I just went with my wife to look at a schecter bass. The GC we went to didn't have the exact model I wanted, but I tried one of the Schecter 5 strings they had. Nice tone, but if I bought one the pups would be taken out in favor of the DC40. The fit and finish was great, schecter makes some of the best looking basses on the planet IMHO. The one I have my eye on is the new C5. Black cherry quilted finish, arched body with a cream color binding. No picture I have seen looks nearly as pretty as the 4 string I saw two weeks ago. I could not get used to the spacing, it seemed even narrower than a stingray, and that's unthinkable. To me, it looked like 15mm spacing, and I'm used to 19. I kept fumpling and missing and it drove me crazy. I really wanted to like this bass, but I gues it's not in my future.