Hi guys, I'm trying to find out how much the Schecter Diamond 004 weighs? I've heard both light and heavy, from 7 to 9lbs. I've got a chance to pick one up at a right price, but I haven't been able to find one to play. Reading reviews will only get you so far. I've played several Schecters, but not a Diamond series, so I know the differences in playability, but not the weight and feel (balance). Also, if anyone has one (or has had one) and also an Ibanez Soundgear, can you compare the weight and overall feel? Note: I did the search first, and found the thread comparing the two, but no mention of weight. (I have a left shoulder that needs surgery, so just a couple of lbs. means a lot). FYI, I bought one of the new Ibanez SR300M's with the Maple fretboard. That thing really plays great (unless you hate slim necks). Plays better than their rosewood counterparts. I had narrowed it down to the Schecter and the SR300M for a backup bass, because I wanted a maple fretboard. But those "contoured" Ibanez EXF pickups stink. The 1st and 4th strings on mine are not nearly as loud as the middle two, and I've read several places where folks complain about inconsistent individual string volume with EXF's. My neck radius measures 14" (supposed to be 12") and the pickup radius is 12". Ibanez won't do anything about it, so I'm thinking of sending it back. But I love the way it plays, and the weight. I don't think that sinking another $200+ in pickups is smart for a $300 bass. But I will say it's as much bass as you can buy for 300 bucks, imho. I do love the way the black 004 looks with the maple neck. I had a 4001 Rick 'back in the day', and I've beat myself up for ever having sold it. Thanks a lot!