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Schecter CV5 Bass Guitar, 5-String

Dig down deep for some powerful bass with the CV5. This 5-string bass is equipped with a pair of J-Bucker pickups for a strong tone perfect for any style. (4) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Schecter CV5 Bass Guitar Ivory
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Features: What it does for you:
Ash body Strong, snappy responsive tone
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Maple fretboard Delivers a bright, snappy sound
Graph Tech Tusq nut Increased harmonics and sustain, rich tone

Schecter CV5 Bass Guitar

Introducing the CV Series, a Vintage/Modern Rock n' Roll design using the C bass shape with a flat top, a vintage radius, and Elbow/Waist contours. Versatility was the fundamental goal in design. With basses, tone can cross over into any genre as long as your instrument has the versatility, and this bass does! The 3-Way Series-Split-Parallel switch for each pickup allows you to change your CV into 3 different sounding basses, then use the blend to get more tones. Also, simplicity was a factor. Master Volume, Master Tone, and a 3-Way Toggle let's you get to the point quick without fussing around with active EQ's. Dial in the pickup position and you're off!

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- Body: Ash
- Neck: Maple neck with carbon fiber reinforcement rods
- Construction: 6 bolt-on neck
- Fretboard: Maple
- Scale: 35"
- Fretboard radius: 10"
- Inlays: Offset dot
- Neck shape: Thin C
- Frets: 22 Narrow X-Jumbo
- Nut: Graph Tech XL Ivory Tusq
- Pickups: Schecter Diamond J-Bucker
- Controls: Volume/Tone/3-way switch/3-way series-split-parallel pickup switches
- Bridge: S-Tek
- Hardware: Chrome
- Case: SGR-6B case sold separately
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 52 x 19 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2495
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-660-6621
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Sound: I can't think of any way to describe it tonally other than two jazz basses mashed together, with the option to turn one off or turn both on into a series or parallel beast. That's what this bass sounds like tonally, which somehow the double jazz pickup that was in the american series P basses couldn't even seem to perfectly emulate. It's a very impressive sound and the series/single/parallel switch attached to them is where this bass seems almost magical in managing to sound like 3 different basses in one. Going to have to split this section into three to describe it better. Series mode: very much like those double jazz pickups mentioned earlier that are in early 00s american series P basses and certain discontinued warwick models. Single Coil mode: put the pickup selector in the middle and you have a jazz bass plain and simple. That's pretty much the best way to describe this sound. Parallel mode: The final setup provides a very unique sound that lends itself very well to the genre I play. It's a midrange scooped sound that still retains plenty of high and low mid definition and manages to cut very well without sounding muddy like series bass humbuckers can tend to do. The best comparison I can think of for the parallel setup on the BRIDGE pickup is somewhat close to a Warwick Thumb bass with it's very aggressive percussive tone, but instead of a low mid focus it's very high mid heavy. The neck pickup in parallel is it's own sound that I've never heard out of a bass before, and is great for smooth runs and calm basslines. That being said, this bass manages to be the most dynamic bass I've ever played tonally, without a single battery powering it. Very impressive especially considering what you're paying for it. Feature: Pickup wiring switching and the unique j-buckers are what makes this bass so special. However, the inability to blend pickups kind of sucks and it could've only been made even better by an active circuit, also with it's own on/off switch but that's something I can do should I ever see the need. Ease of Use: Might not be the best bass if you're after a VERY SPECIFIC sound (ala jazz bass, ibanez lows and highs, warwick low mid growl, musicman midrange bite) and is definitely something that might confuse and scare away people with the 80's-esque switching options, however it makes up for that in how many convincing and unique tones it can produce. Quality: Overall, the instrument is solid. There are two reasons I've taken off stars however: there's a minor cosmetic defect on mine that irks me even though no one has noticed it but me: when the pickguard was mounted, it was actually mounted in such a way that the back side of the pickguard, inbetween the pickups, is lifting up due to the mounting holes being drilled a bit too close to the center of the body. Second one is something more unavoidable due to the combination of a maple fretboard and the instrument being made in indonesia and coming over here to california: sharp fret ends. 40 dollars at a local tech solved it for me within 2 days of owning it, however it's something to consider and I feel it's more inherent of maple fretboards, so the only one that might suffer from this is the Ivory one (which is what I got) Value: In my opinion, best 5 string bass in the sub-1000 range by a mile. Only other contenders for that spot in my mind are the Ibanez BTB options and the Warwick Rockbass Corvette Doublebuck. Manufacturer Support: I did ask about a case and they were very quick to respond with plenty of helpful info on solutions. For those curious, the 5 string variant is ridiculously long (approx 49" from headstock to end of body) so don't expect it to fit in most hard cases. Schecter is yet to make a case so case hunting will be a thing! The Wow Factor: Unreal tone palette and options for this pricerange, extremely hard to beat for the same price. When I first tried this bass I was expecting a 1,000 dollar pricetag. I saw a 649.99 one. Needless to say, I sought it out on zZounds and bought it a few days later LOL. Here's for hoping Schecter continues to use these pickups and puts them in more cutting edge models like the Stiletto, I'd be on the waiting list for one that's for sure. Overall: Surprised to see no one has said much about this bass yet, so here's my takeaway and why I bought one. I'll save my life story for later for the sake of making this a review rather than a story, however I should mention I've never owned let alone played a Schecter bass until now, however I've owned well over a dozen various Ibanez soundgear basses, from the cheapest GSRs to the higher end prestiges.
Style of Music: Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal
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Overall: My order was put in on Monday and I received it on Wednesday. This bass was beyond my expectations not only did the tag on the back of the cavity state the number 51 and that it was set up and ready to play but it actually was as well as in tune. The weight is well-balanced, the playability is unsurpassed and the sound of the pickups simply smacks of new-age brilliance and overall hybrid technology. I am a collector of over 20 guitars and basses I find that this one holds its own due to the fact that it gives me or any other player the essence of jazz bass old school tone and feel with The Music Man crunch bite and bottom along with a touch of Gibson neck and Bridge toggling with the added series parallel 3 position switches for each pickup which gives it all the tone capabilities of the aforementioned and then some. As I read the reviews from several different corresponding websites and media reviews none of which told the entire truth about to CV-5 brought me to the realization that this bass is not and I repeat not intended for the bassist who are'nt "slap, funk, riff and Shred oriented in the likes of (Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius and Victor Wooten). To my amazement I have found that the technology put into this instrument leaves me in AWE as to how in the hell they produce a sound as versatile, complete and outright strong as this without batteries and I'm talking totally passive not active yet rivals all of my active basses including my 18 volt basses. The CV-5 in my opinion is worth at least twice as much as what I paid for it. "Schecter you kicked all ass on this one!"
Style of Music: I love jazz heavy metal funk jazz infusion as well as classical
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