Hello to everyone. I'm a hobbyist bass player who has been "in the business" the last 4 years. I'm thinking about buying a 5 string bass (between $350-$450) but I don't know what to go for! Right now I'm playing metal, System of a Down (I'm in a tribute band to SOAD), Sepultura, Slayer, Megadeth, stuff like that. I need something versatile (I will not play that for my entire life), but "strong-enough" for the kind of music I'm doing today. What do you recommend? PD: I have received bad comments about chinese instrument's quality. I dont know if they're bad 100% of the times of if this is just a prejudice. Right now I can't afford something made in America (you have seen my price range...). I'd be very grateful if you tell me about your experience with Asia-made basses too.