My 6 string sucks. The Lowend Basses string spacing is too wide. Hotwires are too expensive. And the Ibanez 1006efm that I'm able to get a good deal on is not really my thing. I'm gonna try this. http://www.bassnw.com/Used Basses/pedulla_thunderbolt_6_st.htm I asked around a bit and these are supposed to have a pretty round and lively tone. Plus the midrange switch interests me. There are alot of shining reviews of Pedullas and although I've only played a Pentabuzz, the quality was second to none and it was the nicest sounding fretless bass I've ever played. I'll use this as another step towards something thats EXACTLY what I want. Unless I fall in love with it, of course. I'm not to crazy about the look, but it looks OK in sort of a non descript kind of way. Not really too much different than my Ibanez. If it does the trick tonally, I really don't care about its looks. We'll see how it goes. I'll post some pictures and some poop when and if I get it. It's looking like a for sure thing though. I've been visiting it online for a while and I've called about it twice. I guess its in pretty good shape and plays really well. I described my wants to the guy there and he said it definitely has more of an open tone. I'm excited! Does anyone have any experience with these?