FS: Pedulla Thunderbolt 4

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by VifferMike, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. VifferMike

    VifferMike Registered Four Banger

    Dec 10, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    It pains me to have to get rid of this bass so soon after acquiring it, because it plays sooo nicely ... but financial concerns force it:

    For sale: a 1993 Pedulla Thunderbolt 4, in excellent condition with minor play wear. It's got a translucent red finish that reveals a birds-eye maple top with a thin walnut stringer on top of what I believe is again maple (the same bird's-eye maple-on-walnut sandwich is on the headstock, too). Neck is two-piece maple with a rosewood fretboard and is fast and accurate, and the fret wear is almost nonexistent. Electronics: two active Bartolini soapbar pickups with pan, volume and tone controls and that cool Pedulla "Thunderguts" tone-shaping switch. Weight: a hair over 9 pounds. This bass sounds so big and plays so easily ... it's really paining me to have to deal it. Anyway ... the bass comes with the original hard-shell case and truss rod wrench. Asking $1,000 shipped to CONUS.

    Two pics are attached, the one on the right shows the birds-eye maple top, etc. the best. PM me for better and more pics. Thanks for looking, everyone.

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  2. I thought that they didn't start making the Thunderbolt until 1994. The Thunderbass came out in 1992. You can date Pedulla instruments using the serial number and the information on the Pedulla website.
  3. bdgotoh

    bdgotoh Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    Pacific NW
    This is an amazing bass, the neck is perfect and it sounds great.
  4. VifferMike

    VifferMike Registered Four Banger

    Dec 10, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    woodenskillet: the serial number on my Thunderbolt is T-4351. According to Pedulla's web site, that makes this bass a late '93. Can't argue with the source ... so perhaps this was one of the first Thunderbolts made, eh? :D

    bdgotoh (whom I bought the bass from a few weeks back): yeah, it's a beaut; thanks for it. I desperately want to keep it -- my Zon Sonus 4 was up for sale before I put this on the block because the Pedulla is so much better for me. 'Tis a shame ... but in a few months I hope to have another.

    Still for sale, everyone ...
  5. Yep, 4351 falls into the 1993 category, according to the Pedulla site. Sounds like this is one of the early ones. The reference section of The Bass Book lists this model as starting in 1994. I own Thunderbass 4890 (1994), which is the only reason I know about this at all....Can't argue with serial numbers.... Oddly enough, I'm in the Dallas area, as well....
  6. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    I have a 2002 Thunderbolt. Absolutely killer bass! Amazing playability and incredible tone. This is a great price on a great bass! Free bump!

  7. VifferMike

    VifferMike Registered Four Banger

    Dec 10, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    ... Mrdak: your PMs are full; can't send you any messages ...

    Everyone else: I'm gonna find other avenues to move this bass unless is sells by tomorrow evening. Y'all are missing out on a fantastic player here ...
  8. Thunder_Fingers


    Jun 24, 2004
    Nice bass! always wanted to try a Pedulla, and i have always loved the name Thunderbolt! Oh, only if you could have waited to the end of January! :p i have some stuff i have to get sold before i can bring in anything new.. :(
  9. VifferMike

    VifferMike Registered Four Banger

    Dec 10, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    ... holiday madness has kept me from offering this somewhere else ... but that'll change tomorrow. Last chance, y'all ...
  10. speed2dirt


    Mar 11, 2008
    La Habra, CA
    Mike, I see you're still trying to sell this bass on e-Bay. It's been four months since you first listed this bass to sell. You originally said, "it's really paining me to have to deal it... but in a few months I hope to have another." Why don't you just keep this one? What's so wrong with this bass that is making you sell it? I just want a little more info regarding the Thunderbolt and personal preference.
  11. man i wish i had some money... maybe by middle of the summer...