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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 ma... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

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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 95 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (87)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Stiletto Studio-5 Bass

I bought this bass a few months back to replace the 5 string I've had for 15 years. I did a lot of comparing and decided this was a good addition to my collection....Read complete review

I bought this bass a few months back to replace the 5 string I've had for 15 years. I did a lot of comparing and decided this was a good addition to my collection. This bas has some great options with the 3 tone knobs, unlike most basses. Even with the tone knobs I'd still recommend an actual EQ of sort to dial in the exact tone you want. This bass has a lot of punch and great low end response. If you are serious about finding a new bass to your liking, you should try to play them thru a setup much like what you normally play. This will avoid dissapointment later. The weight of this bass is not too heavy, you must realize its solid wood!This bass is perfectly balanced and is a dream to play. The neck is beautifull and smooth. It comes standard with with decent strings but I do not like them and will be replacing them soon. I have not yet recorded anything with this bass but it will be used soon. Playing this bass live has been nice, and im sure there are much better out there but for this price I believe this is near the top for most. The only thing I have a complaint about is the fact that it doesnt fit in a standard hard case. But this is very minor due to all the positives of this bass. Try it out and I'm sure you'll enjoy playing this well made bass.

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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

     
    5.0

    Schecter rules!

    By Logan

    from NYC

    About Me Experienced

    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.

       
      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!

        (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.

           
          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.

          (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.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            one sweet 5 stringer

            By Larry Wiggins

            from Oak Hill, Va

            Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

            been playing 4 stringers forever, then I wanted to know what a the fuss was about. well, lemme tell you. this thing is SWEET. it gets down subbin so low, it pisses the drummers off LMAO. But seriously Im really happy with it. being my 1st 5er, I didnt want to spend a grand just in case. the electronics are excellent, hardware solid. the neck thru design gives awesome sustain. also the neck is smooth and didnt take long to start feeling right. I bought mine when GC had a special going and saved me a few bucks. TY GC YOU ROCK!!!! I LOVE this thing. Mine, in honey satin and gold tone hardware is beautiful. I love it so much, I bought the extended warranty for it. what does THAT tell you? yeah man, its THAT good. Schecter, you did GREAT here. GC, I'll be back.

            (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.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing!!!

            By Arron Steadman

            from Bend, Oregon

            Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Bass:

            I saw this bass and I had to have it. I ordered the thru black model. This thing is simply the best instrument that I have ever owned. Set up was perfect out of the box. intonation was spot on. The EMG pickups are great and have a nice mid range presence. The eq controls offer a wide range of tonal opportunities. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a 5er south of a grand. It is pretty well balanced just a small amount of neck dive, but not enough to really complain about. It has a good weight to it in my opinion. It starts to feel heavy after a couple hours, but that is expected. I say buy it you won't be disappointed!

            (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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