Hello everyone, I need advices in order to get my first ever bass, and what better place to seek help than here ?! I got almost 10 years behind me as a guitar player but my knowledge concerning bass is not enough to be sure about my choice. I am currently looking for a 5 string bass (not 4 - i do need the extra string for tuning purpose), and i'm now hesitating between 2 instruments: - The Ibanez SR305 thomann --> https://www.thomann.de/fr/ibanez_sr305eb_wk.htm - The Sire Marcus Miller M2 5 TBL thomann --> https://www.thomann.de/be/marcus_miller_m2_5_tbl.htm?ref=search_prv_4 Most of the time i play some modern metal stuff (Meshuggah for example), but i also enjoy playing clean song. I go from an extreme to the other. My goal in getting a bass is just to enjoy myself in my room when i record my stuff. I'm not bassist and never will be. I just want a bass i can keep for a long time and that allows me to play my stuff without too much compromise.. I'll play using VST and app such as Bias AMP, Bias FX, etc, so i do not plan on getting an amp (don't crucify me please). So my question is: What should i choose ? And why ? I do enjoy the Marcus Miller look a LOT. it feels like a quality instrument despite the price, and the wood choice and overall finition is fantastic for what i seek, but i'm afraid it's not "good enough" for the modern metal i'm into. On the other hand, the Ibanez feels like a "safe" choice but the look is kinda boring i must say. I'm saying that, but i'm not even sure, i might have wrong ideas. That's why i need help from people with more knowledges than me, because i don't wanna make a mistake. Please, note that i'm not interested in buying another model, my heart really goes to the 2 listed above. Also, i can only order on Thomann due to my location. Anyway, feel free to share your opinion, it can only help me ! Thank you !