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Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass   

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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
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Schecter Guitar ResearchStiletto Studio-5 Bass
 
4.9

(based on 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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.

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Great bass for the

I just exchanged my Fender bass (Jazz Deluxe) for this bass about 5 months ago and I'm happy with this one, except when I got it there was a problem with the volume...Read complete review

I just exchanged my Fender bass (Jazz Deluxe) for this bass about 5 months ago and I'm happy with this one, except when I got it there was a problem with the volume knob (the Pot was dirty),but Schecter solved that problem (2-weeks later). This bass feels so smooth, sounds and looks great and it's light weight too. Bottom line, you'll never go wrong choosing this bass for the price and quality. Now go get it !!!

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5.0

Among the best in mid-price range

By Sean

from Allentown, PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

    I play a style that's somewhere between thrash metal and doom-y, Black Sabbath type stuff. I had been playing a 4-string for awhile, and I wanted something with a bit more low end. I got this open box with a small chip on the headstock for a steal, and have not had one regret about it. It is a little heavy, so I could see a smaller person getting uncomfortable playing a long gig with it. In that case, there are lighter Schecter models of similar quality to try. This definitely feels like it is meant for studio use, and sounds it 100%.
    Otherwise, it's gorgeous, and a joy to play. My playing became smoother because of how smooth this bass feels. I have it set up with D'addario full-wound light gauge strings, and tuned so the B string is in C, and everything following from that. It's a crystal clean sound that goes well into whatever pedal set up I use

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    5.0

    Schecter rules!

    By Logan

    from NYC

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Active EMG pickups
    • Comfortable
    • Great String Spacing
    • Neck-Thru
    • Overall Excellent Bass

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

      I really love ESP and Schecter basses and already owned a few before buying this one. I purchased a used model listed 'like new' and it arrived quickly, in the listed condition, and very well packed. I would say the bass looks brand new, so I feel Musiciansfriend is accurate in their description of used gear condition. The bass is incredibly comfortable to play, the satin finish is smooth on the fretting hand, and looks great. It arrived in tune and with good/low action and minimal fret buzz. A proper set up will take care of the intonation and fret buzz. Tuners, bridge, and knobs are of good quality. I was surprised to see that my bass had active EMG pickups...I think they are a 40DC set. The listing and photos both show EMG HZ. So for me this was a pleasant surprise because I was planning on swapping the HZs out for active EMGs and I didn't have to, thanks Schecter! I don't know if all the models are shipping this way or if musiciansfriend's listing is outdated. Overall this bass sounds and plays wonderfully and regardless of your sound or style I really think you will love it. High quality parts and construction, great features and finish. I would recommend this bass to any player looking for a quality made, affordable 5 string with the ability to produce lots of terrific sounds.

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      5.0

      Great bass

      By Mike

      from Harrisburg, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

          I was prepared to order the Stiletto Session 5. I had also fallen in love with the black satin Stiletto Studio 5 but it was significantly more expensive than the Session. Thankfully, Musicians Friend had the Stiletto Studio 5 marked down significantly the day I got my credit card out, so I pulled the trigger and I'm thrilled with this guitar. I love the close string spacing. The three band EQ is really awesome. EMG pickups are top notch. This is my first five string and my first active bass. Loving it all. I have had compliments on the looks of this bass (of course... it's a beautiful shape and an amazing color treatment), and also on the sound. My only negative point is it came of "the box" with a bunch of string buzz. I got it straightened out but it was a bummer cuz it was obvious nobody had ever set it up. Still five stars for sure!

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          (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.

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            5.0

            Bury me with this one!

            By mightyfudge

            from Boudler CO

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

              We just booked studio in September. I bought this to bring some game. Uh.... and THEN SOME! Within five minutes of opening the box I knew that I will someday be buried with this axe. "Wow" is all I can say. There are about to be some lonely sticks in my arsenal, because I seriously doubt that I will ever put this bass down. Roll tape, track one!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Value, Great Tone

              By Sgtdawg17

              from Lafayette, LA

              About Me Professional Musician

              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.

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                5.0

                BUY IT

                By CFinley

                from Knoxville, tn

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Active Pickups
                • Beautiful instrument
                • Neck thru
                • Playability

                Cons

                • A little heavy

                Best Uses

                • practice
                • Shows

                Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

                Great bass. If this is in your price range, do yourself a favor and buy it. The reviews don't do it justice, just buy it.

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                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Simply awesome

                By emanigol

                from Dublin, GA

                About Me Experienced

                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.

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                  (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My baby.

                  By ripcliff636

                  from Maryland

                  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.

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                  (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.

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