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My new Pedulla Rapture 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stefandisgust, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. stefandisgust


    May 28, 2006
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Spector Basses-New Artist
    Just wanted to share my new bass with you all. I found it in a guitar center of all places and paid a very fair price. I surprised at how much they were asking for an instrument that had been BARELY played. Not a scratch! Nice Pedulla case included.

    I also bought it in Massachusetts (where they are made)

    Anyone have any info on these or opinions?

    I will be using it on a recording session very soon and will post clips! I love it so far.


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  2. Mushroo

    Mushroo Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    Massachusetts, USA
    Pedulla is made in Massachusetts, congrats on supporting a fine local business!
    (Satisfied Pedulla owner since 1991)
  3. stefandisgust


    May 28, 2006
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Spector Basses-New Artist
    Yes, I was considering taking it to him and having him set it up and maybe look it over. Should be cool to ask the people who put the thing together.
  4. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    i remember when GC stocked them about 10 years ago. they had a rapture pj5 with a maple board,blueburst and pearloid PG. really nice 5'er with a tight and full sounding low-b. great score btw.
  5. I bought a brand new thunder bass ET5 in the early '90s and its sorely missed. I had injured myself at work a few years after I had it, and took the opportunity to drive up to the shop from CT. Mike and company were the best. They treated me with open arms set up my bass and gave me a bunch of swag. I remember when the raptures came out. Great instruments. Congrats.
  6. stefandisgust


    May 28, 2006
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Spector Basses-New Artist
    Do we know any solid Pedulla players/artists? I'd love to hear one on track!
  7. David Buda plays the Rapture 5 on a lot of stuff.

    Also, check out Mark Egan, Doug Johns, and Joseph Patrick Moore for Pedulla MV4 or MV5 recordings.
  8. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Congrats on your new bass. Looks nice & probably sound nice too.
  9. Session1969

    Session1969 Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2010
    Great bass ! You'd be hard pressed to find a nicer axe. I don't care what brand is brought up.
  10. Lackey


    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    To me, Pedulla has pretty much the ultimate fingerstyle tone. Beautiful playability as well. Someday I'll be able to justify a Rapture or Thunderbolt 5er... What makes it hard though is I remember when GC was blowing them out some years ago for 1200 bucks BRAND NEW... So its hard for me to think about paying more than that used. Stupid I know but it niggles me.
  11. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Gold Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    $1200 for a Rapture J5 is a pretty good price on a really nice bass, bummer I missed that one.
  12. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    Long and Mcquade was selling them off for $1000 to 1200 when they dropped the line.....
    Now...what $4000 plus??????????
    Youtube has some good clips
    BassPlayer magazine rated it the best 5ver jazz bass sound in a shootout
  13. bodmin


    Apr 1, 2012
    Very nice! Good find, enjoy.
  14. I think Chris from Muse has one, couldn't tell you what tracks it was used on specifically though.
  15. stefandisgust


    May 28, 2006
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Spector Basses-New Artist
    Very cool. I've heard about the Muse guy. I should really check out that band. I will admit... David Buda's bass was the first one I played. I have him as a teacher at school. I liked it a lot! Then, I got my own. hehe

    Thanks guys
  16. soxhats

    soxhats Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2011
    Raleigh, NC
    If played a 5er, this is the one I would play. The best ergonomics and sound of any 5-string bass I've ever fooled around with. I've also read about and absolutely love the company's philosophy -- extreme attention to quality. Congratulations on an excellent purchase.
  17. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2012
    Almost bought a Rapture 5 from a buddy years ago, i loved the sound and playability but it was blue and i did not like the color, i ended up buying another Bass to this day i can recall the quality construction and that tight ass low B! your gonna love it, Enjoy!