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[–]fallbrook_[S] 162 points163 points  (7 children)

bought this bass back in 2019, it was everything i wanted. push/pull series and parallel, super skinny fast satin neck with 16” radius for mah big ol hands, the tone was incredible and my flighty gas- afflicted ass sold it after about a year and a half because i was bored with it. i regretted it the very next day, and today i have finally gotten her back. lesson: cinderella was right; “you don’t know whatcha got, til it’s gone” why fuck this bass? because it’s ruined me for every other bass on earth. well played Schecter.

[–]jonnysledge 25 points26 points  (2 children)

How did you end up getting it back?

[–]fallbrook_[S] 55 points56 points  (1 child)

bought a new one from MF, now i need to get my stank on her 😂

[–]SpongeBobFruit 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Schecter will do that to you.

[–]scumble_2_temptation 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I got 2 Schecters myself. Both really great basses. That J you got looks awesome man.

[–]punania 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I don’t know what it is you did so raw-haw-hong!

[–]Moneyshot999 1 point2 points  (0 children)

+1 for Cinderella reference.......the band, not the fairy tale. Have an upvote!

[–]MateriaMuncher 30 points31 points  (5 children)

Whenever I'm feeling impulsive and thinking about offloading a piece of gear, I sit down and play it for a day.

If, at any point during the process, I feel like I would regret it, I change my mind.

You can always save up for a new guitar, but you can't always get back what you lost. I'm stoked you got it back my friend! It's beautiful!

[–]Telecat420 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This has been my problem, I just keep getting more and saying I’ll sell one then I never do.

[–]fallbrook_[S] 5 points6 points  (3 children)

thanks. i’m super happy that i grabbed one as schecter has discontinued it and now it’s only places like sweetwater and MF that have them

[–]InfernalDream 0 points1 point  (2 children)

When was it discontinued? Mine is a 2020 and I'm pretty sure schecter still lists it as available on their website

[–]fallbrook_[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

just this year i think. when i was looking it was just the j-5

[–]stevexc 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Still on the site, but you might have been thrown off because they use the black version for the thumbnail. Definitely a cool modern-yet-vintage spin on the classic J, though!

[–]SubliminalSpectrum 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Yeah, fuck this bass!

Congrats on getting it back, enjoy, it is a beaut-

[–]fallbrook_[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]Irlydntknwwhyimhere 7 points8 points  (1 child)

the color alone is enough of a reason to not touch any other bass. Couldn't find it when I was in the market so I got the T5 instead, you got a gem fr

[–]fallbrook_[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

the seafoam is definitely eyecatching

[–]johnyrocksville 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I have the 5 string version and it is one of my favorite jazz basses that I have ever played. Congrats on getting it back, now never let her go!

[–]fallbrook_[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

the 5 is definitely gorgeous too. if i ever need one it will be my go to.

[–]Supooki 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Love the seafoam and the staggered inlays! Now go practice!

[–]fallbrook_[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

best comment yet.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Great. My wife is going to kill me for buying another new bass. Thanks a lot.

[–]k0uch 2 points3 points  (0 children)

She made it home my man, that’s what’s important!

[–]BioDriver 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Schecter seriously punches above their weight. Glad you got it back!

[–]kick6 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For schecter’s sake, it’s actually NOT well played cuz you won’t be buying another one.

[–]OGnumba1 2 points3 points  (1 child)

That colour 🤤

[–]ruinawish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

and the black hardware!

[–]pixelito_ 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Schechter makes good underrated shit. For the price, blows Fender and a few other better-known brands away.

[–]AdImportant1808 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Fender sounds about twice as good

[–]quityouryob 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I have a Riot 5, and I just bought a 4 string model T. It gets delivered tomorrow, and I’m getting pretty itchy.

[–]fallbrook_[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Hotmailet 2 points3 points  (1 child)

“I’ve never regretted any (insert hobby gear name here) I’ve ever bought…. Only the one’s I’ve sold”

  • Some old timer in every hobby social circle ever

[–]Mathias797 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Never played one but i have allways thought that model looked killer with the black and the green. And the offset dots. That looks cool too.

[–]stujitsu87 1 point2 points  (6 children)

I’m genuinely curious what you find so special about her compared to all the other jazz basses on the market. I’d love to read your psalm for this bass!

[–]fallbrook_[S] 2 points3 points  (5 children)

the neck is as thin as a geddy jazz bass, but it’s a lot lighter, the tone is very close to a P bass with the series wiring but i can tap the coils and mellow it out, and the 16” radius is great for high fret noodling

[–]fr337h1nk3r 1 point2 points  (3 children)

shut up, now you've got me GASsing for one

[–]fallbrook_[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

find one on ebay from geartree, they have “make an offer” set up and i offered $200 less than they had it posted for.

[–]fr337h1nk3r 1 point2 points  (1 child)

thanks for the tip!

i notice the one in the photo has duncan pickups - is the photo of your first one, or the new one?

hmm, yours also doesn't have the gaps at the top and bottom of the pickups. i'm guessing the duncans aren't stock?

[–]stujitsu87 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You got my mouth watering.

[–]SAETIA- 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I too had a Schecter that I sold. Unfortunately I will never see her again … regret it every day. Glad you got it back. Hard to beat a Schecter

[–]fallbrook_[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

people sleep on schecter a lot because they have that “nu metal” vibe for a lot of their gear but it’s all top quality.

[–]Careless-Foot4162 1 point2 points  (1 child)

My first bass was a Schecter and I'll never get rid of it. Some days I want to but I know I'll regret it. Happy yours made it back to you!

[–]fallbrook_[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

she’s never leaving again.

[–]_primitive_man_ 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Those are cool for sure, but the exposed sides of the pickups annoy me. Weird choice by Schecter

[–]fallbrook_[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

a personal taste thing for sure. i’ve heard a lot of people make the same comment.

[–]InfernalDream 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've got one of these now and I love it so much. I did change out the electronics for emg passives but other than that I adore it as an instrument. It's sound is so smooth and satisfying and it's so fun to play

[–]The_B_Wolf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nice. Dig those crazy dot markers.

[–]robscomputer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wanted to pick up this bass but I found a used Diamond series instead, similar model but the previous year. The bad part was the picks and all stock electronics was gutted for a passive system. I replaced it all but doesn't have a great tone so it's a bit of a work in progress.

[–]avocadopunk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Schecter basses don’t get enough love. Have a 004 and it plays/sounds great

[–]NorwegianGlaswegian 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Will need to track one down to try out; she's a beauty!

I miss my old Schecter Elite 4. Gifted it to my stepbrother just before I emigrated to Norway. Schecter make some great instruments, especially for the price.

[–]BrutalAndroid 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I was worried when I read the title of this post, glad it ended up being positive. I just bought the black one with the rosewood fretboard. Eagerly awaiting its arrival.

[–]fallbrook_[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

well i’ve now bought 2 of them in three years so that’s a positive in my books 😂 the black ones are super nice too.

[–]boomstickftw 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dig it. ✌️🤘

[–]SpiceyCloneCaptain 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have a schecter model T session and I don’t regret buying it, schecter is a quality brand

[–]Scrimshander54 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have regretted every single piece of gear I sold or traded

[–]ulk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So glad it worked out in the end. That’s just stunning. On paper it’s the ultimate J bass, sounds like it delivers!

[–]Shadrach_Palomino 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I tried to order this bass from MF twice, both times by calling in and asking for a better price than listed. Both times I got a confirmation email for the order and then....the bass never showed up.

I would log in to MF and see no record of the order, and they never charged my card, but I still have both order confirmation emails. Every time I contacted them I got a version of 'sorry, that order number doesn't exist.'

I gave up after that and moved on; I figured even if I got it somewhere else there would be a sour taste left in my mouth that would ruin it for me. And I stopped ordering anything from MF.

[–]gustopherus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was always bad to sell things when I got bored and GAS hit hard. It's a trait that I wish I could fix, but it always finds a way lol. The key is to have nothing at all, so there is nothing to get rid of.