Because my Michael Kelly fretless acoustic has some pretty serious problems, and is basically un-fixable, the nice folks at Mother's Music are letting me exchange it for another bass. And I thought I'd just get another MK, but then I found out that Mother's is a Schecter dealer, and now I want a Studio 5. The price is reasonable (about $1000 Canadian), but I've never seen or played one. How is the sound? Is the EQ flexible? How's the playability, does it have a reasonably fast neck? Is it well constructed? And finally how's the weight? I'd like to get something that's lighter than my Cirrus 6, which is 9.5 pounds. I've got some shoulder problem, so the lighter the better. I would have to lay down a $100 deposit for them to order it in, so I want to be sure I'm not wasting that money.