Okay, this weekend I, my girlfriend, a buddy and a female friend of his are taking a trip to either Sam Ash or Guitar Center in Orlando. (Haven't decided which store to go to of either chain, 2 of each in "O-Town.") Anyway, I am in the market for a mid-mid/high end range basses (500-800) and right now, I'm having trouble finding what I should try out. On my list is the Schecter Stilleto series, and an MTD Kingston 5 string (minus pickguard, tans amber if avail.) But thats only like 4 or 5 basses, what else should I look for in this range? I am not truly biased or swayed towards or away from certain brands, but I am specific in my specs... sorta. 5 string, or 4 if 5 aint available. active pups, or preamp. nice eq. would love a mahogany body. Im looking to play hard rock, and some metal. ie Hard Rock= Staind(all), Chevelle, Godsmack, Seether, Sevendust, etc, etc. Metal= Pantera, TOOL, Mudvayne, dope, etc, etc. All fomrs of feedback is appreciated, Thanks, Ryan.