Originally Posted by Just Thumpin'
The only things that are not correct here is that the top on AJ's #10 is Quilted Mahogany, not Maple, and the fact that several years back we switched his pickup to a Fodera / Duncan Dual coil. We (AJ and us) also experimented with a silver-wound version of this pickup but determined that it was sonically inferior to the traditional copper-wound one.
Finally, #10 is the only Fodera that AJ now owns. The others he gave back to the shop as each new prototype was built. Since #12 (which we are building now) will be a completely new design, it is likely that he will keep #10 and have two Foderas. Also, the toggle switch (that was a coil tap) has been removed and the hole in the top of the bass was plugged.
Hope this helps!
THAT is exactly the kind of cool stuff we get here on TB!
Looking forward to seeing #12.
Interesting....AJ is a HUGE inspiration but only musically. I couldn't play a more different bass. 4 string J with a fretless carbon fiber neck. It does however have a chambered Alder body because of inspiration from the interview quoted above. Mine has a Redwood top. I do try and bring AJ's sensibilities to my playing on it. Esp when using the pick.
Anyway again THANX Jason for clearing up the mystery!