Schecter Guitar Research Raiden Special-4 Electric Bass Guitar
Schecter Guitar Research
4 String Electric Bass
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Thunderous bass tone, flamed maple beauty, and rugged construction, for a great price.
The Schecter Raiden Special-4 Electric Bass is ideal for feature-driven price-conscious players. With a 34" scale, and 6-bolt neck, the Raiden Special-4 bass packs a serious punch and looks gorgeous doing it.
The Schecter Raiden Special-4 has a basswood body and a quilted maple top that give the beginning bassist a whole lot to show off. 24 X-jumbo frets, a rosewood fingerboard, a maple neck, and coil tappable Schecter Super Rock pickups will keep you busy with the Special-4 bass' versatility. The Special-4's beautiful quilted maple top should garner your first set of groupies right out of the gate.
Schecter equips the Raiden Special-4 bass with a top-load or string-thru bridge, providing the tension required for drop-tuning. Black Chrome hardware courtesy of Schecter and mother-of-pearl dot inlays round out the Raiden Special-4 bass.
Case sold separately.
- 6 bolt on neck construction
- Basswood body with quilted maple top
- Maple neck
- 34" scale
- Rosewood fingerboard
- 24 X-jumbo frets
- Mother-of-pearl dot inlays
- Schecter SuperRock bass pickups
- Controls: Volume/Volume/Tone (Push-Pull)
- Bridge: Diamond deluxe with string-thrubody (or 'top load')
- Schecter tuners
- Black chrome hardware
- Black cherry finish
- Case sold separately
Order today for a bass that looks good and rocks hard.
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Comments about Schecter Guitar Research Raiden Special-4 Electric Bass Guitar:
I am a guitarist who recently got the bass bug. I have been using a borrowed Peavey Zodiac 4 for a while, and since it was time to return it to the rightful owner, I went shopping for one of my own. I didn't want to spend a lot of money, so I looked at basses in the price category of this one. I tried a lot of different "comparable" units from Ibanez, Peavey, Squier, and Epiphone. I finally settled on this Schecter, and since I bought it I can't seem to put it down. It has a very nice sound if you are into rock bass. One of the best features of this bass is the pickups. The stock passive humbuckers seem to be very good, I can't see the need for an upgrade for your average bass player. In addition, there is a coil tap so you can switch it over to single coil pickups if that's they type of sound you'd rather have. There is a very noticeable difference in sound when you do this, as you would expect. As far as overall quality, I think this unit is a great deal for the money. A decent 6 bolt maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, easy to use knobs, coil tap seems solid. My bass was set up relatively "okay" out of the box, all I had to do was tweak the intonation a little. The action is decently low, and I haven't gotten any fret buzz on anything yet, but I can honestly say that if you play in drop D or drop C you will want to raise the action some, because it will likely buzz. The frets seem a little better and smoother than most basses in this price category, I haven't found the need to file any of them and they seem decently level. No noise from the pots when it's plugged in, no crackle, just solid and reliable feeling. The one drawback with this bass, as with most, is the weight. It is a fairly heavy guitar, seems about the same weight as a Squier Precision. I have not noticed a lot of neck dive, but I play with the neck fairly upright compared to a lot of people. I can let go of the guitar and the neck doesn't drop very much at all. I have been playing this through a Squier 15 bass amp that was given to me, and to tell you the truth it sounds much better than I expected it to considering the amplifier. As far as fit and finish, this bass is very good looking. The pictures you see online don't really do it justice, the color is much more striking than it appears in the pictures. I think it looks absolutely great. Bear in mind, this is a simple, beginner to intermediate style bass designed as a price point guitar. Passive pickups, limited tone control, and a coil tap. But it certainly has enough thump to keep you entertained for a long time, much more drive than you will get with a lot of other brands at this price. But the sound won't be for everyone; if you play a lot of jazz or you want that light, poppy sound, this is not the bass for you. I would buy this guitar again, in a heartbeat. This is my first Schecter product, and based on how I feel about this guitar, I will definitely look at them in the future when it's time to replace or upgrade any of my guitars. I gave this bass an 8 out of 10 not because it's the greatest bass you can buy, but it's certainly a great value and seems sturdy, so it's an 8 compared to others in the category that I have tried.