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   Based on the unique design that first brought M.V. Pedulla to prominence, the MVP (fretted) and Buzz (fretless) basses combine hard-hitting tone with player-friendly ergonomics, making them favorites for the stage and studio alike. Available in 4-,5-,6-, and 8-string configurations, the MVP is a fretted bass featuring neck-through body construction for superb sustain and tone, plus a sleek and facile neck shape, ebony fingerboard, and a beautifully sculpted flame maple body. The ergonomic design includes a deep cutaway on the treble side for easy access to all 24 frets, and an extended bass-side horn that provides a perfect balance point when a strap is used. The 5-string and 6-string basses are available in both 17.5mm spacing and 19mm spacing.
   A three-piece laminated maple neck passes through the entire length of the body, providing maximum focus and sustain. In addition, a double-acting truss rod and two steel stiffening bars in the neck reinforce and maintain stability. The 24-fret ebony fingerboard is inlaid with 5mm mother of pearl dots, and its hardness resists wear and contributes to the MVP's distinctive tone and sustain.

The MVP/Buzz is available with your choice of pickups: PJ, JJ, or Soapbar:
PJ combination:
This set-up is extremely versatile and as a result is the most commonly used pickup configuration of the MVP/Buzz series. The PJ, to our ears, is the best way to reproduce what the strings and wood of the instrument are doing acoustically. The split “P” has a tight midrange growl, and combines very well with the upper mids of “J” pickup. With a full -range, flat frequency response, the PJ set-up allows you to tailor sound through careful selection of amplifier, cabinet and EQ.
JJ combination: The JJ has the same bridge pickup as the PJ, but can provide more
low-end with just the fingerboard pickup and more upper midrange with both.
Finger sound is warm and slap is full of growl and bite.
Soap Bar (SB) humbucking pickup combination: This configuration packs a lot of
low-end bite, a full midrange and a very bright high-end (this sucker has guts).
The bridge pickup has a similar round, tight sound as a single J pickup, and is slightly thicker. The soapbars also have an integral straight gain preamp.
For maximum flexibility, the current standard control layout on the MVP/Buzz series consists of volume, pan, active treble and bass controls (which boost or cut the bass +/-15db, and the treble +/-15db), plus a midrange boost/cut switch. The amount of boost/cut on the midrange toggle is adjustable by trim pots in the control cavity, as is the overall preamp gain.

   Hardware was specially chosen to complement the natural acoustic design of the MVP, as well as for their quality and reliability. A durable and lustrous polyester finish protects the MVP/BUZZ from the rigors of performance and travel. The fretless version of the MVP, the Buzz series, embodies the essence of fretless bass: responsive to every nuance, able to translate the most subtle of musical  expressions, yet possessing the same authoritative tonal spectrum as the MVP.
   The Buzz series consists of the Buzz, PENTABUZZ, HEXABUZZ, and OCTABUZZ, with 4, 5, 6, and 8 strings, respectively. Its polyester-finished fingerboard is glass-smooth, giving the Buzz its distinctive voice, while protecting the ebony from the rigors of performance and round wound strings. Inlaid white markers in the fingerboard (also available without markers or
custom sideline markers only) guide the player, and are especially helpful to both beginners and seasoned veterans. All other features of the Buzz are identical to the fretted MVP models.

Details/Options:
BODY WINGS:
AA or AAA Flame maple, Optional Limited Edition 5A Flame or Quilt maple
NECK: Capillary (neck-through), 3 piece maple laminate
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: ABM 3-way adjustable machined brass with roller 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, mid boost/cut (toggle)
CONTROL KNOBS: Anodized aluminum (black with marker)
FINISH: Gloss polyester, including BUZZ fingerboard
COLORS: 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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