Schecter Stiletto Studio 8 - Honey Satin

8-string Electric Bass with Mahogany/Bubinga Body, Maple/Walnut Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Honey Satin
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This 8-string Bass is an Incredible Bargain!

You won't believe what an amazing (and distinctive-sounding) 8-string bass you get for such a low price! Schecter's Stiletto Studio 8 gives you an upper-octave string to accompany each standard string, for absolutely stunning bass tones. Its neck-through design injects both warmth and snap into your sound. From its beautiful, well-balanced mahogany/bubinga body wings to its comfortable maple/walnut neck, the Stiletto Studio 8 oozes great tone and quality construction. You'll love the pair of EMG pickups and the active 3-band EQ; this setup puts you in complete control of your sound. When your onstage or making tracks, rest assured that the top-grade components keep this bass in stable tune. If you're looking for a unique bass that's also a great value, then you need this incredible Stiletto Studio 8!

Schecter Stiletto Studio 8 Solidbody 8-string Bass Guitar Features:
  • Color: Honey Satin
  • Construction: Neck-thru w/Ultra Access
  • Body: Mahogany/Bubinga
  • Neck: Multi-laminate Maple/Walnut
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 24X Jumbo
  • Inlay: Offset Dots
  • Tuners: Schecter Bass
  • Pickups: EMG-40hz
  • Electronics: Master Vol/Master Blend/EMG Active 18V 3-band EQ
  • Bridge: Diamond Custom
  • Scale: 34"
  • Hardware: Satin Gold
Schecter's Stiletto Studio 8 bass gives you stunningly distinctive 8-string bass tones, at a great price!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape Stiletto
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 8
Color Honey Satin
Body Material Mahogany, Bubinga Wings
Body Finish Polyester
Neck Material Maple, Neck-Thru
Neck Shape Thin C
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 16" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 24, X-Jumbo
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 1.771"
Bridge/Tailpiece Diamond Custom Bridge
Tuners Bass
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup EMG-35hz Humbucker
Bridge Pickup EMG-35hz Humbucker
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Blend, 3 x Active EQ
Strings Ernie Ball, (.045/.018, .028/.065, .040/.080, .050/.100))
Manufacturer Part Number 2740

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Schecter Stiletto Studio 8 string bass=creative options

I received my Schecter Stiletto Studio 8 string bass guitar a few days ago and am very pleased with this bass! The bass has some unique and distinctive options for bass sounds. This wouldn't be for a purist as far as the typical bass sound goes, but does for the bass what a twelve string does for the guitar - it gives you options for your sound. The guitar is well made with a smooth neck, and the EQ and pickup balance controls let you dial in the 8 string sound from jangle to bass or a good mix of both. The active pickups give it a lot of punch. The bass is heavy, around 9+ pounds but has a very solid feel. The through-neck construction is a good idea due to the amount of string tension on an 8 string bass, and also gives added sustain to your sound. You have to get used to the width of the strings (similar to a 12 string guitar, but much more pronounced) and this bass is guaranteed to build up the callouses on your fretting hand! This guitar is a real beauty with the natural grains of the wood displayed through the honey satin finish. The future durability of the finish might be suspect, and it's doubtful this type of finish will really protect the wood very well, so you'll probably have to take good care of it if you want it to look nice over time. The bubinga wood has a really cool look to it. Mine looks like the wood grain has a marbling effect…a real beauty! My bass had some minor cosmetic blemishes on the neck where the satin finish was/wasn't applied properly, but this doesn't affect the sound or playability at all. Maybe my rating should be a 4.9, but it's not that big a deal. All in all this 8 string bass is a great value for the money, offers some good features on tone-shaping, feels and looks good, and allows the open-minded and unconventional bass player to explore some new sonic territory. It's definitely worth checking-out! P.S. On a guitar whose finish is so delicate and absolutely needs a hardshell case, Schecter should just include the case and charge an extra $120…It would make things a lot simpler.
Music background: 45 year hobbyist

Decent bass

Decent bass for the money, but mine had some cosmetic blemishes. The passive EMG pickups that come stock are terrible. After a few months, I couldn't take them anymore and put active EMG's into it and that made a tremendous difference. My tone knob became a second volume knob in the process, but that made the bass what it should have been to begin with. Schecter really should consider dumping the stock pups and go with active at a slightly higher price. Their website also claims abalone inlays. There is absolutely zero chance of them being abalone. They are clearly plastic. Neck dive is manageable with a strap, but atrocious if sitting and playing without one. The rear strap button is in a very odd place, and the bass hangs in a position that took some getting used to. There is no way to adjust string height on the bridge, and I had to put in a shim to raise it a bit. The body is very tiny, yet the bass is surprisingly heavy. That's what wide straps are for though.That being said, it's not a badly built bass. It's solid, and definitely unique. It just needs some modding to make it the bass Schecter *should* be putting out the door.
Music background: Triangle enthusiast
See also: Schecter, Schecter 4-string Bass Guitars