Anyone heard of Pedula basses??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by basseddie, Jun 13, 2001.

  1. Hey I was at this store in Alabama today called the Lost Luggage store, were they get and sell lost or left luggage from airports and other places, anyway they had a 4 string bass in there, looked like a fender copy, the name on it was Pedula, or something like that. They were asking 800 dollars for this 2nd hand bass. Not too bad shape, could use a refininsh, but I wasnt going to pay 800 for it, i thought maybe a hundred. or so.
    anyone have info about these basses?? Did I pass up a good deal? or are they going to own it for a while?
  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I hope you are kidding. Depending on the model, a new Pedulla can sell for anywhere between $1000 and $3000 bucks.

    They are very nice instuments. I love the neck feel. All bartolini tone circuit. $800 might be a steal, depending on the model.

  3. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    You might want to go back with an amp.

    Pedulla sells direct from their site, if you want to buy a new one without the middle man, (although a middle man sometimes can offer a discount on some brands). Cost: $2100 for a Rapture to about $4500 for a Mark Egan, (and those are just the single necks!).

    They've been one of the finest basses on the planet for around a quarter of a century.

    If I was in your shoes, I see if it plays well and sounds good. They won't own it long if somebody who knows what a Pedulla is walks in.
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Know what a Pedulla is?

    I happen to own one. A Rapture J2 5 string to be exact. 5 string Jazz bas on steroids. The only Jazz that I like better is a Sadowsky.

    Pedulla's are fine basses. Depending on what model that is and what kind of shape it is in, it is probably a good deal.

    Here's a couple of pics of mine.:D

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  5. Where is this place at, i'm pretty close to the alabama border. I might have to check this out.
  6. Hey pharcyde,
    the place is in scottsbourough alabama,near the tennessee state line. If you are close, go check it out. I think pedula was the name of it, dont recall a model lable, I think it had a cavity in the back for electronics so it must be active. I kind of put it down after he said 800 bucks, but it might yet be a good deal. I dont have the bread myself, so someone else can have it.
  7. i live in grenada mississippi, about 100 miles from tn and 85 from al
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    They are nice basses but bear in mind Mike's been making them for a long time and some of the older ones aren't worth much. Atomic Music here in Md had some in the $400 range... not cheap by some standards but not $1000 either.

    At $800 it could be a great deal...or overpriced...or just right. It depends.
  9. Hey basseddie, the Pedulla factory is about 40 minutes from where I live. I would buy the bass, send me a PM so I can tell you my address, and ship the bass to me. I will contact you with a price for any repairs that need to be made so you can send me a check. After the repairs are done I will probally send the bass back to you.

    I can't believe someone didn't come back for their Pedulla. The world is truly full of freaks.
  10. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Maybe it was stolen.

    Maybe it wasn't;)
  11. I own two Pedullas! I got a Thunderbass ET4, and thought it was so nice, I might as well get another one, so I got the Rapture J2 5-string. The Rapture I suppose looks like a Fender Jazz in many ways. Certainly, none of their other basses do (MVP, buzz, earlier stuff) $800 is a good price for a used Rapture--not like the deal of a lifetime or anything, but definitely at the lower end of what you'll see. On the other hand, you get a crazy amount of bass for that $800. They're very fine, indeed.
  12. Cogno

    Cogno Guest

    Jun 11, 2001
    I live in Birmingham - Tell me where it is. I use to own a Pedulla Thunder 5 - Awsome bass.
  13. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    Pedulla's are awesome basses. Very playable neck and great tone. Light weight and very solidly built.

    I should be ashamed of myself but I have a Rapture 4 string for sale right now. It's listed on the "for sale" page here on TB. I'm only selling it because I'm Gassing bad for a Sadowsky.
  14. LWatford


    Jul 28, 2001
    Helena, AL
    The name of the store is the Unclaimed Baggage Store, and it is in Scottsbourough. From Birmingham, you have to go through Guntersville, and from anywhere else, I don't know. It is actually pretty easy to find. As far as the store, it's hit or miss kinda. The last time I went up there they had 3 older Boss pedals for $30, but they also had a
    G-K head for $550 or so. You have to look through all the 'electronic' stuff to, sometimes things are hidden in that section.

  15. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    i saw a tv special on these kind of stores.

    really pissed me off.

    the airlines sell "lost luggage" to these places, as is, in bulk.

    the store doesn't know what they are getting until they open it up.

    the show uncovered the fact that some luggage is marked with the owner's name and even address and phone number.

    they showed how some items had engravings scratched over, names on clothing cut out, etc...

    if you go into the store and identify an item that was yours...YOUR SCREWED!!!!! you have to buy it back.

    they make so much money off other's misfortune...i consider it legal theft.

    so Brad, you're right...IT WAS STOLEN.

    i would never buy anything from them.

    these places AND the airlines should be investigated for this.

  16. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Fred, I think we saw the same show! Sometimes airports run auctions to sell lost baggage too. It's quite unfair - if I lost my luggage which contained my treasured belongings, I don't want to know that airports can sell it to the highest bidder!
  17. Pedula basses rock.. they have real nice sound..
    listen to the cd " origin of symmetry " by Muse.. it features a Pedula Rapture :D
  18. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    [the name on it was Pedula, or something like that

    Something like that?! You're killin' me Eddie. You're killin' me. :)
  19. LWatford


    Jul 28, 2001
    Helena, AL
    I don't think I have ever seen anything like that. Most of the stuff looks rough. Alot of the store is bulk goods, like 3000 packages of graduation 1987 napkins. It is strange though, that the stuff belonged to someone, is suvieners from vacations and such,and its not like the thrift store where it's given away. There are several smaller shops around Scottsbourgh that seem kinda shady. Saying that, the only thing I bought there was a cheap A/B box.