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  At the heart of the Thunderbass’s wide dynamic range and meaty tone is a painstakingly perfect match of specially devised circuitry, acoustic design, and select hardwoods. A straightforward control setup consisting of a master volume, active treble and bass/cut control knobs. The pickup blend knob governs the two active  pickups and preamps with three proprietary tone modules specifically designed for Pedulla by Bill Bartolini. The “Thunderguts” switchable circuit accesses the thicker and growl low mid growl while maintaining the Thunderbass signature punch. The result is maximum tonal versatility with minimum control panel; clutter. The Thunderbass is offered in two styles, the T and the ET. Both are available in 4, 5, 6, and 8 string models, all with neck-through-body design. Due to differences in build and materials, the ET had the deeper voice of the two. Both are extremely responsive to the nuance of the players most subtle technique. The T features a rigid three piece neck of quarter sawn maple flanked by two wings of AA, AAA flame maple, or AAAAA flame or quilted maple, finished in a lustrous and durable polyester. The ET (“Exotic Top”) uses laminated wings set to our five piece neck that includes two thin strips of Bubinga. The increased laminating redefines the attack, while the Bubinga accentuates the lower mids. Choice of “tops” are Zebra, Bubinga, Cocobola, Red Heart Quilted Maple, Maple Burl, Arbutis Burl, Redwood Burl, AAA Flame Maple, and AAAAA Flame or Quilted Maple. all laminated on a soft maple back. This combination produces a considerably different tone: deeper, rounder, with a well defined sweet high end. The ET is finished with a satin durable finish that give the feels and look of a fine oil finish with the protection of a durable hard finish.

Details/Options:
Body Material T:
AA or AAA Flame maple, Optional Limited Edition 5A Flame or Quilt maple                                           Material ET: Soft maple back with “top options” listed above.
NECK: Capillary (neck-through), 3 piece maple laminate (T), 5 piece laminate (ET)
SCALE LENGTH: 34 inches
FINGERBOARD: Ebony
NUMBER OF FRETS: 24/24 inlaid white markers, (plus finish on the fretless Buzz
fingerboard)
INLAY: Mother of Pearl, 5mm dots
NUT: Bone
TRUSS ROD: Single rod, double-acting adjustable with two stiffening bars
STRINGS: .030, .045, .065, .080, .100, .128
WEIGHT: range from 9 to 10 lbs
HARDWARE COLOR: Gold, Black, or Chrome
BRIDGE: 3-way adjustable machined brass with adjustable saddles
MACHINE HEADS: M.V. Pedulla/Gotoh
STRAP PINS: Gotoh
PICKUPS: Made for M.V. Pedulla by Bartolini: PJ, JJ or SB
ELECTRONICS: Active, Bartolini
CONTROLS: volume, pan, bass boost/cut, treble boost/cut, Thunderguts low mid switch (toggle)
CONTROL KNOBS: Anodized aluminum (black with marker)
FINISH: T -Gloss polyester  ET -oil urethane satin
COLORS: T -See Color Chart (click here)

 

NECK DIMENSIONS

4

5

5 19MM

6

6  19MM

8

WIDTH

NUT

1.5

1.875

1.875

2.135

2.135

1.625

FRET 24

2.45

2.75

3.00

3.285

3.725

2.45

DEPTH

FRET 1

.825

.825

.825

.825

.825

.825

FRET 12

.925

.925

.925

.925

.925

.925

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