Ok, So i'm thinking of picking up a new bass, and i want this bass to actually fit my needs, not like my last bass. About 5 years ago, i picked up an Ibanez EDC705, almost solely because it looked good, and felt good for my playing style. Now, however, i'm looking for something more serious. Here's what i'm looking for.... 1. Not something with a crazy body (bongo), and not something really... normal, such as a P-bass or Jazz bass body design. Something more along the lines of a Dingwall, or maybe a corvette. I want the body to be WOOD! 2. A really dark and colorful sound, something I can play jazz and funk to, even though I play in a hardcore/metalcore band, so it needs to be versatile!! I need to be able to slap, without having twangy overtones, as well as be able to fingerpick. i'll be slaping and fingerpicking about 50% of the time each. 3. An ebony fretboard is preferred but not necessary. 4. NEEDS TO BE AVAILABLE IN CANADA! 5. Needs to be under $3000 CAN. (if possible) 6. 5 String. Ok, with all this in consideration, and that i'm playing through a Mesa 400+ -> BagEnd Q10BX-D.... what's the right bass for me? I'm currently considering Dingwall, because they're easily available in canada, and just seem to be made well all around. Any other suggestions?