Ok, I play in a metal band and am looking for a new bass that can handle the sound. I was checkin out www.musiciansfriend.com and came accross the ESP EC-254 (resembles a Gibson Les Paul.) I was wondering if this thing is decent, I like it because of the look but I need to know if the sound is at all like the Schecter Elite I was also looking into. Ive never really liked ESP's before but this one kinda stuck to me. Any help from you guys would be awesome.