Up for sale is a brand new
Fodera Yin Yang Standard, serial # 117. The bass is located in Toronto, and I’ll ship to Canada/CONUS. For this deal, only members with 10+ feedbacks. Please click here
for the spec sheet. If you want more pics, send me your email. The price at Fodera is $5000 shipped + at least 8 months wait (this one took 8 months from order date) My price is 4600
shipped. SOLD! Thanks TB
The story on the sale is this. I ran across this thread
in late November. I had always wanted to check out a Fodera, and I figured this would be a great chance. I bought the down payment for $500 and paid the balance of $3800 w/shipping. The bass was delivered on Jan 11 to my address in Cleveland and I got down there to grab it about 10 days ago. I paid the friendly Canadian tax man his 13% on the way back. I say all of this to make it clear that I am not even close to making a profit on this bass.
It’s hard to describe this instrument. It’s as much a work of art as it is a bass, but that’s not to say it isn’t a killer bass. The first thing that needs to be said is that the neck is absolutely perfect
. I’ve never held a bass in my hands that has a nicer neck. There are no
dead spots. You play a note at the 22nd fret on the G string and it just rings out like a note at the 7th fret. The octaves are perfectly in tune all the way up the neck. It’s unbelievable how consistent the neck is.
The finish on the woodwork has to be seen to be believed. I hope that some of you out there will have seen these basses and vouch for me here. I know this is a lot of superlatives but it’s the only way to describe the bass.
One thing that has to be experienced is the sustain. Just sitting with the bass unplugged, you cannot believe how long the notes ring.
So – why sell such an amazing bass that I got such a great deal on (especially given that I paid the old price)? Firstly, I gig a lot, and to be quite honest, I couldn’t see travelling with this bass. In truth I couldn’t even see playing it on club gigs. I would just be too worried about marking it up. Secondly, the tone is something that I have an approximation of already in my Sadowsky NYC Will Lee. They’re not the same tonally but they are from the same bloodline in that they are very modern sounding, full dynamic range basses. The electronics contribute to that, I think. Anyway, I’m not that much of a collector and for me personally, it doesn’t make sense to tie up this kind of cash on something that I likely won’t gig. Third, I just picked up a Pino Precision bass and as a Jazz bass guy for many years, I am so enamored of the sound of it that I’m going to be working it in for the foreseeable future. I suspect the Pino might just change the way I think about live sound.
So there you have it. Shipping will be FedEx Ground with as much insurance as I can get. I’m a pro living and working out of Toronto and pro references are no problem. I mention this because I would very much
like to work something out which involves not paying Paypal their ridiculous rates. The only potential trade I would consider is for a 60's Fender.
Thanks for looking. Feel free to shoot me any questions you may have.