Guitar Center TV recently spoke to MÖTLEY CRÜE/SIXX: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx about the new Schecter Sixx Signature Series Bass from Schecter Guitar Research. Check out the chat below. Sixx introduced the Schecter Sixx with an exclusive signing at the winter NAMM conference in Anaheim, California on January 26 the Schecter booth.
In a roundtable discussion with a handful of media outlets, including BackstageAxxess.com (hear audio below), Sixx stated about his switch from Gibson to Schecter: "I was very loyal to Gibson for a lot of years, [but] towards the last few years it sort of became … the quality of the instrument became not very consistent and it became frustrating for me … some would sound great and some wouldn't.
"When I met with Schecter, it was like an instant fit where we really seemed to understand each other. [We agreed on] what was best for the consumer, the player, as well as for me, as for the fit of what I feel the bass is about and we put together this bass and this is it. I'm really excited."
Regarding what he was looking for in his new instrument, Sixx said: "I wanted to have it not only for me in recording, but for other players to have a little bit of versatility. I loved the kill switch in my other basses. I just hotwired everything past the volume and the tone so that I could just on-off. But when I get in the studio that didn't necessarily work for me, so I would reach for another bass at times. So I wanted this bass to be the bass while I'm recording and I'm always recording. I think with technology we're always laying down ideas now, so I didn't want to have to search out a different instrument for that."
He added: "What's been really exciting about Schecter and working with the design of the bass, we're talking about the sound and the feel and how the company works together in delivering the message, that's all creative stuff. It's all good stuff."
The Schecter Sixx Nikki Sixx Signature Bass specs:
Construction: Neck-Thru with Ultra Access
Neck: 5-ply Maple/Walnut
Nut: Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL 42mm
Frets: 24 X-Jumbo
Pickups: EMG P/J
Electronics: Vol/Vol/Tone/"Kill" Switch
Bridge: Schecter Custom String Thru Body (or Top-Load)
Hardware: Black Chrome
Colors: Satin Black (SBK) or Vintage Sunburst (VSB)
Left-Hand Availability: Satin Black (SBK)
For more details, visit SchecterGuitars.com.