I'm looking for a backup bass, and both of these are in my price range. I've played around with both, and they seem to be close to the sound I need. My main criteria are: slightly aggressive sound, lightish weight, decent factory setup and long-term durability. The Schecter feels a bit lighter, but I generally prefer passive pickups, so I'm leaning a bit toward the Ibanez. I may be experimenting with alternate tunings, and will be using light gauge strings. I've pretty much settled on one of these, so if anyone has experience with them, lay it on me.