hello, since the holidays are coming up, i am planning to upgrade to a new bass. i have been playing bass for 2 years now and looking forward to upgrade from my cheap beginner bass. unfortunately i am lefty, therefore my choices are reduced by ALOT and need your guys help. i have a friend that recommends me the Ibanez SR300 as my next bass. as lurking for other basses, i found the schecter C-5 very interesting. since the C-5 is made out of basswood, i was told that basswood isnt very good. what would you guys say would be my best choice? my limit for a bass is $450. btw i play music from metalcore, rock all the way to some jazz and like to slap. i prefer the tone to be bright but still have that deep low end.