. And all for the price of $499? Amazing. This is a bass I can imagine playing for the rest of my life. I think that anyone who is looking for a good bass should keep this one in mind.

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    5.0

    A Jewel and a Bargain

    When the price dropped from $749 to $499 on this, I couldn't pass it up. I bought mine in the Black Cherry color, & it is gorgeous. It should be the perfect compliment to my MK Dragonfly 5 Fretless.

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    4.0

    Schecter Stiletto Elite-5 Bass

    By Freo

    from Undisclosed

    I've ownd and played this bass actively for over 5 years. It is a beautiful quality made instrument. It sounds and feels great. I've had issues with the tuning pegs stripping when trying to tune up a full step. I had to call Schecter to have them send me replacement parts twice. Customer Service was wonderful and they sent me the parts free of charge. I did have to adjust the truss rod once during a really humid summer to keep the B & E from rattling. The Active EMGs sound great as long as you're not too close to things like Ceiling fans or if your playing in a poorly wired area. The pickups will react to this and you'll hear it. The action of this bass is buttery smooth and a joy to play. The guitar is a bit heavy, but it's solid. You know your playing a good instrument when you play this bass.

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    5.0

    everything else doesnt compare

    By twood09

    from detroit

    Schecter is an awsome company and knows what they are doing. when i bought it i had a choice of fender and traben. schecter doesnt disapoint its really high quality. all my friends say wow and play it and are suprised at the quality and price. itl play anything you can play.

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    5.0

    Amazing bass

    By William Murderface

    from California

    I played bass in a progressive metal (like Dream Theater)and it was love at first play. My band played Thunderhorse at the battle of the bands and even through the brutalness it was awesome. Best bass I've ever played. The sound quality is AMAZING. I got elixer 5 string set on it. Sounds great. I also had D'arrios on it. Sounded great. Snappin and slappin is no problem. I highly recomend this bass. All of my fellow bass players are mad jealous. But why wouldn't they be? Its best around. Worth every blood soaked penny.

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