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RawOrange 12-29-2012 12:38 PM

NBD: Peavey Palaedium (Jeff Berlin Signature)
 
Just picked this up from a guy on Craigslist. It is a super cool bass.

The pickups are super punchy and clear with an awesome mid-range bite. It is sort of a one trick pony, but that one trick is super good sounding.

Some people might not dig the aesthetics, but I think it is a really classy looking bass; very simple and understated.

In addition, the toothpick neck is probably the most comfortable neck I have ever played. Amazingly shallow front to back.









The contours are super deep on the body and it is incredibly comfortable.


SBsoundguy 12-29-2012 12:41 PM

Interesting seeing knots in the wood. Usually companies try to avoid those.

fretlessguy 12-29-2012 12:52 PM

Nice bass. REALLY nice. Enjoy!

Mojo-Man 12-29-2012 12:53 PM

:cool:

Very nice, these were cool basses when the first came out.
I had a red one.

RawOrange 12-29-2012 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by SBsoundguy (Post 13640778)
Interesting seeing knots in the wood. Usually companies try to avoid those.

I thought that was odd too. I dig it though, gives character!

millsbass5 12-29-2012 01:12 PM

One of (if not THE most) underrated basses in history. If Jeff Berlin uses it, you know it's gotta be damn near perfect. Because he's one of the most anal retentive bassists I've ever seen in my life. But, it's sure paid off for him. In spades!!!

Bassmunnky 12-29-2012 02:07 PM

Wanted to BUY one of these when they first came out..Sam Ash had a dark purple one...yecch...waited and waited, then discontinued..one of the coolest basses ever..

Super light..sounded great..Jeff was going for the "the replacement for the Fender Jazz"

To me this got close..I still remember that part.

RawOrange 12-29-2012 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Bassmunnky (Post 13641124)
Wanted to BUY one of these when they first came out..Sam Ash had a dark purple one...yecch...waited and waited, then discontinued..one of the coolest basses ever..

Super light..sounded great..Jeff was going for the "the replacement for the Fender Jazz"

To me this got close..I still remember that part.

The difference to me is the Palaedium doesn't have the scooped Jazz sound with both pickups full up. It is really midrangey throughout- which is really awesome!

jasper383 12-29-2012 02:11 PM

Very cool. Super slim necks on those and the Dean Berlin models.

I had a Czech Dean Berlin model for a while. Really tight Jazz sound.

RawOrange 12-29-2012 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by jasper383 (Post 13641144)
Very cool. Super slim necks on those and the Dean Berlin models.

I had a Czech Dean Berlin model for a while. Really tight Jazz sound.

It really is incredible how slim the neck is. It feels smaller than my Peavey Fury, and that is already small.

rapidfirerob 12-29-2012 03:32 PM

Great looking. I've never seen a knot on a bass. Kinda cool. Enjoy.

Thundar 12-29-2012 03:37 PM

I used to have a red one as well...gigged it for years. Loved the neck and the tone. Nice score

pica 12-29-2012 04:21 PM

Congrats, cool looking bass.

nortonrider 12-29-2012 04:55 PM

I like it!

j.kernodle 12-29-2012 05:21 PM

first, great looking bass!

second, why do you think it's a one trick pony? with the wide pickup spacing id think you could a bunch of sounds out of it.

RawOrange 12-29-2012 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by j.kernodle (Post 13641780)
first, great looking bass!

second, why do you think it's a one trick pony? with the wide pickup spacing id think you could a bunch of sounds out of it.

That is true I suppose, though it really excels with both pickups on. I guess that is what I meant by that.

s_mcsleazy 12-29-2012 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by SBsoundguy (Post 13640778)
Interesting seeing knots in the wood. Usually companies try to avoid those.

peavey dont. my 1st bass (a milestone III) had 2 in the neck

smcd 12-29-2012 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by s_mcsleazy (Post 13641985)
peavey dont. my 1st bass (a milestone III) had 2 in the neck

The Milestone model is a bottom of the line import. Completely different animals than US-made Peaveys.

s_mcsleazy 12-29-2012 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by smcd (Post 13642023)
The Milestone model is a bottom of the line import. Completely different animals than US-made Peaveys.

i never said they were the same. just thought i'd point out that. obviously there will be diffrences in a 120 bass compared to a 1k+ bass.

RawOrange 12-29-2012 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by s_mcsleazy (Post 13642031)
i never said they were the same. just thought i'd point out that. obviously there will be diffrences in a 120 bass compared to a 1k+ bass.

Very true, though I surely did not pay that for this beauty! :bassist:


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