What can you tell me about this bass? I know Pudella makes an excellent bass and up until now out of my price range so I haven't done much homework on them. Yesterday while at GC I saw a new Rapture RBJ2 5 marked down to $999. The card said retail around $2500 (sorry I don't remember) and that they usally sell it for around $1700. I will say it felt and played pretty nice (it WILL need to be properly setup) but I was pressed for time and had to run, and it's been nagging me ever since. It was basic black so there weren't any exotic wood grains to up the price. I was up at the LIGHTWAVE factory yesterday and the sales manager is supposed to contact me with a price of a Saber 5-string fretless with a maple fretboard and black tapewround strings. So if the Pudella is a great deal and Lightwave calls up with one too...I'm screwed! Siggy !!!WHY CAN'T I HAVE IT ALL!!