Saturday afternoon, I went to a local music shop & noticed a Pedulla Buzz 4 hanging on the wall. I've never had the opportunity to try a Pedulla before, so I asked to try it.
The tag said it was used, but listed at $2K+. The finish was indicated as Trans Gold. It was a lined fretless. Doing a quick Google search, the bass looked like this...
It was such a comfortable bass to play & balanced very well while I was seated. It had a P/J pickup configuration. There were 4 control knobs and 1 toggle switch. The 4 knobs were: Volume, Pickup Blend, Bass, & Treble. I don't know the purpose of the toggle switch but it increased the volume a bit. I'm taking a guess it might be a passive/active switch? (Feel free to correct me if my guess is wrong.)
I've read the word "Mwah" a lot around TB, in reference to fretless basses, without really knowing what they meant. I think I walked right into it, when I sat down with this Buzz bass. The sound was incredible, picking up the most subtle vibrato. I basically just "thought" about a little vibrato and it seemed to come out.
I own a fretless, but it's just a no-name P-Bass, so the professional-build quality wasn't quite there and I need to exert a little effort to bring forth any vibrato.
A Pedulla Thunderbolt TB6 is presently among my wishlist. I'm curious if a fretless TB6 would get me close to the Buzz sound.