Hello. I'm a brand new member here and I'm asking for your advices. I've been playing bass for about 6 years now: mostly metal and punk but also some jazz old rock. I currently own and old (20 years) Vantage X-99 (4-strings). It's a great bass with really good neat and clear sound. I'm now looking for an affordable 5-strings and my choice stopped on the LTD F-255. I tryed the F-254 in a store and thought it sound great. I don't have a lot of technical knowledge about music instruments. I just try them, and decide if I like the sound I hear or not. But I've learned the f-255 is neckthrough and the f-205 was not... I'd like to know what difference does this make. Also, the f-255 is made of agathis (similar to maple). What sound does this produces compared to other woods? Thanks!