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NBD: Peavey Palaedium (Jeff Berlin Signature)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RawOrange, Dec 29, 2012.


  1. RawOrange

    RawOrange Not really an orange Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2009
    Southeast Wisconsin
    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.

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

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  2. SBsoundguy

    SBsoundguy

    Sep 2, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Interesting seeing knots in the wood. Usually companies try to avoid those.
     
  3. Nice bass. REALLY nice. Enjoy!
     
  4. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:

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

    RawOrange Not really an orange Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2009
    Southeast Wisconsin
    I thought that was odd too. I dig it though, gives character!
     
  7. 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!!!
     
  8. Bassmunnky

    Bassmunnky

    Jul 3, 2004
    New York and Philadelphia
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball MusicMan Guitars
    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.
     
  9. RawOrange

    RawOrange Not really an orange Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2009
    Southeast Wisconsin
    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!
     
  10. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    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.
     
  11. RawOrange

    RawOrange Not really an orange Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2009
    Southeast Wisconsin
    It really is incredible how slim the neck is. It feels smaller than my Peavey Fury, and that is already small.
     
  12. rapidfirerob

    rapidfirerob Fusion rules! Supporting Member

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

    Thundar Supporting Member

    I used to have a red one as well...gigged it for years. Loved the neck and the tone. Nice score
     
  14. Congrats, cool looking bass.
     
  15. nortonrider

    nortonrider

    Nov 20, 2007
    COLORADO
  16. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    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.
     
  17. RawOrange

    RawOrange Not really an orange Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2009
    Southeast Wisconsin
    That is true I suppose, though it really excels with both pickups on. I guess that is what I meant by that.
     
  18. peavey dont. my 1st bass (a milestone III) had 2 in the neck
     
  19. smcd

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    The Milestone model is a bottom of the line import. Completely different animals than US-made Peaveys.
     
  20. 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.
     
  21. RawOrange

    RawOrange Not really an orange Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2009
    Southeast Wisconsin
    Very true, though I surely did not pay that for this beauty! :bassist: