Pedulla Rapture 5-String Bass  

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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 ne... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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.

Features
  • BODY: Plain soft maple
  • NECK: Bolt-on
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood (standard) or Maple (optional)
  • FINISH: Gloss Polyester, Satin urethane neck
  • NUMBER OF FRETS: 22
  • INLAY: 5mm abalone in maple fb, 5mm mop in rosewood fb
  • NUT: Bone
  • TRUSS ROD: Single, double acting adjustable with two stiffening bars
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Chrome. Choice with Rapture 2000
  • BRIDGE: Machined brass barrel
  • MACHINE HEADS: M. V. Pedulla/Gotoh
  • STRAP PINS: Gotoh
  • STRINGS: .045, .065, .080, .100, .128
  • PICKUPS: Made for MV Pedulla by Bartolini, PJ (RB-PJ), JJ (RB-J2), or Soapbar (RB)
  • ELECTRONICS: Active, Bartolini
  • CONTROLS: RB: volume, treble, bass, mid toggle / RB-J2 or PJ: vol, pan, treble, bass
Specifications
  • WEIGHT: 8.5 lbs to 9 lbs.
    SCALE LENGTH: 34 inches
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PedullaRapture 5-String Bass
 
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5.0

Killer classic tone!

By steve4765630

from Mesquite, TX

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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