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Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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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.

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  • 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
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Schecter Guitar ResearchStiletto Custom-4 Bass
 
4.6

(based on 39 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

simply excellent

i've played expensive fender basses, ibanez, and others, and so far this one comes out on top. i just bought it as an upgrade to my washburn lyon i got at the pawn...Read complete review

i've played expensive fender basses, ibanez, and others, and so far this one comes out on top. i just bought it as an upgrade to my washburn lyon i got at the pawn shop and let me tell you, it was one heck of an upgrade. this sucker was rattling the walls of my room with my amp at 2! if you want raw power, without having to sacrifice control, this is for you. this thing can give the most gut-wrenching roar that i've ever heard! not to mention the excellent low-action neck witch gives me great control and comfort. dollar for dollar, (or compared to any $600+ bass) this thing holds its own in every way with more than enough to spare to make you gawk in amazement every time you play it.

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Buyer's Remorse

This bass plays well, the neck is ultra thin and extremely comfortable with excellent action, but the sound is lacking. I've never gotten a sound I like out of it through Fenders, Peaveys...Read complete review

This bass plays well, the neck is ultra thin and extremely comfortable with excellent action, but the sound is lacking. I've never gotten a sound I like out of it through Fenders, Peaveys AND Ampegs. On top of that, although it's small, this bass is a lot heavier than it should be. Look for a better bass in the price range, even if you have to get it used ( A used Fernandes is an excellent option ).

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(21 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW!!

By johnsjam

from Wichita, KS

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

I've owned this bass for a few months now and I have to say I LOVE it!! Once you play it you wont be able to put it down. It has a very crisp, clean sound that I find to be very versatile! It tends to be a little more on the edgey side of things which comes in handy when you want to rock out!!

(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A World Class Bass Guitar

By Dave

from Tallahassee, Florida

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

I have been playing guitar for 40 years and I have stood behind and played hundreds of makes and models of Bass Guitars. So when I decided to purchase a new Bass Guitar I went in with the mindset to come out with a winner regardless of the name on the neck. It had to sound really good, feel good, and look pretty. I played every Bass Guitar in the store and I always came back to this Bass. It felt good, it looked gorgeous, and most importantly it sounded AWESOME. Nothing compared to it and I was standing in a room full of Bass Guitars. An outstanding Bass Guitar, World Class in my view. I walked out the door with her!

(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

simply excellent

By will

from turner OR

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

i've played expensive fender basses, ibanez, and others, and so far this one comes out on top. i just bought it as an upgrade to my washburn lyon i got at the pawn shop and let me tell you, it was one heck of an upgrade. this sucker was rattling the walls of my room with my amp at 2! if you want raw power, without having to sacrifice control, this is for you. this thing can give the most gut-wrenching roar that i've ever heard! not to mention the excellent low-action neck witch gives me great control and comfort. dollar for dollar, (or compared to any $600+ bass) this thing holds its own in every way with more than enough to spare to make you gawk in amazement every time you play it.

(15 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not Bad

By JMBass

from Iowa

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

I have owned this Bass for about 3 and a half years now. It has stood up to the abuse i have given it. It has seen countless shows, been left out in our trailer through nasty weather, been dropped, used by other players and many more. It still sounds decent and plays well everytime i use it. 1 major complaint is the intonation that it has. It is not horrible, but far from perfect. It is probably due to the abuse that i have given it, but still an issue. I would recommend this bass to any beginner or intermediate player, or to a professional as a practice or back up guitar. Good strings are a must with this bass. Cheap strings sound muddy. Overall a decent bass, excellent for the price, and great build quality

(12 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

pleasantly suprised

By russell parker

from bridge city, texas

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

all i have to say is that you dont have to spend 3000 dollars to get a good playing bass...this has good low end and punch...extremely light weight...when playin 4 hours at a time weight is a big issue for me....my only problem is the design of the s-tek bridge, there are other bridges out there that are more user friendly and will give you better results....so for anyone that thinks you have to spend an arm or a leg, or spend a year savin up for a bass, get over it...this bass, regardless of where its made, is perfect for beginners or advanced bassists

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect

By Jacob Tisdale

from Sheridan, AR

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

This guitar has the best tone for its price. It is the best bass ive ever had and ever since it touched my hands it has been nothing but perfect. I would reccomend this bass to anyone who is looking for perfection.

(9 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bangin' Bass

By Rudy C. Wedderburn

from Springfield, Mass.

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

I've owned my Schecter Stilletto Custom4 for about a year now. I love the stock EMG's, and the fast neck. The tone is phenominal, the sound is bangin'. I highly recommend this bass.I got mine in the natural satin.

(8 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good overall quality at a reasonable price

By Ancient Newbie

from Mid-Atlantic/Northeast

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

About a year ago, I re-embarked on a course I'd abandoned some 40-odd years earlier -- namely, playing (bass) guitar. As a kid, I'd taken a stab at it, did everything (from my selection of instrument to trying to teach myself that which I did not know) completely wrong, and gave up in sheer frustration. Life went on; and for reasons I need not belabor here, I decided to give it a go again in my fifties. So I bought this bass second-hand, along with a nice Ampeg amp (which turned out to be too much amp for my purposes; but that's another story). As I received it, the setup was pretty bad; but of course, being a rank newbie, I did not realize this at the time. Within a few weeks, instead of developing the benign callouses which bass/guitar players must expect, the fingers on my left hand were completely torn up from having to press the strings too hard. A trip to a good local shop for a new set of flat-wound strings and a PROPER setup job cured this. The action was now MUCH lower; the flat-wounds are smooth as butter; and the instrument was now a comparative joy to play. Actually, it turned out that the action was just a tad _too_ low, as I was now getting fret knock way too easily; but 1/8-1/4 turn of the truss rod completely cured this, with no noticeable negative side effects. And that's the way it stayed, for several months. Now that I've gained some experience (I won't say 'competence'), I've come to realize that the rather thin & ultra-"fast" neck, while highly prized by some players, is not ideally suited to my hand and/or playing style. It makes it easy to "reach" notes (particularly those on the lower part of the neck and/or several frets away), even when you're in a bit of a hurry; but I tend to cramp up after extended playing on the upper (thinnest) end of the neck. I've since played several dozen other basses, of widely varying types & costs; and as a result of that, I've absolutely fallen in lust with the Tobias Basic, which features a unique asymmetrical neck profile -- but I simply cannot justify the cost of such an instrument, given my still-rudimentary skills. Overall, the Schecter Stiletto Custom-4 is a well-built and high-quality instrument, especially considering it's "modest" origins and relatively low cost. The woodwork, fit & finish are all top-notch; the hardware is at least very good, if not "The Best" available; and it truly is a pretty piece. The bum setup job may well have been the doing of the original owner; so I can't hang that on Schecter's head. OTOH, if you get one of these and find that it doesn't play as well as you think it should, throwing ~$50 at a good local luthier would be money very well-spent.

(6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Schecter custom-4

By the tuba tyrant

from dallas

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

before i get into the review i must say, this is a beautiful instrument. it has amazing quality, and it looks as good as it sounds. i love the powerful pickups, and the amazing action. the bridge looks great, but i would expect it to be a bit tricky to deal with if you want to adjust it. as far as i have played, its great for all the styles of music i play. im currently saving up for one of these, which might take a while, (on account of my minimum wage job) as a step up from my Ibanez soundgear (which i also love by the way)

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Its everything I could ask for in a bass!

By Bassman101

from Modesto, CA

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

This bass is amazing! It's action is great for slap, tapping, harmonics, and pretty much anything you put up on this axe. Its extremly light and it has nice low action without any fret buzz or the strings feeling too loose. The tone is incredible, you can get pretty much any tone out of this bass...the tone is very bright and crispy, It pretty much sings! I compared it to the shecter stilleto ellite and in my opinion this sounds way better! its everything I could ask for I highly recomend this bass!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Overall very good

By Nick

from Burke, VA

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

I have this bass in the natural finish. It's a very striking instrument to look at, which is one of the things that attracted me too it. I was just about to sell it when I discovered that the treble control is adjustable, so you can select which frequency it affects. At the default setting (on my bass), the bass was mostly just smooth and good for smooth, acoustic music. I wanted more growl for rock--adjusting it to the lowest frequency allows you to add growl, though you have to crank the knob up. I didn't even know it had the option to do that until two years after I bought it... So give it a chance! Strings seem to hang a little loose on lower tunings, which is why I can't give it a 5. Otherwise, I like everything about it. Very flexible stylistically and well put-together. The satin finish is a little too easy to scratch, though.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best bass ever

By Christopher

from VA

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

Best Bass I've ever played. Flat-out. The natural satin finish is stunning in the studio and on stage, very beautifully crafted. The neck is smooth and very quick, which is only ever a plus. The sound is overwhelming, for rich, rounded sounds to snappy, punchy tones. Perfect for rock, jazz, or funk. The active electronics are superb, you gain total control over your instrument. There is no more "well if the bass could do...", it does it all. Slap, finger, thumb, pick. Hell, even teeth if your inner Hendrix is coming out. Great price for what you get, mine has held up for four good years now, and yesterday I played with the same model at a guitar center, because mine was back home. It sounded the same. It ages perfectly and stands up to loads of abuse. It is the best bass you will ever get unless you go out and get your own custom from the world's greatest craftsmen. Amazing bass

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutly amazing (Buy it)

By Jon

from Sylacauga Alabama

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

This bass is amazing one of my Friends has one and ive borowed it for a few of my bands shows. If your a good bassist buy it if you're bad dont because then you make the bass look bad. This is not recommended for beginners. Also I dont recommend this to bassist that play with a pick. something about this bass just sounds weird with one. But one of the best around if you have the money buy this it is better than my Fender J-bass.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass

By KZ

from Germantown

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

I've had this bass for almost a month, and I have to say "This bass is awesome!" It's light and smooth, I just the looks and sound of it. The price is great for a bass like this... you won't be disappointed

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sick action and beautiful sound

By Keith

from Harrisburg, PA

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

I just bought the Stiletto Custom two days ago. I actually wasn't even planning to buy a new bass at the time since I was just going in to buy a portible recorder and guitar stand. But as soon as I starting playing it, hearing is sing and feeling at wicked sweet action, I fell in love. I got the natural satin, which looks absolutely stunning. With the low action and narrow neck you'll find yourself wanting to do bass solos every time you pick it up. To those here who says it's not for beginners, I beg to differ. I have only been seriously playing bass for a little less then a year and I can tell that for someone such as myself who has smaller-then-avery hand, this bass is perfect. Just a word of advice for those beginners. If you can, practice on a bass with a standard-size neck. If you have more then one then don't use this as the bass to do your excercises on.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Bass With The Best Tone

By SchecterBass87

from Stafford, VA

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

All I have to say about this bass is "WOW!" The EMG pickups that come standard with this bass produce some of the best tone I have ever heard out of a bass. The low sounds are rumbling and can bring the house down, while the high end is snappy and bright. I wouldn't sell this bass even for a Gibson thunderbird bass, which I have also played. It doesn't hold a candle to Schecter. If you're a beginer, or an avid bass player, get this bass.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Schecter Stiletto Custom 4

By bassman87

from Miami, FL

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

This is the best bass I've ever played. The feel is so smooth, and it shakes the floor! I first played this amp through a small 15 watt behringer, and it still sounded amazing! I couldn't believe it when I plugged into a 150 watt amplifier. It blew me away. Not only does it sound great, but this bass is the nicest I've ever seen. This bass definetly beats any $2,000 Warwick or anything else. If you don't already feel obliged, go to your local Guitar Center and play it - you'll see what I mean.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Monster Bass!

By Simon

from Medellin, Colombia

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

I own this bass a couple of months ago....and I don't have words to describe it.....it's just amazing. Perfect for tapping, slapping...everything you can imagine. It's also beautiful, the shape, the colors, hardware, wood. It's very comfortable too, and EMG HZ hambuckers and all its features make this bass a monster bass.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Schecter Stiletto Custom-4

By Zach

from MI

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

Great bass! This is my third bass, and I wouldn't trade it for anything else. I worked my way from a Squier to a Omen-4 to the Stiletto, but this one is so much better than anything else I've played, in sound, playability, and looks. The stock pickups are crisp, the action is smooth and tight, the highs are bright and the lows are deep. You can't ask for much more...

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass!

By Bassism

from Dallas, Tx

Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass:

I personally am not a fan of other schecter basses, they just feel light and cheap, and wimpy. This bass however, I love. It has a rich warm sound. ( if you want a lot of cruch by something else) The tone is so pretty I find myself almost wanting to play melodies and leads instead of basslines. The active eq is also great; I find myself using far fewer effects because I can get so many tones out of three little knobs. The frett board is smaller than a typical j-bass which makes it clean and fast playing. Only complaint is that the finish is starting to rub off of my bridge a little. If you are a tone fanatic like me, you will love this axe.

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