Bass Northwest has a Rapture 5 for $850, and Bass Palace has a Thunderbolt 5 for $1050. I've never played a Pedulla before, but every review I've read--pro and amateur--has commented favorably on the B string. Does anyone have either of these basses? Are they versatile enough to cover my current gigging needs (ska/funk/jazz band, slapping and big meaty fingerstyle)? Thanks in advance.