1999 PEDULLA THUNDERBOLT 5 / Make an enquiryClick to listen

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Thunderbolt 5
Cherry Sunburst
Excellent + 9.25/10
9lbs 7.5oz

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1999 Pedulla Thunderbolt 5 serial:T-7354. Excellent condition, flamed Maple, Cherry Sunburst finish, original case, excellent condition. It's been fully set up by my technician and plays very well. No issues and an all round excellent 5 string bass. The neck is comfortable in the hand and measures 1.884" at the nut. The weight is 9lbs 7.5oz. Serial 7354.

The Thunderbolt combines a bolt-on two piece maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and a laminated body, producing a more traditional tone, deep and rich with overtones. The body consists of a two piece soft maple back with a book matched flame maple top and is finished in gloss polyester and choice of color. The Thunderbolt is available in 4, 5 and 6 string models.

The Thunderbolt has all the characteristic Thunderbass growl. Due to the bolt-on design and different woods used, the Thunderbolt has a rounder, more "vintage" voice. The tone is meaty and full bodied throughout the bassí entire range (not just the low notes as on lesser instruments), deep low-end, throaty growling midrange, and a very wet high-end. The unique electronics allow for a very smooth and warm finger sound and a full bodied slap and pop sound without changing controls. The Thunderguts switchable circuit adds another dimension to the already devastating tonal range, accessing a thicker character with a tight, articulate low-end and midrange.

Thunderbolt controls include volume, pickup pan, TBT electronics (active tone system with independent bass and treble controls to boost or cut 15dB), and our Thunderguts switch. In conjunction with Bill Bartolini, we designed our own proprietary tone shaping circuits (exclusive to the Pedulla Thunderbass and Thunderbolt) to work with two active Bartolini soapbar pickups. The result is a quiet system delivering punch, definition, and a uniquely present sound that shines through any mix, whether itís in the studio or on a gig.

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