Bass of the Week: Schecter Blackjack ATX C-4

Schecter Blackjack ATX C-4 Bass body closeup

This week we check out the Schecter Blackjack ATX C-4, a 4-stringer with attitude. Available in Sunburst, Black Satin, and Aged White finishes, the bass is built with a mahogany body, 3-piece mahogany neck, and an ebony fingerboard. The company explains ebony has a “snappy, crisp attack” that lends itself to picking due to its high amount of percussive overtones.

Schecter fits the Blackjack ATX C-4 with Seymour Duncan Blackout pickups matched with a Seymour Duncan 2-band EQ, which has a selectable treble frequency. For looks, the bass has Aged Creme Mult-ply binding on the neck and body, as well as an Active symbol inlay at the 12th fret.

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Schecter Blackjack ATX C-4 Specs:

  • Construction: Set Neck w/ Ultra Access
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: 3-piece Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Frets: 24X Jumbo
  • Inlay: Active Symbol
  • Bindings: Aged Creme Multi-Ply
  • Tuners: Grover Bass
  • Pickups: Seymour Duncan Blackouts Bass
  • Electronics: Vol/Blend/Active 2-Band Seymour Duncan ‘STC-2S-BO’ E/Q (w/selectable treble switch)
  • Available Bridges: Schecter Custom String-Thru Body or Top Load
  • Scale: 34?
  • Hardware: Black Chrome
  • Available Colors: 3-Tone Satin Sunburst, Aged Black Satin, Aged White (AWHT)
  • Available Lefty: Yes

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    • I have the schecter stilletto custom 4. I have not taken good care of it at all and as a result, there are dings and cracks all over the body. However, it maintains a great tone. I still believe a squire P bass is better than a schecter.

    • i played a p copy i loved for awhile before i played a really good fender. their t copy is awesome. i would argue that as long as you avoid models with schecter pickups and stick with the seymour duncan models they are good.

    • I have owned 2 Schecter in the past (a C-4 Custom and a Raiden Deluxe-5) and I got rid of both of them. Schecter basses look great but have an extremely dissatisfying tone. And because of their proprietary designs you can’t even swap out the pickups. I took a loss on both of them so I’ve learned my lesson. NO MORE SCHECTERS!!!!!

    • as im always looking to up my arsenal so to speak, what would you say are some good mid-range basses? right now, my main bass is a super modded 70’s p bass body with on of the thicker jazz necks and an 80s peavey fury.

    • Check out G&L basses. Love them! But if you really want a surprise, test drive a Squier (that’s right Squier) Deluxe Jazz Active 5-String. This bass has been overlooked because of it’s name but this bass is as macho a bass as you can find. Check out some of the bass chaprooms for reviews. This bass beats any Schecter in tone and price.

    • Ive got a damien 4 string, loaded with EMG’s. nice fast action and easy to run around the neck.
      much easier to play than my thunderbird

  2. I’ve been plying one for three years now…love it, the right weight, the right feel, lots of attack when needed..all good!

  3. I have a Schecter C-4 with EMG pickups, that I have been playing for 4 almost 5 years now and I love it! I still have my 1975 Fender P bass, but I play my C-4 all the time. I played a bunch of guitars when I was getting ready to buy and The C-4 played and felt better than guitars that cost 3 or 4 times as much.

  4. having NEVER thought about buying a Schecter…I picked up a used C-4 Custom, “Aged White” @ a Sam Ash for $100.00 a month ago… quickly became my #1 bass….so easy…fits so right….nice attack/punch/sound…I have no doubt I will update my arsenal with one of these…in black….I have become a huge fan of Schecter…my baby plays better than some of the higher end in my experience….Kudos to Schecter…and Kudos to NoTreble for picking a fine “Bass Of The Week”.

  5. almost nobody that tries a Schecter is dissatisfied. I am pretty darn happy with my Diamond Series Stilletto Elite 4. need some new strings, but I wouldn’t get rid of it.

    • I got a schecter Damien series bass, active pick ups, mother of pearl bat inlays, flat black…love it! Also had a 6 string diamond series…great axes!