Hey, and thanks for taking the time to help a n00b out. Anyhow, I'll be pocketing some cash thanks to income tax, and I'll probably spend around five hundred bucks on a new bass. I haven't been thrashing long, about half a year, but I -HAVE- to get off this silvertone. *grumbles* Any tips, suggestions? Oh yea, like the title states, I like to play mainly metal. Thanks in advance!!!