Hiya Fellas! I need some advice here. I earned some money and now I am looking for a new bass. The styles I play vary between Jazz, Death Metal (extreme fast stuff) and more general Rock Music. So it has to be a versatile instrument. I'd like it to have some nice highs too, a sound that cuts it. Period. On the subject of strings, I am still doubting between a 4 or 5, I don't feel like I need the 5, though I'd like to use it to expand my tonal horizon. I like the Fender Jazz, but I'd like to have a not so common instrument if you know what I mean. I considered a thumb too but I am a bit afraid of lack of confort...and the problem is mainly distribution. In the US you guys have a large range of basses at you hand, here in Europe on the contrary you don't see Zons, Fodera's, Benavente etc...I thought about about Carvin but since their customer service seems to suck bigtime, I dropped that too, and their basses aren't in stock either. Maybe a Peavey Cirrus? Although more expensive then I can afford for the moment, if I save up some more and find another job... Any thoughts?