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Anthony Jacksons new Fodera bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by VegetarianBass, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. VegetarianBass

    VegetarianBass Supporting Member

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    Has anyone read the article in the latest Bass Player with John Myung on the cover? It's a single cut, hybrid hollow/solid acoustic electric 6 string beast. It's hard to describe but I don't think I like the look. It's pretty bulky. Obviously I can't really judge unless I had my hands on it but it's definitely a piece of workmanship.
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    VegetarianBass Supporting Member

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    Some pics

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    Anthony Jackson Presentation II

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  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Here's a pic of him with it. That's Laura Fodera on the left and Chris from BSD on the right.

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  5. punkrocko

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    Saw him with Mike Stern in NY last month. It's very woody, and organic sounding, for lack of better words. It's hard to describe, but it seems to respond seamlessly. It was if the sound was coming out of Anthony, and not the vehicle of the instrument.

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  6. joebar

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    is it me or does that bass look huge?
  7. VegetarianBass

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    the body seems deeper than his older models
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    Looks large to me, but dude *probably* knows what he wants in a bass- and old Vinnie can probably get pretty close to *what the customer wants*
  10. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    It's big.

    It's a hollow body, about twice as deep as a solid body.
  11. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Anthony is involved in every step of the design, development and construction of his basses. It's a very detailed and laborious process for him and Vinny and Joey.
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    I don't think that guy ever smiles.
  13. Roscoe East

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    You've clearly never seen him performing! :)
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    Oddly enough i get it, i have a acoustic bass that just sings, I wish I could get that sound out of a electric, almost like a warm growly grand piano. But unlike Anthony i will never be able to afford one of these, lol. Jonas Hellborg's new warwick signature bass has the same type of thick bulky hollow body. BTW i did read the article and there was a more in depth article in the fall 2013 bass gear mag.
  15. Davo-London

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    Yeah, he doesn't look too impressed - he hasn't even got a jack!

    Davo
  16. SteveC

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    He only seems to smile when he's playing. That's OK, Laura has enough smile going on for everyone in the room. If I may be so bold, she's pretty easy on the eyes.
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    I like the string spacing, that's for sure.
  18. songwriter21

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    Meh. Personally, I can't see anything appealing in that thing...going to be insanely overpriced like the rest of them, unless you're loaded.
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    I really dig the concept. It seems similar(the concept, not the bass) to Steve Swallows move to a hollow body Citron. Obviously Steve's bass is different and uses a piezo pickup, however I really like the idea of the "bloom" you get from a hollow body.
  20. mark beem

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    Amazing bass! Amazing bassist!!!

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