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Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass

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The Schecter Stiletto Studio-4 Bass Guitar is a sleek, sexy, sharp-looking bass loaded with features that count. Neck-thru construction gives it exce...Click To Read More About This Product

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Studio quality sound; onstage eye-appeal.

The Schecter Stiletto Studio-4 Bass Guitar is a sleek, sexy, sharp-looking bass loaded with features that count. Neck-thru construction gives it excellent sustain. A mahogany body gives it tone and resonance. EMG-Hz pickups and active 3-band tone circuitry deliver the output and dialability you need to cover all situations. The neck plays fast and smooth, and satin gold hardware beautifully complements the beauty of its satin-finished bubinga top.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Neck-thru construction
  • Multi-laminate maple and walnut neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • 34" scale
  • Mahogany body with bubinga top
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • Offset dot position markers
  • EMG-Hz pickiups
  • Master volume and blend controls
  • 3-band EQ
  • Diamond Custom bridge
  • Grover tuners
  • Satin gold hardware
  • Case sold separately
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Schecter Guitar ResearchStiletto Studio-4 Bass
 
4.8

(based on 23 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great bass!!

I have owned by Schecter Stiletto Studio 4 bass for four months now and love it. I play it live at least twice a week and it is tough. The neck alone is worth...Read complete review

I have owned by Schecter Stiletto Studio 4 bass for four months now and love it. I play it live at least twice a week and it is tough. The neck alone is worth the price. I am a guitar player too, and this neck feels more like a guitar and it is not a thick nasty neck. You can move and make fast runs on this neck.The tone is great. It has a deep throaty tone that is good for rock. Make some eq adjustments and it will play funk just fine too. You do have to watch your mids on your amp because there can be so much punch at time I back it down slightly. The eq on the bass works great and is VERY sensitive.The pictures do not do this thing justice either. When I took mine out of the case I was shocked at how nice the finish is. The paint is very thin which allows the wood to breathe.Altogether I was surprised with how well it plays and sounds. I am very happy with my purchase

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Nice

A good example of a "modern" souding bass. Active EQ allows for lots of tonal combinations although I find the EMG pickups lack personality straight though the amp (just a personal...Read complete review

A good example of a "modern" souding bass. Active EQ allows for lots of tonal combinations although I find the EMG pickups lack personality straight though the amp (just a personal preferance - I'm an "old school" kind of bassist). Clean, tight sound - you can dial in the amount of high, low & mid you desire. Neck feels great - very fast & playable. Tuners work well. Fit & finish very well done. Minor drawback is the bridge saddles - tiny set screws don't really anchor the saddles to anything so they loosen up over time and just kind of fall out when you change the strings.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bass!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass:

I have owned by Schecter Stiletto Studio 4 bass for four months now and love it. I play it live at least twice a week and it is tough. The neck alone is worth the price. I am a guitar player too, and this neck feels more like a guitar and it is not a thick nasty neck. You can move and make fast runs on this neck.The tone is great. It has a deep throaty tone that is good for rock. Make some eq adjustments and it will play funk just fine too. You do have to watch your mids on your amp because there can be so much punch at time I back it down slightly. The eq on the bass works great and is VERY sensitive.The pictures do not do this thing justice either. When I took mine out of the case I was shocked at how nice the finish is. The paint is very thin which allows the wood to breathe.Altogether I was surprised with how well it plays and sounds. I am very happy with my purchase

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome bass

By JK29412

from Charleston, SC

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass:

I compared this bass right next to a Geddy Lee Jazz bass and was amazed by the the tone difference. The Schector is half the price and completely kills the Geddy Lee in tone. Much more versatility, more bottom end and better overall tone definition.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A joy to play

By myschector

from louisville, ky

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass:

      This bass has a solid feel and a smooth, sweet tone!!

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wow!

      By Magic

      from Las Vegas, NV

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      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass:

      I am a guitar player who plays bass (convincingly) from time to time. I sold a Music Man Stingray years ago and have attempted to find a quality bass to replace it for the past six months. This is an outstanding instrument and if there is something better in this price range I cannot imagine what it would be. I tried a made in Mexico Fender Jazz and a Lace Helix. They were made so poorly they had to be returned as unplayable. Schecter now has four instruments in my arsenal and they have never disappointed me. I do not know how other companies can charge so much for so little when Schecter is setting the bar so high.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Awesome bass, but not the best for metal

      By MAJORdorMo

      from San Francisco Bay Area, CA

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass:

      This bass is amazing. Great clean sound. Very versatile due to 3-band EQ. You can cut the mids, flatten the treble, boost the bass a bit, use 100% neck pickup and 15% bridge you'll have a great walking bass tone. You can then flatten the bass and boost the treble a bit to get a great jazz-soloing tone. It's amazing.However, the passive EMG's aren't too good for metal. If you want metal, I'd get either a high end ESP LTD or, if you can afford it, a Euro Spector.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Novice Bass Deal

      By NateDaTater

      from Portland, OR

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      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass:

      When I started playing bass, it was with my roommate's Ibanez GSR200, which suited me fine until I started to develop an ear for tone. I did a lot of research to find the best deal. After looking at this against Spector's Legend Custom, Ibanez's SRX700, and Peavey's Cirrus BXP, I settled on this one. Why? Slimmer neck, bubinga top, honey satin finish, 3-band EQ, Grover tuners keep it perfectly tuned... all hardware, setup, and electronics are top-notch. The only things that separate this from a pro bass (to my novice ears, anyway) are the preamp and pickups - which, mind you, are excellent, just not perfect. Some Bartolini upgrades, as well as Elixir strings and a good amp setup will give you a good enough tone for pretty much anything. The tone is very "active" and bright, so if you're looking for that more round, passive, jazzy Fender tone, look elsewhere... though it does lend itself well to finger-, tap- and slap-style playing. If I had more money to spend, I would have gotten a Stingray, but this one will do me fine for now. If you're interested, check ebay. You can usually get it in good condition for much, much less... sometimes even with a case. I did!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic Bass

      By GuerrillaMonsoonDan

      from Cardiff

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass:

      I have owned this bass for a few months, it is a brilliant bit of kit. The active EMG pickups have been a favorite of mine for years, the mahogany body gives a lovely warm tone, it downtunes well and holds tuning forever. The hardware feels solid and well made, the through-neck is solid as hell, and the whole thing feels so well built you can't complain. I have played many basses that cost a lot more than this and none of them have matched it in playability and diversity. Plus, it looks the mutt's nuts. No complaints, well glad I bought it, will be my primary instrument for years to come.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Nice

      By rinsecycle

      from ri

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass:

          A good example of a "modern" souding bass. Active EQ allows for lots of tonal combinations although I find the EMG pickups lack personality straight though the amp (just a personal preferance - I'm an "old school" kind of bassist). Clean, tight sound - you can dial in the amount of high, low & mid you desire. Neck feels great - very fast & playable. Tuners work well. Fit & finish very well done. Minor drawback is the bridge saddles - tiny set screws don't really anchor the saddles to anything so they loosen up over time and just kind of fall out when you change the strings.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Not bad, I suppose

          By TTY1

          from Seattle, WA

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          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass:

          It has a bit of a quack tone. I've owned and played this since December and while I like it, it's tone leaves something to be desired. It's very playable and all but it needs more punch. I'm considering putting in some Bartolinis and a nice preamp but we'll see.

          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Unholy God of Basses

          By ProxyCryogenics

          from Pelion, South Carolina

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          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass:

          I got this guitar some time ago and have since then sold all of my other basses just because I don't need them anymore. The playability of this bass is superb. Everything is made to accomidate the needs and interests of every bassist. Excellent design, excellent bass guitar. I love it.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Bass

          By Bassplayerblackmer

          from Hudson Falls

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          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass:

          I got this bass for christmas and it is awsome!! it is very light and has a very slim neck. It is very versitile and sounds amazing.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Marvellous bass, that sounds great

          By Atlantean

          from Istanbul

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass:

          I have owned this guitar for almost two years now. Having owned a number of basses I must say this one is a great and best choice. Couple of times I needed support from Schecter and they were always there. Schecter is a great and musician friendly brand.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Bass for the Money

          By guitarandlax

          from Davis, CA

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass:

          I have had this bass for abot a year now and I love it. It has great sustain and a wide range of tones. Great low-end and you can get a punchy, funky sound with it too. For 600, you can't find a better one, Schecters are the best guitars for the money.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Solid Bass

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass:

          i have always been looking into schecter and recently i had the opportunity to play one. i got my hands on this bass and it does have alot of good qualities. first off its very light, secondly the tone it puts out, you can really do alot of this bass and it can put out a variety of sounds something im really fond of. its easy to play the neck is sleek and smooth and the fretboard is incredibly easy to slide on and shred. it has great low end. you can really put out some heavy riffs, the finish is amazing the natural black looks cool, the only thing i dont like about this bass is the pricetag, it is a little more exspensive but if you do have the money i would advise trying it out.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I love this bass!

          By Jampatt

          from Rockford, IL

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          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass:

          I bought my Schecter Stilleto Elite 4-string about one year ago. I play it through a Peavey Delta bass head and a Peavey 15 inch speaker cabinet. I use it for practice and gigs. I have been 100% happy. This is a great bass especially for the price. It has incredible tone, a great neck and it looks awesome too. I like it so much that I'm thinking of getting it's 5-string brother. You can't go wrong with this one!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exactly what you're looking for

          By Danny DeVito

          from San Diego

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass:

          I am completely satisfied, and then some, with this purchase. I did a lot of research and played a ton of basses in this price range and it is far and away the best value you'll be able to find. This bass is worth a whole lot more than it is selling for. The pick ups and overall body of the neck resemble models and brands that are top tier. I would recommend this bass to beginners and pros alike. Great Bass.

           
          5.0

          I like that it has been setup good. Great looking bass.

          By Ron the bass player

          from Gainesville FL

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass:

          I use this playing at church.

           
          5.0

          I would by this product again.

          By Euro Spector

          from Port Orchard WA

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass:

            Nice craftsmanship, good body woods, nice gold hardware. Electronics are not top of the line, but not bad either. Great value and easy to upgrade to have a excellent instrument. Came set up to play.

             
            5.0

            Beautifully made instrument!

            By Rocker Rod

            from NC

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass:

              Great fret action, no buzzing. Pickups have a nice tone and the ability to tailor your sound. Neck is slightly more narrow than some other basses I've played. Workmanship is excellent and overall a very nice instrument!

               
              4.0

              Great bass, steep price tag

              By Jonnie

              from Vallejo, CA

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass:

              I've owned several Schecters along with other name brands like Fender, Warwick, etc. This has a great feel and sound that would be at par with other "pro" basses. Unfortunately I ended up with one that had fret buzz on the E string and had to return it. Also, this runs on 2 batteries which is a total pain to replace (very tight compartment and having to screw the plate in???). As for sound, lots of configuration from the bass/mid/treble knobs. What I truly like about these basses are the necks. Not too thick, not too thin. Very easy to play. Quite light also. If you find a good used one for half the price then you've got a fantastic deal. On that note, not worth retail price. Good all around bass IMHO.

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