Schecter Basses? Looking for Cheap 5 string

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  1. Rocks256

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    Hello

    I never owned a bass, once friend of mine lend me 4 string super low end peavey. I have to admit after playing years of guitar i would love to get one of these lovely earth shaking piece of wood. I am looking at Schetcer basses since i play Schecter 7 string.


    Schecter Stiletto Extreme-5 BCH Is it any good? It almost lowest tier of basses, and cost 400$ here in EU? I cnanot decide.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I can vouch for the Sire. I got a V3 today and I'm digging it so far. I haven't tried the preamp yet, but if it does as it claims, it's basically a J with a LOT more bells and whistles.

    I've also heard good things about the G&L L2500. If you can go used, those are in the same ballpark at the Stiletto Extreme. That or pick up a 2nd hand Stiletto Session 5 or Riot Session 5.
     
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    I have a prototype Stiletto Custom-5. They have some pretty baller tones, if you can look for one of those used, go for it. IDK what the used market is like in Poland, so YMMV.
     
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    ^ This. Used to own a USA L-2000 and it was fantastic, selling that was a huge mistake RIP
     
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    Schecter 5-strings use a 35” scale. Nearly all 4-strings and many 5-strings use a 34” scale, which IME feels very different. Just something to keep in mind.
     
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    If you're looking for a good 5 string without spending too much a used Warwick would be a good shout, but try to find a one of the real deal made in Germany instruments.
     
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    Ibanez SR505 would get my vote. Played a few other 5s mostly LTD and a Rockbass and the Ibby sounded better and felt solid.

    I 2nd the find a cheap German made Warwick can be heavy
     
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    +1 about used german made warwick.
    careful though, the ones from the 2000's had some seriously extra thicc mutant half baseball bat half D shape neck.
    So try it before you buy it
     
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    I love my German Warwicks.

    Warwick is coming out with a Rockbass version of their Infinity bass, and the 5 string looks great. I haven't played a Warwick Rockbass, but based on all the videos I have seen they sound great.

    I played a Schecter bass, I think it was a studio custom, a white bass with HH config. It's sound was sadly very dull and weak, they look awesome though.
     
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    These days thomann have extreamly low prices to warwick basses
     
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    Not the German ones. They're €3000+ new.
     
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    The best place to buy and sell basses in Europe. Lucky Americans have Talkbass. Basschat gets some amazing stuff but it definitely tends to cater towards the higher end of the market. It's either old P basses and Stringrays or boutique stuff. Metal banger basses like Schecters don't pop up there all that often.
     
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    An used german Warwick seems to be the better option for me too
     
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    I was never really interested in Schecter basses until the other day I finally learned that the Stiletto bass has a 1.5" nut, like a J bass, which is my preferred nut width, and it's not really the most common thing. You usually only ever see it on j basses. I think maybe Ibanez SR. But J bass, SR, and Stiletto are the only 1.5" nuts that I know about
     
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    I was told by an owner that those Stiletto 5 string basses balance very poorly on your leg when sitting because they are so neck-heavy, and that they tend to slip off your leg if brought up to a balancing angle. This, if true, is enough to say avoid. Always try out a bass for balance on your leg and on a strap before buying one, as there are so many bad designs out there.
     

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