I am an average bass player. Comparing my Ibanex 501 and a short scale mustang bass, to a degree, with this Schechter, I am totally impressed with the deep resonating tones this box puts out. The bass neck is wide (in comparison) and the bass is about the same weight as the comparisons, but with no noticeable neck drop. The body is cutout just right for me to reach well up the scale (unlike the comparisons above) and the volume controls simple, yet effective in producing the Motown-like sound I was looking for. The color is magnificent. The deep cherry look is just beautiful. I found the frets well marked, top and side all the way up; easy for my average talents to locate. I am switching out the strings for tape wound, for an even deeper sound, but the Ernie Ball strings provided are great as well and I am putting them away for a while. I completely love this bass as an addition to my collection. Not expensive as basses go at all, but dang, the sound and responsiveness are incredible. It looks and sounds like a much more expensive instrument and I heartily recommend this bass.
Beautiful finish, set up ready to play (minor tuning ... By: lone star
Bought as a gift for my daughter - she loves it. Beautiful finish, set up ready to play (minor tuning needed, of course).
Awesome bass, great price! By: Lee Ralidak
I had played a Schecter for years in my band and it was a great bass. After many years of abuse on the road I decided it was time to replace it. My financial situation didnât allow me to purchase the Warwick I wanted, so I went back to Schecter.The bass was so cheap I was reluctant but the reviews were great. And I must say, I agree!First of all, it wasnât supposed to be here for another 3 days but it came in 2 days, right before Christmas. Impressive.Out of the box it was actually in tune. I plugged it in and it plays and sounds excellent! I also own a Peavey and 2 Ibanez basses and I just say, this Schecter plays and sounds better. Iâve always been impressed with Schecter basses in general.I highly recommend it.Only complaint: itâs approximately 44â long. I believe the specs said 51â so I was worried about finding the right hard case. This will fit in any standard hard case. I ended up purchasing a case meant for the bass on Musicians Friend.
Five Stars By: Amazon Customer
Awesome bass. Good tone. Never had a problem. Has taken a few beatings and still works perfectly.
I was pleasantly surprised- it surpassed all of my expectations. By: Beethoven
Just... WOW. I only care how my basses play, not how perfect the finish is. This bass, however, does have a perfect finish. There are no blemishes whatsoever and the bass is absolutely beautiful. No, stunning is more like it.Out of the box it was in tune, albeit 1/2 step down. Since each string was in tune relative to each other, I think that the bass was probably tuned that way on purpose for shipping. If anyone knows, I'd appreciate hearing about it.Once tuned to EADG, I started playing. WOW. Just WOW. Unbelievable sound. I was in love with this bass after 30 seconds. The action was just how I prefer it- low, but without buzzing. All of my other basses went to a luthier to be set up. This one will not be going as it doesn't need it. My other basses needed it but I wait about a month before taking a bass in, to let it acclimate. After a month maybe this one will need it but I doubt it because my others needed to be set up from day one.This is my favorite bass. I don't own any bass > $800 so keep that in mind. If I had played this instrument owned by someone else I'd have guessed that it cost more than my most expensive bass. I probably would have thought that I couldn't even afford a bass this impressive.I think I'll end the review here as I've provided what I can after playing for two hours and I want to get back to it :-)
This is by far the best bass I've ever owned By: Amazon Customer
This is by far the best bass I've ever owned! I use it for practice, live gigs, and recording. For the price, you cannot beat this instrument. I love it!
Love this bass! I've had it for three years. By: cupcake74
I have had this bass about three years and it is an awesome instrument for beginners or seasoned musicians. The slim neck is easy to play and the versatility of tone is amazing. I put on Ernie Ball Super Slinky Flatwound Bass strings (also purchased from Amazon) and they sound great, moving around on the fretboard is so slick and they sound amazing without being hard on your hands like roundwounds can be.A friend of mine has been playing bass for 17 years and owns several high end instruments. He loves playing this bass and is impressed with the quality of it, how versatile it is and how easy it is to play.It is an excellent bass for the price, I plan on keeping this in my collection for a long time.
Five Stars By: Yaseen
It's just exactly what I need and I'm very pleased.
Awesome bass with a great range By: John
Awesome bass with a great range. This is the first bass I ever owned with two octave markers. I hate the strings it came with, but there's no need to knock-down the rating because of that, nor will I do it for the plastic tuning pegs. Gorgeous solid light weight body with an excellent dark cherry finish. Great sound from the pickups with a huge range. Great volume, tone and pickup control.
Love this bass so far! By: AngryGames
Bought this for my wife as a scratch-and-dent item. I THINK I might have found the cosmetic imperfection, but not sure (this means I'm very happy with the bass!). I've done a thorough check of the bass at the important areas and all is perfect. One of the knobs is mismatched and was loose (still attached to the post but needed tightened), but included in the package was an extra knob that matches the other three =/. All the normal tools that come with new guitars/basses was included.Opened the box, stretched out the strings a bit, tuned it up, and began to bang away on it. Great bass so far. I really, really like the action and the weight (my wife, on the other hand, feels like there's a 90lb block of wood hanging from her shoulder haha, but I've been playing 20 years and she's been playing for about 11 days).Never owned a Schecter instrument before, but I've always heard good things about them. This was generally rated as one the best buys for sub-$500 basses. Glad I won at this round of roulette! Would definitely purchase a Schecter again in the future.
Ibanez 4 String Bass Guitar Right Handed, Brown GSR200SMCNB
Bought this for a son-in-law for Christmas. He's really into music, especially guitars, and was extremely pleased with the quality of this one.
I recommend By: K. G.
Worth it By: Kaleo
Great product. The body is SUPER light and the neck is heavier than the rest. A bit awkward at first but this is hands down the best Bass Guitar Iâve ever used. Trust me, this is 100% worth it
Looks much more expensive than it was. By: tracie sisk
When the box first arrived i was a little bit nervous. The box was in horrible shape. After i opened it, the bass was in perfect condition. Tuned it up and it played great. The finish on this bass is beautiful.
Love! By: Autumn Camper
Bought for my daughter. Absolutely Beautiful!
Ibanez ElenBass By: Jose Roman
Awesome By: James Norman
Awesome. Exactly what i wanted
Great Bass By: Value Buyer
Beautiful body, nice sound.
Great By: Bucky Hunziker
This Bass is well made for an inexpensive model. It plays nice as well with good consisentcy the entire fingerboard. I use it for practice when I am out of town at my other home in California. It works very well and I am glad I purchased it.
great guitar, strings are a bit roudy By: Jesse
Gorgeous, great guitar, strings are a bit roudy, everything was tight, wound and ready to go, guitar was very safely wrapped, styrafoamed , boxed and taped by ibanez, boxed and taped by Amazon and arrived a day early, came with an L head guitar cord. Great buy. Great price
Schecter Omen Extreme-4 Bass Guitar (Black Cherry)
Nice bass for the money. Plays well, feels good and the action is great. Bigger dent on the back then described.
sounds as sweet as it looks By: Amazon Customer
'love it! ....simply put.
Great bass. Great deal. By: Dyermoe
The first bass that was sent had a bent neck. I sent it back and got another one just in time for my kid's birthday. No fuss, no muss. The return was super easy, and it didn't cost anything to make the exchange. Amazon was even going to have UPS pick it up, but I found it easier to drop it off at the UPS store.The new one was in excellent condition. He loves it. I had to take it to get set up first, of course. You can't expect it to be play ready right out of the box. It has great action. The active pick-ups allow for modern bass sounds and tones.Most of all (and I know this has nothing to do with why you would buy a musical instrument), it looks beautiful. The color is darker than I expected, though. It's more of a tobacco burst than a sunburst, but still beautiful.
Five Stars By: K.B.
A great bass....sounds great......looks great......I highly suggest purchasing this.
Great Bass!: By: MAH
What a nice bass for the very modest price I paid for it. A thing of beauty that plays and sounds as good it looks.
Exactly what I expected By: Edward J.
This bass is my 3rd Schecter. The quality and craftsmanship are superb. Also being a left handed player most guitar companies DO NOT offer much or any of their line up for lefties. Schecter is truly the exception. They offer just about every model in a left handed version. The Bass arrived well packaged, set up nicely, extremely low action. a quick tuning and it was ready to play. You cannot go wrong with Schecter, the bass plays as well as it looks- Beautiful!!!!!!
Schecter Omen Extreme-4 Bass Guitar (Black Cherry, Left Handed) By: Walt
It has a strong fundamental, and it sounds sweet and plesant from the deepest note to the highest note. That is important to me. Harmonics ring out loud and clear, which is also important to me. I find the sound palette of this instrument to be well suited to all styles of music that I play, and I would imagine it to do well.
Yamaha 5-String Bass Guitar Right Handed, Mist Green 5-String TRBX305 MGR
Perfectly balanced, ultra-comfortable solid mahogany body provides the optimum tonal foundation
Solid Mahogany Body
Five-Piece Maple/Mahogany Neck
Performance EQ switch for Slap, Pick, Flat, Finger, or Solo play
What People Are Saying
Yamaha TRBX304 CAR By: Amazon Customer
Unbelievably satisfied was exactly what I expected and some
A beautiful bass By: Brad Kane
My wife loves this bass. She is just learning to play - we have no complaints about the ease of play and the sound.
Good starter bass guitar. By: Ethasp
My 17 year old son has been quite pleased with this starter bass guitar. He has been playing it multiple times a day and enjoying it very much.
Absolutely Gorgeous By: Matt
I have no idea how it sounds as it just arrived, but it is exceptionally beautiful. I'll update the review later after I know more about how it sounds.... after Christmas!
Muy felis con el producto By: jose lemus
Esta lindo muy buena calidad gracias
Beautiful and sounds great. By: Shubham
It is THE most beautiful instrument I have ever seen. Its simplistic black design is so beautiful. I'm in love with it. I'm a beginner with the bass so I couldn't tell any faults or limitations of this instrument. But for $200, it really sounds and feels good.
great sound By: Jin Lee
felt good, plays and sounds incredible and well worth the ... By: Robert Campbell
Product arrived undamaged, felt good, plays and sounds incredible and well worth the price.
Yamaha makes very fine instruments. By: Thomas
Yamaha makes fine instruments. I have purchased many Yamaha acoustic guitars, basses, trumpets and saxophones and I have never been disappointed with the quality and performance. This new bass is setup well and plays very good with the active or passive signals. The fit an finish is better than my MIM and MIA Fender Jazz basses.
Five Stars By: John L. Lee
Very slim neck is great
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