The Rapture 5-String Bass is Pedulla's "modern vintage" design, with a satin finish bolt-on neck and a pearloid pickguard. The Rapture's thinner, racier design combines a single flatsawn hard maple ne... Click To Read More About This Product
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The Rapture 5-String Bass is Pedulla's "modern vintage" design, with a satin finish bolt-on neck and a pearloid pickguard. The Rapture's thinner, racier design combines a single flatsawn hard maple neck and a solid soft eastern maple body. This combination sets the stage for a classic sound enhanced by a smooth midrange and a bright high-end that cuts through even the most crowded mix.
Specially tailored active electronics bring out the Rapture's unique tonal range. The single pickup (RB-SB) includes master volume and separate bass and treble control knobs to allow complete flexibility in shaping the sound. A mid-cut switch accentuates the Rapture bass' gut shaking sub-bottom while emphasizing high-end clarity and growl and delivering vintage punch with an extra wide attack.
The Rapture has a machined brass "barrel" bridge which imparts the more traditional sound Pedulla wanted from a bolt on.
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Comments about Pedulla Rapture 5-String Bass:
I have the Pedulla Rapture 5 string with a maple fingerboard and J/J pickups. This bass captures the classic J Bass tone, but has a much tighter B string than other J style basses I've played. It has a very comfortable neck and is very light, a true pleasure to play. Most 5's make me feel cramped for space in the right hand, but this bass has the 19mm (wide) string spacing which give it more of a 4 string feel. The Bartolini electronics are warm and natural sounding unlike many active systems out there. The EQ is voiced just right for the bass' tone, though I usually run it flat with perfect results. The case that it came with is truly form fit and protects it very well. I think that this is one of the best bolt-on basses out there and Michael Pedulla himself is one of the most personable luthiers you could ever deal with. Great bass, great company, 100% handmade in the USA.
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