Hey all. Mostly interested in Heavy metal, black metal, hard rock type stuff.. I am having a hard time deciding between these two guitars. I know the Schecter can play in BEAD tuning straight out of the box which is a bonus.. since it's 35 scale (not sure if you can tune standard with baritone strings?) It's also completely Swamp Ash with string thru. Not too thrilled on the color but the ebony fingerboard is great. Bass : C-4 Apocalypse EX The other is the Ibanez SR670. Mahogany body/Ash top. I like the pickups better on this one because at least I think I could change them compared to the Schecter if it sounded bad (doubt it). I've also used Ibanez guitars and always liked the neck slimness. I know the Schecter looks more metal but I tend to go against the grain and be different. SR670 | SR | ELECTRIC BASSES | PRODUCTS | Ibanez guitars I found one of the Schecter C-1 Apocalypse EX models for $670 used (cosmetic). So the price is about the same. For the Ibanez w/case $780. Schecter w/case $825 I am also looking at a much cheaper ESP LTD or a Spector Performer. Not really a fan of lower priced Ibanez basses. Trying to avoid basswood.