Hey there, I'm looking at a new bass, I took a few years off focusing on guitar for my degree but I'm getting back in to bass since it's actually my first instrument and I love playing it just not had the time. The electronics on my current bass are completley broken just now so figured it'd be best to just get a new bass since I'm giving it some proper attention now. I love maple boards so I found the MTD Kingston KZ5 - http://www.bassdirect.co.uk/bass_guitar_specialists/MTD_KZ5_Cherry_MP.html But I've also been looking at Cort's. A lot of their basses have some proper bartolini pickups, Hipsot bridges and tuners, for a lower price and was wondering if it'd be better going with them? http://www.bassdirect.co.uk/bass_guitar_specialists/Cort_B5_PLus_OPN.html http://www.bassdirect.co.uk/bass_guitar_specialists/Cort_A5_PLus_OPN.html I'm asking here, as the time I took away from Bass I know guitar specs but not much about bass since I never really looked for what I wanted. I like 5 strings. On guitar I like maple, as rosewood never really feels right under my fingers, but I know on bass you feel the fretboard a bit less due to the strings. I wasn't intentionally looking for name brand pickups or anything, I just liked the look of the MTD and felt it would inspire me to play a bit more, I've got a kemper so a good tone should never be far away. If anyone could just give me some input on quality, experiences, anything that would help me? I feel I'm an okay player on bass, but with the time spent on guitar I just know nothing about what I should be looking for on bass. Cheers!