Hallo people..! I am a guitar player and a home studio owner. I play and compose mostly meta, modern metal (metalcore, meshuggah style, nevermore style...), with 7 string guitar and 5 string bass, downtuned to A. I record my own material at home so i needed bass, and i got one 1992' Ibanez SR 885 with jazz pickups, for really cheap. I wanted once to sell it and to buy another one because i wanted a bass guitar which have humbuckers on it because its more powerful, aggressive and silent, but people kept on telling me that seling this guitar for the guitar i wanted at the time (Schecter deluxe 5) will be a mistake because this guitar has a better quallity of wood and construction... Now, once again, i want a new guitar, with humbuckers, and this time, an EXTENDED SCALE too, because i tune my guitars down to A... So i got couple of ideas for the money i got: http://www.music123.com/Schecter-Custom-5---Bass-Guitar-i116342.music http://www.music123.com/Schecter-Elite-5-Bass-Guitar-i116346.music http://www.music123.com/Ibanez-BTB455QM-Bass-Guitar-i281754.music http://www.music123.com/Ibanez-BTB555MPWBR---Bass-Guitar-i423107.music My questions are: 1. Should I keep my guitar and carve it + buy 2 new humbucker pickups for it? 2. if the answer is YES, should i put some EMG's on it or Bartoloni's? and what exact model? (dont forget what type of music i play the most, but i want it to be versatile too...) If it helps - i use to add some overdrive to my bass sound... 3. If the answer is NO, which guitar will give me the best value for the money? Or maby you have something else to offer? i dont know MUCH about bass because i am a guitar player, but what do you consider as better/fits my style better - Mahagony or Basswood? Bolt-on or Neck-through? 4. If you think i should buy one of those Schecters, do you think i should replace the EMG-HZ for active EMG's? Thats about it... i am waiting for your answers... Thanks people! And have a good day!