Hey fellas, I play metal, and I'm looking into buying a new 5 string bass. I use my fingers, as I was never very good with a pick, nor was I ever really interested in playing with a pick. But my guitarists INSIST I should use a pick because they say they like the sound a pick produces, and that it is more pesent and what not... But I still refuse to go that route. Finger just works for me. So, I've been attempting to emulate the "pick" sound with my fingers by striking strings harder and turning the teble up a notch. The bass I use now just doesn't cut it. It's a lower grade Schecter Damien 5. I need to upgrade. What would be a good 5 string bass that would suit the sound I'm looking for? I don't have a huge budget, so I'd have to limit my price range from $800 to $1200. Thanks a lot guys!