Skip to main content Skip to footer
Free Shipping Today - 2 Ground Shipping Days Left For Christmas!
Looking for Coupons?Call us Hablamos Español  
MF MD HG01 Holiday Doorbusters 12-12-17
Top Rated
Schecter Guitar Research Logo
Product 513094

Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass

  • Write a Review

The elegant Schecter Stiletto Studio-5 Bass pulls out all the stops with neck-thru-body, multilaminate construction and high-end appointments. It fea...Click To Read More About This Product

CHOOSE STYLE:

  • { "name": "Satin See-Thru Black", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 839.00, "currencySymbol": "$", "formatedIntegerValue": "839", "decimalValue": "0", "isOnSale": false, "msrp": 1199.00, "salePrice": 839.00, "listPrice": 839.00, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["freeShipping","topRated","flexibleFinancing","guarantee"], "warranty": true, "freeWarrantyAvail": true, "sku": "site1sku513094000011000", "displaySku": "513094 000011000", "serialized": false, "stickerDisplayText":"Top Rated", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7/513094000011000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "isShipsInternational": false, "pdpLoyaltyPoints":"6,712", "pdpLoyaltyPointsMultiplier":"1", "checksum":"602605153380", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • { "name": "Satin Honey", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 839.00, "currencySymbol": "$", "formatedIntegerValue": "839", "decimalValue": "0", "isOnSale": false, "msrp": 1199.00, "salePrice": 839.00, "listPrice": 839.00, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["freeShipping","topRated","flexibleFinancing","guarantee"], "warranty": true, "freeWarrantyAvail": true, "sku": "site1sku513094000193000", "displaySku": "513094 000193000", "serialized": false, "stickerDisplayText":"Top Rated", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7/513094000193000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "isShipsInternational": false, "pdpLoyaltyPoints":"6,712", "pdpLoyaltyPointsMultiplier":"1", "checksum":"602605153380", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
Gold Coverage: (What’s This?)
    Warranty Options
  • (Most Popular)
  • 2-Year Warranty
    FREE
  • Shipping (48 Contiguous U.S. States)
    FREE
  • Your Price :
    $8390
  Add to Cart
Add to Wish List

Earn up to 6,712 reward points.

See All Schecter Guitar Research 5 String Electric Bass
Don't Forget
OVERVIEW

This beautiful bass hits all the right notes.

The elegant Schecter Stiletto Studio-5 Bass pulls out all the stops with neck-thru-body, multilaminate construction and high-end appointments. It features a mahogany and bubinga body, multilaminate maple and walnut neck, and rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and offset dot inlays. Also features a Diamond Custom bridge, Grover tuners, EMG-HZ pickups, 3-band EQ, master volume and blend controls, and satin gold hardware.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
Construction/scale: neck-thru/35"
Body: mahogany with bubinga
Neck/fingerboard: multilaminate maple & walnut/rosewood
Frets: 24 jumbo
Inlays: offset dots
Pickups: EMG HZ
Electronics: master vol/blend/3-band EQ
Bridge: Diamond Custom
Binding: none
Tuners: Grover
Hardware: satin gold
Color: honey satin
Case sold separately
Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
Schecter Guitar ResearchStiletto Studio-5 Bass
 
4.9

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My baby.

Overall I gave this bass a 10 because everytime I go out to music stores to play different basses, I compare those to this bass. I am seriously thinking about buying the 4 string...Read complete review

Overall I gave this bass a 10 because everytime I go out to music stores to play different basses, I compare those to this bass. I am seriously thinking about buying the 4 string version of this bass just for kicks and giggles. They are just that great.
First off.. wow. Got this bass about 5 months ago, and its one of the best basses I have played through. I have played many basses including the famous Rickenbacker 4003.The tonal control on this bass is stunning. I play usually metal but if you want a funk sound, or a jazz sound, this bass can do that just as well. This bass has a really nice bottom end and a nice growl to it which I love. The neck is flawless. Very very fast neck. Not too bulky not too thin. The body shape is sexy. Its not bland like most Fender designs but nothing too fancy and rediculous like a B.C. Rich. This bass isn't neck heavy at all like a Rich either. I loved the strings it came with also. They weren't some crappy factory strings, they were Ernie Balls. Great sound and lasted me a while.
This bass is crafted like a high dollar bass. The picture doesn't even begin to tell the story of how greatly designed and crafted this bass is. It's made with the top of the line woods including Bubinga and Mahogany. I cherish this bass because I saved up for it, but I didn't have to rip my leg off to get it. This bass plays like a high priced bass, looks like one, and sounds like one. I have had endless compliments on sound, and looks.
Like I said before, this bass is my baby. I have sold a few of my instruments because of lack of assets, I will never let this bass go. Ever.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good value, but be aware of a few things ...

I purchased this bass because of prior satisfaction with Schecter guitars and the craftsmanship really is decent for the price. Being a luthier I wanted a neck through bass that I could improve to...Read complete review

I purchased this bass because of prior satisfaction with Schecter guitars and the craftsmanship really is decent for the price. Being a luthier I wanted a neck through bass that I could improve to be an excellent bass. They brag about it being set up in the USA - it was terrible. The intonation was waaaay off. With quite a bit of repeated adjustment I eventually got that perfect. The Neck, however, while beautiful to play, is made of rubber I think. It is soooooo very sensitive to the slightest change in temperature that it bows and arches all over the place making frets buzz, string tension tough and the intonation drifts. That's my biggest gripe. I like the scale of the instrument and the neck feels good. I do not like the sound of the EMG pickups on the instrument. I have ordered Bartonlini pickups and a Bartolini preamp which I'm certain will be like night and day compared to the EMGs. Like or dislike of a particular pickup sound is mostly preference - it's hard to say that one is "better" that the other - by I really dislike the EMG sound on this bass. However, the preamp sound has nothing to do with preference - the EMG preamp is noisier than a shortwave radio receiver. The signal to noise is actually unusable for recording or playing at high volume. Perhaps the pickups would sound better with a decent preamp but the stock preamp installed in this bass i simply junk. Furthermore, there's no active/passive option - they're always active so you can't bypass the preamp. The battery compartment cover is screwed on. Make sure that you have a Phillips screwdriver and batteries in your guitar case because if your battery croaks at a gig you're going to have to stop in the middle of a set, unscrew the battery cover, replace the battery and replace the cover before continuing.

Lastly, repeated requests to both Schecter and Musician's Friend for a user manual of any kind met with no success at all. I like the look of this bass though.

Reviewed by 63 customers

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to top

Previous | Next »

(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My baby.

By ripcliff636

from Maryland

See all my reviews

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

Overall I gave this bass a 10 because everytime I go out to music stores to play different basses, I compare those to this bass. I am seriously thinking about buying the 4 string version of this bass just for kicks and giggles. They are just that great.
First off.. wow. Got this bass about 5 months ago, and its one of the best basses I have played through. I have played many basses including the famous Rickenbacker 4003.The tonal control on this bass is stunning. I play usually metal but if you want a funk sound, or a jazz sound, this bass can do that just as well. This bass has a really nice bottom end and a nice growl to it which I love. The neck is flawless. Very very fast neck. Not too bulky not too thin. The body shape is sexy. Its not bland like most Fender designs but nothing too fancy and rediculous like a B.C. Rich. This bass isn't neck heavy at all like a Rich either. I loved the strings it came with also. They weren't some crappy factory strings, they were Ernie Balls. Great sound and lasted me a while.
This bass is crafted like a high dollar bass. The picture doesn't even begin to tell the story of how greatly designed and crafted this bass is. It's made with the top of the line woods including Bubinga and Mahogany. I cherish this bass because I saved up for it, but I didn't have to rip my leg off to get it. This bass plays like a high priced bass, looks like one, and sounds like one. I have had endless compliments on sound, and looks.
Like I said before, this bass is my baby. I have sold a few of my instruments because of lack of assets, I will never let this bass go. Ever.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What a Bass

By browndog

from NY

See all my reviews

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

This bass is really a steal at the price it markets for. I have had mine for about 4 years now and it is a workhorse with a brilliant tone. Plenty of onboard eq options , high quality pickups , a solid bridge , excellent hardware , and supreme finish. The Stilleto shape is unique but not wierd or quirky. I have received many compliments on the sound of this bass. I want a musicman and another fender but I will never let go of this bass. Hopefully more people will discover what a fantastic instrument Schecter produces.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply awesome

By emanigol

from Dublin, GA

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

    I ordered this bass w/o ever having a chance to play or lay my hands on it, strictly based on the many positive reviews here (See-Through Black Satin, although it looks more like a stealth fighter). Now I join the choir of praise. The bass is beautiful and high quality is immediately visible. It came with excellent strings (Ernie Ball). The sound is incredible, the low B is well sustained and gorgeous deep. The neck is easy to play. The slapping requires more accuracy, but it is still easy due to the string spacing. The EQ can be dialed in to many styles. Overall I could not be happier with this bass.

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing Bass, Great price for a great looking guitar

    By CJ Neale

    from Pennsylvania

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

    This bass is unique for its vaule and price. Its a work of art and will amaze anyone that sees it.
    This bass has the standard 4 nob controls that most basses do. The option of changing the pickups is nice because you can go from a jazz sound to a lighter sound with more action. The emg pickups sound great and can have very diverse tones. Although this bass doesn't have the amount of features and controls as some fenders, it delivers on the ones it has.
    Needless to say this is a beutiful looking bass so when you have it people will ask if it was well over this price. The paint may wear off after years of use but I have had mine for over a year and a half and it still looks great. It has great action on the neck and you can move very quickly.
    As I said it look as if it is worth a lot. The craftsmenship is absolutley amazing for a bass of its price. It is hard to find a bass of this caliber for this price. The body it amazing and looks great because it is one solid peice of wood.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Bass I Have Ever Played!!!

    By SGR Stiletto Player

    from DC Metro

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

    For the money, this bass simply cannot be beat. You have complete control of the tone, from biting razors edge snap, to a tone so smooth you could slide a house off it's foundation with it. I played a helluva lot of basses and bought this one with extreme prejudice. A buddy of mine owns a Stuart Specter, played my Stiletto, and is now officially pissed, 3 times the price and he likes the action and tone of the Stiletto better. Buy it. If you don't, you are wasting your money.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Majority rules

    By The Little Mr.

    from Sheboygan,WI

    See all my reviews

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

    I have had this bass for 3-4 years. Rare is the occasion that I will plug it in and someone does NOT comment on how beautiful it sounds. I have had sound techs who have been sound techs for decades tell me that it's one of the best sounding basses they've ever heard.Not that it matters but in addition to that I regularly get the "That is one beautiful instrument" comments as well. I've got the Honey Satin finish and pictures simply do NOT do it justice. It's not shiny or flashy and the woodgrain that shows through is gorgeous.The price on this baby has gone up considerably since I bought mine so if you're considering,buy it NOW! You won't be disappointed.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Best 5-string Bass for the $$s

    By Micheal

    from undisclosed

    See all my reviews

    Ask me a question

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

    This is a GREAT bass! The 35" scale keeps the B-string nice and tight and the neck-thru body design makes the whole assembly stiffer than a bolt on neck. The EMG pickups sound great and the EMG tone controls shape the sound to suit my needs. There are more expensive neck-thru 5-string basses on the market, but I've looked for a "better" bass, and what I've found are basses that are prettier and have a few more features cost a LOT more money. This is a classic case of QUICKLY diminising returns. You can't go wrong by buying this bass.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    BEST BASS EVER!

    By CrazyBassFingers

    from Effort, PA

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

    I've had this bass for YEARS and I love it! It has a great tone, The EMG - HZ's in it are amazing along with the 3 - Band EQ, and blend. It feels great to play too! I've tried a lot of other five strings before I decided to get this one and this bass defiantly blew my mind. I have a Traben Phoenix - 5 string and an Ibanez Sound Gear 4 string model. The Traben and the Ibanez are still great basses, my Schecter Stiletto Studio - 5 is still my favorite one to play. You can play any genre of music on it and it'll still sound amazing and I will be using this bass on tour, in the studio, band practice, writing songs at home and so on. I love this bass and it will NEVER let me down! I defiantly love the 24 jumbo frets because you don't feel as limited as far as frets go and with it being a neck - thru, you can reach the higher frets. The mahogany with bubinga body is a great combination for the body of this bass and the Maple and Walnut neck feels amazing and my favorite fretboards have rosewood and this bass has it along with my Traben and Ibanez. The low B is very punchy and doesn't buzz. With a 5 - string you also can do more scales and write a lot of different styles on it. The same goes for a six string, seven string, and so on. And it this bass holds tunings really well too. This is a great 5 - string bass.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Value, Great Tone

    By Sgtdawg17

    from Lafayette, LA

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

      This is a very good quality instrument. It is well built with great hardware and electronics. The see through black finish is absolutely beautiful. Looks grey in some light and slightly green in others. The visibility of the wood grain is awesome. The fretwork is very good for an instrument of this price range. Low action with no fret buzz right out of the box. It has a very growly, angry tone, but is also very bright, which may be due to the Ernie Ball strings loaded from the factory. I'm not a fan of Ernie Ball strings, so I will probably replace them soon with GHS. Just my preference. This is a high grade instrument at a mid range price.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing bass

      By xenu

      from Tampa, FL

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

      I just got this for Christmas and I have to say, this is one of the best basses I've ever played. Getting used to a 5 string took some time, but the string spacing is perfect. The EMG's are great, but give a slight hum always, but that's not a big deal. Tuning doesn't hold the best, but it works. Runs through batteries like nothing which can get slightly irritating, but that's a problem that comes with most basses that require batteries. Overall, this is one of the best basses out there, and I know I'm going to schecter every time I want a new bass.

      (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      One Amazing Bass!

      By Zaurak

      from Somewhere Over the Rainbow

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

      I have owned this bass for almost 2 1/2 years. It has never let me down once! Very solid feel. The action is excellent. When I first got it, the strings were slightly closer together than what I was use to. However, now I love how close together they are. It has excellent tone and really goes BOOM! Good for both live and in the studio.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Hard to believe this bass sells for less than a grand.

      By Rich

      from Portland, Oregon

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clarity
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Neck Through
      • Solid Electronics
      • Sustain

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

        What can I say that hasn't been said already, this bass is great. Unless you're looking for some specific vintage Fender tone you will not be disappointed. I've played basses that cost twice as much and weren't as enjoyable to play. String spacing is perfect, not too wide, not too narrow. Beautiful tone with lots of clarity and sustain for days.

        The black satin finish is gorgeous. If I had to nitpick on anything it's I wish the Schecter logo on the headstock was the same as on the Hellraiser, which I think looks cooler.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        AMAZING!!

        By LowEnd_11

        from Berkshire County Mass.

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

        I absolutly love my Schecter. My volume pot is kinda' noisey but I'm pretty sure it's just mine. It's sounds amazing and i get compliments at EVERY gig I play from fans and bass players alike. I paired mine with med. gauge DR Black Beauties and I play through an SWR 550x with a Goliath III 4x10. I wouldn't trade my bass or rig for anything in the world!!

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        love it

        By hotrod2977

        from galax va

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

        i just received this bass and i love it first off it is a beautiful instrument second the action is perfect i can not find one thing wrong with it

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Solid and Affordable

        By Dr. Schack

        from Manchester, CT

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

        I just acquired this bass last week. I did a lot of comparative playing of other five strings, and this BY FAR was the best bass for the money. Great neck, great hardware, good set-up, nice finish..and it plays beautifully. This blew away basses that cost twice as much....and held its own with even more expensive basses.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Remarkable Instrument

        By daplipsta

        from Middle of Nowhere, VT

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

        This is by far the nicest bass I've ever played. The EMG HZ pickups are extremely hot and the tuners will keep it in tune for a very long time, even in lower tunings. Unlike some other 5-string basses, the spacing between the strings is definetely far enough for slap. It is a little on the heavy side, but it's nothing compared to some basses I've played. I'm constantly complimented on the looks and tone. Overall, I couldn't be more satisfied.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This Bass Rocks

        By BassbyMike

        from Annapolis MD

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

        I have owned everything from Music Man to Yamaha TRB series instruments and this bass is my favorite by far! I still have a TRB 5 string that cost over 1K new and the Schecter is the only bass I'll play now. It's response and speed is amazing as well as it's diverse sounds achieved by the two EMZ pick ups. If your not into active basses you may change your mind with this bad boy!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Badass Bass

        By Bassplayer-GXMxb

        from Srasota Florida

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

        This bass kicks a** and I have had them all! Great sound and great value, this bass is really solid and has no buzzing. I would say this is one of the best basses I have ever owned.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        2nd bass and the best yet.

        By Warwick

        from Long Beach, CA

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

        I have just recently switched over to the bass guitar. I have been playing guitar for about 15 years, and I bought this bass guitar to just do some backing stuff on my recordings, but then fell in love with this thing. I haven't been able to put it down. I still own a regular guitar, but I haven't had that out of it's case in months. This has made me do a complete switch, but I am not complaining. I am as happy as can be with it. Exellent for the money, and the looks it gets.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        sexy.

        By thedevilsroommate

        from wisconsin

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

        This is a sexy bass. I got it about two years ago and it has not diassapointed me since. I was expecting the low B to rattle and annoy me, but it doesnt. I pretty much bought this just so I could have a five-string (a bit of a dumb reason, i know) but havnt put it down. Its my favorit and I dont think Iwould trade it in for any bass under the $2000 mark. Twice the bass for one third the cost of everything else I've looked at, which mathematically comes out to 6X better.

        Displaying reviews 1-20

        Back to top

        Previous | Next »

        You are changing the Ship-To country.

        Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.