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New partner for life, brough to me by FedEx...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Blackbird, Feb 9, 2003.

  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Well, the FedEx lady by yesterday and dropped this off:


    It's an '88 Pedulla MVP-4, which I got from our friend EvoMan in the classifieds forum. I took it, strings still loose, to a jam with friends 10 minutes after I got it. I am amazed how reponsive this bass is. to this day, all my basses were just tools, but it is obvious I am going to have a relationship with this instrument.

    My friends were also very impressed. One of them said I should name the bass and for once, I thought it was a great idea. The working title is Samantha.:)

    Sorry I'm gushing. I am just *very* stoked. I might get a 5 string when the time is right, but I can wait...
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    NICE! I drooled over them in the late 80's It was the bass to have in my area... the local bass 'god' played an all maple MVP
  3. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    nice! You have to love Pedulla!
  4. Sweet, man. Black and gold.. gotta love that!
  5. :eek:

    I want one!

    I love it! Nice bass Blackbird!
  6. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    If things don't go well between you two, can I have Samantha's number? :cool:

    Congrats on the Pedulla, Blackbird.
  7. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000

    That's a big "if", Jason.

    I know she has a lot of sisters, though.
  8. Benbass


    Jan 28, 2002
    I wanna date one of her seesters too!
  9. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    An MVP 4 is high up on my list of basses that would be more than awesome to own. Nice score. :cool:
  10. I own/have owned a lot of basses but my Pedulla Buzz is still plays the best.
    It may be the fact that the serial number is 666.
    Either way all of my others are compared to the Buzz.
  11. NIce bass man. Im gonna get a pedulla rapture soon. I think i might name it "pesqualli" lol
  12. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Personally I've never liked the body shape of those Pedulla's, but to each his own. There's no arguing with the exceptional workmanship, playability, and tone though - top notch all around. Congratulations. My custom Jazz and homemade P both have that same Schaller bridge - it is a very very nice piece of hardware. Be careful when you change the strings though, you'll invariably change the spacing.
  13. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I have another bass with the same bridge. I've never had a problem.
  14. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003
    I have owned two Buzz basses.
    I must admit, they are well made, good woods,
    but I never liked the sound of the PJ-Barts.
    And way to much finish on back of neck. slow to play.Single soapbar Rapture sounded better to me.

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