Reviews and Problems with Schecter Stiletto Studio-6
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15 March 2012
Summary: I bought this bass off of eBay. It was a "B" stock item because of a slight chip in the headstock. I've owned numerous 6-string basses in the $600-$1000 USD category and I can safely say that this is my favorite. It has a thin neck that is really comfortable and with the 3-band EQ, I can dial in almost any tone I see fit. There is a lot of criticisms about the tone of the HZs, but I love them.
Summary: This was my first bass upgrade from my old Douglas 6-string (which was great to learn on but that's about it). I wanted a Bongo 6 but had to pick something cheaper for financial reasons. Now I'm glad I did; this bass is all I need. It's absolutely beautiful to look at, especially with that 5-piece neck thru, and sounds incredible. The preamp is high responsive and the EMG's sound pretty good.
Pros: Gorgeous finish, great B-string, good electronics, thru neck
Summary: The neck on this Bass is its best feature, very easy to maneuver, no buzz, satin finish, smooth neck/body hi-fret access. The Tone is very pleasing and very adjustable. Has a very solid high quality feel to it. Setup was right on the money. This was one of the few guitar/basses that I own that just needed tuning out of the box to play perfect. After a week of settling in to it's new climate I had to tweak the truss rods a bit. That is expected w/any wood instrument.
Summary: Picked this up from the only Aussie importer for Schecter (hence the price). Plays beautifully, the neck is the most comfortable 6 string neck I've tried, and I really dig the feel of playing this bass. I wish the stock pickups were a little better, and if you're used to a wide string spacing, this'll take some time to get used to. A great bass though, no doubt. I love it.
Summary: I went looking for 6 stringers, and I ended up playing an Ibanez BTB 6 string, and I didn't enjoy it too much. The neck cutaway looked cool, but I didn't like it at all while playing. Plus, it was kinda bulky. It was also $900, so even if I did like it, I wouldn't have been able to get it. I went to another store, and I tried out the Schecter, and I was AMAZED. It has a great tone and a great feel to it. One of the first things I noticed was its ease in playability.
Pros: Easy playability. Comfortable neck. Great tone.
Summary: As in the other review, I wouldn't compare this to a yamaha trb-6. The TRB has a very wide fingerboard. I know because that is the only other sixer I've owned. This is much easier for me to play. It has a good bstring, great for the price range. It has a gorgeous satin finish. It can ding easily because of the density of the wood. This sits nice in the mix...cuts. I switched the electronics for an Aguilar OBP-3 and the pickups for active EMGs...WOW.
Summary: I have had this bass for almost two years now. And still love it. Great tone, very attractive, very versatiles sounds. I play every type of genre and this bass rocks. Great price for such a great bass. Its def on the heavy side but I got a nice comfy strap though The guy i have to set up my bass said that six strings are more sensative to weather and intonation mess ups. I don't know what that means but he set it up nice and tight.
Pros: Attractive neck size, great tones, versatile...