Submitted February 13, 2020 by a customer from earthlink.net in Salisbury, NC
"My first 6-string bass"
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The Schecter Stiletto Studio 6 is a medium-priced 6-string bass. I've had this bassfor about a month now, and I like it a lot. For the money, I don't think there is a better 6-string bass to be found.The Studio 6 has about the narrowest and shallowest neck on the market for a 6-string. It actually specs the same as a couple of Ibanez models, one of which I auditioned alongside the Studio 6. The Studio 6 cost about 20% more, but I found it felt and sounded better.I didn't realize the Studio 6 has a 35-inch scale. My hands are not all that big, and I don't know that I would have selected this bass if I'd know it has an extra long scale. You can feel the difference, but it's not holding me back from playing anything that I can play on a 34-inch scale instrument.POSITIVES: The first thing you notice is how great this instrument looks. The honey brown stainshows off the through-body neck laminations beautifully.The EMG pickups sound great. They produce a clear vibrant sound. You can play chords or double-stops and the strings don't mush together.Until now, my preferred bass has been an ash body Fender active Jazz Bass. With flat wound strings, the sound from the Studio 6 is surprisingly similar to my JB without the noise issues of single coil pickups. The hardware is top notch. The tailpiece is a brass casting with plenty of mass. Thetuners are not name brand, but they are solid and operate smoothly.The feel of the neck is superb. Although the fingerboard has no binding, the edges are beveled to feel smooth against your hand. Fret ends are dressed perfectly.NEGATIVES: The Studio 6 is a little unbalanced. The body isn't quite heavy enough to keep that big neck from tipping down. If the body had been just a little thicker, it would have balanced perfectly. But, this is a heavy instrument. I understand Schecter not wanting to make the body any bigger. Perhaps to improve the balance, they put that strap button atop the lower bout. It seems a little dangerous. I'm definitely using strap locks on this one. On the other hand, with the strap button positioned as it is, this 35-inch scale bass fits comfortably in a case designed for a 34-inch bass. The active EQ could have been a little better, although it works well enough to be noticeably better than a passive tone control.
rock, blues, acoustic folk
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