Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx to Unveil Custom ‘Schecter Sixx’ Bass
Schecter guitars and Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx have teamed up to create a new model of bass. The guitar company is planning to reveal the 'Schecter Sixx' signature series bass at the winter NAMM conference in Anaheim, Calif. on Jan. 26.
Rock guitarists and bassists with a little extra cash in their pockets have been flocking to Schecter Guitar Research for decades to harness the company's signature sound. Schecter has created guitars for Avenged Sevenfold's Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance, Disturbed's Dan Donegan and many more.
The company is planning to release many new signature models in the near future, but the first of 2013 will be the Nikki Sixx 'Schecter Sixx.'
"It was an exciting and creative process to work with Schecter on the new Schecter Sixx Signature Series Bass," says Sixx. "It was important to all of us to design a bass that would feel right as well as sound amazing in the hands of all players, not just me. Every detail about the new Schecter Sixx comes from all of our collective experiences - whether it's my 30 years of playing live and recording orSchecter's unprecedented standards for making quality instruments for players of all genres. Simply said, this bass rocks!"
Schecter's Executive Vice President, Marc LaCorte adds, "I really felt as if we instantly gelled and were looking to accomplish the same goal with this project. Above all, it was so refreshing to see an artist of Nikki's stature be so involved and genuinely concerned about every detail in the creation of this instrument."
Check out all the details and specs on the 'Schecter Sixx' bass here.
Nikki Sixx is currently working with Motley Crue to create the band's 10th full-length album, which Sixx is already calling "the best Crue album yet." He's also announced plans to work on a new disc from his other band Sixx: A.M.