Schecter has announced the new Raiden Special and Raiden Elite basses, geared towards the “feature driven, price conscious player.” Both basses feature 34” scale and 6-bolt necks.
The Raiden Special has a body of basswood with a quilted maple top and a 24 X Jumbo fret Rosewood board with a maple neck. The Special also features the coil tappable Schecter Super Rock pickups, giving players the ability to sound great for many different styles.
The Raiden Elite, available in 4 or 5-string, features a multi laminate Maple and Walnut neck. EMGHZ pickups in addition to an EMG Active 2 Band EQ with selectable frequencies and a master blend control allow bassists to shape and define their own sound perfectly.
Both basses are equipped with Schecter’s top load or string thru body-designed bridge to give players the right tension for drop-tuning. The Raiden Special, available in Black Cherry, will have and MSRP of $499. The Raiden Elite 4 will go for $779, and the 5-string version will be sold for $849 and will be available in Tobacco Sunburst and Black Cherry finishes.