Yesterday I went to a music store to try some new basses (as some of you know I am on a "new bass hunt"). I´m pretty sure I want a 5-string now. Anyway I tried these basses: Ibanez EDB605 (http://www.ibanez.co.jp/world/bass/ergodyne/pages/edb605.html): Actually I´m not sure it is this bass but thats the shape it had so I guess it is this one. Well I liked to play it and it wasn´t hard going from 4-string to 5-string with this one. But, it sounded kind of bad. The strings hit the frets and it just sounded horrible. I don´t know if that is because of the bass or because of my technique but it did not sound very good. They waned a little less than $300 for this one I think. I tried another bass which basicly had the same problem to I just can´t remember the name of it. BC Rich Warlock 4-string: I liked this one. It had a good tone to it. It was a four string though. And also it was kind of just like my bass I have now (when it comes to sound and "feel"). Allthough I will always have it in my head when they said it was a good bass but it is way overprised. You pretty much pay for the shape! $700 Warwick Corvette Standard 5 String: I liked this one alot. It had a great tone and not the problem I experienzed with the Ibanez. The strings were closer than I am used to but once you got a hang of it it was really easy to play. The one downside I had was that the neck was so thick. It wasnt a problem for my left hand or anything but it gave the bass more weight on the left side so I was a little worried about how it would feel for my back and shoulder if I happened to play for a long time in a row. This was right under the $700 mark. So what do you think? I lend towards the Warwick bass because it felt really great. As you know I play metal. Is this a good bass for that kind of music. I know I have to decide for myself but I just want other oppinions before I make my descission. In my last post Joe Nerve said: "I'd say play everything often and then see which bass keeps calling you back." Right now it is the Warwick one but I will go back and try it again I think to be sure.