On Saturday, I went to the (only) music store of my town to try some low end basses for a friend of mine. I picked up a Mexican Jazz, and found its neck horrible compared to my Reissue 62 (hopefully!). Then I tried an Ibanez BTB 515, and found it very "inconsistent" (mean no personnality, a bass for the invisible man). I didn't even plug the EDC 700 (5 strings) as the B string was the floppiest thing ever. Then I took a look to some more "decent" basses, and I first took a Vigier Excess (4 strings). Many of not european (maybe not french) don't know these basses, but I was POWERFUL!!! Woaowww ... a real earthquake. Definitely a very very good sound, just a little to much "hissss". I was leaving the shop when I saw a little bass in a dark side of the shop: a Pedulla Rapture 4. Many small scratches on it, but not visibles until you put your nose on it. The dealer told me that once, a stupid guy tried it and didn't put it in place properly, so it fell on other basses, and like dominos ... This little bass had lived some hard times, it was a 1996 Rapture, still in the shop since this date!!! Noone had never bought it!!! So I plugged it in the Hartke stack and ... My god! I saw a light, a tunnel and someone told me "This bass has been made by God himself for you, take it and play it for eternity". That's what I did: 1200 (1100$) for the best bass I have ever played! The slap tone is MONSTRUOUS! The finger style sound is a pure motown marvel. So punchy, so ... so ... so comfortable, so light, so beautiful. It's a sunburst one, with the red tortoise pickguard, just like the one on the web site (I have to wait for my Polaroid packs before I can take a picture of it). I's just like a small versoin of my Fender 62: same colors, same woods... My first Pedulla, but not the last! And the Bartolini Soapbar is very comfortable under my thumb, more than the angulous single coils of the Jazz. One good pickup in the good place, no need for more! Oh my god, this bass is a dream come true!