At last. My kidneys are recuperating, and my Lakland 55-94 fretless is here. I played it at practice tonight, and it is definitely fabulous. Ebony neck, teal quilt top. OK, tone. Comparing it to my Pedulla ThunderBolt 5 fretless, the Pedulla starts with lots of mid and mwah, and you reel it in to taste. The Lakland is more mellow to start, and you crank mid for mwah. I set the mid dip switch to 700, but I think I'm going to try 850. The Pedulla has a more pervasive characteristic tone, while the Lakland can be varied quite widely. Fit and finish: Lakland, second to none. Pedulla, second to Lakland. The color of the Lak is more blue than I expected, but just beautiful. With the quilt underneath, it looks like an ice-cold cascading waterfall high in the Sierra. It came yesterday, a day early, so I had a chance to futz around with it here for a while. I compared it to the Pedulla, and the sounds are pretty different, possibly due to the strings. The Lakland has flats on it (Osborns by GHS? Herm?), and the Pedulla has Thomastik Jazz Flats on it. It's starting to look like I may have to keep the Pedulla so I don't lose my options. Questions?