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Schecter Guitar Research Riot-4 Session Electric Bass Guitar Satin Aged Natural

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This stylish and affordable electric bass features an 18V active pickup system with two EMG-designed single coils. The electronics consist of a master volume and a master blend knob that mixes the relative volume of the middle and bridge pickups. There is also a three-band active rotary EQ with cut and boost controls for bass/middle/treble. The sat...  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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Overview

This stylish and affordable electric bass features an 18V active pickup system with two EMG-designed single coils. The electronics consist of a master volume and a master blend knob that mixes the relative volume of the middle and bridge pickups. There is also a three-band active rotary EQ with cut and boost controls for bass/middle/treble. The satin finish lets the swamp ash grain show though and the lines and hardware complement to the inherent stylishness of this versatile bass guitar. 4-string.

Quality hardware, a slender and fast neck, active pickups and a handsome design make this a bass that is both affordable and professionaly presentable.

Features

Neck
Shape: C
Wood: Maple
Neck joint: 6-Bolt
Scale length: 34"
Truss rod: Yes
Finish: Satin

Pickups
Active or passive: Active
Configuration: SS
Neck: Not applicable
Middle: Single-coil
Bridge: Single-coil
Brand: EMG
Series or parallel: Series
Active preamp: 18V
Special electronics:

Fretboard
Material: Maple
Radius: 12"
Fret size: Medium-jumbo
Number of frets: 24
Inlays: Side blocks
Nut material: Graph Tech
Nut width: 1.496" (38mm)
Neck width at 12 fret: Info not available

Body
Style: Double cutaway
Construction: Solidbody
Body wood: Swamp ash
Top wood: Not applicable
Body finish: Satin
Orientation: Right-handed

Controls
Control layout: Master volume, balance, 3-band eq
Pickup switch: No
Coil tap or split: Not applicable
Tone switching: No
Special switching: No

Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: 4-Saddle standard
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Enclosed
Color: Black

Other
Number of strings: 4
Pickguard: No
Special features: Not applicable
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: Truss-rod tool
Country of origin: Korea
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Schecter Guitar ResearchRiot-4 Session Electric Bass Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (3)
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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I almost forget I own other instruments

By okstatefan

from Dallas, TX

About Me Experienced

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Pros

  • Excellent Build Quality
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Riot-4 Session Electric Bass Guitar:

    I have owned and played a plethora of basses and always try to be realistic within the price ranges. There are some I love because of nostalgia, some for particular tones with certain genres, and some for innovative designs. I love the Riot 4 Session for all of the above. I walked into GC just this weekend and it caught my eye in both terms of aesthetic appeal and features for the price range. I was hesitant to take it off the wall, because I did not need another bass in any way; but it called to me. I only had the chance to noodle around for about 30 minutes, but I had other engagements. I had a hard time sleeping that evening, because this bass was on my mind. I returned the next morning and really put it through some rifts with several different amps. What kept coming back to me was the play ability of the neck, the quality components, the versatility of the tones, and the realistic price. I decided that I really needed to give it a proper review at the home, and had confidence in the 30 day return policy.

    The thing is, I can't put this bass down.

    I have, in the house, a Schecter Stiletto Elite 4, a Schecter P-bass, A Squier VM 70's Jazz, a Peavey Fury 4, an Ibanez SR500, a Fender 2002 MIM P bass, a Sterling Ray 34 and this new Schecter Riot 4 sesson. I am now going to thin the heard.

    Rating, for me, from top to bottom:

    1. The Shecter Riot 4 session - it does it all.
    2. Schecter P-bass passive, it fits a P bass and does the jazz thing well.
    3. Peavey Fury 4 - classic P-bass and MIA
    4. Schecter Stilleto Elite - good tone and neck, but I HATE the bridge,
    5. Ibanez SR500 - the Bartolini MK-1s are just okay, the neck is excellent, but the body will scratch with a light breeze. This has been my most disappointing bass purchase in terms of build quality. This bass will be sold.
    6. Sterling Ray34. it is built well and produces an unique sound, but I can cover that with the top two Schecters. There is just nothing that stands out to me about it. I can live without this bass and it will find its way to being sold as well.
    6. Squier VM 70s Jazz. I shouldn't rank it low as it is a very worthy instrument with plenty of tone and playabilty. The price is right and the tone is solid. It just kind of got left behind in the mix of above axes. I might actually hold on to this one, as it was an inexpensive addition that performs above its price range.

    Back to the point at hand. The Schecter Riot 4 Session just does it all for me. If I could only keep one; my mind is set. I've already named it after BEOWULF's famous sword Hruting.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Simply amazing beyond its price point.

    By okstatefan

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Riot-4 Session Electric Bass Guitar:

      I have owned and played a plethora of basses and always try to be realistic within the price ranges. There are some I love because of nostalgia, some for particular tones with certain genres, and some for innovative designs. I love the Riot 4 Session for all of the above. I walked into GC just this weekend and it caught my eye in both terms of aesthetic appeal and features for the price range. I was hesitant to take it off the wall, because I did not need another bass in any way; but it called to me. I only had the chance to noodle around for about 30 minutes, but I had other engagements. I had a hard time sleeping that evening, because this bass was on my mind. I returned the next morning and really put it through some rifts with several different amps. What kept coming back to me was the play ability of the neck, the quality components, the versatility of the tones, and the realistic price. I decided that I really needed to give it a proper review at the home, and had confidence in the 30 day return policy.

      The thing is, I can't put this bass down.

      I have, in the house, a Schecter Stiletto Elite 4, a Schecter P-bass, A Squier VM 70's Jazz, a Peavey Fury 4, an Ibanez SR500, a Fender 2002 MIM P bass, a Sterling Ray 34 and this new Schecter Riot 4 sesson. I am now going to thin the heard.

      Rating, for me, from top to bottom:

      1. The Shecter Riot 4 session - it does it all.
      2. Schecter P-bass passive, it fits a P bass and does the jazz thing well.
      3. Peavey Fury 4 - classic P-bass and MIA
      4. Schecter Stilleto Elite - good tone and neck, but I HATE the bridge,
      5. Ibanez SR500 - the Bartolini MK-1s are just okay, the neck is excellent, but the body with scratch with a light breeze. This has been my most disappointing bass purchase in terms of build quality.
      6. Sterling Ray34. it is built well and produces and unique sound, but I can cover that with the top two Schecters. There is just nothing that stands out to me about it.
      6. Squier VM 70s Jazz. I shouldn't rank it low as it is a very worthy instrument with plenty of tone and playabilty. The price is right and the tone is solid. It just kind of got left behind in the mix of above axes.

      Back to the point at hand. The Schecter Riot 4 Session just does it all for me. If I could only keep one; my mind is set. I've already named it BEOWULF.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Buy

      By Bee

      from SAN Diego California

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Riot-4 Session Electric Bass Guitar:

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        5.0

        Exceeds all expectations and sets a huge standard

        By Chili

        from Garfield, New Jersey

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Light
        • Price
        • Solid Electronics
        • Versatile
        • Volume

        Cons

        • Untunes Sometimes

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Riot-4 Session Electric Bass Guitar:

        This bass guitar does it all. The standard EMG pick-ups allow explosive volume and super clean response. As a funk rock musician the action is a dream. Strings sit comfortably and allow easy sliding and bends. I'm impressed at just how many tones you can get out of this bad-boy. It can quite easily replicate the sound of a Fender J-Bass yet knock out heavier tones like clockwork. Slapping is ideal in this guitar because the action allows for quick and easy popping. Overall this is my "forever" bass. I think I've found my company in Schecter. This definitely rivals the Fender J-Bass and may even be a better choice. The price is also unbeatable!

         
        5.0

        Rickenbacker to Fender sound in a beautiful package

        By TC

        from Massachusetts

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Riot-4 Session Electric Bass Guitar:

          Finally, a bass that can mimic ANY bass sound. From Rickenbacker to Fender. You can get cello type sounds with a simple volume pedal, I play lead guitar lines on it and it delivers. Beautiful power chords which I play a lot. It's absolutely beautiful too boot! The neck is super thin smooth and fast for getting out that inner Geddy Lee/Chris Squire child. I have the Schecter running through a Fender Rumble 200 and a TC Electronica Chorus. The sound is so personally tuned, you'll never remind anyone of another bass player. Don't even think about it. Best band for the buck you will EVER find.

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