I have the pleasure of shopping for a 5 string for my friend's studio. I have narrowed it down to a couple of choices, but would like some input from those of you who have played these more extensively than I have. I have played both basses (not these exact ones, but similar models) but not enough to recall the differences. First is a Pedulla Rapture P/J. Next is an Elrick New Jazz Standard. There are maybe a couple of others. If he goes with a new one it would be a Fender American Deluxe P or a Lakland 55-02. I told him he should go used and get more bass for the money. If you have any other thoughts on an $1100-$1200 5 string with active electronics, let me know. Let's hear your thoughts.