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THUNDERBOLT

A-TBOLTGAL-BANNER

   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 bass’ 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 it’s in the studio or on a gig. We use a machined brass "barrel" bridge which imparts the more traditional sound we wanted from a bolt on. (The more massive bridge we use on our neck-through body models detracts from high-end in a bolt on.)

Details/Options:
TOPS:
Flame maple: AA or AAA Flame Maple, Optional Limited Edition: 5A Flame or Quilt maple. ETB Tops: Bubinga, Cocobola, Zebra, AAA Flame or Quilted Maple
BACK: Soft Maple                                                                           NECK: Bolt-on, 2 piece laminate hard quarter sawn maple
SCALE LENGTH: 34 inches
FINGERBOARD: Rosewood, optional Birdseye maple
NUMBER OF FRETS: 22, also available as fretless
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: 9 to10 lbs
HARDWARE COLOR: Gold, Black, or Chrome
BRIDGE: Machined brass barrel bridge
MACHINE HEADS: M.V. Pedulla/Gotoh
STRAP PINS: Gotoh
PICKUPS: Made for M.V. Pedulla by Bartolini: Soapbar (SB) only
ELECTRONICS: Active, Bartolini
CONTROLS: volume, pickup pan, bass boost/cut, treble boost/cut, Thunderguts switch
CONTROL KNOBS: brass / gold, black, or chrome
FINISH: Gloss polyester body, oil/urethane neck
COLORS: See Color Chart (click here)

 

NECK DIMENSIONS

4

5

5 19MM

6

6  19MM

WIDTH

NUT

1.5

1.875

1.875

2.135

2.135

FRET 24

2.453

2.75

3.00

3.285

3.725

DEPTH

FRET 1

.825

.825

.825

.825

.825

FRET 12

.925

.925

.925

.925

.925

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