what's crackin! it's been over a year and a half since I last posted. I ended up getting the Rapture J2000 5 string instead of the Spector NS JH5CM. To all of you who gave me advice/recommendations much thanks! I'm happy with the Pedulla, thought it was going to have a deeper natural tone but still able to get the deep dub and roots reggae tone out of it for the band. Now, I need a 4-string. $800 -1K limit, new/used don't care. Geting into latin jazz and doing projects in styles of hip-hop, funk, soul, and fusion... The Pedulla is great but..who am i kidding - I JUST WANT A FOUR STRING MAAAAN... Narrowing it down to Spector NS 2JCM, Euro 4, used Alembics Essence, Epic. Anyone played a Rebob? Not really into Ibanez, fenders, warwicks for now. Fingerboard MUST be darkwood - rosewood, ebony, pau ferro etc. is my only stipulation (Pedulla is maple). Any suggestions are welcome. PEACE!