I have had a Pedulla six string bass for the past year or so that has never really set right with me. I paid $500 for it, and then when the preamp went on the fritz I had to get a new one ($250 for the pre and installation), but it seems like I can't get a great tone out of it. It sounds decent; no, more than that: it sounds good. I got a lot of compliments when people hear it. But... It never sounded GREAT, at least not to me. On top of that the neck is glossy (which I don't care for) and the high C string is too twangy below the seventh or so fret (I like it a lot above the 12th, though). I got a five string today that so far does almost all that I was able to get out of the Pedulla in a more comfortable way: thinner neck, tung oil neck, lighter weight, basically more ergonomic. Add to that the fact that I'd like to get an upright for my jazz playing, and I'm thinking about putting the Pedulla up for sale, but I don't want to act too impulsively and do something that I might later regret. At what point do you decide that a bass is or is not for you, especially if you WANT to like it?