Pedulla Rapture J2000-5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by soulgroovn, May 1, 2003.

  1. soulgroovn


    Oct 25, 2002
    New Haven CT
    I'm in the market for a new bass and I noticed one of these on ebay. I'm usually a Modulus Q5 man but these basses intrigue me. I'm wondering, how does it play and what differences (compared to the Q) should I expect when I pick one up? Also, what is the aftermarket value of these basses? I'm seeing 00' to 02' Q5's go for around $1300 to $1500.

  2. Raptures sound great, as do all Pedulla basses. They have a very warm, thick tone, while still sounding modern. I also found the Rapture to have a bigger neck than most of the other Pedullas I've played. By bigger neck, I mean more normal. The Pentabuzz that I played had a really flat neck. It was the only thing I didn't like about it.
  3. smakbass

    smakbass Smakkin basses for 25 years..

    Aug 6, 2002
    Vancouver Canada
    I like the neck on mine, I have it set up pretty low its a super playing bass.

  4. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Those j2000s are near pornographically sexy IMO.
  5. dabshire


    Dec 15, 2002
    McKinney, TX
    The GC here in Dallas (Plano store) was selling them new the other day for $999. I think they are going to stop carrying them. The have the regular new price at abpout $2000.

    Sounds like a good deal to me, but I don't have $999

  6. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    I had a J2000-5.
    Natural-AAA-flame maple.
    Maple Fingerboard.
    The last fretted bass i owned.
    I play fretless only now.
    I was a great playing and sounding bass.
  7. BottomLine


    Nov 17, 2002
    Rochester MI
    I just picked up a Pedulla Rapture J2 5 string, in cherry sunburst w/birdseye maple neck from Guitar Center for $1,059--no case (list $2,595) YES!!!

    They are no longer going to carry stock on them.

    It has a very throaty growl that seems unique to this bass, and an extremely fast neck... well worth a listen/play.
    I would highly recommend:D
  8. arose11


    Sep 30, 2002
    Kalamazoo, MI
    dang you can never miss an opportunity to post that bass can you?:D