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Pelosi basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by xlows, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. xlows


    Oct 21, 2006
    Who's heard 'em, who's played 'em?

    This video piqued my interest:

    They seem really well thought out, but I'm wondering if anyone has actual experience with them.
  2. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Seems like there is an owner or two here on TB. I can't really be sure who, though. I remember seeing them at Summer NAMM, but that's really about it. Sorry can't be of more help.
  3. cactus


    Jan 17, 2009
    Just got mine a few weeks back. [ http://www.anicorettenightmare.com/images/pelosi/ ]

    He offers 2 bodies, but doesn't really have lines or models per se, he builds guitars around the user. I visited his shop about 5 times during the build, specifying woods, cuts, details, neck contours, etc... Amazing experience.
    My guitar is his fretless 5 with single truss, Alder body, quilted Mahogany center, Wenge wing top, Koa wing rear, Pelosi humbucker (with coil tap), switchable active/passive with Pelosi electronics.
    Anthony is guitar history nerd who knows more about guitars than I knew there was to know.

    I'm hoping to have a fretted 4 made in the future.
    Give him a call if you're interested.
  4. broadblik


    Aug 10, 2008
    Sheffield, UK
    He likes saying 'Spanky'...

    His stuff looks nice though
  5. Shy Guy

    Shy Guy

    Sep 23, 2008
    Templeton, MA
    Have any sound samples cactus?
  6. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    I have one on the way ! :hyper: and Anthony is building again :bassist: and also has a new preamp-pedal , should be pretty cool .
  7. DizzyExiled


    Jan 22, 2010
    Chico, Ca
    Ya think Mike Huckabee would play one? /political PUN-ditry
  8. Jazzcat


    Jan 20, 2009
    Titusville, FL
    Edit: True...this should be about the bass.
  9. DizzyExiled


    Jan 22, 2010
    Chico, Ca
    Same goes with Marriage.
    I went through the same thing with my Ex when I picked up a Fernandes...

    the prices for these aren't too bad, it's about what you'd pay for a Carvin out of the custom shop.
    From the Pelosi site the head stocks are doing their best to immitate a CT.
  10. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    this was the only Pelosi thread here that was free of political jabs but alas... So as you may or may not know Anthony is a down to earth guy who makes everything for his basses , hand winds the pickups and p/u covers etc. etc. except the hardware . Everything is customizable and his prices are very fair . The instruments are done to a very high standard .

    so yeah Pelosi in the house ! :D

  11. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Anthony is a cool very straight up cat, talked to him for a while at a NAMM couple years ago:

  12. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Cool ! Nice bass ;) :bassist:
  13. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
  14. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    I dare say that's the very one Anthony is holding .
  15. Mike Shevlin

    Mike Shevlin

    Feb 16, 2005
    Las Vegas
    ^i believe all of this ~ I just can't get HER out of my head when I hear the P word.
  16. +1
  17. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    arrived yesterday :)




    Walnut binding on a Bubinga fretboard

    Purple heart pickup cover tops on Mahogany side covers

    Figured Maple , Mahogany,Wenge

    Koa Top 35" scale , weighs in at 8.1 lbs. Very tight B

    from the builders specs ,Anthony Pelosi "
    White Korina "wings" laminated with bookmatched koa top & bookmatched sapele back.. Zebrawood & padouk center laminates over mahogany. Handwound pickups with mahogany and purple heart covers. Birdseye maple/mahogany/wenge neck.. Bubinga fretboard, Abalone board markers, walnut neck binding, ebony headstock veneer. Bartolini pre-amp- Volume, blend, bass/treble. ABM single saddle bridge pieces. Gotoh tuning machines.
  18. Jim Dep

    Jim Dep

    Dec 30, 2009

    +2 It would makes sense to make a headless model.
  19. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Nice looking instruments!
  20. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    ;) :bassist:

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