Hallo all. Im glad I have found this forum, it looks cool Im a bass player who have started out on a 4 string and now want to move to a 5 stringer for the extra low reach without sacrificing the G string. Im looking for a bass for playing fast metal. I play fingerstyle and basically want a sound with max attack and maybe a bit of growl! I have found 8 basses that I would like to have some comments on (prices are what my local danish stores sell these basses for at the moment): 1. ESP LTD B-255. Price 800$. This bass has a Neck-thru-body construction which generally gives more sustain. It also has a string-thru-body bridge. Is this supposted to have a positive effect to sustain as well? 2. ESP LTD F-255. Price 870$. Has a Neck-thru-body construction according to www.espguitars.com, but a sales person at my local store said it just looks that way and that the neck is actually glued on. Which is true?? 3. Ibanez BTB405QM. Price 800$ 4. Ibanez SR765. Price 890$ 5. Ibanez SRX505. Price 820$ 6. Spector NS2000-5. Price 1510$ 7. Yamaha BB 2005. Price 2130$ 8. Yamaha RBX 775. 620$ What would be a good pick in your opinion, considering prices and my taste in sound? The Yamaha BB 2005 is a bit above my price range. I think I will spend 1750$ max, but if you got a suggestion for a bit more expensive bass you can still tempt me!