Anybody who is looking for a great, modern sounding neck through four on a budget needs to check the Schecter Exotic Stilletto ZW out! It is one smokin' bass! The only thing keeping me from trying to figure out how to get one is the fact that it is a four. It has a three band eq with Duncan Designed pickups. The fretwork is very clean and smooth. The fit and finish is great. The access to higher frets ids totally unimpeded and the neck is a wonderfully straight five piece job. The sound is modern and aggressive. With both pickups, it enters Stingray territory in terms of power (mind you, I'm a Stingray owner.) For the price, list under $1200, street under $900, the quality of this new Schecter cannot be beat. I just cannot understand why this model does not come as a five or six?