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Schecter Introduces Diamond Plus Basses

Schecter Diamond Plus Basses

New for 2015, Schecter has built upon their Diamond Series of basses with the Diamond Plus Series. The new lineup includes the Diamond-J Plus and Diamond-P Plus in a variety of finishes.

Both models are built with a choice of swamp ash or alder for the body, a 6-bolt maple with carbon fiber reinforcements, and either a maple or rosewood fingerboard with 22 narrow-jumbo frets. The Diamond-P Plus has a split coil and humbucker pickup configuration with a Seymour Duncan SMB-4D and a Quarter Pound SPB-3. Its volume knob acts as a push/pull switch to toggle the SMB-4D into series or parallel. The Diamond-J pair of the Quarter Pound pickups with the volume push/pull knob acting as a phase switch. Each bass is fitted with a Seymour Duncan active STC-2S-BO 2-band EQ.

The Schecter Diamond-J Plus, which is also available in a 5-string version, comes in Ivory with the alder body and an Aged Natural Gloss with the swamp ash body. The Diamond-P Plus comes in a Dark Vintage Sunburst with the swamp ash body and Gloss Black for the alder body. They are available now with Street prices of $749 for the Diamond-J Plus and $799 for the Diamond-J 5 Plus and the Diamond-P Plus.

Schecter Diamond Plus Bass Photos:

Schecter Diamond-J Plus Specs:

Finishes:Ivory (IVY/Alder body), Aged Natural Gloss (AN/Swamp Ash Body)
Construction:6 Bolt-on w/Contoured Access
Body:Alder or Swamp Ash
Neck:Maple w/Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods
Fingerboard:Rosewood or Maple
Fingerboard Radius:12″ (305mm) Radius
Nut:Graph Tech IvoryTusq XL or Graph Tech BlackTusq XL
Scale:34″ (863mm); 35″ (889mm) for 5-string
Frets:20 Narrow-Jumbo
Inlay:Mother of Pearl Blocks-IVY; Ebony Blocks-AN
Pickups:Seymour Duncan SJB-3 Quarter Pound set
Electronics:Volume (Push-Pull ‘Phase switch’)/4-Way Rotary Pickup Selector/Seymour Duncan Active ‘STC-2S-BO’ 2-Band EQ w/18v
Bridge:Wilkinson WBBC Custom w/String Thru
Body Tuners:Grover Vintage Bass 142 Series
Hardware:Chrome

Schecter Diamond-P Plus Specs:

Finishes:Dark Vintage Sunburst (DVS/Swamp Ash with Flamed Maple Top), Gloss Black (BLK/ Alder body)
Construction:6 Bolt-on w/Contoured Access
Body:Alder or Swamp Ash
Neck:Maple w/Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods
Fingerboard:Rosewood or Maple
Fingerboard Radius:12″ (305mm) Radius
Nut:Graph Tech IvoryTusq XL or Graph Tech BlackTusq XL
Scale:34″ (863mm)
Frets:20 Narrow-Jumbo
Inlay:Black Dots (DVS), Mother of Pearl Dots (BLK)
Pickups:Seymour Duncan SMB-4D/SPB-3 Quarter Pound
Electronics:Volume (Push-Pull ‘Series-Parallel’ for SMB-4D)/4-Way Rotary Pickup Selector/Seymour Duncan Active ‘STC-2S-BO’ 2-Band EQ w/18v
Bridge:Wilkinson WBBC Custom w/String Thru Body
Tuners:Grover Vintage Bass 142 Series
Hardware:Chrome

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Ruben DLR (@rubendlr)

A step backward for this series. Even though it offers up some neat pickup combos, they for some unknown reason went from 21 frets to 20. I’m not going to buy one.

Ruben DLR (@rubendlr)

Open question to manufacturer – Why give us a non-traditional pickup combo like P + MM and then insist on 20 frets vs. 21 or 22? Why?, please tell what the rationale is for this? If you’re going to try to freshen up an ancient design, why hold on to one of the most annoying aspects of said design? Even more frustrating is that before the current revision the Diamond series had 21 frets.