I know the ever rambling Spector vs Schecter will roll on, but my interest in the two is this; I want to pick up either the Spector Legend 6 or the Schecter Stiletto Studio 6 with the sole intent on changing out its pickups and pre-amp to EMG 45TWX pups and most likely an Aguilar pre-amp. My question here, is which would be the better instrument for this? I'm taking into consideration, hardware between the two, such as bridge, tuners, etc. What's there as far as features like Schecter's battery compartment, I'd prefer to mod the bass as little as possible. I've played both brands in the past, though only in passing, and it was years ago. They were both entry models, Spector NS2000 Q4/5, and Rex models, and a couple of Schecters that I can't entirely remember specific models. I do remember not being overly impressed by the Schecter, despite running it through a Mesa Boogie M6 Carbide and 4x10, though I don't remember how it felt. I do like the feeling of the Spectors, but what I like about the Schecter is that it's routed for 18v and already has a desirable knob layout and has a battery compartment separate of the pre-amp cavity. Again, this is a contrast to the Spector, which runs of 9 volts with its battery inside the pre-amp cavity and with a simple bass, treble and dual volume knobs. Now on paper, everything would tell me to go with the Schecter, but the key element I'm missing is purely build quality, which will make or break the decision. I also find that the Schecter's Honey Satin is aesthetically more pleasing than Spector's Natural finish. But how are the necks on each model? What's the general build quality? What's your opinion?