I've been looking for a 5 string bass thats a killer for Gospel, hip hop, soul, funk etc but versatile enough to play many other style such as pop, fusion jazz, some latin etc. I love kirk franklin type of gospel, roy hargrove rh factor, robert glasper, D angelo, and Marcus miller. I know I cant cover all those styles but am trying to. I was going to go for an mtd but seemed like some people had trouble cutting though the mix. I know there are people who never had those problems but theres still a chance mine might have the problem you know. Maybe a good D.I.might solve the problem. Not sure. So! I heard many thing from people and narrowed down to 1. A used MTD 535 with a wenge finger board. (With a good D.I. if it doesnt cut through the mix well. Do you think it would be fine?) 2. Sadowsky metro maple fb(Heard theres no difference regarding tone quality between metro and nyc) i need your suggestions with the model. 3. Lakland 5594 maple fb. maple might be too bright but want it because i already have fender jazz custom 64 relic which is rosewood. (Maybe i want a bartolini pick up for a darker sound. Maybe i want a soap bar pickup for a different feel.. idk.. ) I know they are all top basses out there and its a matter of my taste but i cant try them and i just want to hear opinions regarding the tone that would be best for the style I have said. If theres a different bass that fits all better than those, please suggest.