I LOVE Schecter basses. I've been playing a Deluxe Stiletto 4-string for the last 3 years and I love it. Yesterday I had the pleasure of playing a bunch of others at the local GC. I'm blown away with the new Exotic. They also had a few Elites, a Custom, a Studio something(don't remember the exact model). I plan to make my next bass one of these, so I'm just looking for a little more info. First of all, they all sound and feel amazing. And the colors/wood finishes are incredible. The only thing I really need to know is... 1: What (if any) are the drawbacks to having a thru-neck bass? So far, I've only owned bolt-ons so I don't know what to expect from a thru. More maintenance? Less maintenance? Steady action? etc etc.. 2: What (if any) is the difference in electronics? I'm pretty sure every one I played yesterday had EMG's in it, and they all sound *similar*, but each with a slightly different and unique sound range. So are there any major differences between these, or is it just a matter of opinion on what sounds best? 3: Discuss all Schecter stuff here. Post pics of your own, recordings, whatever. I've seen a couple of Schecter threads around here, and being such an outstanding bass, I think they deserve and "official" thread of their own.