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The Rapture is our “modern vintage” design, with a satin finish bolt-on neck and a pearloid or tortoiseshell pickguard, and is available in four string and as 17.5mm or 19mm five string basses.
   The Rapture’s thinner, racier design combines a single flat sawn 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 Rapture (RB-SB) includes a master volume, and separate bass and treble control knobs (boost/cut +/-15db) which 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 J2 (RB-J2) has two “J” style pickups for the classic “jazz” sound. The active electronics include master volume, pickup pan, and treble and bass boost/cut controls. The Rapture PJ (RB-PJ) uses a split pickup at the fingerboard and the “J” style at the bridge, adding more depth and versatility to the voice of the instrument.
   The Rapture has a machined brass "barrel" bridge which imparts the more traditional sound we wanted from a bolt on. (The more massive bridge we use on the neck-through-body models detracts from the high-end in a bolt-on.)
   The Rapture is also available with a AA or AAA flame maple top and a 5A birdseye maple fingerboard. The Rapture NPG features no pick guard and a low mid boost/cut switch to compliment the existing active treble and bass controls of the RBT.

DETAILS/OPTIONS
BODY:
Plain soft maple, or Plain soft maple back with AA or AAA flame maple top
NECK: Bolt-on
SCALE LENGTH: 34 inches
FINGERBOARD: Rosewood (standard) or Maple (optional)
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
STRINGS: .045, .065, .080, .100, .128
WEIGHT: 8.5 lbs to 9 lbs.
HARDWARE COLOR: Choice of Black, Chrome, or Gold
BRIDGE: Machined brass barrel
MACHINE HEADS: M. V. Pedulla/Gotoh
STRAP PINS: Gotoh
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
FRETTED OR FRETLESS: Fretless fingerboard available with or without lines and dots. Fretless fingerboard available with optional coating.
FINISH: Body: Gloss polyester with or without color
(see color chart) OR satin finish with no color. Neck: Satin
PICKGUARDS:
Choice of Tortoise, White Pearloid, or Black Pearloid pickguard

NECK DIMENSIONS (in inches)

4

5

5 - 19mm

 WIDTH

 NUT

1.5

1.875

1.875

OPTIONAL @NUT

N/A

1.75

1.75

FRET 24

2.45

2.75

3.00

FRET 24

FRET 1

.825

.825

.825

FRET 12

.925

.925

.925

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