So I gave in to the darkside yesterday and bought a Schecter Studio 8 which played nicely, was actually in tune in the store and sounded kinda nice. I got it home to crank up on my amp and I must say I don't like the sound at all. Theres no real attack when using a pick, no low end, just sorta muddy and rolled off, and the high end is "twangy" and not crisp like I had envisioned it. I changed the batteries in the bass to new ones and fiddled with my amp and preamp for a good hour till I got what I thought was a decent sound. Then I plugged in my Ripper to compare and it blew away the 8 string. So my question is, are the electronics on this bass just junk, is the bass crappy or does it just need new strings? I've got 10 days to decide if I wanna keep the bass, or look for a better 8 string. I don't know if I really want to go replacing pickups in a $700 bass. Any suggestions?