For Sale 1997 Pedulla Thunderbass 5 String Gorgeous Flame Maple Body!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Ds1, Nov 17, 2015.


  1. Ds1

    Ds1 Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2008
    Syracuse, NY
    Owner: Ish Guitars, Inc. Owner: Ish Case, Inc
    Price:
    2000.00
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    New York
    Ah yes, my trusty Thunderbass. It has been by my side for 6 years and served me extremely well. If you are looking for a bass that can play any tone, any style, and is comfortable all night long, this is the one.

    It has the most gorgeous solid flamed maple body I've seen on a Thunderbass (no joke, look around!). Check out the perfectly matched grain on the electronics cover in the back. 3 piece maple neck with Ebony fretboard. Its attacky and defined but not too bright. The finish has buckle rash in the rear and small imperfections all over... the funny part is none of them were from me! This Pedulla is a player.

    The electronics are by Bartolini, with an active passive switch. Everything works great, some of the pots are a little scratchy.

    This is 19mm string spacing with Pedulla's fantastic bridge which is adjustable in 3 direction, not just two. My favorite part about this bass is since I bought it 6 years ago I only had to tweak the neck ONCE... and I live in the Northeast with big climate changes!

    If you want a solid bass that will never let you down and will fit into any genre or on any stage you play, you've found her. Asking $2000 OBO with free shipping. No case or bag included, but I have some extra's around that might fit.

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  2. satchelbaglio

    satchelbaglio Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2012
    Richmond, B.C.
    Great sounding and playing basses, I have the same bass with a bubinga top.
    GLWS.
     
  3. Ds1

    Ds1 Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2008
    Syracuse, NY
    Owner: Ish Guitars, Inc. Owner: Ish Case, Inc
    Ooo bubinga top, you don't see that often! Thanks!
     
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  4. robthebassplaye

    robthebassplaye The World Needs More Bass Players - Start Early !! Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    chicago
    So, I want to make sure I have this right. This is a SOLID Flame maple body ? So, no top... ? wow.
     
  5. Ds1

    Ds1 Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2008
    Syracuse, NY
    Owner: Ish Guitars, Inc. Owner: Ish Case, Inc
    Yep, solid flame body and an amazing piece of flame at that. This was a very expensive instrument when new!
     
  6. Ds1

    Ds1 Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2008
    Syracuse, NY
    Owner: Ish Guitars, Inc. Owner: Ish Case, Inc
    Bump
     
  7. shwashwa

    shwashwa

    Aug 30, 2003
    NJ
    string spacing at bridge?
     
  8. Ds1

    Ds1 Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2008
    Syracuse, NY
    Owner: Ish Guitars, Inc. Owner: Ish Case, Inc
    19mm if I remember correctly (don't have it with me now) but it's adjustable string spacing anyway.
     
  9. Ds1

    Ds1 Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2008
    Syracuse, NY
    Owner: Ish Guitars, Inc. Owner: Ish Case, Inc
    Bump!
     
  10. Pedulla Thunderbasses are great basses! Selling mine when I retired from playing was one of the hardest things I had to do. Beautiful bass!!!
     
  11. Ds1

    Ds1 Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2008
    Syracuse, NY
    Owner: Ish Guitars, Inc. Owner: Ish Case, Inc
    Yeah this is a tough sale for sure. If something else sells first I'll keep it. This is my longest-owned bass ever!
     
  12. Ds1

    Ds1 Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2008
    Syracuse, NY
    Owner: Ish Guitars, Inc. Owner: Ish Case, Inc
    Happy thanksgiving!
     
  13. Ds1

    Ds1 Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2008
    Syracuse, NY
    Owner: Ish Guitars, Inc. Owner: Ish Case, Inc
    Bump!
     

  14. It’s 17mm. You can tell by looking at the bridge - the 19mm has wider spacers between the strings. Take a look at yours compared to the 19mm TB at this thread:

    For Sale - 2007 Pedulla Thunderbass ET 5 Zebrawood with original case

    Regardless, beautiful bass, unusual to see this color!

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt


    Administrator, Pedulla Club #45
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  15. Ds1

    Ds1 Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2008
    Syracuse, NY
    Owner: Ish Guitars, Inc. Owner: Ish Case, Inc
    Looks like you're right. Cool, thanks Wayne!
     
  16. Ds1

    Ds1 Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2008
    Syracuse, NY
    Owner: Ish Guitars, Inc. Owner: Ish Case, Inc
    Let's make a deal!
     
  17. MasterMonkeyMan

    MasterMonkeyMan Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    I have one of these - exact same finish/color - 1992 w/o thunderguts switch. I keep toying with selling but then play it for a bit and my love for this bass is rekindled.
    Very nice instrument, one that gets frequent compliments by band members. Sounds very even throughout it's range and sits in the mix beautifully.
    Good luck.....
     
  18. Ds1

    Ds1 Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2008
    Syracuse, NY
    Owner: Ish Guitars, Inc. Owner: Ish Case, Inc
    Wow that's cool, never seen this color anywhere else before, can't even find pictures really!
     
  19. MasterMonkeyMan

    MasterMonkeyMan Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    The actual finish was called "Peacock Blue"
     
  20. Ds1

    Ds1 Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2008
    Syracuse, NY
    Owner: Ish Guitars, Inc. Owner: Ish Case, Inc
    It's the best finish ever. Very unique color. No I'm going to google to find more pictures hahaha.
     
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