#1
going to star playing bass , mostly manowar and judas priest typestuff anyhow theres a ltd D5 at my local shop for only 350 but im not shure if it will give me the sound i want or if i should just order a f104? any help would be great
#2
its your sound! the only way to know is to play the basses in question, find what fits YOU.
if a $350 ltd does the trick then thats the bass, or if a squier affinity P bass does it better then thats the bass.

im sorry i cant help more but what you like in your sound, really is subjective.