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Bass of the Week: Schecter Stargazer-4

Schecter Stargazer-4 Bass body

Schecter’s Stargazer-4 is a quirky take on basses of years past. The old school-inspired 4-stringer is built for versatility with EMG’s MMHZ humbucking pickup in the bridge position and the EMG SJHZ single-coil pickup in the neck position. For further tonal adjustments, the bass has an EMG active 2-band EQ in addition to a pickup blend knob.

The Stargazer-4 features an ash body, a maple neck, and a rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlays. Available in Black and White, the bass has added visual appeal with binding opposite of the rest of the body’s color.

Schecter included their custom String Thru bridge, which allows for stringing through the bridge as well as the body or any combination therein. “Thru body stringing increases string tension and clarity, which is popular with player’s tuning below standard ‘A’ 440,” the company explains. For more, check out the Schecter website.

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Schecter Stargazer-4 Bass Specs:

  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Body: Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 24X Jumbo
  • Inlay: Pearl Block
  • Bindings: White, Black
  • Tuners: Schecter Bass
  • Pickups: EMG MMHZ/EMG SJHZ
  • Electronics: Master Vol/Master Blend/EMG Active 2 band EQ
  • Available Bridges: Schecter Custom String-Thru Body or Top Load
  • Scale: 34˝
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Available Colors: Gloss Black, White
  • Available Lefty: No