Duh!!! That's what I get for not ready your whole post. Pensas are supposed to be great basses. Back in the 1990's they were Pensa-Suhr basses. Victor Bailey and Daryl Jones, among others, used them. I played a Suhr back in July, and thought it was a great boutique jazz. I would imagine these basses are on par with Sadowsky, Fodera NYC, or Avella-Coppolo basses.
Squier Affinity J-Bass V, MIA Peavey Millennium J/MM & Lakland Skyline 55-64