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The Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Extreme-4 is an electric bass that delivers the ideal combination of hard-hitting Schecter sound and jaw-dropping aesthetics. The Stiletto Extreme-4 bass has a lo... Read More

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The Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Extreme-4 is an electric bass that delivers the ideal combination of hard-hitting Schecter sound and jaw-dropping aesthetics. The Stiletto Extreme-4 bass has a lower-cutaway mahogany body, exquisite figured maple top, maple neck, and 24-jumbo-fret rosewood fingerboard that provide a uniquely awesome playing experience. And for dialing in your ideal sound, the Stiletto Extreme-4 bass's 2 Schecter bass humbucker pickups with active EQ give you maximum control. If you like your sound heavy and your electric bass awe-inspiring, snag the Schecter Stiletto Extreme-4.

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  • Construction/Scale: 6 Bolt-on / 34"
  • Body: Mahogany with Figured Maple top
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 24 jumbo
  • Inlays: Vector
  • Pickups: 2 Schecter bass Humbuckers with active EQ circuit
  • Electronics: 1 Volume, 1 Blend with active 2-Band EQ
  • Bridge: Diamond bass
  • Binding: Creme (neck, headstock)
  • Tuners: Schecter
  • Case sold separately
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Schecter Guitar ResearchStiletto Extreme-4 Bass
 
4.8

(based on 14 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful bass

By Saxon

from Fayetteville NC

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Praise team

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Extreme-4 Bass:

    Love this bass. It is my 4th one and my favorite to play. I have an Ibanez 1400 that I paid twice as much for and it doesn't have the sound or speed of this guitar. It's versatile with a thin neck and comes with Ernie Ball super slinkys my favorite string.

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    4.0

    playing a long time

    By bassface

    from lancaster, pa

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Extreme-4 Bass:

    i've been playing bass for quite a while now. i've owned plenty of basses. this has been the best one though. you have to get active pickups. it suffered a fall at the hands of a band member and he paid for me to get a new guitar. i bought the nikki sixx schecter. both basses are awesome. probably won't buy any other brand (unless i ever get the money for a rickenbacker! haha)

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    5.0

    Great Bass

    By Ralph Zittkowski

    from Cleveland ohio

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Extreme-4 Bass:

    While not being an expert on this subject, I have had a Peavey foundation Bass for the last 20 years or so and decided it was time to crawl out of my hole and try something new. All I can say is I'm glad I did. Compared to the Peavey (which I know is a little different) i would say this axe is much more enjoyable to play.it sounds great, and is comfortable to hold too. I went to Guitar center and played about 12 different Bass' and this one got my vote. Very reasonably priced guitar and I think is well worth it.

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    4.0

    Wonderful bass

    By Anthony Skalas

    from St. Louis, MO

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Extreme-4 Bass:

    This was my first bass. Everyone always gets a strong connection to their first instrument, but after 2 and a half years of owning it, it continues to amaze me every time I pick it up. With 24 frets, options are pretty much limitless, and the Schecter humbuckers that come with it haven't been replaced yet. This baby can handle low tunings very well, and I mean LOW. I've brought her down to Drop A a few times without sacrificing very much tone. The only concerns I have is that first, REPLACE THE STOCK STRINGS. They lost their punch after about a month. I'd recommend putting some low-gauge Elixr strings on there (That is, if you like the same punchy tone I do.) Also, the input on the bass tends to unscrew itself and come loose from time to time, but that only started happening after a year or so of owning it, and it's probably because I haven't tightened it good enough yet. Also, if you like a more classic sound, I wouldn't recommend this bass. It has a very bass-y low end, and the EQ sounds a little odd if you aren't playing anything Hard Rock or heavier. However, if you're playing in a metal band, this is the bass for you. The crunchy metal tone you can get out of it is unbelievable. All in all, I'd give the bass a 4/5, just because of a few minor issues and because the finish doesn't really stay too "new" looking.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great

    By James Rice

    from Albany, NY

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Extreme-4 Bass:

    I stopped playing a few years ago and had a Samick and a Cort both 4 strings and this guitar by far kicks both their butts. I put D'Addario nickel wound strings 45-105 and it sounds great i will buy nothing but Schecter

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    5.0

    Excellent Bass for the price!

    By Eric Ness

    from Baltimore, Maryland

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Extreme-4 Bass:

    Let me start off by saying that I don't play bass. When my wife decided the rest of the family was having too much fun playing guitar, she decided to take up the bass. I've been down the road with starter equipment, and didn't want to go too low-end, but didn't want to over-spend either. This bass perfectly fit that need. If you're looking for a quality instrument and you don't want to break the bank to get there, this is it. You will not be disappointed. The tone is rock/hard rock, though th EQ gives a wide range of control, especially when combined with a good amp. This covers from relatively clean to very crunchy, though rock tones are its sweet spot. I am very impressed with the quality of the workmanship and the finish on this instrument. The pickups are great, the controls are smooth and clear. This has the look and feel of an instrument that could cost twice the price. The neck is thin, the action is low, and straight out of the box comfortable without having to tweak any string buzz out of it. Thre balance is decent, though as another reviewer pointed out, you might want to invest in strap locks. We've not had an issue with this, but I can see what that reviewer meant with regard to the pin placement on the bridge end. Having built guitars, I take a close look at how what I buy is put together, and where the shortcuts may have been made with components. I can't find anything at all to complain about with this bass. It is a tremendous value for the price and far exceeds the beginner instruments I've looked at with regard to quality of workmanship and components.

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    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great bass!

    By edison lo

    from temple city California

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Extreme-4 Bass:

    Well ive had this bass forr...about two months? and its my first bass. i really like the neck..its really fast.. and it looks nice and sounds decent.. but it needs a pickup change. its good for lots of types of music. and i highly recomend it!

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    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    simply amazing

    By robby

    from Oregon

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Extreme-4 Bass:

    this is the best bass i have ever played. EVER!! i own the red version and its just stunning how beautiful the bass is. extremely versatile, i use it for everything from jazz, to metal, to praise team at my church. it works for everything!! i highly recommend putting strap-locks on it though, the strap button at the bridge area is in a weird spot so the strap slips off easily. and the stock strings are terrible, i use ernie ball regular slinky's and they improved the sound immensly. other than that its an amazing bass.

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    (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfection.

    By Jeremy

    from Philadelphia, PA

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Extreme-4 Bass:

    This was my first bass ever. I've had it for about 2 years now and it's treated me very well. It lasts, it sounds awesome, and I'm just in love with it. I REALLY recommend this to anyone who might be starting off to play, and to those who are very expirienced players. Seriously, this thing is perfection. There really isn't anything else like it.

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    (13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My first bass

    By Izzy

    from Dallas

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Extreme-4 Bass:

    So I usually play keyboards and rhythm guitar for my band, but I decided I want a new project with me playing bass. Since Schecters are known for their dark and heavy sound, I wanted to try it myself. And what can I say, this bass has the most amazing tone ever, and your fingers move brilliantly up and down the fingerboard. The inlays are sweet, and the body is very sleek. The one thing I recommend you get with this bass is a really nice bass amp. That way you can truly unleash this bass's potential. I love the price of this thing, and I can see myself going very far with this bass.

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