Hello All! I am the proud owner of a Pedulla Rapture J2000 5 string. I've had it about 3 years. It is by far the best bass I have ever laid my hands on. I am now considering ordering a 5 string Thunderbolt. I prefer the bolt-on sound over the neck-thru. I also prefer a maple fretboard. In all of my searches, I have never seen a Thunderbolt with a maple board. I've searched the Pedulla site and they do offer the maple board. I will e-mail them to get their opinion on wood choices, but in the meantime I would like any feedback you may have on this matter. And please, PICS if you got them!!