Pedulla pentabuzz question

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  1. benchpress11782

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    Hello everyone. I am looking into getting a pentabuzz bass that is on ebay for 2,800. It is the red one in perfect condition. Is this a good deal? I know that they go for 5k new. Thanks for any advice.

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  2. halfjackson

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    I'm pretty sure that I've seen them sell for less, but I'd say that it's a decent deal. You can find them on eBay and Talkbass pretty regularly, so don't feel pressured that there won't be others if you let this one get away. That one looks like 19mm string spacing, and those are more common than 17mm, if you're into that sort of thing.

    All that being said, they are incredible basses.

    Good luck!
     
  3. brydo

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    I had one. Best bass I've ever played (I still own an MVP5). I sold it because I wasn't playing much fretless at the time.
     
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    17mm string spacing is closer together than 19mm right? Jeff Schmidt a BIG influence. What do you suggest would be best for that type of music. Also some if his covers. Thank you all.
     
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    Yup, 17mm is smaller. Basically, it's the measurement from string center to string center at the bridge/sadles. It's really just a matter of preference and what you're comfortable with. 19mm is more of the standard spacing. I wouldn't sweat it; many players don't. It was just something that I thought that you may want to consider.

    I'm not familiar with Jeff Schmit, but with my small hands, I find it easier to play chords and fast runs on smaller string spacing. But my Lakland Jazz has 20mm spacing, and all of my basses have different spacing from each other, so what do I know?
     
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    Yup that's the man. Thanks for posting :)
     
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    Whoah. The only other guys that I can think of that play(ed) the bass strung like that are Jimmy Haslip and Jimi.
     
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    Nice basses. Very nice.
    But that price is kind of high, if you ask me. These basses don't have the wow factor they once did (though if I could get one without lines in this color, I'd be tempted!)
     
  11. tabooze24

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    I would say the opposite. It seems that there are more 17mm Pedulla 5-stringers on the used market then 19mm. I believe in the past more 17mm Pedulla's were made but now that has shifted to 19mm. You see quite a few of those older Pedulla's used....(i.e. from the late 80's to mid 90's)

    Pedulla is really expensive now. So, $2895 for an essentiallynew Pedulla aint so bad. Its about 50% of a "brand brand" new one!
     
  12. benchpress11782

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    Thanks guys. I made offer of 2500 soo well see if he takes it.
     
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    Fair enough.

    Good luck, dude. I hope you get it. :bassist:
     
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    Thanks. Seller won't budge on the price. Soo I think I'm gonna keep shopping around. I really wanted that blue one anyways. Thanks TB
     
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    I've been casually looking for a blue one with black hardware for years haha. Definitely very cool basses.
     
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    Good luck brutha lol. I might have to settle for red because I gotta have one, lol. Depends on what the red looks like. Fire engine red, HELL NO. Lol
     
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    Vintage Cherry Sunburst for me:

    [​IMG]

    :hyper:
     
  18. benchpress11782

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    Wow sweet. I am trying to buy the one on ebay. What do you think? Looks just like yours. Beautiful bass you got, I assume you love it?
     
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    Yep, and - wow - can that girl sing!

    It's a 2010, and I have it strung E-C (though, not in that picture).

    Here are some specs:
    19mm-string spacing; 15" radius
    AA-Flame maple; Vintage Cherry Sunburst finish
    PJ pickups; NTMB AGDB-918 electronics
     
  20. benchpress11782

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    Dumb question. What do the A's mean? AA AAA AAAA. Thanks. The more a's the better? Lol
     
  21. rob2966

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    It is a grading for how fancy the top wood is. The more A's the fancier it is. Usually has no impact on tone, just makes it prettier.

    Later
    Rob
     

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