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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Hoover, Mar 20, 2009.
...was named after a Weather Report tune?
Maybe he likes listening to Weather Report?
As Far as I know, The Peavey "Jeff Berlin" bass was officially named "Pallaedium". Jeff still has his peavey, but as soon they stopped building it, he put a black tape on the "Peavey" logo.
It's interesting to see that Dean Guitars is building the Jeff Berlin signature bass and it's a carbon copy of the Peavey.
Well, the Dean isn't a "carbon copy". I played several of the Deans, and I was a Peavey dealer when the Palladium came out. I can live without the Dean, 'though it's a great bass, but I'd really like to have a Palladium. The PUPs are different, and the necks feel more solid and stable on the Peavy's I've played compared to the Deans. One caveat- I know Dean made two different Jeff Berlin models, and most of the ones I played were the lower priced ones.
If I recall, Jeff didn't want a typical signature with his name on the Peavey bass. He felt that "Palladium" signified high quality, like a pinnacle of something. All I know is that I took one to a gig, and it sat perfectly in the mix. Fast easy neck that still had enough girth to be comfortable. Big fat sound without being muddy or clanky. Dirt simple electronics that still offered a lot of useful variation ane easy to operate.
I shoulda bought it, but I'd just gotten some new stuff and couldn't justify the purchase at that time...