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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
Worth at least twice what they're asking for it
By Ryan P. Long
Believe me, I am reluctant to give a $300 bass guitar a 5-star rating. This instrument deserves it. Here's why:
With respect to tone, this bass will have you covered in any working band situation, in my opinion. You'll be able to dial in an appropriate sound for any style of music. Its strong suits seem to be: slap-bass tones, warm contemporary R&B tones, and (surprisingly) midrangey jazz solo stuff. Its only weakness seems to be vintage flavors, but think to yourself: If you're looking for vintage bass tones, why are you interested in a mahogany bass with active pickups? Right?
My most important criterion in any instrument is its overall playability. In my hands, at least, this bass feels great. The setup was flawless right out of the box, the intonation is true all the way up the neck, the action is low. The neck itself is narrow across the fret board, which lends itself well to bass chords and complex voicings. Once again, the big surprise here is how well-suited this bass is to jazz. The bridge is solid and heavy, like the rest of it, and the overall action gets full marks from me.
Cosmetically, I suppose this guitar was targeted to rock and metal players, what with the black hardware and dark cherry finish. I really like the unique body shape, though. It has its own character without being, you know... a BC Rich or something. The inlays are very nice and always draw compliments. The whole thing looks great, so don't let the "heavy metal" finish put you off.
This is a great-sounding, very diverse bass with many wonderful tones and features. I was fortunate enough to buy mine while it was on sale, but truthfully it is worth far more than they are asking for it. If you're looking for *THE DEAL*, then I'd have to say this is it. I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
Love this bass so far!
Bought this for my wife as a scratch-and-dent item. I THINK I might have found the cosmetic imperfection, but not sure (this means I'm very happy with the bass!). I've done a thorough check of the bass at the important areas and all is perfect. One of the knobs is mismatched and was loose (still attached to the post but needed tightened), but included in the package was an extra knob that matches the other three =/. All the normal tools that come with new guitars/basses was included.
Opened the box, stretched out the strings a bit, tuned it up, and began to bang away on it. Great bass so far. I really, really like the action and the weight (my wife, on the other hand, feels like there's a 90lb block of wood hanging from her shoulder haha, but I've been playing 20 years and she's been playing for about 11 days).
Never owned a Schecter instrument before, but I've always heard good things about them. This was generally rated as one the best buys for sub-$500 basses. Glad I won at this round of roulette! Would definitely purchase a Schecter again in the future.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful. See all 29 customer reviews...
this bass is a steal!
By Diego Urias
I have to say, I absolutely love this bass. Great tone and sound. Only had to slightly tune it out of the box and it works great. Only difficulty is getting the back off when you need to change batteries, but it's not impossible. I've had this bass about half a year now, and I'm still in awe over how beautiful this thing is, it's ridiculous. I was a little skeptical at first because the reviews were only 5 stars, no 4s so far, but I can definitely see why now. Just under $400, this bass is a steal