I just got a schecter studio-5 three or four days ago and it's great bass, comfortable, killer sound. But the higher string don't have quite as much punch to them as I'd like and anything above the 9th fret on the D and G strings sounds like popping even if I'm not, any advice on fixing this? I know the obvious answer--bring the action up, but there isn't any fret buzz so I don't think that's the problem. Also: I'd like it to be my main bass because my four string sounds like s*** in comparison, what do you guys think of using a five string bass for alot of four string songs? Will I get used to the tighter spacing? I know that's alot of questions but I'm pretty much a beginner (only about a year of playing in total) so help would really be appreciated.