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Schecter Johnny Christ Bass Guitar in Satin Black

Artist Series Bass with EMG Active Pickups and Gold Hardware

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This unique bass has been specifically designed by Johnny Christ, continuing a long and very fruitful partnership with the Band Avenged Sevenfold. With a stunning original design the Johnny Christ bass has been loaded with an unusual set of pickups to get a unique and versatile sound.

This bass looks amazing with its satin black finish and contrasting gold hardware throughout. An ash body is complimented with a maple neck to get a warm and resonant tone with enough snap and high end to give it an edge. The ebony fretboard is adorned with gold bone cross inlays with a Avenged Sevenfold Deathbat marking the 12th Fret.

The unique sound of the Johnny Christ bass comes from its pickups. Johnny was looking for a versatile bass that could produce a classic sound, with a guttural clanky distorted growl to it so that he didnt have to swap basses in the middle of a set. Shecter went straight for the EMG MMCS to get a powerful and warm classic tone with a fantastic low end and great clean sound at the bridge. Getting the Growl needed from the neck pickup proved to be a little harder. In an ingenious twist Johnny & Schecter decided to go with an EMG81 pickup at the bridge thats usually used on their high gain electric guitars. It proved a winner and the resulting partnership combines perfectly for a rich and biting sound. 


  • Model Name: Johnny Christ Bass
  • Item Number: 213
  • Guitar Colors: Satin Black (SBK)
  • Dexterity: Right Handed
  • Country of Origin: South Korea
  • Construction: Bolt-on
  • Body Material: Ash
  • Top Contour: Flat Top
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Fretboard Material: Ebony
  • Inlays: Gold Bone Crosses w/Deathbat at 12th Fret
  • Scale: 34” (863mm)
  • Frets: 21 Narrow X-Jumbo
  • Fretboard Radius: 12” (305mm)
  • Neck Shape: ‘C’
  • Thickness: @ 1st Fret- .866” (22mm)/ @ 12th Fret- .925” (23.5mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.653” (42mm)
  • Nut: Graph Tech XL Black Tusq
  • Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable Rod w/ 5/32” (4mm) Allen Nut
  • Bridge Pickup: EMG MMCS
  • Neck Pickup: EMG 81
  • Controls: Master Volume/Blend/2-Band EMG Active E/Q
  • Battery Compartment: 9-volt Clip-in Battery Compartment
  • Hardware Color: Gold
  • Bridge: Schecter Custom Bass String Thru (or Top Load)
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Knobs: Metal Knurled w/ Set Screw
  • Strings: Ernie Ball 4 String Super Long #2849 (.045-.105)
Part Number: SCHECTER-213