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Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-5 Bass  

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Punchy, modern tone jumps out from EMG HZ pickups, a massive S-TEK bridge, and active 12dB EQ. Maple/walnut laminate neck with rosewood fretboard is joined to the mahogany body with six bolts for rock... Read More

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Punchy, modern tone jumps out from EMG HZ pickups, a massive S-TEK bridge, and active 12dB EQ. Maple/walnut laminate neck with rosewood fretboard is joined to the mahogany body with six bolts for rock-solid stability. Figured maple top, diamond fretboard inlays, and black hardware add flash. 35" scale increases low B clarity.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • 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
  • 35" scale neck
  • Case sold separately
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Schecter Guitar ResearchStiletto Custom-5 Bass
 
4.7

(based on 24 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Schecter Custom 5

What caught my attention was the look of this bass. What kept my attention was the sound and playability. It's got a great neck for any size hands, awesome pickups (EMG's can be...Read complete review

What caught my attention was the look of this bass. What kept my attention was the sound and playability. It's got a great neck for any size hands, awesome pickups (EMG's can be a bit noisy at times), and a price I couldn't walk away from. I've owned and played basses costing hundreds, even thousands more and this one stands out from the crowd! Not neccessarily the ideal recording bass, but for live gigs, this axe is now my road dawg.

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Not what I was hoping for

I own the sunburst Schecter Omen 4 bass and decided to give a 5 string a shot. I traded in the 4 string for this bass. I was severely disappointed. The necks is...Read complete review

I own the sunburst Schecter Omen 4 bass and decided to give a 5 string a shot. I traded in the 4 string for this bass. I was severely disappointed. The necks is not comfortable to play at all. The strings felt very weak when plucked it did not give off a full amazing sound like my 4 string. The hardware felt very cheap and the guitar is so light that I feel the lacks of punch is where it stems from. This is the FIRST Schecter guitar I have ever been disappointed in. I returned it and got my original 4 string back.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

After years it still holds up!

By Robby Got Moore

from Bishop, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-5 Bass:

    I've owned this bass for about 6 years now and it still amazes me. It can do everything you need it to, from jazz to metal, it plays beautifully, the low B string doesn't lose any of its potency through the electronics and it looks absolutely gorgeous (I bought the natural satin, gold-looking model). I have gotten dozens of comments on how beautiful the bass looks. I've primarily used it for playing at local churches but I've also used it for jamming with friends, playing rock or metal, and in jazz bands and it sounds great in every situation (I've also gotten some pretty funky sounds out of it too). For the price, you can't get a better bass. To beat the quality of this bass you'd have to easily pay double, if not triple the price of what it's going for. I love this bass to death and would recommend it to anybody for anything, whether you're a novice looking for an upgrade, or a long time player who just needs something new, this is the bass.

     
    3.0

    Not what I was hoping for

    By Ryjil

    from Olympia, WA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-5 Bass:

        I own the sunburst Schecter Omen 4 bass and decided to give a 5 string a shot. I traded in the 4 string for this bass. I was severely disappointed. The necks is not comfortable to play at all. The strings felt very weak when plucked it did not give off a full amazing sound like my 4 string. The hardware felt very cheap and the guitar is so light that I feel the lacks of punch is where it stems from. This is the FIRST Schecter guitar I have ever been disappointed in. I returned it and got my original 4 string back.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Will keep this bass forever

        By Emmett

        from Louisiana

        Site Member

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-5 Bass:

        This is an amazing bass guitar. I play mine through my 4x10 Ampeg Classic Cab & an Ampeg SVT-7 Pro Head. Every note plays out beautifully no matter the tuning you're in. I'm in a band that plays in drop G and drop A and works with no problems, even with the strings that come on it. The Natural Satin stain is gorgeous with the matte gold hardware. Of course, the EMG HZ pickups are a very good plus to put it all together. Overall, if you're looking for a bass that sounds as good as it looks then get it. I didn't hesitate buying this, even before I was able to play it, and I regret nothing. I will say my favorite part about this bass are the two darker stained stripes on the back of the neck that goes all the way to the headstock. Very sleek looking.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great 5 String Bass

        By Jeffrey Forte

        from Georgia

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-5 Bass:

        There not much more I can add to what the other reviews said. This is my first 5 string bass and none of the others I tried felt as good as this one. The texture was surprisingly smooth, and it is much prettier in hand than I thought it would be. Right out the box, it felt very easy to adjust to. Sounds great on my Orange Crush Amplifier. I recommend this guitar to anyone who wants a good 5 string bass. I'm tempted to even get the 4 string version, but probably a different color.

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Awesome bass for a great price!!

        By Wyatt Newcomb

        from South Florida

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-5 Bass:

        I got this bass from my uncle because i wanted to start learning the ways of "slappin' duh bass". Being a musician for while, i needed to broaden my skills and talents. I picked it up knowing nothing about basses, and thought it was amazing. Now, a year later, after playing countless times at my local church and a few gigs, i'm more happy than i was on i first got it.. the tone is exceptional, feels great, and my personal fav, the growl it gives you when you start to lay into the strings. I recommend this guitar for anyone who wants a bass.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I'm impressed.

        By Jay Allen

        from Shreveport, LA

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-5 Bass:

        This bass is a very good instrument. It's built well and the tone is amazing for my more metallic pursuits. The only gripe I have is that the strings that come with it are awful, but that's something that can be easily rectified. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a bass for metal.

        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Silky Smooth

        By Steve

        from Albuquerque NM

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-5 Bass:

        I purchased this bass over 2 years ago and havent looked back since. Ive played Fender, Ibenez, Michael Kelly, and Squire basses in the past and this one really takes the cake. The action is low and fast and the tonal control you get with this baby is amazing. For a bolt on neck the sustain is better than you would think and the EMG-HZ's are loud and clear. As far as the quality of craftsmanship is concerned Ive never had a problem with anything on the bass and it looks stunning. I play everything from blues and funk to rock and heavy metal and this bass has never let me down. In short, shes silky smooth.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Buzz - sometimes incorrect string gauge size

        By CB

        from Toledo, OH

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-5 Bass:

        With any bass if your string gauge size is (for example) 105, 85, 65, and 45 - lets say in the new set the A is 80 instead of 85 - you will notice a buzzing that sounds as if its coming from your frets but actually it's coming from the nut area. Replace the incorrect string with the correct gauge size and the buzzing will cease.

        (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        BUY IT NOW!!! :D

        By erhitfm

        from MA

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-5 Bass:

        this bass does it all. there is nothing wrong with this bass. i have played this bass for 2 years now and i love it. i get a great feel, and amazing lows. not to heavy, it sounds great for walking bass lines in my jazz band, really smooth when i play rock lines, and feels great for playing funk (ie slapping). bottom line is buy this bass. u wont regret it.

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        incredible

        By chuck norris

        from fresno

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-5 Bass:

        this is a stunning bass...it caught my eye when i saw it in guitar center. i plugged it in and had the best sound out of any bass i have ever played. the tonal range is amazing, it can play everything. i strongly suggest buying this bass.

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