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Pedulla pentabuzz question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by benchpress11782, Mar 20, 2014.


  1. benchpress11782

    benchpress11782

    May 23, 2007
    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.

    Ed
     
  2. halfjackson

    halfjackson

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston, MA
    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!
     
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  4. brydo

    brydo

    Sep 9, 2010
    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.
     
  5. benchpress11782

    benchpress11782

    May 23, 2007
    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.
     
  6. halfjackson

    halfjackson

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston, MA
    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?
     
  7. esa372

    esa372 Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
  8. benchpress11782

    benchpress11782

    May 23, 2007
    Yup that's the man. Thanks for posting :)
     
  9. halfjackson

    halfjackson

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston, MA
    Whoah. The only other guys that I can think of that play(ed) the bass strung like that are Jimmy Haslip and Jimi.
     
  10. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    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

    tabooze24 Supporting Member

    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

    benchpress11782

    May 23, 2007
    Thanks guys. I made offer of 2500 soo well see if he takes it.
     
  13. halfjackson

    halfjackson

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston, MA
    Fair enough.

    Good luck, dude. I hope you get it. :bassist:
     
  14. benchpress11782

    benchpress11782

    May 23, 2007
    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
     
  15. I've been casually looking for a blue one with black hardware for years haha. Definitely very cool basses.
     
  16. benchpress11782

    benchpress11782

    May 23, 2007
    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
     
  17. esa372

    esa372 Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vintage Cherry Sunburst for me:

    [​IMG]

    :hyper:
     
  18. benchpress11782

    benchpress11782

    May 23, 2007
    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?
     
  19. esa372

    esa372 Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    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

    benchpress11782

    May 23, 2007
    Dumb question. What do the A's mean? AA AAA AAAA. Thanks. The more a's the better? Lol
     
  21. rob2966

    rob2966

    Oct 19, 2006
    Vancouver, BC
    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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