Sorry to join the forum needing help right out of the box, but, things are what they are. I play an Ibanez RS530 which I love. Solid as a rock and pretty, though not flashy. Great action with Bartolini PU. Its not a fancy top of the line bass but for what I do its great. A pleasure to play. I want a second bass. Actually I have one, (an 80's Washburn ABT 10) but it really isn't up to what I do now. Mostly, its just old and I can't seem to keep the action right. Anyhoo... I am going to buy a second working bass. I have been looking at the Schecter Stilleto Custom. It gets good reviews, but mostly from players without a lot of experience so while I am sure they are thrilled with the bass, i'm not sure they are a good judge. I also have the chance to buy a used Jackson SPB-8. Its an older bass, (1995) but I like the Jackson brand and it has a unique look. Its also twice the price of the Schecter new. I can try the Schecter at a local store but the Jackson I am guessing on. A friend in a city too far from mine to try it owns it and swears by it, and while I trust him, mostly, to each his own. The problems I've had with the neck on my Washburn makes me leary of buying a bass I haven't played, but the Jackson name and uniqueness of that model leans me in that direction. Oh, and I play pretty much everything. Pop, Rock, Metal, Blues, Alternative, a little funk but its not really my thing so I'm not very good at it. I lean toward RUSH and Waters Floyd. Thoughts?