Schecter Adds Model-T Bass to Session Series

After introducing the series last year, Schecter has announced they’re adding the Model-T bass model to the Session Series. The bass features a classic aesthetic and follows the lineup’s description of “no frills looks with high end electronics.”

Schecter Model-T Session Bass

The Model-T Session is built with a swamp ash body, maple neck, and maple fingerboard accented with ebony side block inlays. Schecter loads the bass with a set of EMG Active P/J pickups matched with a 2-band EQ. Other features include a Graph Tech BlackTusq XL nut, a Schecter string thru body bridge, Grover Vintage tuners, and an Aged Natural Satin finish.

The Schecter Model-T Session will be debuting at the NAMM show and will carry a street price of $629 or $679 for a left-handed version.

Schecter Model-T Session Bass Specs:

Body:Swamp Ash
Fingerboard:Maple/ 12″ (305mm)
Nut:Graph Tech BlackTusq XL 42mm
Scale:34″ (863mm)
Frets:22 Narrow X-Jumbo
Inlay:Ebony Side Blocks
Side Dot Markers:Ebony Side Blocks
Pickups:Volume/Blend/EMG Active 2-Band EQ (Concentric)
Bridge:Schecter Custom Bass w/String Thru Body (or Top-load)
Tuners:Grover Vintage Bass 142 Series

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  1. Jedd

    Gotta love P/Js!

    • Tim Craig

      Personally I am sick of cheap imported instruments.

      • Personally I’m sick of people thinking that USA factory made instruments made under the exact same premises, and probably on the same machines are better ;) Chinese finishes are bad, but except for that theres no difference between fender quality, and Korean factory quality, except, possibly, the hardware. And that’s only occasionally. Much of the time the hardware is also similar quality.

        • Tim Craig

          I made no comment about USA factory made instruments being better. If that’s you in picture get a new pair of glasses.

  2. 5 string version?

  3. Gregg

    I’m somewhat leery of P/J’s. I had one and it was too nasal for my taste, and I’ve read reviews from other bass players that have expressed the same thing. Before selling the one I had I basically used the bridge pup as an additional tone knob for the neck pup, however that was not why I bought it. I have a P Bass so I really didn’t need the P/J for that purpose. I was hoping to get more of a jazz bass sound out of it but the bridge pup was very weak on its own. One would think a P/J bass would be the best of both worlds, but I guess that’s why there aren’t many professional bass players that use them (Victor Wooten’s Fodera I’m sure is a hot rod mod). I eventually bought a J bass.

    I would like to try one of these, though. The specs are alright.

    • Alex Blanco

      It’s a matter of taste, I guess. I use both pickups at the same time to get a sweeter sound than the P bass pickup by itself. I use the brige pickup just for that. I usually switch between p bass pickup or both..

  4. Petey

    I agree with Alex. It’s a matter of taste. I like the P-bass pickups for the slap sound, and the J-pickup for the mellow low end. Occasionally I dial both, but I prefer the P-bass pickup for funk, & R&B; and I have a fretless Jazz bass and I like that Jaco sound with the bridge pickup soloed in; especially for harmonics. I don’t have a problem with Chinese imports, just don’t subsitute quality. My buddy has a MTD Kingston Andrew Gouche 6 string (I believe the Korean version) and that bass sounds incredible! Everybody’s wallet is different. I usually looked for quality. I’ve played USA made, YES, USA made instruments, with high price tags, that suffers in quality. I looked at EVERYTHING before I buy, no matter WHO makes it.

  5. Will there be a 5 string version?

  6. I’d snap up a 5 string version of this in a HEARTbeat

  7. Robert Cochran

    I have this bass in the tobacco burst. Have used it in the studio over my 1968 Fender Jazz Bass(I’ve owned since it was new in ’68). Several studio engineers have commented on how well it comes through the mix, one even bought one as a in-house bass. The only thing I changed was putting the pick-ups in phase and I put a Stellartone Duo Six in the for the tone contro land I use DR Flatwounds. I find the bass well balanced meaty when I need it and clean when I need it. Don’t know how the active PJ’s will effect the sound but the string through bridge and maple neck, what’s not to like. I am an active player and people like both my Fender and my Schecter Model_T.

    • Robert Cochran

      I meant to say that I have the Schecter Model-T without the active PJ’s, mine is a 2013 model, but this new version is still a ‘Sexy Beast/Bass’ if you like old school( I Do).

  8. Joe

    I think Godin should take a look, as it appears to be an (8% copy of their Classic series that by the way, Godin is a way better instrument than this copy)…

  9. Jojo

    Chinese Instruments Are Horrible,Period. Korean,Japanese, And USA Basses And Guitars Are Superb. Any Pro Will Say The Same As No Real Player Is Gonna Play A Chinese Made Junk Bass Or Guitar. The Mexican Classic Series And Pawn Shop Series Guitars And Basses Are Superb. Indonesia Makes Great Guitars And Basses For Beginner’s In The Fender Squier ,G&L Tribute Series,And Music Man’s Ray Series. Ive Seen Pro’s Playing Tributes And Classic Series Fender Basses. The PRS 5 String Grainger Bass Is One Of The Many Superb Basses. Their Korean SE Series Guitars Are Probably The Best Guitars Made For The Money. As The AS Basses. PTS Middle Range USA. Guitars Are Outstanding. 80% Of My Guitars And Basses Are FENDER, G&L, MUSIC MAN The Entire FENDER Family. PRS, ALLEMBIC , ESP AND YAMAHA PRO. The Chinese In Another 5 Years Might Be Better. But As In Fenders Modern Series Guitars And Basses Are All Chinese And A Luthiers Nightmare And Expensive.