Hey guys, I wanted to step into the bass world and saved up some money. Now my budget is 350 in dollars and there aren't many options here where I live, so a couple of friends suggested that I should go for a used bass to get more value for money. So I've been searching for a month narrowing down options and now there are two basses I can't decide between. - Schecter C-4 Deluxe - PRS SE Kestrel I know they are pretty far from each other in the spectrum but I liked them both and they have their advantages and disadvantages. Both are pretty clean, only used for 1.5 - 2 years and both have lifetime support from the distributor here. And both are selling for near 340$. Now I know which one to go with should depend on my musical taste but there lies the problem. I don't wanna limit myself to specific genres (I wanna play some metal, and some blues) and I probably cannot afford a second bass for a couple of years. I just wanted to hear some experienced opinions on this. A brand new Kestrel is way expensive than the C-4 Deluxe (Kestrel 858$ - C4Dlx 514$) and it's built in Korea. It has a hipshot bridge and tuners I've heard a lot about. And has 2 PRS J pickups. It's a neck-thru and the build quality seems to be pretty good. But I've heard people complain about its sound. And I couldn't find any sound examples for rock/metal of this one. C-4 Deluxe on the other hand is an active bass with a harsher sound I really liked. Has a Schecter Diamond MM style and a Schecter Diamond J neck pickup. Bolt- on and built in Indonesia. Has 24 frets (which I see as an advantage). I couldn't find much info about this one. I think it is now discontinued. I don't know if that's a bad thing or not. I'm an absolute beginner so please forgive if I misinformed or am misinformed, or created the thread in a wrong forum. Which one would benefit me more in the long run? What do you guys think?