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SOLD FS: Pedulla Rapture 5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bcplemons, Jan 1, 2012.


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  1. bcplemons

    bcplemons

    Oct 23, 2008
    Keller, TX
    I picked this bass up just over a year ago here on TB. It's served me well but is just not seeing as much use as it deserves.

    My disclaimer is that the battery box makes a scratch/pop noise when it's bumped and would need to be addressed before gigging with it. Otherwise, the bass is still in great shape. This issue can be and has been remedied using pOk's suggestion below.

    I'm looking primarily for cash, but if someone has a black and maple Fender American Standard Precision they want to trade plus cash, I'd be open for that.

    The bass comes with the original Pedulla hard case and truss rod tool, and I'm looking for $1000 shipped.

    Pics and detailed specs from the original post are below. If anyone wants current pics, though, I can take some quick iPhone shots.

    Thanks.
    Bryan
     
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  3. p0k

    p0k I play the bass and design things. Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    Brockton, MA
    I had a couple rapture battery boxes that did that...just fold up a little piece of paper to push the battery closer to the connectors and you're good to go! Assuming its the same issue...
     
  4. lowfreqgeek

    lowfreqgeek

    Mar 15, 2010
    Albuquerque, NM
    Endorsing Artist: Regenerate Guitar Works, Honey Badger Pickups
    Do you have a ballpark weight estimate?
     
  5. bcplemons

    bcplemons

    Oct 23, 2008
    Keller, TX
    pOk, thanks for the tip, I'll try that tonight.

    From memory, the bass is between 9 and 9.5 lbs. I'll get an exact weight tonight.
     
  6. lowfreqgeek

    lowfreqgeek

    Mar 15, 2010
    Albuquerque, NM
    Endorsing Artist: Regenerate Guitar Works, Honey Badger Pickups
    That's probably close enough. Thanks. I'm interested, but there only so much $$ spread around, so...
     
  7. bcplemons

    bcplemons

    Oct 23, 2008
    Keller, TX
    So...someone's going to be heart broken when you pick up this sweet bass?
     
  8. lowfreqgeek

    lowfreqgeek

    Mar 15, 2010
    Albuquerque, NM
    Endorsing Artist: Regenerate Guitar Works, Honey Badger Pickups
    Yeah... my wife!

    All things good take some time, you know... ;)

     
  9. bcplemons

    bcplemons

    Oct 23, 2008
    Keller, TX
    In response to some questions I've received... the bass weighs right at 10 lbs but the balance makes it seem super light.

    The action is nice and low with absolutely no fret buzz or dead spots.
     
  10. bcplemons

    bcplemons

    Oct 23, 2008
    Keller, TX
    Bump in the night.
     
  11. p0k

    p0k I play the bass and design things. Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    Brockton, MA
    i'm a genius! Glad my trick worked for you :)
     
  12. Jerry Ziarko

    Jerry Ziarko Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Bryan, a little help for you:
    BODY: Plain soft maple
    NECK:34"
    NECK: Bolt-on
    FINGERBOARD: Birdseye maple
    FINISH: Gloss Polyester, Satin urethane neck
    NUMBER OF FRETS: 22
    INLAY: 5mm abalone in maple fb
    NUT: Bone
    TRUSS ROD: Single, double acting adjustable with two stiffening bars
    HARDWARE COLOR: Chrome
    BRIDGE: Machined brass barrel - 19 mm spacing
    MACHINE HEADS: M. V. Pedulla/Gotoh
    STRAP PINS: Gotoh
    PICKUPS: Made for MV Pedulla by Bartolini, JJ (RB-J2)
    ELECTRONICS: Active, Bartolini
    volume, pan, treble, bass,


    More specs if needed at Pedulla site: M.V. Pedulla Guitars, Inc.
    raptureAngle.
    raptureFrontBody.
    raptureFront.
    raptureFrontHs.
    raptureRearHs.
    rapturePaint.
    raptureFrontInCase.
    raptureCase.
     
  13. bcplemons

    bcplemons

    Oct 23, 2008
    Keller, TX
    SOLD LOCALLY.
     

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