OK, I want a fretless 5, and for a long time I thought that I wanted a Pedulla PentaBuzz. I have had GAS for one ever since I saw an ad for them in the early 80's in Guitar Player. But now, I just don't know. I am still thinking of the Pedulla, but michaeln has his Lakland 55-94 fretless for sale for $1750, with case and bag. I know that is used, but still, it's a Lakland! I could stick with Pedulla and buy munjibunga's Thunderbass 5. Or, I could order a Carvin with all of the options that I have dreamed of, and have the Aguilar preamp put in to replace the stock Carvin, which I have heard sounds bland. I have heard that the MM bridge humbucker and the J99 in the middle position sound good with a decent preamp. I can afford any of these if I cash in an old 401K in January, and am leaning towards the Carvin unless I can talk michaeln into shipping the Lakland, but I am afraid that if I don't get a PentaBuzz, that I will regret it later.