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pedulla MVP!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by barroso, Sep 14, 2001.

  1. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i'm in the market for a "cheap" but decent sounding guitar. so i went to the shop to try a parker p 38.
    i entered the shop and the first thing i saw was a pedulla MVP 5 string. i asked to play that bass and, man, the bass was really impressvie. with bartolini p+j pickups. deep, dark and clean sound. i went back home dreaming that bass and i just realized i forgot to try the parker...
  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    An MVP will do that to you! Great bass, although they are not cheap.

    I had GAS for a MVP fretless(PentaBuzz) for almost 20 years, and it took buying a Zon to cure it.
  3. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    not cheap for sure!!
    it was used in mint condition and it was out for the corrispective of $1450. really great bass, light and wonderful sounding!
  4. I have bought about 8 to 10 basses since my Pedulla Buzz and the Buzz is still my favorite.

    Maybe I need a Zon.
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    That would do it, gruff.

    I would still like a Pentabuzz, but it would never get played.
  6. See I will have to get a Zon. I think we have become a Pedulla tag team. I will have to put a Zon on my wish list.:D
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member


    Then we can be a Zon and a Pedulla tag team.:p
  8. LWatford


    Jul 28, 2001
    Helena, AL
    After so many people posted in the thread about fretless basses I did, I went and did some searching. I have always loved the MVP, and the used ones seem to be a very good value. I always thought that they would be much more expensive. Why is there such a drastic price difference between the new and used Pedullas?


    I also found some Zons, but they seem to keep a higher value. Is this always true?

    Be sure to go back and check out the Parker. It really is a very good guitar for the money. Not quite like its big brother, but close enough (and $1500 less!).
  9. Comakazi


    May 3, 2001
    Midwest US
    I almost got a Pentbuzz last night. I got a serious case of GAS, and decided I was going to get a fretless! I have been wanting one for a while so I decided today was going to be the day, and I figured I'd go ahead and trade in my Stingray 5 for it. It seemed reasonable to me, so I took off work early and tripped over to St. Louis to look at the stores there. Well, at one Guitar Center one of the sales persons caught me staring at this beautiful red Pentabuzz they had hanging and said he'd shoot me the "ulimate deal" on it if I wanted. Well, I knew the thing had been hanging up there for at least a couple of years, so I said ok, what's the deal?
    Well, after talking and thinking and him looking at my Stingray and checking in the computer he said the best he could do on it would be 1700 bucks -- that's the best deal, including trading in my bass.
    I was awfully tempted...but you know, I started looking at my Stingray as he was checking it out, and I just couldn't do it! I found myself just NOT wanting to let it go, and even feeling a little guilty for having brought it with me and put it through this!!:D
    So anyway, I told him I'd think about it and grabbed my bass and left. I could've done it, I had the money...it would've seriously strapped me, though...and I just couldn't let go of the Stingray!
    But I tell you, that Pentabuzz was sooooooo SWEET!!
    One day, oh yes, one day it will be mine!
  10. Tapp


    Aug 29, 2001
    USA, Mississippi
    I just got a used Pentabuzz a month ago and man it fits me perfectly! It plays great and sounds even better; the most mwhah from any fretless I've heard; almost too much sometimes but string height and type can help out here. What's cool about my Pentabuzz is that the original owner had the electronics upgraded at LA Bass Exchange and it is so much more versatile. It already had the nice Bart pickups and pre in it but he had it upgraded to the 3 band Bart eq. I now have treb/bass on a stack pot and a mid boost (the original knob fits the top of the stack pot so it looks factory). This mid boost really helps define that fretless tone and also controls how well you're cutting thru the mix. I had a EB Stingray fretless a few years back and it doesn't compare (imo) to the Pedulla. In fact I wasn't inspired to really learn fretless until I got the Pentabuzz.

  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Pedullas take a big hit on resale, especially the high enders like the MVP and the Thunderbass neck through.

    Zon fretted models also take a big hit, but Zon fretlesses hold resale value very well.
  12. LWatford


    Jul 28, 2001
    Helena, AL
    Thanks! I really need to take a trip somewhere to try some of these basses. Maybe Bass Central in FL. Any other ideas?


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