Schecter Teams Up With Michael Anthony for Signature Bass

Ex-Van Halen and current The Circle bassist Michael Anthony has a brand new signature bass from Schecter Guitars. Available in production and custom shop versions, the bass is a take on their Model T with updates to suit Anthony’s playing style.

Schecter Michael Anthony Signature Diamond Series Bass

The Diamond Series Michael Anthony Bass is built in South Korea with an Alder body, maple and walnut neck, and rosewood fretboard. The Carbon Grey finish is accented by creme binding as well as creme dot inlays. Its neck is slimmed down from the original Model T with a 1.496” nut and 12”-radius fingerboard. Schecter worked with Anthony to create the USA MonsterTone P/J pickup set, which are controlled via 3-way switch as well as volume and tone knobs. Hardware includes a WSC THD4 bridge and WSC KG400 tuners.

Schecter Michael Anthony Signature USA Production Bass

The USA Production version retains many of the same features with finer details. The neck is upgraded to a five-piece quarter sawn hard rock maple and walnut neck with an Indian rosewood fretboard. The frets are Jescar premium German silver, and the creme dots are replaced by pearl dot inlays. All the hardware and electronics are updated to custom versions, including a custom Hi-Mass machined brass bridge, custom bass tuners with a Hipshot Drop D, and Schecter Custom Wound MonsterTone PJ pickups. The USA version offers three finishes: 3Tone Sunburst, Carbon Grey, and Rat Rod. The pickguard options are a tortoise pickguard with chrome hardware or an aircraft aluminum guard with black powder coating and black hardware.

The Schecter Michael Anthony Signature Basses are available soon with prices of $899 for the Diamond Series version and $3,495 for the USA Custom Shop bass.

Schecter Michael Anthony Signature Diamond Series Bass Specs:

Body Material:Alder
Top Contour:Flat Top
Neck Material:Maple/Walnut Multi-ply
Fretboard Material:Rosewood
Binding:Creme 1-ply
Inlays:Creme Dots
Scale:34″ (863mm)
Frets:21 X-Jumbo
Fretboard Radius:12″ (305mm)
Neck Shape:Thin ‘C’
Thickness:@ 1st Fret- .787″ (20mm)/ @ 12th Fret- .866″ (22mm)
Nut:Graph Tech XL Black Tusq
Nut Width:1.496″ (38mm)
Truss Rod:2-Way Adjustable Rod w/ 5/32″ (4mm) Allen Nut
Bridge Pickup:Schecter USA MonsterTone-J (MA)
Neck Pickup:Schecter USA MonsterTone-P (MA)
Controls:Volume/Tone/3-Way Switch
Hardware Color:Black
Bridge:WSC THD4 Bass Bridge
Tuners:WSC KG400
Knobs:Metal Knurled w/ Set Screw
Strings:Ernie Ball 4 String Super Long #2849 (.045-.105)
Case:SGR-Universal Bass (Case Sold Separately)

Schecter Michael Anthony Signature USA Production Bass Specs:

Body Material:Alder Bound
Neck Material:5-piece Quarter Sawn Hard Rock Maple/Walnut
Fretboard Material:Indian Rosewood Bound
Inlays:.25″ Pearl Dots
Scale:34″ (863mm)
Frets:21 Jescar Premium German Silver Frets (6100 Equivalent)
Fretboard Radius:12″ (305mm)
Neck Shape:Schecter Custom ‘C’ Shape With Vintage Satin Finish
Thickness:.790″ 1st Fret – .865″ 12th Fret
Nut:Graph Tech XL Black Tusq
Nut Width:1.515″
Pickups:Schecter Custom Wound Monster Tone Untapped PJ
Controls:Volume/Tone/3-Way Switch
Hardware Color:Chrome or Black
Bridge:Schecter Custom Hi-Mass Machined Brass Bridge With String Thru
Tuners:Schecter Custom Bass Tuners With Hipshot Drop D
Pickgard Options:Tortoise Pickguard W/ Chrome Hardware; Aircraft Aluminum Pick Guard With Black Powder Coating W/ Black Hardware
Finishes:3Tone Sunburst, Carbon Grey, Rat Rod

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  1. waycar

    3-way switch? Really? Why?

  2. JD Hart

    Cool Stuff. Ready to try the MA bass